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Co-Op - Civil or Electrical Engineering (Energy Plaza)

Omaha Public Power District locationOmaha, NE
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Omaha, NE, United States



Department: Distribution Engineering/Energy Delivery

Location: Energy Plaza, Omaha, NE (with opportunity for Remote Working)

Duration/Work Term: May 2022 December 2022 (Fall Term)

Work Schedule: Flexible hours available, M-F 6:30am - 5pm, 4-10 hour shifts or 5-8 hour shifts.

Pay: $21.69

Job Responsibilities:

  • Creates and updates detailed civil, structural, and electrical engineering work order layouts under the supervision of a qualified engineer for the use of creating official work order drawings and records of installations, equipment, and components from written and verbal instructions and field information.
  • Completes the preparation of designs with licensed engineering approval when required, field surveys, procedures, material procurement, work orders, estimates, permits, contracts and (if applicable) atlases for the construction and modification of distribution facilities as required that are accurate and timely.
  • Provides information, computations under the supervision of a qualified engineer, and drawings utilizing various computer applications to define civil, structural, and electrical requirements for projects.
  • Checks drawings, records, and (if applicable) atlases for accuracy and completeness.
  • Maintains a general understanding of all applicable local, state, and federal governmental requirements, Codes, Industry standards, and internal procedures and policies.
  • Works directly with engineering personnel, T&D Operations, and others.
  • Completes design review and as built inspections for compliance with design specifications.
  • Assist in the analytics of bids, special studies, and projects related to department operations.
  • Adheres to all company/departmental policies, procedures, and overarching safety expectations.
  • Operates engineering scanning, copying, and plotting equipment.
  • Exhibits professional behavior and promotes positive working relationships internally and externally to OPPD.


Specific fields of study required: Civil Engineering or Electrical Engineering


  • High degree of innovation, creativity, leadership, and communication skills essential.
  • Ability to read prints.

Engineering (Civil or Electrical)

  • Civil structural classes or Electrical power classes
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA required; 3.0 GPA or higher preferred
  • Junior Status or Higher
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Current full-time college student pursuing Electrical Engineering or Civil Engineering degree program
  • Must be attending an accredited college/university

Technical Ability (i.e. software):

Microsoft Office Suite and MicroStation software. Ability to work on multiple tasks at a time, work under stressful situations, operate a computer and other office equipment.

Closing Statement

Pay: $21.69/hour

Org Marketing Statement

EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

At Omaha Public Power District, we're passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

WE'RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. We're dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on people's lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. We're always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are”wherever you are” and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.



Leading the way we power the future.


To provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to our customers.


We have a PASSION to serve We HONOR our community We CARE about each other.

How To Apply

Apply online at on or before January 31, 2022.

Recruiter: Darlene Brown, Senior Recruiter,

**PLEASE NOTE** - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition. If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in DRAFT form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.

***OPPD is very aware of the potential risks of COVID-19 and are evaluating all necessary precautions. With that, we are limiting travel and face to face interviews until further notice, so please expect some delays in processing of your application of interest.***

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