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

  • Electric Lineman

    Lyons, KS

    Midwest Energy, Inc., has an opening in Lyons, KS for an individual interested in becoming a utility lineman. Individual must demonstrate the skills necessary to construct and maintain the electric distribution system. High school diploma is required.  Post-secondary education in a related field is preferred.  Within six months of hire, the individual must obtain Company climbing certificate and acquire a Commercial Class A drivers license with a medical card.  This is a safety sensitive position and is subject to drug testing. Individual must have the ability to perform work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.Individual will be required to complete the Company Apprentice Lineman Program. Should be skilled in the areas of team work, organizing, planning and following directions to enhance the efforts of the crew. Major portion of work day involves general activities of line construction, including construction and maintenance.  Subject to call 24 hours per day, including weekends and holidays.  Subject to long periods of work.  Work involves outside work in all types of weather.  Midwest offers a comprehensive benefit package. Applicants should submit an application and/or a resume summarizing their relevant experience and training, along with a letter of application.

    Close Date: March, 28 2018
  • 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: April, 30 2018
  • Director Reliability Compliance

    Hays, KS

    Midwest Energy, Inc., an electric and natural gas utility company, is seeking an individual to provide leadership, technical and business management skills to the Reliability Compliance program of Midwest Energy, Inc to ensure that such program actively promotes compliance. This position will direct the development of and monitor adherence to appropriate policies and procedures for planning and operating the electric system in conformance with applicable reliability standards.  The Director will assume overall responsibility for the Reliability Compliance program, with authority to work directly with a multi-department resource base.

    Significant responsibilities of the position include:

    • Provide leadership and technical skills to the overall Reliability Compliance program of Midwest. Assume primary responsibility for ensuring continuous compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corp. (“NERC”) and applicable regional standards and criteria related to all functions for which Midwest is registered, including DP, TO, TOP and TP.
    • Ensure that Midwest remains compliant with the effective and enforceable requirements of all applicable reliability standards and internal policies and procedures, including the maintenance of all required documentation.
    • Foster and promote a culture of compliance throughout the organization. Work with subject matter experts to ensure they understand their roles and responsibilities and accept accountability in the compliance program.
    • As a member of the Executive Staff, provide input and support on the development and execution of corporate strategy and policy while leading strategy and policy development and execution related to reliability and compliance. Ensures the reliability-related policies, standards and guidelines are aligned with the company's strategic business objectives.  Advise executive staff on process or organizational improvements necessary to maintain reliability compliance.

    Minimum qualifications include:  Bachelor’s degree in a science, technology or engineering discipline preferred; bachelor’s degree in other fields, coupled with relevant compliance experience, is acceptable.  Position is subject to ongoing background and security checks.  Certification as a NERC system operator, professional engineer or information security professional helpful but not required.

    Relevant experience:  At least three years of progressively responsible experience in a mandatory industry compliance program preferably experience in a NERC compliance program.  Must have a working knowledge related to auditing and compliance practices in a regulated industry, preferably in the planning, operating and security standards of the North American Electric Reliability Corp. and Regional Entities.

    Midwest Energy offers a competitive benefit package with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. 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: April, 30 2018
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