Career Opportunities at Big Rivers

Nondiscrimination Statement

Big Rivers Electric Corporation is the recipient of Federal financial assistance from the Rural Electrification Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of Title VI and Title VII, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Labor, OFCCP which provide that no person in the United States on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or disability shall be excluded from participation in, admission or access to, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of this organization's programs or activities.

The person responsible for coordinating this organization's nondiscrimination compliance efforts is Lisa Garrett, Director Human Resources. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feels that this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further information about the statutes and regulations listed above and/or file a written complaint with this organization; or the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250; or the Administrator, Rural Electrification Administration, Washington, D.C. 20250, and the Director, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Washington, D.C. 20250. Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible.



JOB #IRC6193


Technical degree preferred in environmental science, engineering, geology or related disciplines plus 10 years related experience and/or training, and 5 years related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Expected to stay abreast of all environmental regulations that are applicable to Big Rivers’ various facilities, including but not limited to air, water, and waste.  Act as a liaison and resource for plant environmental professionals.  Ability to thoroughly analyze regulations and cooperatively develop compliance plans for Company facilities and operations.

Directs the activities of Environmental Scientists, consultants, and other professionals and technicians assigned to certain projects, including direct supervision of Big Rivers’ central lab. Reviews and analyzes proposed/existing legislation/regulations and provides detailed compliance plans for management consideration. Assists as needed on environmental impact studies of facilities and license and permit application process. Collaborates with plant environmental professionals to provide technical direction for new and standard methods of testing used in gathering environmental information. Develops, conducts or evaluates studies and experiments to assess the impact of operating construction activities on the environment. Reviews and recommends operating and administrative procedures, records, and information required to support regulatory requirements. Assesses reports and data compiled by Company personnel, contractors, consultants, governmental agencies, and others in order to determine environmental impact of Company facilities.

Demonstrated understanding of issues associated with air, water and waste permits in general and specifically KPDES and Solid Waste as related to the combustion of coal to produce electricity.

Provides interface between various regulatory agencies' staff and the Company. Contacts consultants, governmental agency personnel, and others to gather and provide information relating to design and operations of facilities, compliance, and licensing. Develops and provides technical training, as necessary, in support of environmental regulations and related Company procedures. Represent Big Rivers in strategy and planning meetings with both state and national entities aimed at developing legislation/regulation that is pertinent and effective at achieving the target results.

Qualified candidates send resume to – include job title & number.  No third parties, no phone calls accepted.


JOB #IRC6013


The candidate should be knowledgeable in reading ladder logic diagrams and have the ability to trouble shoot system faults using generally acceptable procedures and practices.  General understanding of medium voltage switchgear, 480v Motor Control Centers, and protective relaying.  Understanding of generally acceptable maintenance practices for large and small transformers, motors, and generators. The candidate will also have the responsibility of developing and implementing a short and long term strategic plan that supports the needs for an electric generating station, including responsibility to monitor and support other related electrical maintenance activities.

Under the general direction of the Maintenance Manager, responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and implementing engineering, design policies, and maintenance activities for plant electrical systems.  Requires a high level of judgment, analytic ability and creativity, such as investigating moderately complex problems or situations, analyzing information and recommending solutions.

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering required or an alternate combination of education and experience, which results in equivalent job knowledge. Requires thorough knowledge of power plant operations and electrical systems. Good communication and supervisory skills required.  Respirator release required. Requires the ability to use formal engineering training in practical application in a power plant environment.

Qualified candidates send resume to – include job title & number.  No third parties, no phone calls accepted.