Alliant Energy Electrical Engineer-Substation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

3739BRJob Responsibilities:

  • 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 decisions for future reference.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Requisition ID:3739BRPosition Type:Regular Recruiting Location(s):Cedar Rapids, IA Schedule Type:Full-Time Posting Details:Alliant Energy Substation Engineering Department is recruiting a Substation Design Engineer (will fill up to a Senior Level) in our Cedar Rapids, Iowa office. This position will coordinate and execute the electrical-mechanical engineering of medium and high voltage air insulated substation bus and switchgear.

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, preferably with a power systems focus. Additionally a valid driver’s license will be required, as some travel is necessary for projects and assignments.

Typical duties/responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide engineering services during the scope, design, and construction stages of medium and high-voltage air insulated substation bus and switchgear.

  • Work with, or lead, the team to ensure deliverables meet expected quality, costs, and adherence to schedule.

  • Develop single line diagrams, general arrangement and section drawings, control schematics and equipment wiring, raceway systems, grounding systems, station service, and bills of materials for the substation design packages.

  • Perform technical, cost savings, and constructability reviews of electro-mechanical design packages from internal engineering, outsource sub-contractor engineering, and equipment factories.

  • Perform studies and analyses, including rigid bus analyses, grounding analyses, lightning protection, illumination studies, auxiliary power system studies, and equipment rating analyses.

  • Generate equipment specifications, monitor vendor technical compliance, and witness factory acceptance testing as applicable.

  • Evaluate, recommend, and select high voltage equipment for projects and standards.

  • Utilize knowledge of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) to ensure that designs comply with the required safety clearances.

  • Provide construction, installation, and commissioning support.

Alliant Energy will not provide sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa) now or in the future for this position.Job Category:Engineering Job Qualifications:

  • Education and/or experience equivalent to a four year degree from a college or university, within an engineering program that is accredited through the Engineering Accreditation Commission. Specific emphasis in electrical engineering - power systems preferred.

  • An internship or co-op in engineering preferred.

  • 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.

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.

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Posting Title:Electrical Engineer-SubstationTalent Gateway Posting Details:Make a difference by coordinating and executing the electrical-mechanical engineering of medium and high voltage air insulated substation bus and switchgear.