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NorthWestern Energy Construction Engineer in Mitchell, South Dakota

Construction Engineer

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  • 01-Apr-2022 to Until Filled (MST)

  • Distributions - SD/NE

  • Mitchell, SD, USA

  • Regular Full Time

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Construction Engineer

Do you enjoy fast-paced, engaging project management that allows your community to grow? By providing engineering support for gas and electric projects of varying size, you will have the opportunity to meet and build relationships with the property owners and construction companies as you collaborate with them. If you enjoy a mix of office and field work and appreciate a dynamic team of individuals with the drive for success, this is the job for you.

We emphasize our relationship with our employees and focus heavily on company culture to benefit the communities we serve and the environment in which we operate.

Work Location : Mitchell, SD

Pay range : 6-9 ($58,600 to $126,000 DOE)

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

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About this position:

The Distribution Construction Engineer provides engineering support for gas and electric growth, expansion projects, extensions, rebuilds, relocations, and assists with operating electric and natural gas utilities.

We offer great benefits:

NorthWestern Energy is a fully regulated electric and natural gas utility serving Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. We employ 1,500 amazing people and serve 753,600 customers who are our neighbors in our communities. We are a top employer and offer competitive benefits, including:

  • 401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%

  • Healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision for you, your spouse and dependents, Health Savings Account (HSA), healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)

  • Employee Assistance Program (Offering up to six free counseling sessions, per person, per issue, per year for employees, spouses and dependents)

  • Life Insurance (Company pays basic employee policy; spouse, dependent insurance also available)

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Competitive pay (Scheduled performance-based wage increases and annual incentive opportunities.)

  • Paid company endorsed volunteer opportunities

  • Paid training opportunities

  • Paid time off starting on your first day, plus 10 paid holidays

    Benefits may vary by position or as negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement.

    About this job:

  • Provide engineering support for gas and electric growth, expansion projects, extensions, rebuilds, relocations, and assists with operating electric and natural gas utilities

  • Design electric and/or natural gas facilities following the Capital Business Processes

  • Supervise projects and oversee contract and company construction crews

  • Perform computer related functions such as engineering analysis, drawing, spreadsheets, and database compilations

  • Compile and write technical reports

  • Respond to customers' needs by performing field investigations

  • Survey and inspect routes

  • Ensure that cost estimates meet company standards and current tariffs

  • Assist to develop project-specific capital budgets

  • Assist and closely work the Division operations

  • Complete on-call after-hours duties, periodically, for one week at a time; this requires the individual to reside in the greater metro area; includes response to emergency situations and calling personnel out for after-hours activities

  • Perform individual lifts and carried office supplies up to 35 pounds

  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

    Am I right for this job? Here's the success profile:

  • Must have a B.S. degree in Engineering

  • Ability to obtain a Professional Engineer's License is preferred

  • Working knowledge and experience in construction and design preferred

  • Experience with SAP, line design and DDS preferred

  • Knowledge of International Fuel Gas Code, NESC, NEC, and the DOT. Part 191 and 192 is preferred

  • General understanding of survey and inspection techniques and microprocessor-based equipment preferred

  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

  • Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record

    Requisition #3636

    Posting Dates: April 1, 2022 through Open Until Filled

    Department/Division: Distribution Operations - Construction

    Employment Physical: Required

    Drug Test: Required

    Background Check: Required

    Relocation Benefit: Negotiable

    Telecommuting: Part-time within Mitchell Divisioni service territory negotiable following the completion of an in office training period

    We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department at 1-800-245-6977 or at .