Alliant Energy Electrical Engineer III - Transmission Planning in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

4083BRJob Responsibilities:

  • Performs work on a variety of assignments, some of which require in-depth analysis to determine appropriate solution; uses a variety of complex tools and resources to solve problems.

  • In addition to the requirements for Engineer II, uses tools and standards to design for safety in operating and maintaining equipment.

  • Maintains an awareness of customer needs and expectations and proposes solutions. Is proactively involved in the identification and solution of problems falling within assigned area of responsibility with minimal guidance.

  • Goes beyond generally accepted guidelines to analyze problems and recommend possible solutions. Assists in solving moderately complex problems by identifying new ways of using existing procedures, techniques and resources.

  • Applies governmental and organizational engineering standards; makes recommendations for changing processes and procedures.

  • Interprets policy and exercises discretion and independent judgment in resolving moderately complex problems; may assist less experienced staff in making decisions.

  • Frequently uses critical thinking skills necessary to develop recommendations which provide technically sound and the most cost effective solutions applied to a specific problem.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of customer and business needs and regularly develops and implements the appropriate workable solution to problems based on given budgetary and schedule constraints.

  • Makes medium risk decisions that involve direct application of technical knowledge with proper sign off from customer and minimal guidance form supervisor.

  • Performs as a key team member who makes positive, supportive contributions on teams that deal with technical or operational problems.

  • Proactively provides guidance to less experienced staff members. Has established effective working relationships with employees, contractors, customers, functional groups, and internal and external peers. Explains technical problems to internal stakeholders and accurately prepares detailed documents such as technical studies, project documentation for future reference, etc.

  • In addition to Engineer II requirements, determines the classification of projects between capital and maintenance using the property unit catalog. Maintains working knowledge of financial and business skills including budgeting, accounting, utility economics, NPV, EBIT. Manages project budgets, including processes accruals and communicates anticipated changes in the budget; has completed COGNOS training and Utility Rate Making Concepts training.

Requisition ID:4083BRPosition Type:Regular Recruiting Location(s):Cedar Rapids, IA, Madison, WISchedule Type:Full-Time Posting Details:

Power up your career with Alliant Energy! We are currently recruiting for a Transmission Planning - Engineer III. This position may be filled in our Cedar Rapids, IA or Madison, WI office.

About the Transmission Planning Department - our expertise includes:

  • Performing generator interconnection and retirement studies

  • Performing transmission reliability studies

  • Responsibility over NERC standards

The selected candidate for this position must have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university. Prior experience in transmission planning is preferred.

This position may fill at a higher or lower (entry) level depending on the candidate's qualifications.

Alliant Energy will be unable to provide sponsorship now or in the future for this position.

Job Category:Engineering Job Qualifications:

Engineer I:

  • 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.

  • An internship or co-op in engineering preferred.

Engineer II:

  • 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.

  • Two years of related experience

Engineer III:

  • 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.

  • Five years of related experience

Additional Required Experience:

  • 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.

Additional Preferred Experience:

  • NERC, FERC, or MISO experience

  • PSSE and PowerGEM TARA software experience

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran.

Posting Title:Electrical Engineer III - Transmission PlanningTalent Gateway Posting Details:Join our Transmission Planning Team as an Engineer level III. Other levels of experience are also encouraged to apply.