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Alliant Energy Project Engineer or Generation Equipment Specialist in Madison, Wisconsin

6077BRJob Title:Project Engineer or Generation Equipment SpecialistJob Responsibilities:

  • Performs work on a variety of assignments of moderate scope and complexity using established procedures under limited supervision.

  • In addition to those requirements for Engineer I, makes safety suggestions to assist in maintaining a safe work environment.

  • Develops an awareness of customer needs and expectations and propose solutions for moderately complex issues. Participates in the identification and solution of problems falling within assigned area of responsibility with guidance from supervisor.

  • Applies governmental and organizational engineering standards.

  • Interprets policy and exercises discretion and judgment in resolving moderately complex problems.

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

  • Demonstrates the ability to work with the customer to develop an acceptable scope document, budget and schedule for assigned work in order to complete assignments on time and within budget.

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

  • Participates and makes positive, supportive contributions on teams as assigned.

  • May provide guidance to less experienced staff members. Has established effective working relationships with employees, contractors, customers, functional groups and peers. Communicates with vendors, field construction, operations personnel, and internal stakeholders. Documents project activities and outcomes for future reference.

  • In addition to Engineer I requirements, actively participates in the departmental budgeting process. Applies the chart of accounts appropriately to MAXIMO. Can differentiate between capital and maintenance projects in accordance with the property unit catalog. Is proficient in structuring ERP requests (i.e., requisitions, purchase order structure and processing receipt approvals). Navigates COGNOS and can interpret the available project reports (PC400 & 500) to assure SOX compliance.

Requisition ID:6077BRPosition Type:Regular Recruiting Location(s):Madison, WI Schedule Type:Full-Time Posting Details: Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!

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.

    Alliant Energy has an outstanding opportunity for a Project Engineer or Generation Equipment Specialist to support our engineering operations at our Wisconsin Power Plants, Wind Farms and Solar Sites. This person will fill a critical role within our generation engineering department. This department is responsible for providing engineering services and support to the most critical function of our business, our power plants. This position can be filled at a higher level depending on candidate qualifications.

The person selected for this position will perform a variety of engineering work assignments in the areas of problem-solving and technical support to ensure optimal operation and maintenance of Alliant Energy's generation fleet. Additionally, this person will work both individually and as a team to resolve reliability and other plant issues, and to coordinate repair and improvement projects.

This position offers a blend of remote work and travel throughout the Wisconsin territory to power plants. Travel is estimated to be 50% and will depend on the candidate’s location and the projects assigned. The successful candidate must reside in Wisconsin.

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:

  • A four-year degree from a college or university, within an engineering program that is accredited through the Engineering Accreditation Commission is preferred.

  • A four-year degree is NOT required for this role if filled as a Generation Equipment Specialist.

  • A Mechanical, Civil or Chemical Engineering Degree is preferred.


  • A minimum of two years technical and/or professional experience is preferred. The successful candidates experience level will help determine the level of Engineer or Generation Equipment Specialist, they will start at.

    Preferred Experience:

  • Project Management experience, along with ability to work with subcontractors and cross-functional teams, may have expertise in a particular area of the discipline.

  • Mechanical, Civil or Chemical Engineering Degrees are preferred.

  • Power generation equipment experience 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).

  • Works in a diverse and inclusive environment.

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Applications will be accepted until a qualified pool of candidates is received.

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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.

Disclaimer: 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.

Posting Title:Project Engineer or Generation Equipment Specialist