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Engineer-System Planning & Transmission (1)
Title:Engineer-System Planning & Transmission (1)
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Department:Engineering & Technical Services
Location:Joplin, MO
Country:United States
Zip/Postal Code:64801

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.


An opportunity to join a dynamic team driven to source, attract and engage diverse top talent across North America. The system planning and transmission engineer will analyze, plan, and develop solutions to a wide range of complex technical problems within Liberty Utility’s transmission and distribution systems. The incumbent will perform a number of tasks, including but not limited to; preparing engineering plans, designs, specifications, standards, cost estimates, evaluations, or studies.


  • Analyze and plan for efficient transmission and distribution additions, reinforcements and interconnections to provide an adequate, reliable and safe electrical system. Knowledge of electrical power systems, including but not limited to; power flow, stability (transient and dynamic), long/short range planning studies, short circuit, arc flash, under-frequency load shedding, circuit and system dynamics, shunt capacitors, equipment ratings, power factor analysis, and other related studies.

  • Collect and submit data as required to the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the various state public service commissions for inclusion in reports, computer simulation studies and/or other needs.

  • Develop and maintain computer databases as required for load flow, short circuit and other system planning studies.

  • Investigate, analyze and propose mitigation techniques for power quality problems occurring on Liberty Utility’s system and at customer’s facilities.

  • Assist in coordinating and compiling cost estimates for transmission and distribution projects which will be included in the Construction Budget.

  • Provide technical leadership, coordination, and facilitation with internal and external partners by analyzing system impacts of proposed additions, changes, and/or removals of infrastructure needed to serve load.


Education & Experience

Associate engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

  • Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificate or ability to obtain EIT certificate within 12 months preferred.

  • Priority given to candidates with working knowledge of CYMEDIST (desirable) and/or PSS/E (highly desirable), and/or experience with NERC Reliability Standards compliance.

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills. Solid analytical and problem solving skills. Willing to travel once trained, up to (15% with some overnights).

Senior engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with 5+ years of utility planning experience.

  • Professional Engineering (PE) license required.

  • Working knowledge of CYMEDIST (desirable) and PSS/E , and experience with NERC Reliability Standards compliance.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for compiling technical reports. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Willing to travel (15% with some overnights).

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.
The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.
The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy
Share purchase/match plan
401K Plan
Free refreshments
Top Talent Program
Volunteer paid days off
Employee Assistance Program
Achievement fund
Free parking, including free electrical charging

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role, and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success.
We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.
As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.



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