Midwest Energy Job Opportunities

Midwest Energy offers exciting careers in the Electric and Natural Gas industries in dozens of locations throughout Central and Western Kansas. As an equal opportunity employer, Midwest Energy will accept applications and/or resumes for those positions that are open and available to external candidates. 

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Please forward an application and/or resume with indication of the position of interest to:

Midwest Energy, Inc.
Administrative Services Department
P O Box 898
Hays, KS 67601

or email a resume. (Include your resume in the body of the email, or attach as a .doc file.)

You may also download and print out an application form and an optional application data form in PDF format.

Current Job Openings

  • Manager Substation Construction and Maintenance

    Hays, KS

    Midwest Energy, Inc. (Midwest), an electric and natural gas cooperative serving more than 50,000 electric members and 42,000 natural gas customers in central and western Kansas, is seeking a Manager for Substation Construction and Maintenance to work out of the Hays, KS area.

    General Purpose of Job: Lead the construction and maintenance of transmission and distribution substations of Midwest Energy.  This position plans, organizes, directs and supervises the Substation Technicians assigned, providing strategic support, project management, technical support and career development assistance.

    Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in engineering is desirable. Technical training in electric power systems and high voltage equipment is preferred, though qualified experience may be substituted. Mimimum of seven years of increasingly responsible experience in the maintenance and construction of substations up to 230kV. Possess a sound knowledge of principles and practices used in the construction, operation and maintenance of an electric transmission and distribution system.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

    Ability to demonstrate the following skills to include, but not limited to:

    • Technical and supervisory skills to lead the construction and maintenance of transmission and distribution substations;
    • Knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code and the National Electric Code.
    • Experience with establishing schedules and methods for the completion of substation construction, upgrade and maintenance projects, utilizing project management principles and tools.
    • Ability to organize and manage the utilization of contractors in the construction of new and upgraded substations.
    • Experience in substation maintenance practices and apparatus installation, repair and trouble-shooting, as well as establishing schedules and objectives for the maintenance of transmission and distribution substations.
    • General familiarity with the NERC reliability standards related to substation maintenance, testing and operations, and experience planning, prioritizing and supervising technicians involved in maintenance and testing activities and the documentation requirements therewith.
    • Supervise and manage reporting personnel including interview and selection, performance management, employee training and development, corrective action, and termination.
    • Proficiency in personal computer operations with ability to enter and extract data; storing and transferring files, knowledge of MS Office Products; ability to acquire knowledge of corporate computer systems as they relate to the position.
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills to interact with employees, management, contractors, vendors, other utilities and the public; ability to write work procedures for critical tasks.

    Must hold and maintain a valid driver's license. Position is subject to ongoing background and security checks.

    Midwest offers a comprehensive benefit package.  Applicant should submit a resume summarizing their relevant experience, along with a letter of application.  This position will remain opened until filled.

    Close Date: February 11, 2019
  • Transmission Planning Engineer

    Hays, KS

    Midwest Energy is seeking an individual that is ready to plan the transmission system of the future in central and western Kansas. This position offers professional growth potential as a key member of the Engineering group.   Midwest has seen significant growth in its transmission assets, particularly at 115kV and 230kV, over the past decade, driven in part by new interconnections for wind generation and upgrades to the transmission system.  This work continues to require significant resources going forward.

    Essential Responsibilities:  This position will work closely with Engineering and the System Operations staff to develop plans for both the near-term operations and long-term planning responsibilities of a transmission owner/operator, including: 1) Planning, coordinating, directing and providing engineering support for the development of the high voltage transmission system. 2) Planning coordination of system additions with other utilities. 3) Interconnection studies for new load, transmission and generation resources in the Midwest zone. 4) Represent Midwest in coordinated planning activities of the Southwest Power Pool, including working group and committee participation. 5) Development of system load flow, stability and short circuit models, aggregate study models and the SPP Integrated Transmission Plan. 6) Develop mitigation plans and/or upgrade strategies to address reliability concerns. 7) Support the development and execution of internal transmission planning standards as required by the Southwest Power Pool and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and other regional reliability councils as applicable. 8) Assist in the development of internal operating standards related to transmission systems as required by the Southwest Power Pool and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and other regional reliability councils as applicable. 9) Develop operating-horizon planning models and execute short-term transmission planning as required by North American Electric Reliability Corporation standards. 10) Analyze transmission switching and contingency mitigation planning to support System Operators.

    Minimum Requirements:  Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET-accredited university with an emphasis in power system-related studies. Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in transmission planning, load flow studies, and/or operations planning. Additional consideration given for experience in distribution system planning. Experience should include the use of commercial power system analysis programs such as Siemens PTI PSS/E, Siemens Model On Demand, ASPEN, etc. Prior experience with coordinated regional planning with an RTO.Direct experience with the Southwest Power Pool is beneficial but not required. PE registration is helpful.

    Applicants should submit a resume summarizing their relevant experience and training in these areas, along with a letter of application.  This position will remain opened until filled.

    Close Date: February 11, 2019
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