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NorthWestern Energy Electric Distribution Standards Engineer (Location negotiable within Montana or South Dakota Service Territory, Butte MT Preferred) in Butte, Montana

62900-135200 per year | 15-May-2024 to Until Filled (MST) | Butte, MT, USA | Salary | Asset Management | Regular Full Time

Electric Distribution Standards Engineer

Work Location : Butte, MT preferred; Negotiable within Montana or South Dakota Service Territory

Pay range : $62,900 to $135,200 per year

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

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About this position:

The Electric Distribution Standards Engineer provides engineering expertise in a broad range of assignments related to overhead and underground electric distribution including line design, construction practices, tooling and material specifications. Tasks include development of electric distribution construction standards and collaboration with other departments on items impacting standards as well as design and specification of materials including transformers, wood poles and primary cable.

We offer great benefits:

NorthWestern Energy is a fully regulated electric and natural gas utility serving Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. We employ over 1,500 amazing people and serve 775,300 customers who are our neighbors in our communities. We are a top employer and offer competitive benefits, including:

  • 401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%

  • Healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision for you, your spouse and dependents, Health Savings Account (HSA), healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)

  • Employee Assistance Programs (Offering up to six free counseling sessions, per person, per issue, per year for employees, spouses and dependents to include financial heath)

  • Life Insurance (Company pays basic employee policy; spouse, dependent insurance also available)

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Competitive pay (Scheduled performance-based wage increases and annual incentive opportunities.)

  • Paid company endorsed volunteer opportunities

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid bereavement leave

  • Paid training opportunities

  • Paid time off starting on your first day, plus 11 paid holidays

    Benefits may vary by position or as negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement.

    About this job:

  • Responsible for electric distribution construction standards and material specifications taking into consideration code (NESC and NEC) compliance, sound engineering judgment, workability in the field, and cost effectiveness

  • Compile and write technical reports

  • Provide standards related training to field engineers and craft personnel

  • Provide, evaluate and approve a consistent and modern approach to standards development and refinement.

  • Lead applicable standards, policy and procedure committee meetings and reviews

  • Develop, revise, and implement standard specifications as necessary, including materials, equipment, and tooling.

  • Respond to internal/external inquiries related to materials and standards

  • Perform field and engineering assessments for operating needs

  • Research and stay current with industry best practices around electric distribution system construction, include engineering and material solutions

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships

  • 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

  • Most job time is spent in office environment, with some exposure to field environment & weather

  • Travel as required for business up to 20% of the time

    Am I right for this job? Here's the success profile:

  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

  • BS in Engineering is required

  • Professional Engineer's License, or ability to obtain, is preferred.

  • Excellent communications skills and technical writing skills preferred

  • Have the ability to handle multiple and simultaneous tasks to meet aggressive deadlines

  • Must be organized and have the ability to work effectively with others

  • Experience in electric utility is highly preferred

  • Knowledge of the NESC and the NEC Codes is desired

  • Practical working knowledge of Microsoft applications

  • A valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record

    Requisition #4373

    Posting Dates: May 15, 2024 through Open Until Filled

    Department/Division: Asset Management

    Employment Physical: Required

    Drug Test: Required

    Background Check: Required

    Relocation Benefit: Negotiable

    Telecommuting: Part-time Negotiable within NorthWestern Energy Service Territory

    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. 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 at 1-800-245-6977 or at .