Careers

Power your purpose at LES

Working at LES is more than just having a job — it's about serving your community alongside the local people who keep the lights on, taking pride in the work you do and challenging yourself to do more.

 

Open Positions

There are many career opportunities in the energy industry. Our current openings are listed below. Visit our Careers portal to learn more about a specific position and apply online.

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Internships & Job Shadow Program

IT Infrastructure Engineer
Req ID
3634
Posted on
Regular
Full-time
Information Technology
System Operations Manager
Req ID
3640
Posted on
Regular
Full-time
Management
Projects Engineer!
Req ID
3637
Posted on
Regular
Full-time
Engineering
Land Management Specialist
Req ID
3631
Posted on
Regular
Full-time
Other
Generation Operations Training Specialist
Req ID
3649
Posted on
Regular
Full-time
Power Plant
Make an impact

Are you ready to join a hardworking, talented team that is making a difference in the community? You’re in luck! LES is a team of dedicated, family-oriented people who believe in the power of community. LES is a customer-owned, public power utility located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Along with being one of the nation's leading utility companies, we are local people serving local people every single day.

At LES, we’re looking for people who want a career, not just a job. We push each other to be better versions of themselves, provide opportunities for career advancement, offer ways to get involved in the community and so much more.

A career in the energy industry is more than keeping the lights on in our community — it's about working together to make Lincoln a better place.

LES Booth in Railyard
Who we're looking for

Our vision is to become the world's best energy company, and we’d like your help. LES finds and develops talented, career-focused individuals because we can only be successful if we invest in our employees’ learning and abilities. Our employees are committed to:

SAFETY FIRST

Safety is a core value at LES. We know how dangerous electricity can be. We use extreme caution when working and take our commitment a step further by educating our community about electrical safety.

HONESTY

LES values honesty above all else. Everything begins and ends with honesty. It's how LES goes about all its business.

TRANSPARENCY

Being honest and upfront is one thing, being transparent is another. Transparency is a degree of accountability.

INCLUSION

We are committed to continuing our journey to be diverse and inclusive as we strive to ensure that all who work at LES feel valued, safe and encouraged.

COMMUNITY

At LES, our commitment to the community goes far beyond providing a safe, reliable and affordable supply of electricity. It’s about making our community a better place to live.

Behind the light switch

Regular full-time employees enjoy an excellent benefits package.

  • Health insurance.
  • Dental insurance.
  • Disability & life insurance.
  • Retirement.
  • Deferred compensation.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Vacation & holiday pay.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Credit union.
  • Community involvement.
  • Volunteer opportunities.
  • LES is a tobacco-free campus.
LES Vehicle
The power is in the process

LES’ practice is to review every single application submitted for a position after the posting closes on the website. The review process can take some time, depending on the number of applications received. It is normal for it to take a few weeks.

Email communications will be sent to each applicant regarding their status when determinations have been made. Please make sure to check your junk/spam folder as well.

Contact us at [email protected] with questions about the hiring process.

LES is committed to a safe hiring and work environment and adheres to Lincoln and Lancaster County Health Department guidelines. If you have questions regarding our COVID-19 response efforts, please email us at [email protected].

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Employee
Local people serving local people

Keeping everyone SAFE in a dangerous environment is a priority for me. I'm also passionate about my people, ensuring they have the support, tools, environment and training to do their jobs. I've found that if you let people know what you expect out of them, and if you give them what they need to succeed, they will rise to those expectations and beyond!

Laurie, System Operations
30 years with LES
Employee
Local people serving local people

The community and environment of the company make LES a great place to work. What I'm passionate about doing at work is the problem solving and creative thinking involved in my job when I'm tackling a new problem or relaying information to others.

Jairo, Rates & Analytics
3 years with LES
Employee
Local people serving local people

My career at LES has been from intern to full time, all within the Power Supply Division. I was attracted to this job as an intern due to the various plants and projects I could work on. My job has led to my focus on various subsystems of the generation stations.

Chris, Projects Engineering
8 years with LES
Employee
Local people serving local people

While searching for new employment, I was interested in a position that included a variety of duties. I was able to find this at LES, working with subject matter experts to develop trainings and professionally coaching employees to reach their goals. I love being able to work with someone and see their "aha" moments.

Danna, Learning & Development
2.5 years with LES
Employee
Local people serving local people

In my 34 years with LES, I have seen many changes: different positions, co-workers, locations and technology upgrades. I am thankful to be a part of such a dynamic organization!

Tammy, Customer Care
34 years with LES
Employee
Local people serving local people

My job allows me to move around the building and grounds where I get to meet and work with many people. I really enjoy helping my co-workers with projects they're assigned – it makes me feel good that the work I do provides a service to others so they can do their jobs.
 

Kevin, Buildings & Grounds
28 years with LES
Accommodation request

If you have a disability and need accommodation(s) to apply for one of LES’ posted positions, please contact us.
Call 402.473.3396 or email [email protected].

E-Verify

U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States, either as U.S. citizens or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. LES participates in E-Verify, a U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services internet system that helps businesses determine their employees' eligibility to work in the U.S.

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E-Verify: Spanish
Right to Work: English 
Right to Work: Spanish


 

Equal employment opportunity

LES actively promotes equal-opportunity employment and equal pay on the basis of merit and ability to perform work. Equal opportunity will be extended to all qualified employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic disposition, past or present military service, gender identity or sexual orientation. The following posters, produced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, summarize these laws. 

Know Your Rights
Pay Transparency

Required posting

The Lincoln Electric System Health and Welfare Benefit Plan makes machine readable files required by federal price transparency rules for group health plans available through the following website: https://transparency.auxiant.com/. The files available through the link include information about in-network negotiated payment rates and historical out-of-network charges for covered items and services, including prescription drugs. Please contact the HR Manager at 402.473.3350 if you experience difficulty accessing the files.