Generation Planning Engineer

Cooperative Energy Hattiesburg , MS 39401

Posted 2 months ago

Cooperative Energy of Hattiesburg, MS is looking to hire a full-time Power Generation Planning Engineer. Are you a recent electrical engineering graduate with a power emphasis who is ready to get your career off the ground? Or, do you already have some field experience and are ready to go to the next level? Do you want to work for an electric power cooperative that values the health and wellbeing of its employees? If so, please read on!

Cooperative Energy values the health and wellbeing of its employees and seeks to attract and retain the very best to contribute to the positive energy we provide to Mississippi, and this is reflected in our very competitive salary and full time benefits package.

Company-paid benefits include:

  • Group health insurance

  • Flexible spending account (FSA)

  • Basic life insurance

  • Life insurance for spouse and child(ren)

  • Long-term disability and short-term income protection

  • 401(k) plan with match up to 6%

  • Pension plan fully funded by the company

  • 9 holidays per year

  • 96 hours of sick time AND 96 hours of vacation time

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Many additional benefits.

If this sounds like the right electrical engineering opportunity for you, apply today!


We serve as the only not-for-profit wholesale electric power provider headquartered in Mississippi. In this role, we generate and transmit electricity for 11 Member distribution systems located in the southern and western portions of the state. We and our 11 member cooperatives provide power to 432,000 homes and businesses across the state. Our mission is to deliver to our members reliable and affordable energy in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

In many ways, working to improve the communities we serve starts by taking care of our people. We value the diversity of our employees and the unique perspectives they bring to Cooperative Energy. We recognize the important role a healthy work-life balance plays in our employees' personal wellness, work performance, and job satisfaction. In order to attract and retain the very best to contribute to the positive energy that we provide Mississippi, we offer a highly competitive benefits package.


As a Power Generation Planning Engineer, you use your analytical skills to review data and:

  • Are in charge of maintenance and execution of the generation portfolio model for the FTR auction and budget process,

  • Participate in MISO committees,

  • Maintain various databases critical to the position.

  • Maintain generator modeling data, ensure compliance with MOD standards, and analyze new generator or power purchase contracts.

  • Develop long-range generation resource studies and construction work plans.

  • Develop specialized studies and analyses to determine the most economical, efficient, and effective utilization and expansion of our generation resources.

You support our budgeting process and all other internal functions that use production costing and modeling simulations. You find your highly analytical job fascinating. Your electrical engineering career is off to a great start!


  • Entry Level Position no experience is required!

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering with a power emphasis from an ABET-accredited program

  • Professional Engineer (PE) is preferred.

  • Strong working knowledge of the detailed operations of an electric power system

  • Working knowledge of production cost modeling, generation resource economics, and unit commitment

  • Ability to interpret involved contracts such as power purchase, marketing, and interconnection agreements

  • Working knowledge of data management

  • Advanced working knowledge of engineering economics

  • Ability to apply advanced analysis methodologies as well as interpret and present findings in a clear and concise manner, using tables, charts, and graphics to summarize results

  • Ability to successfully pass a security-sensitive background screening

Other things will be taken into consideration such as do you have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal? Can you exercise good judgment? Are you detail-oriented? Can you effectively organize, prioritize, plan, and stay on schedule to meet deadlines? Do you have excellent planning and organization skills? Can you work well both independently and as part of a team? Do you handle sensitive information in a confidential and professional manner? If so, you might just be perfect for this Power Generation Planning Engineer position!


This full-time electrical engineering position at our electric power cooperative typically works Monday - Friday.


If you feel that you would be right for this electrical engineering position at our electric power cooperation, please fill out our online application. We look forward to meeting you!

Cooperative Energy will not sponsor a Visa for this position.

Cooperative Energy is an equal opportunity employer. It is Cooperative Energy's policy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, veteran status or disability.

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