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NorthWestern Energy Generation & Transmission Interconnection Specialist in Butte, Montana

54000-108200 per year | 29-May-2024 to 12-Jun-2024 (MST) | Butte, MT, USA | Salary | Transmission | Regular Full Time

Generation & Transmission Interconnection Specialist

Work Location : Butte, MT

Pay range : $54,000 to $108,200 per year

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

External candidates apply at northwesternenergy.com

Internal candidates apply through iConnect (https://iconnect.nwe.northwesternenergy.com/Employee-Portal/?m) .

About this position:

This position provides support for the Generation and Transmission Interconnection process. The Specialist will become familiar with Federal, State, and NorthWestern Energy's Generation, Transmission, and Load Interconnection policies and procedures, along with Transmission Service Request policies and procedures. Primary functions will include processing Montana Net Metering applications and performing the processes of generation, transmission, and load interconnections for customers who desire to interconnect to NorthWestern Energy's system. The Specialist will help to ensure that the interconnection procedures are applied in accordance with the NorthWestern Energy Tariff and with the proper jurisdictional Interconnection procedures. This includes tracking interconnection projects and providing progress reports on those projects; the tracking will be done through the BrightWork and SharePoint programs.

The Specialist will assist with Customer communication and be the point of contact for incoming requests. The Specialist will also learn other areas of the Transmission Services department, including Transmission Service Request processing, scheduling, etc.

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:

  • Perform the project coordination for the various Generation Interconnection, Transmission Service, and Load Interconnection projects. Learn the Federal, State and NorthWestern Generation/Transmission/Load Interconnection and Transmission Service Request policies and procedures

  • Ensure State of Montana Interconnection Net Meter requests are processed in accordance with the NorthWestern Tariff and Montana Public Service Commission orders

  • Track and maintain Interconnection queue and post OASIS updates as necessary

  • Maintain data necessary for the successful coordination of Customer-initiated projects

  • Use BrightWork and SharePoint software to track and manage projects and reports

  • Prepare and administer Study Agreements, Interconnection Agreements, and Transmission Service Agreements

  • Assist with invoicing of study costs and construction expenditures

  • Respond to interconnection and transmission inquiries by phone and email. Be a point of contact for customers; attend and lead scoping and results meetings

  • Learn and understand the NorthWestern FERC OATT

  • Use eCIS+ to access customer information in the context of net metering

  • Most job time is spent in an office environment utilizing office resources with occasional walking, lifting, and/or carrying of lightweight office materials and computer equipment

  • Assist with coordination of various NorthWestern Energy departments' activities in the administration of the interconnection process

  • Other duties as assigned

  • 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

  • S. Degree in Business or equivalent relevant experience is required

  • Knowledge of electric transmission system operations and reliability criteria and associate with WECC, FERC and NERC requirements preferred

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communications skills are required and the ability to work with team members and other internal/external stakeholders

  • ECIS+ experience preferred

  • Detail oriented

  • Must have excellent organizational, communication and planning skills and be a self-starter

  • Must be able to learn quickly and adapt quickly to the changing transmission business

  • Proficiency with MS Office products is necessary, technical writing skills a plus, database experience is preferred

    Requisition #4412

    Posting Dates: May 29, 2024 through June 12, 2024

    Department/Division: Transmission

    Employment Physical: Not 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 job.inquiries@northwestern.com .

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