Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives

Electrical Engineer - Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative, Marion

Date Posted
February 23, 2024
Full Time

Job Details

Are you an engineering professional looking for a career that supports the community, in an organization that is steadily growing, is progressive, and offers excellent work life balance? Are you a highly motivated individual, methodical, and like to solve problems from multiple angles? Do you thrive in an environment where you can support others in their work and decision making? Do you like to use your powers of persuasion to share your expertise in your field?  If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, this is the job you’ve been looking for!  

In this position, your supportive nature will shine through as you engage with co-workers, providing assistance and fostering a positive work environment.  Your methodical approach to problem solving will be crucial in tackling complex electrical challenges. From conceptualization to execution, you'll bring a structured mindset that ensures efficient and effective solutions.  Your ability to convey complex technical concepts in a clear and persuasive manner will be invaluable and will set the stage for success.  Flexibility in your design approach as you adapt to evolving project requirements with an ability to pivot and adjust strategies will contribute to the overall success of our projects, ensuring they align with the dynamic needs of our members and our system.

Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative has an immediate opening for an Electrical Engineer at our Headquarters located in Marion, IA. Join our team to assist in the design of electrical system plans and construction specifications for our residential and commercial members, with a goal of providing present and future efficient and reliable electric service.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Plans and evaluates electric distribution plant additions, and system improvements, for voltage drop, power factor, line loss and transformer loss and contingency.
  • Plans and evaluates electric distribution system requirements to serve large commercial and industrial members to ensure that they are electrically and economically well designed, with emphasis on power quality. 
  • Development of LCREC Work Plan and modifications to the Work Plan in conjunction with consulting engineers, Engineering Manager and the Operations Department. 
  • Plans and evaluates electrical system studies and technical projects.  
  • Monitors and evaluates data obtained from the OMS, GIS, SCADA and substation reports in order to pinpoint potential or real problems on the electrical distribution system. 
  • Programs power quality monitoring devices placed on members facilities.  
  • Develops processes and procedures to ensure the accuracy of data for the engineering system model.
  • Programs electronic controls in substation and line installations.
  • Assists the Engineering Manager in development of annual capital requests.
  • Assists members to resolve engineering complaints.


What we offer:

  • Member owned, not-for-profit organization, serving the community
  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Easy-going, casual work environment
  • Excellent work-life balance
  • Experienced and professional engineering team
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Engaging projects in a growing electrical utility system


Starting salary range: $90,040 - $112,500

Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.


To be successful in this position, you will have:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) with power distribution emphasis.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Iowa, experience may be substituted for preferred registration.
  • Two to four years of experience in electric utility engineering.  Experience should include system design and maintenance. 

Must also possess the following knowledge and experience:

  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills, building constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect. 
  • Must have good communication, customer service and employee relation skills. 
  • Must be knowledgeable in the areas of line construction, maintenance of lines, substation construction and maintenance and other areas of electrical distribution and transmission.  
  • Good working knowledge of windows, excel, word, access, and Milsoft is essential.  
  • Experience with OMS, GIS and SCADA is preferred. 
  • Must be able to plan and organize duties to meet deadlines.  
  • NESC code training, sectionalizing training, SCADA and power quality training is desired.  
  • Must be able to develop and analyze work plans and sectionalizing studies.  
  • Must maintain a valid Iowa Driver’s License.


Contact Information

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