System Improvement Manager

Join the dedicated employees who have provided Colorado’s Front Range with electrical service since 1938!

CORE Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility cooperative that serves nearly 170,000 members in a 5,000-square-mile area along Colorado’s Front Range. We offer competitive salaries, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and a friendly, relaxed culture with the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.


System Improvement Manager


$141,960 – $189,176


Bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, construction management or equivalent years of experience in the electrical utility field is required. Minimum of 10 years of experience in electric utility engineering and construction. Requires valid Colorado driver’s license with satisfactory driving record within CORE standards. Experience with construction, procedures, terminology and job scheduling is required, as is the ability to communicate directly with contractor personnel, consultants, developers, other utilities and employees of CORE.


Responsible for the leadership and day to day management of the System Improvement Department.  This department duties include project management of capital projects, field services and inspections, and land rights responsibilities. Receives direction from the Engineering Director to define objectives and establish direc­tion and coordinates with the Operations and Engineering Departments on routine and special projects. Plans and arranges own work. Time management and individual productivity are important elements of this position. Will work in conjunction with consulting engineers, CORE’s Engineering and Operations Departments, and contractors to schedule, inspect and oversee projects. In addition, reviews proposed contracts and construction documents, prepares as-built construction documents, and reviews contractor billings. Represents the interests of CORE in all aspects of work and ensures compliance with the latest contract standards and specifications. Department Manager is responsible for the overall development, maintenance, and execution of the annual department operating budget and capital construction budget.

Duties require a thorough knowledge of utility design and construction specifications for substations, transmission lines, and overhead and underground distribution systems. Extensive knowledge of utility engineering design and construction practices. Must have a working knowledge of N.E.S.C. and N.E.C. construction regulations and R.U.S. design standards.


Sedalia, CO


CORE offers an exceptional benefits package that includes:

• 9/80 work schedule (3-day weekend every other week)

• 160 hours of accruable PTO per year (minimum)

• 100% cooperative-paid benefits, including defined benefit pension plan, medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, basic life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, employee assistance program

• 401(k) retirement plan with company match up to 4%, 100% vested immediately

• Wellness reimbursement up to $300 per year

• 8 paid holidays per year

• Paid parental leave

• Education and training reimbursement

• Volunteer paid time off

• Length-of-service program

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How to Apply

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CORE Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer.

CORE provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All qualified candidates are given equal opportunity, and selection decisions are based on job-related factors. We also believe in strength in diversity.