Smart Grid Engineer I-IV – Lakeland Electric

Salary: $80,123.96 – $124,298.56 **DOE**

This position is for an Engineer IV; however, it may be filled at a lower level.

Job Profile:

City of Lakeland, Lakeland Electric Department seeks a strong, results-oriented Engineer for the performance of difficult and complex engineering design, operation, and construction tasks associated with the planning and design of a variety of projects and studies needed to support the electric power facilities.  Duties will involve directing engineering and task forces engaged in major facility projects and assuming the role of Project Manager or Senior Engineer.  This position will also be responsible for acting as a NERC compliance Standard Coordinator and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) in an appropriate area pf expertise to support Lakeland Electric’s compliance with the National Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Reliability Standards Requirements. This position reports to the Smart Grid Operations Manager.

Company Profile:

Lakeland Electric is the third largest publicly owned utility in Florida. It has 970 MW of internal generation, 122,000 customer accounts, a 258-square mile service area, 580 employees and operating revenues of $350,000,000. Lakeland Electric is in Polk County approximately 30 miles east of Tampa and 40 miles west of Orlando. Lakeland, Florida is renowned for its beauty, charm, vitality and sense of continual progress. Lakeland was ranked #8 nationally by for “U.S. Cities on the Rise”.

Skills Required:

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science in engineering.
  • Six (6) years of experience in related engineering work
  • A Professional Engineering License from the State Board of Professional Engineers of a Master’s Degree in an engineering discipline is preferred.

The City of Lakeland offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that will vary based on the credentials and proven abilities of the individual selected based on qualifications and accomplishments. The City of Lakeland’s excellent benefit package includes medical, dental, and vision plans, disability plans, life insurance, paid time off and a robust pension plan.

Resume and college transcripts must be submitted with the application.

Qualified applicants should submit an online application @


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