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Alliant Energy Sr. Engineer - Standards 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 want you to be safe, happy and healthy. That's why we prioritize safety, offer volunteer opportunities and provide competitive pay, comprehensive health and retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement and paid time off.

At Alliant Energy, we invest in our employees, so they can grow, develop new skills and be prepared for new opportunities. 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! 

We are currently recruiting for a  Sr. Engineer - Standards in our Madison, WI or Cedar Rapids, IA office.  This position plays a key role in proving regulatory compliance and technical guidance as it relates to the construction, maintenance, and operation of natural gas distribution systems. This position operates as a resource that understands the intent and application of applicable rules set by various regulatory bodies (i.e. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), OSHA, State Regulatory Commissions, DNR, etc.) an ensures familiarity with applicable codes and standards associated with assigned processes. This position works closely with management, engineering, and field operations groups, providing training to these various internal groups when required.

This is a hybrid-remote position reporting to the Madison, WI or Cedar Rapids, IA office. Candidates must reside in Wisconsin or Iowa. This position requires occasional travel throughout our service territory in Wisconsin and Iowa. Travel consists of primarily day trips.

What you will do

  • Develops practices and standards to provide for safe design and operation of transmission and distribution systems. Proactively elicits input on customer needs and expectations and proposes solutions. Is proactively involved in the identification and solution of problems falling within assigned area of responsibility.

  • Maintains an awareness of customer needs and expectations and proposes solutions.

  • Goes beyond generally accepted guidelines to analyze problems and recommend possible solutions. Solves complex problems by identifying new ways of using existing procedures, techniques, and resources.

  • Applies regulatory and organizational engineering standards; makes recommendations for changing processes and procedures.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrates the ability and confidence to present alternatives and constructively influence the customer's decision making.

  • Makes 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.

  • Makes positive, supportive contributions on teams that deal with complex technical or operational problems.

  • Develops strong working relationships with employees, vendors, customers, functional groups, and internal and external peers.

  • Explains complex technical problems to internal stakeholders and accurately prepares detailed documents such as technical studies and project documentation for future reference.

  • Demonstrates strong working knowledge of property unit catalog and understands the difference between capital and maintenance projects in accordance with the property unit catalog.

  • Proactively provides guidance to less experienced personnel and may mentor new employees or interns.

  • Engages in other duties as needed that support Alliant Energy’s Values and helps deliver on our Purpose to serve customers and build stronger communities.

Education Requirements

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

Required Experience

  • 7 years of related experience

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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