Alliant Energy Solar Design & Installation Reviewer - Hybrid in Ames, Iowa
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At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build stronger communities. We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what’s next in energy. When our employees say “I am energy,” it means they take pride in the work we do when disaster strikes, as well as all the days in between. We reward our highly hardworking and dedicated teams and give them the support they need to ensure their safety, wellness and financial security for themselves and their families.
If you enjoy challenges, have strong communication skills and are passionate about the work you do we invite you to consider Alliant Energy.
What sets us apart?
Alliant Energy offers a full compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Employer Cash Contribution, Long and Short-Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.
Year after year, Alliant Energy is recognized by major publications and foundations as a top employer and leader in the areas of equity and sustainability. This includes Newsweek’s list of Most Responsible Companies, Forbes list of Best Midsize Employers , a perfect Corporate Equality Index Score as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality and being named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.
Our employees make a difference through their work and personal activities. In 2021, employees, retirees and our charitable foundation collectively contributed $11.5 million and volunteered over 75,000 hours.
At Alliant Energy we value innovation in terms of meeting the needs of our customers and our system. If you are innovative and self-driven, we have an outstanding opportunity for you as a Distributed Generation Specialist. We are looking to fill two positions in this new role performing important technical reviews of distributed generation interconnection applications. The Distributed Generation Specialist Team will work to ensure that applications meet relevant technical and safety requirements. We are looking for this team to improve the review process through identifying opportunities to increase consistency and efficiency and bring new ideas in how we perform our work. Additional responsibilities include collaborating with internal and external customers, holding applicants accountable, and evolving along with the Distributed Generation market and industry.
This position offers a blend of working from home and in the Cedar Rapids, Ames, Marshalltown or Dubuque office on average 2-3 days per week. The successful candidate must reside in either Iowa or Wisconsin .
Alliant Energy will not provide sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa) now or in the future for this position.
Responsible for technical evaluations associated with interconnection applications; assessing and addressing adverse system impacts and ensuring regulatory compliance. Evaluations include but are not limited to equipment descriptions, one-line drawings, and plot plans.
Coordinate and, at times, attend witness tests for Distributed Generation installations to ensure operating requirements are met
Maintain good working relationships installers or developers of distributed energy resources. Provide guidance on company procedures, service rules, code requirements, metering requirements, agreements. Handle routine to complex inquiries. Keep current with understanding and knowledge of company procedures.
Maintain good working relationships with system engineers who oversee the day-to-day operations and long-range plans for the distribution system. Over time become subject matter expert in distributed energy interconnect process and issues or hurdles that need to be addressed, including inefficiencies in internal processes.
Assist with the development and oversight of departmental process and procedures. Assist with the training of new staff.
Provide input into development of data analysis, including but not limited to development of dashboards.
Provide input into development and maintenance of our internal application system, Power Clerk.
Bachelor's Degree in related area is preferred
2 years of professional technical experience
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must be willing to travel occasionally, with most travel being a single day within the state.
Travel can include occasional overnight stays.
Experience with an interconnection platform such as Power Clerk
Experience reading and interpreting one-line diagrams
Experience with distributed generation (solar, wind, battery) design and installation
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Basic financial skills
Demonstrated effective computer skills, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, computer software, and related.
Knowledge of distributed energy resources, e.g. battery storage, solar, EV.
Knowledge on federal, state, and local codes and regulations applicable to electric facilities, including but not limited to NEC and NESC.
Demonstrated problem solving skills including the ability to work with others on resolutions.
Demonstrated ability to handle customer contacts in a manner that encourages positive customer relations.
Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Works in a diverse and inclusive environment.
Our people are passionate about what they do, the product they sell, and the customers they serve. If you're looking for an opportunity to be a part of a work family that values collaboration, innovation and dedication, we're the right company for you.
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Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.
All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.
The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
It's an exciting time to join Alliant Energy! Our innovative thinking and fresh, sustainable approach to energy sets us apart. If you're looking for a place that values diverse backgrounds, offers flexible work options and wants to build better communities and a better tomorrow, consider a career with Alliant Energy.
At Alliant Energy, our employees make a difference by delivering an essential service for our customers and communities every day. We care about our employees. We want them to be safe, happy and healthy.
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