Alliant Energy Distributed Energy Resource Engineer I - Hybrid in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!
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.
The energy industry is changing, and so is Alliant Energy! We are currently seeking a Distributed Energy Resource Engineer I (DER) to be a part of those changes. The DER Engineer will work on the Power Delivery team. If you are interested in becoming a subject matter expert on DER, this new role may be just the fit. Primary responsibilities include DER studies, providing technical support and guidance, tackling DER challenges and breaking down barriers to further DER as solutions.
The successful candidate will be someone who likes to make things better, improving procedures and creating consistencies, as well as being bold in acting for tomorrow and thinking beyond, focusing on continuous improvement; bringing new and creative ideas to challenges and solutions.
This Hybrid position offers the flexibility to work from home and report to one of our locations in Ames, Cedar Rapids, or Marshalltown, Iowa on average 1-2 days per week.
Works on routine assignments in a structured environment under close supervision, typically with a more experienced engineer’s review and oversight.
Participates in Safe Start training to understand the philosophy of zero injuries. Follows safety rules and practices to identify and correct unsafe conditions for self and team.
Learns basic customer needs and expectations; makes an effort to identify problems and solutions within assigned work.
Uses standard practices and procedures to solve problems limited in scope. Implements alternative methods or resources for getting routine work done. Applies governmental and organizational engineering standards.
Understands the basic need of combining technical and cost effective criteria into an overall solution through developing a budget, schedule and scope of work by working with the customer.
Makes low risk decisions that involve direct application of technical knowledge with guidance from supervisor.
Learns the business environment.
Learns to work with union employees, contractors and business unit customers in a functional or project management role.
Develops relationships at the department, customer and peer level; participates on teams as assigned.
Demonstrates awareness of the corporate balance sheet and income statement and understands the difference between a rate payer and shareholder. Learns and participates in the departmental budgeting process. Learns to apply the chart of accounts appropriately to ERP.
Learns the basics of the property unit catalog. Understands procedure FIN 102 (Purchasing of Materials and Services) and ensures correct use of procurement/payment tools to conduct business. Accesses COGNOS reports to assure SOX compliance.
Acquires an understanding of appropriate communications with vendors, field construction, operations personnel, and internal stakeholders. Learns to document project activities and outcomes for future reference.
This position requires a four year degree from an accredited college or university, within an engineering program that is accredited through the Engineering Accreditation Commission.
Previous technical and/or professional experience is preferred.
An internship or co-op in engineering is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and project management).
Ability to work in a diverse work environment.
This job is covered by the Department of Transportation regulations on drug and alcohol testing (CFR 49, Parts 40 and 199), and is subject to drug testing according to said regulations.
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.
It's not just what we do; it's how we do it.
Live Safety. Everyone. Always | Make Things Better | Care For Others | Do The Right Thing | Act For Tomorrow | Think Beyond. Be Bold
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.
Alliant Energy and subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please email email@example.com.
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.
Provide your resume and contact information to be considered for future openings.