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NorthWestern Energy Demand Side Management Engineer in Butte, Montana

Demand Side Management Engineer

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  • 08-Aug-2019 to 22-Aug-2019 (MST)

  • Customer Care, Communications, HR

  • Butte, MT, USA

  • Regular Full Time

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POSTING DATES: August 8, 2019 through August 22, 2019


Demand Side Management Engineer


Customer Care - DSM

Work Location

Butte, Montana


6-9 ($52,000 to $119,300)

Employment Status

Regular, Full-time

Employment Physical

Not Required

Drug Test

Not Required

Background Check


Relocation Benefit



The Demand Side Management (DSM) Engineer is primarily responsible for supporting all facets of NorthWestern Energy's electric and natural gas DSM and Universal System Benefits (USB) programs including designing, developing, administering, marketing, and monitoring programs and related service contracts, reporting on program activities, and supporting related regulatory filings.


  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

  • Research, evaluate, and perform technical and economic analysis on energy efficiency technologies, projects and programs

  • Perform computer-related functions such as engineering analysis, spreadsheet development, utilization and manipulation, and database compilations

  • Compile and write technical reports

  • Provide input on program planning, design, acquisition targets, and budgets for DSM/USB projects and programs

  • Maintain accurate DSM/USB program records, databases, and documentation

  • Function as either a primary or supporting contact for DSM/USB programs

  • Interact with and provide information to NorthWestern Energy's external technical advisory committees and other parties as necessary

  • Develop and manage requests for proposals, evaluate bids and negotiate contracts, and manage contractor performance

  • Monitor program performance relative to established acquisition targets and budgets

  • Support the development of DSM/USB regulatory filings

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • Current Professional Engineer's License or ability to obtain one is preferred

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

  • Must be flexible, possess an entrepreneurial spirit, and have a strong desire to provide excellent customer service

  • General understanding of natural gas and electric utility systems preferred

  • Familiarity with underlying concepts as well as challenges associated with utility-operated DSM programs

  • Good working knowledge of economic analysis and energy-related concepts and calculations

  • Knowledge of current Montana building codes is preferred

  • Working knowledge and experience in construction and design preferred

  • Working knowledge and experience with residential and commercial lighting, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment design, installation, and maintenance

  • Demonstrate experience with of Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record


When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.


External applicants should apply online at Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job # 2910

3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.