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NiSource Engineer I in Crown Point, Indiana

Substation Power Equipment Engineer I

Job Code: 107215


Substation Power Equipment Engineer I provides technical expertise to solve Substation power equipment problems, and leadership skills to provide oversight of work in a specific area of expertise, with close supervision. Incumbents are expected to develop skills in their field of study, and the ability to work with greater independence.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

With Close Supervision:

  • Provides technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of problems in area of expertise.

  • Ensures accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring of work activities.

  • Prepares thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations and sketches.

  • Provides critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Strives to continually improve job-related, engineering, technical and professional knowledge, skills and performance.

  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities.   Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.  Maintains accurate records and files.

  • Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally.

  • Working knowledge of company and industry codes, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures

Required Qualifications for Position

Specialist I

  • Graduate from a four year ABET accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering

  • Understanding of basic engineering/technical theories and principles.

  • Understanding of basic practices of researching technical design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations

  • Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Understanding of basic principles of project management

  • PMP Certification

  • Experience in the electric utility industry.

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position

Substation Power Equipment Engineer I

• Ability to investigate and analyze assigned technical issues under close supervision and apply basic electrical and mechanical engineering principals

• Ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical drawings

• Has basic understanding of our Cascade Maintenance System

• Ability to operate basic test and measurement equipment

• Ability to perform infrared scanning and analyze results for impending problems and issues mitigation recommendations  

• Has basic knowledge of power system component operation

• has basic knowledge of mechanical engineering principals

• Has ability to document acceptance, calibration, maintenance, and functional testing of substation power equipment


This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

1,   Prerequisite for promotion within the job family requires strong performance at prior level.

  1. Promotion within the job family up to and including the Senior Engineer level will be based on merit.

Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

Safety Statement

Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$86,300.00 - $129,500.00

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Please note that the job posting will close on the day before the posting end date.

At NiSource, you'll be part of the team serving nearly four million customers throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, who count on us to energize their homes and businesses. Whether speaking with customers by phone, analyzing financial data or installing new gas lines in a neighborhood, you’ll meet exciting challenges each day and make the most of your skills and talents. And you’ll be part of a company that was named by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Large Employers.

We're looking for talent from all backgrounds. We invite candidates of all abilities to come as they are and do what they love. Through our years of successful growth, we’ve stayed true to our roots by making a difference in the lives of millions of our customers. If you’re interested in joining an inclusive, innovative company that fosters opportunity for growth, NiSource might be the place for you.