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Transmission Engineer

Omaha Public Power District locationOmaha, NE
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Omaha, NE, United States




***OPPD is very aware of the potential risks of COVID-19 and are evaluating all necessary precautions. With that, we are limiting travel and face to face interviews until further notice, so please expect some delays in processing of your application of interest***

*This position will be filled commensurate on experience.*

Our fast pace and collaborative transmission engineering team is responsible for start to finish project engineering for the transmission infrastructure at OPPD.  Whether it be working on large data center projects or incorporating renewables into our generation fleet, an OPPD Transmission Engineer would work on projects of all size in order to transform this utility for the future.

The Transmission Engineer position will provide project management, design engineering, permitting, procurement management, and closeout for the District's transmission line projects. Performance is measured by safety, reliability, operability and economy of assigned projects.

Position Specific Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  1. Provides the requisite project management, design engineering, permitting, procurement management, and closeout for the construction of additions and modifications to the District's transmission system to ensure the safe, reliable and economic transformation and delivery of electric power to meet system and customer load requirements.
  2. Communicates task activities including estimates, design, procurement, permitting, and schedules with project engineers, project managers, and OPPD management.
  3. Prepares material specifications, material contracts, and outside service contracts for assigned projects under the technical direction and review of the department's Lead and Senior Engineers.
  4. Accountable for a working understanding of all applicable governmental, Code, Industry standards, internal procedures, reliability standards and internal policies.
  5. Accountable for safety, reliability, operability and economy of assigned projects.
  6. Applies engineering application software for design of overhead transmission lines and foundations. (PLS/ FAD)
  7. Continuous improvement of job related engineering technical and professional knowledge, skills and performance including progression towards professional engineering licensure.
  8. Performs project work in an engineering team environment with minimum technical oversight.




  • Bachelor of Science degree in Structural, Civil or equivalent ABET-accredited Engineering degree.
  • Effective oral presentation skills, and written communications to a level that data can be requested, analysis summarized, and conclusions detailed.
  • General engineering knowledge and a working knowledge of the utility industry.
  • Demonstrated capability to work in a team environment while completing independent tasks and assignments.
  • A valid driver's license


  • Equivalent engineering work experience
  • Coop or internship experience(s) may count towards work experience.  Masters degree may be considered for up to two years of experience.
  • Engineer in Training (EIT/FE) certificate or Professional Engineer (PE) certificate
  • Familiarity and experience in AutoDesk (CAD),  Bentley MicroStation and PLS-CADD
  • Demonstrated capabilities of researching, decision making, and presenting to a diverse audience.
  • Advanced MS Office Professional Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and SharePoint).
  • Awareness of NESC, OSHA, ASCE, AISC, IEEE, etc.  

Closing Statement


*This position will be filled commensurate on experience.*

Where the Light Starts

What does it mean to be the source of light? On a basic level, it means operating from a place of honesty and integrity. It's how we achieve things. How we provide affordable, reliable, environmentally sensitive energy. Because it matters. We've pledged to serve, honor, and care for this community. That means the 13 counties we service, and it means one another. It means the people right here at OPPD”proudly comprised and welcoming of every creed, race, age, orientation, and color. Being œwhere the light starts means showing up for each other and the people we serve. Doing the right thing even when no one's watching. We're proud of our commitment. We reward creative problem solving. We recognize that consistency and reliability are tremendous resources. That providing these things to the community and each other is a privilege. Because we are leading the way the future is powered. We are the source of light. Out there. In here. Everywhere.

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EOE:  Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply


Apply online at on or before February 25, 2021.

Recruiter: Athena Roberson,

**PLEASE NOTE** - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition.  If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in DRAFT form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.

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