Career Opportunities

Distribution Engineer

Coastal Electric Cooperative is seeking applicants for a Distribution Engineer. The deadline for applications is January 5, 2019

A Distribution Engineer is responsible for the planning, design and construction of the electric distribution system, including system improvements and modifications. They provide technical assistance to field personnel and administer technology innovations such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Outage Management System (OMS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Duties include:

  • Prepare plans, specifications, and cost estimates for electric system construction projects and work plan.
  • Prepare substation feeder analysis showing all critical attributes of the feeder including circuit loading, voltage drop, device coordination, and fault currents using engineering analysis software.
  • Administer the AMI system for the reading of meters and control of remote meter disconnect switches.
  • Administer and maintain all substation controls, reclosers, breakers and voltage regulators with associated software.
  • Administer SCADA system for the monitoring and control of substation equipment and the collection of historical data and events including communications.
  • Prepare reports to management on operations and interpret technical data relative to the electric distribution system.
  • Evaluates and prepares construction standards following the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) format and RUS approved materials.
  • Functions as a project manager and directs appropriate personnel as required to implement engineering systems.
  • Perform all other job-related duties assigned by management.


A Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Engineering with 5 years experience or an Associate of Science (AS) degree in Engineering with 10 years experience. Must be proficient with overhead and underground distribution design, National Electric Safety Code and National Electric Code. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to read, analyze and interpret common technical journals, programming, safety materials, and other work-related material. Must be able to lift and move up to 40 pounds with assistance. Must have abilities to acquire and maintain a valid driver’s license. Must be proficient in the use of a personal computer and applications customarily used in an office and engineering environment. Ability to work non-standard work hours or weekends as needed. A successful applicant must live or re-locate within 30 minutes of the Midway office. Relocation assistance is not available for this position. A successful candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment screening process to include drug screening and background investigation. Contact Human Resources if a reasonable accommodation is needed.


The duties are performed both indoors and in outdoors weather conditions. The noise level in this environment is usually moderate. The employee will be required to utilize specific safety equipment and follow all safety rules.

Excellent benefits including medical, dental, retirement plan and 401(k).


To be considered, please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: recruiting@CoastalElectric.Coop

This job posting is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. Coastal Electric Cooperative reserves the right to revise or change the job responsibilities for this position as the need arises. This job posting does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Coastal Electric Cooperative is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Drug Free Workplace.