Overhead Line Project Engineer

  • Full-time

Company Description

We are Olsson, a team-based, purpose-driven engineering and design firm. Our solutions improve communities and our people make it possible.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us — and will continue to allow us — to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

Joining Olsson as a Project Engineer, you will play a key role in our Utility Transmission and Distribution team. This position requires a deeper understanding of electrical engineering, particularly in power delivery systems. You will lead specific components of projects, ensuring technical accuracy and adherence to timelines and budgets. Your role involves more direct client interaction and collaboration with internal teams to deliver innovative solutions.


  • Lead the design and implementation of power delivery projects, primarily in overhead distribution lines and systems.
  • Coordinate with clients and internal teams to manage project deliverables.
  • Oversee junior engineers and provide technical guidance.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Manage project schedules and budgets effectively.
  • Advise on constructability of designed projects.
  • Attend site and pre-construction meetings.

We have one current opening and will consider candidates interested in being located out of our Omaha, NE, Lincoln, NE, Overland Park, KS, Joplin, MO, Fayetteville, AR,  Denver, CO, Loveland, CO, Plano, TX or Fort Worth, TX office locations.


You are passionate about:

  • Working collaboratively with others.
  • Having ownership in the work you do.
  • Using your talents to positively affect communities.

You bring to the team:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to contribute and work well on a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Must be a registered professional engineer.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in power delivery engineering, or related.
  • Proficient in PLS – CADD and/or O-Calc preferred.
  • Experience in overhead line construction observation.

Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities.
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match.
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles.
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance.
  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements.

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.