System Planning Engineer

Lincoln Electric System

Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, customer-owned LES is one of the nation’s leading utility companies. We’re recognized for low costs, reliability, financial stability, innovation, environmental stewardship, community involvement and exceptional customer service. So, if you are looking for a career, and not just a job; if you value working in an atmosphere that values passion and talent, high personal standards, service excellence, the environment and the community in which we live- LES may be the place for you.  


Job Title

 System Planning Engineer 

Employment Type

Starting Pay Range

Posting Date


 $60,603.00 - $100,185.00 


Employment Classification


Closing Date


 Energy Delivery 



Interested in setting the course for the electric grid of the future? LES is looking to hire a Planning engineer in our System Planning Department to assist in our project management, utility coordination and asset management efforts as well as solving problems with engineering solutions.  Can you think out-of-the-box…can you communicate your ideas to others and like to watch a plan come alive to serve customers of tomorrow, then LES may be the right fit for your career!




Job Technical Skills – Assists in providing professional engineering support while learning the specifics of working in an electric utility setting which may include the following: developing engineering guidelines, developing long and short-range construction programs, coordinating implementation of construction programs, developing financial plans for capital construction and coordinating with adjacent electrical utilities.  Specific duties include assisting in the completion of studies and justification packages to identify and document the need for and benefits of capital improvement projects, and solving technical issues using electric system data. May lead small projects with minimal guidance. Consistent and reliable attendance is required.

  • Performs engineering and technical work related to the construction and management of proposed and existing facilities, developments, and/or programs.
  • When directed, performs load flow analysis of distribution system for normal and contingency operating conditions.
  • Assists with fuse coordination studies for distribution system.
  • When directed, conducts studies related to existing and proposed LES system facilities.
  • Assists with developing recommendations for written directives for the department and for use by other employees, which may include engineering guidelines and technical policies and procedures.
  • Assists others in the processing, parsing and analyzing time related system energy and demand data from both internal and external sources into useable format.

Communication – Seeking a candidate who expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner whether verbally, written, or other means; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling.


Project Management – The ideal candidate in this role establishes project goals, milestones, and procedures, defines roles and responsibilities, acquires project resources, coordinates projects throughout company, monitors project progress, and manages multiple projects.


Adaptability – The individual in this position maintains a positive attitude in the face of change; appropriately adjusts behavior and activities to changing conditions.


Job Technical Skills – The successful candidate keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others.



Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or other Engineering degrees.



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Job ID: 6545

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