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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Engineering - Substation
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Entry Level
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Substation Engineer I

POSITION TITLE: Substation Engineer I

LOCATION: Indianapolis, IN

Wabash Valley Power Association (WVPA) is a not-for-profit electric cooperative and wholesale provider of electricity to our owner-members.  Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, we were created out of the need for reliable, affordable electricity in America’s heartland.  Our members are 23 electric distribution cooperatives (which makes us a  co-op of co-ops), and their members include over 300,000 homes, businesses and farms in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. As a not-for-profit co-op, our members are our owners, so we aren’t influenced by shareholders and old practices. We are guided by the seven cooperative principles that govern all co-ops and values that are important to us, like teamwork and putting family first. We are a Deliberately Different kind of power provider- built for stability and growth and focused on the future. And that’s good news for the people and businesses who depend on us.

Not only has WVPA grown to serve the wholesale power needs of local distribution cooperatives in a three-state area, we are founding members of Touchstone Energy®, the National Renewables Cooperative Association (NRCO), and ACES, one of the nation’s largest electricity traders.  But we’re not finished setting the pace, in fact, we are just getting started. And that’s why we need bright, hard-working people who share our commitment to our members and to shaping the future. To learn more about us, visit


This position provides Transmission & Distribution facilities with engineering services required by Wabash Valley Power Association and the Member Systems.

The Substation Engineer I will be responsible for:

  • Under direct supervision, assists with engineering services for the Member Systems on various matters including substation design, coordination studies, AutoCAD services, equipment specification and purchase, cost estimating, relay and control design.
  • Completes simple design calculations and studies as required.
  • Assists with new departmental standards and specification development.
  • May be required to perform other duties as assigned.


  • Strong project management ability: Able to develop and implement plans that are effective in attaining established goals; garners resources and defines processes to complete projects; manages progress and implements mid-stream changes, as needed.
  • Problem solving ability:  Able to apply systems thinking to generate solutions; focuses on process rather than isolated events; obtains multiple assessments of a situation and identifies trouble spots; evaluates alternative solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills:  Able to clearly present information through the spoken or written word; reads and interprets complex information; conveys information effectively; listens well.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university preferred.
  • Entry-level position; hiring manager may elect to change position level based upon experience.
  • Successfully passed the FE exam.


At Wabash Valley Power we have diverse employment opportunities such as information technology, accounting, marketing, engineering and operations. Our company is big enough to provide training and professional development to further your career goals, yet small enough that you can maintain a personal connection with fellow employees. Employees are our most valuable assets, so we put employees first by offering an excellent benefits package, wellness benefits, and we throw in some fun activities along the way. Learn about us and the rest of our values when you apply online at


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