Careers

Why Work For Us?

The Lansing Board of Water & Light is a community employer of choice with a small company feel. Employees truly believe in the company mission and excellence in customer service – whether the customer is the general public or coworkers serving in another department.

Wahida Tina

Wahida Tina

Mechanical Engineer, 3 Years

BWL is a diverse, multicultural environment, and it’s a good working environment with so much to do. I’ve volunteered at diversity events that give me the opportunity to present myself and my culture. It’s very inspiring. It’s open and encouraging all the time to do something new.

Tony Green

Tony Green

Lead Supervisor of CMC, 15 Years

It’s a testament to the industry’s stability that the BWL has 135 years of service to the community. They’ll keep you employed and make sure you’re taken care of through everything, and that’s something most companies can’t promise you.

Dominic Brito

Dominic Brito

Desktop Support Technician, 3 Years

I started at BWL through 1st S.T.E.P. I liked that not only are you getting a paid internship, but you’re also getting experience, your foot in the door to be hired in a fulltime job with benefits, people are familiar with you and you get a scholarship at the end.

Heather Shawa

Heather Shawa

Chief Financial Officer, 5 Years

There are so many different functions, job opportunities and skill sets required to maintain a public utility. It’s a highly regulated industry. There are traditional, professional and field service roles, such as line workers, accountants and chemists. There’s so much opportunity with the variety of skill sets and positions.

Andre Manual

Andre Manual

Substation Manager, 23 Years

The relationships at the BWL are exceptional. We have a family-oriented environment where everyone gets along and respects one another. Whether it’s in a meeting or out in the field, everybody feels appreciated and heard.