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Omaha Public Power District Co-Op - Civil Engineer - Transmission Engineering in Omaha, Nebraska


Department: Transmission Engineering

Location: Energy Plaza, Omaha, NE

Duration: May 2021 – December 2021

Work Schedule: Work days will follow a typical office working environment. Flexible work hours from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm possible, Monday through Friday.

Pay: $21.69

The co-op will be exposed to engineering design, 3-D modeling, finite element analysis, drafting, material procurement, contract preparation, construction, and other aspects of transmission line project execution and project close-out. The individual will gain understanding of line designs including both wood and steel poles, concrete pier and direct embedded foundations, and varying wire types for all District transmission voltages up to 345kV. Specific activities may include preparation of engineering drawings and documents, application of transmission line design software, review of clearance conflicts from survey data, review of land rights conflicts from easement data, preparing miscellaneous reports, witness construction activities and other related duties as assigned by the manager or engineers.


Specific fields of study required: Civil Engineering


  • Minimum 2.5 GPA, 3.0 or higher preferred.

  • Junior status or higher

  • Current full-time student attending and accredited college/university

Technical Ability (i.e. software): Microsoft Office products, AutoCad experience

Closing Statement

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.

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EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply

Apply online at on or before, January 29, 2021


Darlene H. Brown, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP

Talent Acquisition Recruiter, Certified Strengths Coach and Executive Coach

HC Talent Acquisition - Human Capital Division

Direct: 531-226-3068 Cell: 402-880-3929

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.