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Liberty Utilities Electrical Engineer - Substation (2) in Joplin, Missouri

Electrical Engineer - Substation (2)


Title:Electrical Engineer - Substation (2)


Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities

Department:Engineering & Technical Services

Location:Joplin, MO

Country:United States

Zip/Postal Code:64801


Liberty Utilities (formerly Empire Electric District Company) is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, a $10+ billion North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility. The distribution group provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.


With some assistance, design relay panels and relay/control arrangement plans, material lists, relay and control schematics, external connection diagrams and control wiring diagrams and some minor structural engineering. Specify, evaluate, and purchase applicable equipment. Assists in training entry level electrical engineers needed.

Job Functions:

  • Plan, design, and review communication relay schemes, relay panels, control wiring, and some minor structural engineering to ensure timely completion that is consistent with company standards and applicable codes, while remaining cost effective and within budget guidelines. Prepare relay/control arrangement plans, material lists, relay and control schematics, external connection diagrams and wiring diagrams.

  • Assist in training entry level electrical engineers.

  • Specify and evaluate vendor designs and quotations to ensure compliance with specifications and company purchasing guidelines to ensure cost effectiveness over the life of equipment.

  • Resolve problems regarding substation design (protective relaying schemes, relay panels, and control wiring) and materials with internal and outside entities to ensure successful completion of projects within a given time frame.

  • Enhance the company by implementing time and cost saving methods of completing and constructing substation projects.

  • As required, work with and coordinate consulting engineers to ensure integrity of design, material procurement and completion of an integrated project on schedule.

  • Participate in teamwork by attending team meetings and contributing ideas. Utilize excellent written and communication skills to promote change.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and 5 to 7 years of electrical substation experience.

  • Professional Engineer License or Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificate preferred.

  • Working knowledge of AutoCad and other engineering software required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

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We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse workforce as it values the knowledge, diversity and performance of our employees to make us a great company.​ Our Company strives to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the HR Representative.


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