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Alliant Energy Senior Engineer - Project Manager in Madison, Wisconsin

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.

At Alliant Energy, our employees make a difference by delivering an essential service to our customers and communities every day. Together, we create a workplace where people feel like they belong and can use their unique backgrounds, talents and perspectives to their fullest potential. This environment contributes to innovative solutions and Powering What’s Next !

Looking for an opportunity to be involved with our buildout of new renewable and gas generation? Look no further! We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Engineer – Project Manager to join our team in Madison, WI or Beloit, WI . This position is responsible for upgrading and maintaining our generation fleet and may be involved with updating site Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans. The ideal candidate has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering with a Professional Engineer (PE) license.

Where you will work

This is a hybrid-remote position reporting to either the Madison, WI or Riverside plant location .

  • If you reside in the greater Beloit area, you will spend the majority of your time at our Riverside plant.

  • If you reside in the greater Madison area, you will report to the Madison office and travel throughout our Wisconsin service territory. Travel is estimated to be 40% and will include daytrips and occasional overnights.

What you will do

  • Perform work on a variety of complex assignments requiring in-depth analysis to determine appropriate solutions; uses a variety of complex tools and resources to solve problems.

  • Maintain 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.

  • Go beyond generally accepted guidelines to analyze problems and recommend possible solutions. Solve complex problems by identifying new ways of using existing procedures, techniques and resources. Apply independent judgment in complex situations regularly relying on experience.

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of discipline and uses best practices and knowledge to continuously improve on products and services.

  • Consistently demonstrates critical thinking skills necessary to develop recommendations which provide technically sound and the most cost effective solutions, understanding the application to other problems.

  • Demonstrate the ability and confidence to present alternatives and constructively influence the customer's decision making. Has developed credibility with internal customers and peers.

  • Make higher risk decisions that involve direct application of technical knowledge and may have an impact on multiple areas of the business with proper sign off from customer.

  • Lead and/or makes positive, supportive contributions on teams that deal with complex technical or operational problems.

  • Proactively provide guidance to less experienced staff members; may mentor new employees or interns. 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.

  • Understand various corporate financial statements and can differentiate how project implementation will impact the rate payer versus the shareholder. Consistently apply the chart of accounts appropriately to ERP and MAXIMO. Consistently apply “best practices” with ERP processes to assure system efficiency. Structures projects such that the shareholder benefit is maximized.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree Within an engineering program that is accredited through the Engineering Accreditation Commission is required

Required Experience

  • 7 years of related experience

Other Requirements

  • If the incumbent performs duties in gas engineering, this job is then covered by the Department of Transportation regulations on drug and alcohol testing (CFR 49, Parts 40 and 199), and is subject to drug testing according to said regulations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Project management leadership experience preferred, along with ability to deal with subcontractors and cross-functional teams; may have expertise in a particular area of the discipline.

  • 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.

Our people are passionate about what they do, the product they sell, and the customers they serve. If you're looking for an opportunity to be a part of a work family that values collaboration, innovation and dedication, we're the right company for you.

It's not just what we do; it's how we do it.

Live Safety. Everyone. Always | Make Things Better | Care For Others | Do The Right Thing | Act For Tomorrow | Think Beyond. Be Bold

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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