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

Software Developer
Req ID
3452
Posted on
Regular
Full-time
Information Technology
IT Infrastructure Engineer
Req ID
3509
Posted on
Regular
Full-time
Information Technology
Instrument & Control Technician
Req ID
3489
Posted on
Regular
Full-time
Trades and Crafts
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

My focus on the communications team is our internal communication efforts. I like the variety of projects I work on and strategizing new ways to connect with employees. The most exciting part of the job is learning new tools and platforms that help simplify a message and its delivery.

Sheereen, Customer & Corporate Communications
1.5 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

My passion is helping people and hopefully making their day at work less stressful. If you can walk away with your technology problem solved and feeling better, then I have achieved my goal.

Carla, Technology Services
18 years with LES
Employee
Local people serving local people

I've gotten to work in many roles at LES from equipment mechanic to heavy equipment operator to where I am today as Transportation manager. It's important to me to do everything we can to make sure our internal customers have the latest equipment available to perform their jobs for our external customers.

Kent, Transportation
40 years with LES
Employee
Local people serving local people

Working at LES for the last nine years has given me opportunities to grow and develop both professionally and personally. Every day I am surrounded by a great group of colleagues committed to teamwork, success and going home safe every day.

Andrew, Transmission & Distribution Construction
9 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.

E-Verify: English 
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. 

EEO is the Law
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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 Mel Palmer at 402.473.3350 if you experience difficulty accessing the files.