Employment Opportunities

Employees are the most important resource at Dickson Electric System. Without them, it would be impossible to deliver electricity to our approximately 35,000 customers. Dickson Electric System offers a meaningful work environment, career development and competitive pay and benefits. DES has a practice of promoting from within the organization when qualified employees express interest. However, sometimes it becomes necessary to recruit and select candidates from outside the organization. Employment opportunities for DES are posted on our website and if necessary, advertised via local newspapers or the TVPPA website. Resumes and applications are accepted only when there is a specific job opening. Click here for our Application for Employment. Dickson Electric System is an Equal Opportunity employer and a TN drug-free workplace.

Currently, DES has the following job openings:

Electrical Engineer:  Dickson Electric System, a municipal electric system located in Middle Tennessee, has an opening for an Electrical Engineer who will work under the supervision of the Director of Engineering.  Must be able to perform professional work in the design, planning, operation and maintenance of overhead and underground electrical distribution systems; make recommendations on methods of system improvements; and develop engineering costs, labor costs, equipment costs, material costs, prepare bid documents, plans and specifications.

The position requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, a Tennessee Professional Engineer’s license (or ability to obtain within 4 years) and a minimum of 2-4 years of experience related to electrical planning and operations with emphasis on design, construction, and operation of electrical distribution systems. The ideal candidate must have  strong analytical and time management skills, good project management skills, the ability to work independently on projects in a timely manner, strong written and oral communication skills, good computer skills, and a valid Tennessee drivers license.  The candidate must be a self starter and be familiar with applicable codes, standards, and regulations.  Candidate must be proficient in the use of personal computers and software including Windows, Excel, and Word.  Familiarity with Milsoft and GIS software is desirable. 

Those qualified may apply via the DES website:  www.dicksonelectric.com or may email resume and application to: Humanresources@dicksonelectric.com.  Applications and resumes may also be mailed to Dickson Electric System, attention Human Resources, at P.O. Box 627, Dickson, TN 37056.  Dickson Electric System is a Tennessee Drug-Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.