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NorthWestern Energy Engineer in Butte, Montana


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  • 23-Nov-2022 to 07-Dec-2022 (MST)

  • Transmission

  • Butte, MT, USA

  • Regular Full Time

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Work Location : Butte, MT

Pay range : 6-9 ($58,600 to $126,000)

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

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About this position:

The Engineer will be responsible for providing technical support for the Gas Transmission and Storage Department. This Engineer will be involved in a variety of different areas associated with gas transmission and storage including planning, design, construction and field support for compression, pipelines, control equipment, cathodic protection, measurement & regulation, field operations, construction/maintenance and gas processing.

We offer great benefits:

NorthWestern Energy is a fully regulated electric and natural gas utility serving Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. We employ 1,500 amazing people and serve 753,600 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 Program (Offering up to six free counseling sessions, per person, per issue, per year for employees, spouses and dependents)

  • 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 training opportunities

  • Paid time off starting on your first day, plus 10 paid holidays

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

    About this job:

  • Engineer will provide engineering design, construction & project management support and subject matter consulting

  • Responsibility will be based upon experience and qualifications

  • Familiar with 49 Code of Federal Regulation related to gas part 192

  • Function as project engineer for natural gas facilities such as pipelines, measurement & regulation stations, compressor stations or gas treatment equipment

  • Engineer will perform economic evaluations, develop budget items and evaluate new products and services

  • Effectively communicate and coordinate with other functional areas to plan, budget and successfully execute projects and initiatives with expected outcomes

  • Responsible to ensure all materials and compliance related actions for projects are documented and retained as required

  • Time will be spent in an office environment with exposure to field environment, and project oversight during design and construction.

  • Job is spent in both field and office with exposure to all field hazards and weather

  • Perform individual lifts and carries supplies up to 35 pounds

  • Travel and extended hours may be required, up to 50% travel

  • 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

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

  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record, positive safety attitude, and safety awareness

  • BS Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Civil or relevant discipline preferred) required

  • 5+ years of similar experience preferred

  • Detail orientated personality with situational awareness is required

  • Ability and willingness to obtain a Professional Engineer's License in Montana is preferred

  • Good organizational skills and have the ability to handle multiple conflicting tasks or projects and stressful situations.

  • Excellent computer, communication and technical writing skills

  • Self-motivated and be able to work independently in a team environment

  • Valid Montana driver's license or the ability to obtain one is required

  • Possess strong interpersonal communication skills

    Requisition #3834

    Posting Dates: November 23, 2022 through December 7, 2022

    Department/Division: Gas Transmissioni & Storage

    Employment Physical: Required

    Drug Test: Required

    Background Check: Required

    Relocation Benefit: Negotiable

    Telecommuting: None

    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