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KUB Employment Opportunity- Electrical Engineering Student

Job ID


Job Title

Electrical Engineering Student


HOC Campus – 4505 Middlebrook Pike

Full/Part Time





$14.50 to $20.50

Work Schedule:

15-29 hours / week: M-F


Knoxville Utilities Board Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

About KUB

The Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) is one of the largest public utilities in the country providing electric, gas, water, and wastewater services to more than 468,000 customers in Knoxville and parts of seven surrounding counties. We exist to serve our customers, improving their quality of life by providing utility services that are safe, reliable, and affordable. Our mission is to act as good stewards of our community’s resources: utility assets, customer dollars, and the environment. We work to safeguard those resources and enhance their value for the people of the communities we serve and generations to come. We are looking for employees who want to be a part of a mission driven organization with strong values that support a skilled, diverse and inclusive workforce. For more about KUB’s Vision, Mission and Shared Values, visit our website and read more about the KUB Blueprint.

Work Description

Assist with preparing detailed engineering designs for distribution, transmission and/or fiber communication systems using computer aided design and system modeling tools. Help oversee projects through the construction and closeout process while maintaining all project documentation. Coordinate with other KUB departments and contractors to meet design and construction deadlines. Works closely with Operations staff and/or external Customers primarily in support of operations and project activity. Perform calculations to ensure adequate design. Develop and use KUB design, material and equipment specifications and assist with long range capital improvement project planning and budgeting. Research and advance new technologies such as distribution automation to enhance the electric system performance. Student will be exposed to multiple industry software programs such as PLS-CADD, MicroStation, AutoCAD, Cyme, and others. Daily work activities will include a mixture of office and fieldwork.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a full-time student of an accredited college or university pursuing an Associates, Bachelors, or graduate-level degree
  • Must have and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week, Monday through Friday, between 7:00am – 5:00pm
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Possess skills in MS Office applications, specifically Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Physical Demands

Sedentary Work: exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve bending, stooping, reaching, walking or standing for brief periods of time. Note: The physical demands described above are intended to relate the approximate physical demands of the classification. Physical demands for a specific position within this classification may vary and/ or exceed those demands described above. Additional information regarding specific positions is available in Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications

Completion of some sophomore and/or junior-level Electrical Engineering course work
Experience with Microstation, AutoCAD or other related applications
Has an interest in the electrical power systems field

Selection Process

Phase 1 Apply online at

Phase 2 Experience, training, and education evaluation

Phase 3 Interview with department representatives

Phase 4 Written, performance, and behavioral exercises

Phase 5 Background investigation

Phase 6 Physical assessment and/or drug screen

If special accommodations are needed at any phase of the selection process, please notify Human Resources in advance.


Only candidates submitting a completed KUB application and completing each component of the selection process will be considered for KUB positions. KUB does not accept unsolicited applications; completed applications are only considered for advertised vacancies. Please no third party inquiries. Due to the volume of applications and resumes we receive, only applicants invited to interview will be contacted. Applicants should apply on all positions of interest. KUB reserves the right to consider applications for additional vacancies in the same classification within 120 days of the original posting, after which time, applicants must reapply to be considered for any application. If KUB is unable to contact the applicant because the information on the application is no longer correct, the application will be considered inactive and the applicant no longer eligible for employment.


Posted 10-5-21