Career Opportunities at Big Rivers

Big Rivers Electric Corporation is a member-owned, not-for-profit, generation and transmission cooperative (G&T) headquartered in Henderson, Kentucky.  We have over 500 employees who are dedicated to providing wholesale electric power and services to three distribution cooperative members across 22 counties in western Kentucky. The member cooperatives are Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation, Kenergy Corporation, and Meade County Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation.

We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive and competitive wage and benefit package.  Big Rivers Electric Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. The Company is committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of harassment and is sensitive and responsive to employee’s needs.



JOB #IRC5013

Work Location – Henderson, KY

Bachelor’s degree with an accounting major (or some other field or its equivalent acceptable to management), four years accounting experience, and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. CPA license and/or Master’s degree is desired but not required. Must be able to interpret, clarify and make decisions within the scope of their authority based on general policy rules of the Corporation, generally accepted accounting principles and RUS accounting methods. Must have the ability to communicate ideas verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner. Analytical skills, interpersonal skills, attention to detail, accurate results and the ability to schedule work to meet deadlines are required.

This position maintains and performs all activities associated with internal and external financial reporting and general ledger maintenance of the Corporation. Applies principles of accounting and RUS Uniform System of Accounts requirements to develop and administer the financial reporting system and reports. Will also be responsible for the accuracy and integrity of all activities of the Corporation associated with financial reporting and general ledger maintenance.

Qualified candidates send resume to – include job title & number.

Deadline to apply is 03/23/17. No third parties, no phone calls accepted.




JOB #IRC5035

Work Location: Engineering – Henderson, KY

The incumbent will undertake or direct all engineering duties involved in the completion of project engineering assignments within the Big Rivers communication systems including microwave radio, SCADA, transmission line teleprotection, power line carrier, 2-way radio, fiber optic; radio controlled switching, and telephones. Provide technical assistance, as required, in the operation and maintenance of the communications systems. Know and adhere to all applicable RUS, FCC, OSHA, NESC, NEC and other industry standards for the design and operation of communication facilities. Have a broad knowledge of precedents, principles, ad practices in the area of equipment design and operations. Works on all tasks involved in communication engineering design and construction projects including making economic and technical evaluations to arrive at a recommended plan of action. Be familiar with the overall power system, its component parts, and its operation. Support the company’s efforts in compliance with all NERC planning and operational standards or measures.

Minimum qualifications required: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering preferred or at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics & Communications Technology, or other related technical fields. Must be proficient in MS Office products and AutoCAD.

Qualified candidates send resume to (include job number).

Deadline to apply is 03/30/16. No third parties or phone calls accepted.



Equipment Operator 

Job #IRC5053

Work Location: Robards, KY

Employee will operate heavy equipment and deliver coal to the plants. A HS education is required & 2 years of experience operating heavy equipment in an industrial  or a coal mining environment. Experience on some or all of the following equipment required: large track dozers, rubber tire dozers, scrapers & large end loaders. General knowledge of coal qualities & material handling process preferred. Must successfully complete BREC’s pre-employment testing and screening process.

Qualified candidates send resume to – include job title & number.  Deadline to apply is 04/06/17. No third parties or phone calls accepted.



When applying, please email your resume and cover letter referring to the position job title and job number to


It is company practice that we only accept resumes for current posted positions. Please watch for job advertisements in your local newspapers, on, Facebook and Twitter, or at your state’s Department of Employment Services for job opportunities that may become available.

You will be contacted by the Big Rivers Electric Corporation Human Resources Department if your qualifications appropriately match those of the open position for which your resume was submitted. We only accept resumes when we have a current opening. Jobs are posted as they become vacant.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Big Rivers Electric Corporation.