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Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative (ILEC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of System Engineer. Position objectives and responsibilities are as follows:
  • To direct, guide, or assist in the engineering activities of the Cooperative by applying technical knowledge, sound engineering judgement, and skill to ensure that the electrical system meets the present and future requirements and is rendering safe, efficient and dependable service to its member-owners at the lowest possible cost.
  • To provide accurate data and recommendations to the ILEC Department Vice Presidents for the purpose of determining the electric systems present and future requirements and business and system evaluation and analysis.
  • To provide direction, guidance and make recommendations to the Vice President of Operations & Engineering, and other departments regarding SCADA systems, FM/GIS system, outage handling and dispatch systems, engineering planning software and billing systems.
  • To plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of the Engineering section of the Operations Department in accordance with established policies, plans and objectives.

Experience in the design, operation and maintenance of distribution systems, including structure loading, economic studies, material evaluation, planning studies, system protection, and project management is desired. Familiarity with mapping/GIS/FM, SCADA, AMR, and load management is preferred. The System Engineer will report to the Vice President of Operations and Engineering.

The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering; is a licensed Professional Engineer, EIT certified or willing to obtain those certifications and capable of obtaining an Iowa license. Four years’ experience working for an electrical utility in an engineering capacity is desired but all applicants will be considered. Additionally, the successful candidate must possess strong analytical, computer and communication skills and also be capable of working both independently and in a team environment.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. ILEC offers a strong benefits package including NRECA retirement and insurance programs.

Qualified applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Human Resources, Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, 702 South 1st St, Estherville, IA 51334. Documents may also be submitted via e-mail addressed to Position will remain open until filled.

Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative is an electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Estherville, Iowa. ILEC is a progressive and growing cooperative serving eight counties in northwest Iowa. ILEC serves approximately 12,700 customers and owns and maintains 4,900 miles of distribution line. Additional information may be found by visiting ILEC's website at For further information concerning the Iowa Great Lakes and Estherville areas, please visit the following websites at and