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Evergy, Inc. Distribution Engineer in Wichita, Kansas


JOB TITLE: Distribution Engineer


DEPARTMENT: Distribution System Engineering – Wichita Systems Center



Engineer I: $64,100 - $80,100 - $96,100

Engineer II: $78,200 - $97,800 - $117,400

Staff Engineer: $87,400 - $109,300 - $131,200

Sr Engineer: $88,500 - $118,000 - $147,500

Lead Engineer: $93,100 - $124,100 - $155,100

Scheduled Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Other hours as required)

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Under general supervision of the Manager, Distribution Engineering, the Distribution Engineer will provide day to day and future planning support for Evergy’s distribution system. To ensure the future reliability of the grid, the Distribution Engineer develops studies, plans, criteria, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, performance assessments, integrated systems analysis, cost estimates, and budgets. Provides consultation and recommendations to various Company business units and/or customers based on studying company or customer-owned systems, processes, equipment, vehicles or facilities. Collects and compiles financial data for budgeting and actual costs of projects. Provides day-to-day support of the distribution system by developing switching instructions for transferring load between substations and circuits, as well as performing voltage studies, protective device coordination studies, motor start studies, power factor correction, circuit lockout investigations, storm damage assessment, and power quality investigations, among other duties. Ability to operate independently but seeks guidance when appropriate.

⦁ Performs well-defined engineering assignments exercising independent discretion. (e.g., collect data, perform complex analysis, interpret results, draw conclusions and clearly present a recommendation to management).

⦁ Performs complex engineering assignments. (e.g., analyze and interpret the results of complex power flows and perform complex electrical tests, and analyze non-specific and ambiguous results).

⦁ Provides technical consultation, plan developments and recommendations for customer and company systems and processes. (e.g., verify and validate studies, blueprints or designs against accepted engineering principles and practices).

⦁ Assists in the effectiveness of current technical systems and processes. Participates on teams (e.g., Design distribution circuits, meeting all engineering standards and criteria).

⦁ Evaluates, develops and implements projects that have moderate financial and operational impact.

⦁ Effectively communicates with internal and external customers with a wide range of technical knowledge.


Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited university (ABET). Prefer an Electrical Engineer with power system knowledge. Fundamentals of Engineering (Engineer in Training) with advanced technical degree or MBA from an accredited university preferred. Programming and coding skills preferred. Ability to exercise considerable, independent, engineering judgment in electrical engineering work. Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Typically possesses two or more years of engineering experience or equivalent combination of education and experience or clearly demonstrated team leadership abilities on critical projects.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Required:

⦁ Provide technical assistance in support of others.

⦁ Apply technical knowledge to help promote a safe work environment and to enhance customer satisfaction.

⦁ Ability to apply engineering principles to find solutions to problems.

⦁ Demonstrate performance to think creatively and resourcefully in devising practical solutions to problems encountered.

⦁ Ability to analyze and interpret complex engineering systems.

Licenses, Certificates, Bonding and/or Testing:

Must have a valid driver’s license. Professional Engineering License preferred, but not required.

Working Conditions:

Normal working office environment with field visits to support coordination activities. Must be able to work additional hours on short notice. Minimal travel may be required. Must have satisfactory work record including good attendance.

Evergy has a clear mission – To empower a better future. Evergy chooses to live this mission by valuing People First. We know that to lead the responsible energy transition and provide affordable, reliable, and sustainable service to our customers and communities, we need a team with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. So, our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are committed to celebrating diversity and building a team where everyone – regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status – has a voice and can bring their best every day. We know that the more diverse and inclusive we are, the better we will be. Evergy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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Job Field: Engineering

Req ID: DIS00P7