Transmission & Distribution Outage Coordinator

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

 Transmission & Distribution Outage Coordinator 

Employment Type

Starting Pay Range

Posting Date


 $80,148.00 - $100,185.00 


Employment Classification


Closing Date


 Energy Delivery 





Job Technical Skills – Responsible for coordinating planned work on LES’ transmission and distribution systems (12kV – 345kV). Also responsible for coordinating outages on the transmission and distribution systems with other internal and external outages that impact the LES’ electrical system. May be required to work a System Operator, Distribution shift schedule on occasion. Performs emergency and overtime work as required. Consistent and reliable attendance is required.

  • Processes switching orders including: planning, coordinating, writing, approving and issuing to personnel, contractors and other utilities during normal and emergency situations.
  • Supports the assessment and management of contingency risks and associated mitigation plans on an ongoing basis, including the impact of emergent work on planned outages, to ensure that all planned outages will not jeopardize the safe and reliable operation of the electrical system.
  • Communicates with and directs field crews and other personnel, for normal and emergency switching, system and customer-related outages or problems, and other incidents as necessary.
  • Attends project outage coordination meetings. Provides input and support. Provides updates from meetings to System Control Supervisors to include operator perspective into projects. Obtains feedback on process improvements and lessons learned for future projects and outages.
  • Assists in major storm and outage restoration.
  • Establishes and maintains excellent working relationships with outage scheduling stakeholders, including internal LES departments, other utilities, and external customers.


Accountability – Seeking a candidate who holds self and others responsible for goals, outcomes, deadlines, and objectives and follows through on commitments. Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development.


Teamwork – The ideal candidate in this role has the ability to effectively interact, cooperate, collaborate, and manage conflicts with other people. Shows enthusiasm toward being a member of the group; actively participates in team meetings and activities; leverages the skills and interests of coworkers to achieve goals and solve problems; supports team decisions.


Strategic Thinking – The individual in this position aligns day to day activities around broader organizational goals and objectives; prioritizes resources based on the strategic objectives of the organization; recognizes and rewards people based on how their actions support the broader needs of the company.


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.


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



  • Associate degree in related field, and
  • Four years of utility experience in Substation, Construction & Maintenance, or System Operations fields, or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.



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Job ID: 7223

Posted 7 days ago

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