Planning Engineer

Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Springfield, Missouri 65807
  • Job Code
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

The Springfield Headquarters is currently seeking applicants for a Planning Engineer in the Engineering & Operations Division.  Our Planning Engineers perform all types of studies, including load flow, short circuit, dynamic and transient in the evaluation of current conditions, maintenance scenarios, projected growth, large scale transfers, and other scenarios. Studies are performed for members, internal stakeholders, FERC/NERC compliance and regional coordination. It is preferred that qualified applicants have knowledge in the areas of relaying system design, equipment specifications, and transmission operations.  Typical technical tasks include writing technical reports, conducting transmission analyses including load flow interpretation, verification of the load flow models and organizing and maintaining transmission system data. All experience levels considered.


What are we looking for?

  • ·           Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering
  • ·           Strong computer skills using industry software such as PSS/E, TARA, Aspen OneLiner and Promod are desired
  • ·           Programming/coding abilities in Python, VBA, SQL or others is a plus
  • ·           Strong attention to detail and be able to effectively manage multiple tasks and/or projects to meet deadlines
  • ·           Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills and very strong interpersonal skills are essential


What’s in it for you?

  • ·           Interface with Generation & Transmission Cooperatives (G&Ts), AECI staff , load-serving and generation entities, regulatory agencies, regional reliability councils and other transmission providers or operators
  • ·           Ability to devise new approaches to problems
  • ·           Independently perform assignments
  • ·           Represent AECI in external committees and working groups
  • ·           Provide insights in energy markets and emerging opportunities


AECI provides a competitive total compensation package including paid health care and dental premiums starting on day one with vision plans available.  Basic life, short-term disability and long-term disability are paid for by AECI as well as a 401k with an employer match. Invest in yourself with our tuition reimbursement and enjoy time away with Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays. Wellness incentives and employee assistance programs are also available. Come join a team where your talents are appreciated, your voice is heard, and your work has an impact!


To apply for a position, please visit You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter). AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Please contact us if you require assistance in filling out an application. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment.


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Springfield, Missouri 65807

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