Employment Opportunities

Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) is seeking a new Executive Director. TCL&P is a municipally owned electric and telecom utility located in Traverse City, Michigan. The utility prides itself on being a responsive and community-friendly electric utility whose core purpose is electric service, but it has grown to provide telecom services with the new TCLPfiber as well as a complimentary downtown Wi-Fi network, dark fiber system, and street lighting. TCL&P’s core values are safety, high reliability, low rates, transparency and exceptional customer service and communications. Additionally, a key core vale to the Utility, fully supported by the Board, City and residents of the Traverse City, is the commitment to providing 100% carbon-free electricity and being recognized as a regional energy leader. To this end, the Board approved a strategic plan in 2018 to have the utility power supply become 100% renewable by 2040 with intermediate goals of 15% renewable by 2021 and 40% renewable by 2025. TCL&P is currently at 24.43% but with upcoming committed projects, they will be at 35.95% in 2022 and 43.65% in 2023.

The TCL&P Executive Director is the top leadership position at TCL&P and is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s performance. He/she will be employed by, and report to, a 7-member Board appointed by the City of Traverse City Commission. The new Executive Director will be responsible for the administration and operation of TCL&P’s electric system and fiber system and all ancillary systems such as billing, engineering, customer service, etc. He/she will manage four direct reports with indirect management of the entire TCL&P organization of approximately 35 employees.

The TCL&P Executive Director will be charged with ensuring safety, maintaining reliability, improving efficiencies, and managing costs, all with an eye toward the requisite system expansion requirements to support regional economic growth and meeting the utility’s clean-energy initiatives. He/she will provide leadership for Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) that assures:

  • The highest level of satisfaction and competitive rates for customers;

  • A safe, productive, and motivated workforce;

  • Effective implementation of the short and long-term strategic plan, as approved by the board; and

  • A positive and cooperative relationship with all stakeholders (internal and external), and sound management of both human and fiscal resources.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who possesses maturity, confidence and sound business judgment. He/she will have the capability to establish credibility as a leader, strategic thinker and pragmatic doer. The new Executive Director will be a disciplined, organized professional, capable of leading a regulated utility, but at the same time savvy and nimble enough to effectively lead a competitive telecom/internet company. The selected candidate’s personal style will allow for interaction with individuals at all levels within and outside the organization. He/she will be an out-going individual that enjoys being an active member of the Traverse City community, helping to promote the benefits of a municipal utility and encouraging the economic development of the region. Most importantly, the Executive Director will take steps that enables TCL&P to continue to be an energy leader in Michigan.

TCL&P is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is open until filled. For additional information regarding this position or to submit a resume, please contact Mark Ciolek and Gary Carlson.


Are you a journeyman lineworker that is looking for a place to work where you can go home nightly?  Bay City Electric Light and Power, a division of the City of Bay City, Michigan is seeking full-time Electrical Journeyman Lineworkers to immediately fill multiple openings. This specialized experienced position earns a competitive salary of $45.33 per hour. Our lineworkers are responsible for the construction, maintenance, operations and outage restoration on the utility’s distribution facilities. They operate in a safe and efficient manner, to assure our customers reliable and affordable electricity.

As a city employee you will be offered generous personal time off (PTO) which includes vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay. A robust benefits package including a high deductible health insurance plan with a city-funded health savings account (HSA), dental insurance, as well as life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance is also available. Our city employees also enjoy additional benefits, such as an annual stipend to cover the purchase of authorized FR clothing, an annual stipend to cover the purchase of safety footwear, a defined contribution to a 401(a) plan with Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan (with employer and employee percentage contributions), and a Retiree Health Savings Plan with a fixed city percentage contribution which helps employees build assets for medical expenses when they reach retirement age.


  • Must be a High School Graduate or obtained a GED equivalent.

  • Must be a certified Journeyman Lineman and possess a Journeyman Lineman card.

  • Must have knowledge and experience with distribution systems.

  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid State of Michigan Driver’s License with CDL Class B endorsement.

  • Must be readily available to respond to system outages after normal work hours.

Please, do not apply if you cannot meet these requirements. 

About Bay City Electric Light and Power
Bay City Electric Light and Power (BCELP) is a municipal utility serving the Bay City area since 1868. Bay City Electric Light and Power (BCELP) is known for reliability, a safe workplace, and employee development. Bay City Electric Light and Power serves 21,000 customers.

Work Schedule

  • This is a 40/hour week (with potential paid overtime).

  • Work is conducted locally with no mandatory travel (occasional mutual aid storm work may be available).

  • Must be willing to take occasional on-call trouble truck coverage (paid).

  • Must be readily available to respond to system outages after normal work hours.

Are you Ready?

If you are looking for a new opportunity and meet the job requirements, please click on the link to apply today https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/baycitymi/jobs/1759618/MI-Michigan/Bay-City/Electric-Journeyperson-Lineworker