PVEC currently has job openings for the following positions:

Director of Engineering

A position for Director of Engineering is open, effective immediately. The position objectives are:

To manage long and short-range system planning design and electrical distribution facility construction; to complete load forecasting to ensure adequate facilities are in place; and to determine the need, specifications and configurations to procure and implement technology-based solutions to aid in the management of transmission, substation, distribution, metering and mapping.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university is required. A Professional Engineering license from the state of Tennessee or Virginia is preferred. A minimum of five-plus years of proven experience in the electrical utility industry is required. Proficiency required in all aspects of electrical distribution lines, sub-transmission lines, substations, metering and services. The individual in this position must hold thorough knowledge and skills concerning computer hardware and software used by the Cooperative.

Residency requirements include residing within 45 minutes of home office due to the position being subject to after hours and/or emergency call-out.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications will be discussed only during the interview. Excellent benefit package.

Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/women/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Please send resume and cover letter to and/or complete a job application at: Powell Valley Electric Cooperative, Human Resources Department, 420 Straight Creek Road, P. O. Box 1528, New Tazewell, TN 37824.

Fiber Optic Splicer

Powell Valley Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for an experienced fiber optic splicer.

The position requires a High School diploma or equivalent and experience as a fiber optic splicer.

The experienced fiber optic splicer will be expected to:

  • Resolve, repair and install fiber optic systems and ensure they work properly.
  • Take care of fiber splicing and rectify fiber optic problem areas.
  • Coordinate with the Cooperative’s Fiber Optic Vendor(s) in facilitating the implementation of the Cooperative’s facilities into the Fiber Optic Vendor’s network.
  • Support all of the Cooperative’s communication needs, (including metering, substations, offices, down line devices, customer premises, etc.), as they relate to fiber associated equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/women/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Anyone wishing to apply for this position, please complete a job application at:

Powell Valley Electric Cooperative
Human Resources Department
420 Straight Creek Road
P.O. Box 1528
New Tazewell, TN 37824