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Senior Engineer (Grid Operations Support)

Omaha Public Power District Omaha, NE



OPPD's Grid Operations Department is looking for an engineer who is a technically competent, critical thinking individual who has experience performing engineering studies and develops electronic tools and procedures that assure the reliable operation of OPPD's electric distribution systems.  This includes development of and integration with Outage and Distribution Management Systems, the Energy Management System, GIS, Customer Care & Billing, and other operations and field support platforms.

Specific accountabilities for the position includes:

  1. Provide operational support engineering for operational tools, applications, and/or platforms and the integrations between them to ensure the adequate and reliable operation of the Districts distribution, and customer owned alternate energy source facilities.
  2. Integrate with District distribution automation efforts including Smart Grid, Distribution Automation, and other grid technologies to the benefit of Distribution Operations.
  3. Facilitate review of system operations and analysis of system outages and disturbances through integration with grid technology systems to ensure reliable operation of the distribution grid.
  4. Provide operational engineering for OMS, DMS, and Distribution Automation addition/upgrade projects.
  5. Provide timely and accurate information on operating conditions and situations to internal and external customers.
  6. Review work process for improved operating efficiencies and increased customer service.
  7. Track, analyze, and correct distribution outage data (OMS) on an ongoing basis for reporting, inquiry response, and to make process recommendations to reduce customer outage frequency and duration.
  8. Support the Department's mission in areas of Compliance.
  9. Keep abreast of the latest technological advances to ensure that automation, integration, and control systems meet the Districts needs
  10. Maintain 24¿hour availability for technical and professional assistance, storm restoration, and emergency response.  Participate in 24x7 after hour's duty supervisor rotation to direct remedial actions.




  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited institution.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Five (5) experience related to distribution automated systems (i.e. OMS, DMS, GIS, Etc.) Masters degree may be considered for up to two years of experience.
  • NERC Operator Certification or Registration as a Professional Electrical Engineer in the State of Nebraska
  • Valid driver license


  • Bachelor Science degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited institution with an emphasis in power systems studies.
  • Experience related to distribution automated systems (i.e. OMS, DMS, GIS, Etc.)
  • Experienced with converged IT/OT environments.
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal) with co-workers, vendors, and customers (internal and external).
  • Self-starting and multi-tasking abilities.
  • Ownership and accountability to provide timely, accurate results and openness to improvement and change.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Closing Statement


This role will be filled commensurate of experience.

At Omaha Public Power District, we're passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

WE'RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. We're dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on people's lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. We're always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are”wherever you are” and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

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EOE:  Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply


Apply online at on or before March 17, 2023. 

Recruiter: Athena Roberson -  #LI-AR

**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.

Date Posted March 4, 2023
Date Closes May 3, 2023
Requisition 296909
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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