Power System Operations Engineer

  • Full-time

Company Description

About Us
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Wabash Valley Power is a not-for-profit electric cooperative and wholesale provider of reliable, affordable electricity to our 23 electric distribution member cooperatives. These cooperatives in turn serve more than 300,000 homes, businesses, and farms in Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.

As a not-for-profit co-op, we do things a bit differently—and that’s the point. Because we aren’t influenced by shareholders, we make our decisions with our members in mind. That means we value things like teamwork, and putting families first. It also means a business model that’s designed for stability and growth. It’s a Deliberately Different approach to the energy industry, and that’s great news for the people who count on us.

What You'll Get
We believe what benefits our employees benefits our company. That’s why we put employees first—your health, your family, and your development. These aren’t just slogans: We offer continuing education, flex time, health benefits, a 401(k) match and pension plan, and much more. Here are just a few of the things that make our company culture unique:

  • No Sweat – we offer a wellness program that includes a payroll credit for medical insurance, an onsite wellness center and extra vacation days for participating. We’ll even throw in a discounted fitness device to keep you on track!
  • Flex Time – our flexible schedule means you can work in your appointments or family events and maintain a comfortable work-life balance. 
  • Stay in School – we value employees who have a desire to learn, so we provide funds for continuing education.  We also offer in-house training and ongoing professional development opportunities.  
  • Keep it Casual – when you work for us, you work in comfort.  Blue jeans are the norm in our office and we make them look good!
  • Work Hard, Play Hard – we reward our employees with generous vacation time, to the tune of up to 5 weeks off a year.  Even our new employees receive credit for prior work experience.

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to provide engineering support to the WVPA Operations Center. Essential duties & responsibilities are summarized below:

  • Performs reporting analysis of the power system to ensure security and reliability and  to summarize system disturbances
  • Evaluate impacts of planned and/or scheduled maintenance activities on Generation (G), Transmission (T), and Distribution (D) systems and assist Operations Center staff to maintain security, integrity, and reliability of the power system
  • Responsible for maintaining system loading within industry and company standards through analysis
  • Coordinate with Engineering department on system planning projects to meet system operating objectives and projects in construction phase for effective and safe implementation
  • Assists to minimize scope and duration of outages (scheduled or unscheduled) and provide technical support on systems for outage management
  • Utilize and maintain power flow analysis models to analyze operational scenarios and evaluate system disturbances
  • Coordinate G&T outage scheduling among Members and interconnected Utilities to maintain system reliability and ensure optimum scheduling of system resources
  • Ability to be delegate for the Manager, System Operations during system disturbances or outages
  • Perform analysis of G&T system maintenance activities and impacts to security, integrity and reliability
  • Become subject matter expert for various operating tools such as SCADA, PI and CROW
  • Support field activities at substation sites such as commissioning new substations and placing mobile substations in service



  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution. Engineering Technology degree or equivalent may be considered with electric utility experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
  • Previous electric utility substation experience highly desirable.
  • Previous experience with EMS/SCADA System, power flow modeling and advanced SCADA applications preferred.
  • Knowledge of NERC reliability standards preferred.
  • NERC Certification at the Transmission Operator or Reliability Coordinator level or ability to attain and maintain NERC Transmission Operator or Reliability Coordinator certification within nine months of requirement.
  • PJM Certification or ability to attain PJM Certification at the Transmission Owner/Operator level within 6 months of requirement and maintain PJM continuing education requirements.


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.