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Senior Substation Engineer

Wabash Valley Power

Indianapolis, Indiana 46214
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Job Details

We are seeking applicants for a Senior Substation Engineer. This person will be part of a team that provides Transmission & Distribution facilities with engineering services for the company, as well as for our members, on various matters including substation design, equipment specification, and cost estimating.


What You’ll Do

You will design, supervise and review the design of the Transmission & Distribution substations including preparing specifications and construction inspection.  You will supervise the bidding and selection process and be responsible for:


  • Provides engineering services for the Member Systems on various matters including coordination studies, AutoCAD services, specifications and compliance, budget preparation, permitting, public hearings, relay and control design.
  • Designs, supervises, and/or reviews the design of the Transmission & Distribution substations including construction inspection and management.
  • Determines the need for Transmission & Distribution facilities to satisfy Wabash Valley Power Policies.  Provides the required facilities with Wabash Valley's power supply arrangements.
  • Provides engineering review and assistance for Wabash Valley's Transmission & Distribution agreements with current power suppliers, as well as any future agreements in this regard.
  • Procures land and easements for Wabash Valley's Transmission & Distribution construction projects, and assists the general counsel in the completion and recording of the documentation required for said easements.
  • Lead Engineer responsible for new departmental standards and specification development and review.
  • May supervise entry-level Substation Engineers on a per project basis.


About Us

Wabash Valley Power Association (WVPA) is a not-for-profit electric cooperative and wholesale provider of electricity to our owner-members.  Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, we were created out of the need for reliable, affordable electricity in America’s heartland.  Our members are 23 electric distribution cooperatives (which makes us a co-op of co-ops), and their members include over 300,000 homes, businesses and farms in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. As a not-for-profit co-op, our members are our owners, so shareholders and old practices do not influence us. We are guided by the seven cooperative principles that govern all co-ops and values that are important to us, like teamwork and putting family first. We are a Deliberately Different kind of power provider- built for stability and growth and focused on the future.  That is good news for the people and businesses who depend on us. 


About You

You love to exceed expectations, encourage trust and build opportunities while maintaining the cooperative philosophy of serving those who would not otherwise be served.  You love working with people both colleagues and members in a member-focused cooperative environment. You take a diagnostic approach to understanding the needs of the members and are results-oriented, self-motivated, and have a high level of initiative.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university preferred; background in Structural Engineering considered.
  • 7+ years of practical substation (12 kV through 161 kV) experience required.
  • Professional Engineer license or the ability to obtain licensure required.
  • AutoCAD experience required.

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