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Alliant Energy Lead Resource Planning Consultant 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.

Looking to join an organization dedicated to using resources wisely and finding new ways to preserve the environment we all live and work in? Look no further! Alliant Energy has recently invested billions of dollars in, but not limited to, solar, wind, and battery storage to the benefit of its customers

We are currently looking for a Lead Resource Planning Consultant to join our Resource Planning team. The Resource Planning team is responsible for economic analysis and strategy with a focus on integrating new resources to ensure a cost effective, reliable plan for the clean energy grid of the future. The team advises our development team, company leadership, and external stakeholders on optimal resource planning decisions by developing better tools, processes, and modeling approaches through learning and knowledge sharing.

Our ideal candidate enjoys a challenge, works well in a collaborative team environment, and revels in seeking answers through data analytics.

Where you will work:

  • Candidates located in Wisconsin or Iowa will work on a Hybrid basis, offering the flexibility to work from home while also spending time at one of our locations to interact with team members in-person. Relocation assistance will be provided for candidates looking to move to the Cedar Rapids or Madison areas to work on a hybrid basis.

  • Candidates located in Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Nebraska will work on a Remote basis. Limited travel to an office in Wisconsin or Iowa for meetings will be required. Candidates located outside of these states who are not willing to relocate to Madison, WI or Cedar Rapids, IA will not be considered.

What you will do:

  • Perform Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) style generation planning and capacity expansion modeling, using AuroraXMP (or similar) production cost software

  • Research MISO Resource Adequacy obligations, regulatory IRP requirements, and peer IRP reports and filings from multiple entities to build a benchmark system model

  • Analyze data, draws inferences and presents results in a clear and understandable format to management and external stakeholders

  • Develop presentation materials that communicate clearly the analyses performed and conveys insights that help Alliant Energy better serve its utility customers

  • Assist in developing business case and alternatives analysis with cost-benefit and risk evaluation for future projects

  • Support multiple ad hoc projects inclusive of those above, completing them in a timely manner


  • Bachelor's Degree with an emphasis in engineering, economics, or utility finance is preferred

Required Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the energy industry with integrated resource planning, resource adequacy, economic analysis experience, forecasting, economic analysis, and asset management experience

  • Strong understanding of the economics underlying electric power generation and a working knowledge of related technical issues

  • Previous experience in Integrated Resource Planning or a strong background in power sector modeling, resource cost-benefit analysis, or related complex system modeling

  • Experience with AuroraXMP or similar production cost models (PLEXOS, PROMOD, etc.)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of MISO resource adequacy issues and processes.

  • Ability to critically think, challenge assumptions and prioritize responsibilities

  • Strong data management, analysis, and presentation skills (Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Experience in evaluating complex technical and financial issues independently, developing recommendations, action plans, and managing multiple complex assignments simultaneously

  • Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Ability to work in a diverse work environment

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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

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.

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