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.

Visit our Careers portal 
Internships & Job Shadow Program

LES does not have any open positions at this time. Please check back at a later date.

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.

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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 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.


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


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


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.


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.
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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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Local people serving local people

My dad said, ‘Go for the best job you can find and stick with it.’ I joined LES Vegetation Management in 1990 and worked my way from groundman to supervisor.

Fred, Vegetation Management
30 years with LES
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Local people serving local people

I am grateful for a company that offers opportunities to grow personally and professionally. Work has never been a boring routine. My team comes up with innovative ways to do our jobs better.

Linh, Financial Services
1.5 years with LES
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Local people serving local people

Working with a team that is fun, friendly, knowledgeable and caring is what makes LES a great place to work. It doesn’t matter how pressed we are to meet a deadline, we get our work done accurately, on time and with a laugh or two along the way.

Cindy, Accounting
4 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].


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
EEO Supplement