Kankakee Valley REMC seeking engineer supervisor

Kankakee Valley REMC seeking engineer supervisor

The Company

Located about 60 miles east of Chicago, Kankakee Valley REMC is a not-for-profit energy cooperative delivering electricity to 18,000 northern Indiana families, farms, schools, and businesses. Based in Wanatah, we serve rural areas of Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Marshall, Pulaski, St. Joseph, and Starke counties. Our culture is driven by the cooperative philosophy and the understanding that we are owned by those who work and live in our communities. Rather than delivering profits to a boardroom, we are invested in and committed to ensuring our communities thrive.

We are seeking applicants for an Engineering Supervisor. This person will be part of a team that performs the planning and design of the Cooperative's electrical distribution system, including substation design, distribution, and coordination studies; general distribution planning equipment specification and purchase; co-generation/small power production; cost estimating; budget preparation; permitting; public hearings; relay and control design and protection.


  1. Works as a team member with the CEO and staff to develop methods to provide effective, efficient daily operations.
  2. Performs management functions of organizing, budgeting, coordinating, and controlling the engineering activities in accordance with established policies, plans, and objectives of the REMC and provides a means of measuring progress and accomplishments.
  3. Assures appropriate career development of employees in the Engineering Department.
  4. Develops and maintains REMC policies and procedures relating to engineering design, construction, and maintenance methods to ensure system reliability and performance
  5. Provide technical support for the safe efficient use of electric energy and services for REMC personnel, management, directors, and customers.
  6. Attends courses and meetings that will improve management or technical skills and increase knowledge of new technologies.
  7. Analyzes and evaluates new engineering technologies and methods which would benefit the REMC.
  8. Administers and maintains contracts applicable to the work effort per internal practices. 
  9. Provides advice, assistance, and leadership for enlisting the employees' participation and interest in the REMC's business activities.
  10. Attends board, committee, and Annual meetings as requested by the CEO or Board of Directors.
  11. Properly uses and maintains equipment assigned to engineering.
  12. Provides timely customer response by completing Service Watch rotation as scheduled.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations.


  1. Assists with development of periodic system work plans and sectionalizing plans.
  2. Oversees contracts, construction contractors, and supervise sub-contract crews when working with line personnel.
  3. Maintain database for system engineering studies to include available fault current, voltage drop, system protection coordination, and line loading with loss analysis.
  4. Complete switching orders, line balance studies, system protection evaluations, and other operating efficiency studies as needed.
  5. Assists with substation maintenance, regulator bank operations, recloser, preventative maintenance, and power factor correction stability.
  6. Develop, update, modify and maintain engineering technical systems as needed.
  7. Design new subdivisions' electrical system to be economical, environmentally acceptable, safe, and electrically sound.
  8. Assist staking section with layout of residential subdivisions and industrial parks.
  9. Monitor the distribution system's preventative maintenance programs.
  10. Monitor all power quality problems and seek solutions, including line noise and EMF consultations.
  11. Coordinates with Wabash Valley Power Association and other operations department personnel for the effective use and maintenance of the SCADA system.
  12. Provides mapping section with mapping information data and verifies data input.
  13. Schedules construction meetings as needed.

Education and Training Requirements:

  1. Engineering Degree.
  2. Five years' experience in utility industry preferred.
  3. Management experience preferred.
  4. Valid Indiana Driver's license.
  5. Knowledge of National Electric Safety Code/NEC.
  6. Skilled at using calculator, computers, and computer software.
  7. Knowledge of local, state, and federal environmental regulations.
  8. Ability to initiate, prioritize, and complete projects with minimal supervision.
  9. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  10. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  11. Ability to adapt new technologies for REMC's use.

Culture and Benefits:

At Kankakee Valley REMC we have diverse employment opportunities such as information technology, accounting, marketing, engineering, and operations. Our company is big enough to provide training and professional development to further your career goals, yet small enough that you can maintain a personal connection with fellow employees. Employees are our most valuable assets, so we put employees first by offering an excellent benefits package, wellness benefits, and we throw in some fun activities along the way. Learn about us and the rest of our values when you apply online at kvremc.com.

We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

For more information or to apply, visit https://kvremc.hirecentric.com/jobs/215159-38322.html