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Control Systems Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Salary: Grade 10-14 DOE
  • Posting End Date: October 20, 2022

Website Golden Valley Electric Association

Wage or Salary:
Grade 10-14 DOE

Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) is looking to hire a full-time Control Systems Engineer as part of the Power Supply Team located in Fairbanks, AK. This position earns a competitive wage and exceptional benefits including health insurance, short-term disability, defined benefit plan, 401(k) match, wellness benefits and generous paid leave.

GVEA is an electric cooperative which maintains 3,261 miles of transmission and distribution lines, 35 substations, and 9 generating facilities. Our system is interconnected with Fort Wainwright, Eielson AFB, Fort Greely, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and all of the electric utilities in the Alaska Railbelt, extending from Homer to Fairbanks. Powering the Interior of Alaska, GVEA contributes to the economic, environmental, and social viability of our communities.

We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce composed of safe, committed, and self-motivated employees. GVEA strives to hire and retain employees who share our values of integrity, honesty, accountability, respect, goodwill, and continuous improvement.

As part of a team, the Control Systems Engineer implement the control systems in Dispatch and Generation Plants by providing technical support, monitoring system health and developing plans. Some of the systems include SCADA/EMS package for System Dispatchers and SCADA, graphics with related networked devices and communications protocols with various media types. This position operates across the Power Supply Division and interfaces with other Divisions, contractors and external agencies.

GVEA’s Control Systems Engineer plays an integral role in our ability to serve the Interior of Alaska by providing reliable electric service at fair and reasonable prices!



  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • PE certification desired.
  • Valid Alaska driver’s license is required.
  • Experience supporting industrial control hardware and software in a real-time computing environment as a trainee or entry level technician.
  • Windows OS’s NT, networking, relational databases, Microsoft Application Development environment, and distributed and client-server computing environment preferred.

Do you have the ability to communicate clearly, both in writing and orally to technical and non-technical people? Do you have the ability to work under schedule constraints and high stress conditions? Can you work effectively in a team atmosphere as well as independently? Do you have the ability to maintain a cooperative, friendly attitude towards co-workers, professional contacts, vendors, stakeholders and the general public? Are you dependable and trustworthy? If so, you might just be perfect for this position!


This position typically works 8 hours per day, 5 days per week. Additional hours as required.


If you feel that you would be the right fit for this job, please fill out our online, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

Location: 99701

Note: This position is open until filled.

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