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NorthWestern Energy Manager Electric Transmission Development (Location negotiable within Montana Service Territory, Butte MT Preferred) in Montana

108400-176400 per year | 11-Apr-2024 to Until Filled (MST) | MT, USA | Salary | Transmission | Regular Full Time

Manager Electric Transmission Development

Work Location : Butte MT Preferred (Location negotiable within Montana Service Territory)

Pay range : $108,400 to $176,400

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

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About this position:

We are seeking a dynamic Manager of Electric Transmission Development to spearhead pivotal business expansion endeavors in support of NorthWestern Energy's strategic regional transmission objectives. This role entails overseeing critical aspects of both internal and external transmission development ventures, including feasibility assessments, project evaluations, financial discussions, and contract formulation. The Manager will play a crucial part in cultivating strategic partnerships and finalizing contracts vital to advancing the company's transmission capacity and growth endeavors. Leading early-stage project development, this individual will manage contracts and collaborate with various internal teams and external stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes aligned with our strategic vision.

We offer great benefits:

NorthWestern Energy is a fully regulated electric and natural gas utility serving Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. We employ over 1,500 amazing people and serve 764,200 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 Programs (Offering up to six free counseling sessions, per person, per issue, per year for employees, spouses and dependents to include financial heath)

  • 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 parental leave

  • Paid bereavement leave

  • Paid training opportunities

  • Paid time off starting on your first day, plus 11 paid holidays

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

    About this job:

  • Demonstrate leadership consistent with NorthWestern Energy's code, values, policies, processes and controls

  • Utilizes effective management practices to maintain employee engagement and productivity

  • Assembles and leads internal cross functional, multi-disciplined teams through multiple solicitation and key processes

  • Management will lead and seek strategic development opportunities and initiatives to support NorthWestern Energy's electric transmission capacity vision and objectives

  • Compile and write business reports, presentations, and other initiative materials

  • Coordinate and collaborate with other functional areas to plan and successfully execute company objectives

  • Translates company financial, commercial, risk management, technical and operating goals into effective business strategic and objectives

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with internal stakeholders and external strategic partners

  • Provides periodic updates to and interact with senior management

  • Job time is spent in the office and field environment with exposure to all field hazards and weather

  • Travel up to 25% of the time and extended overnight hours may be required

  • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds

  • Build & maintain effective working relationships with direct reports and other department leadership

  • 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:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, engineering or related experience required

  • Demonstrated progressive business acumen skills

  • Must possess strong computer, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Experience in electric transmission business or project development required

  • Delivers on strategic objectives and tariff or proforma requirements

  • Knowledge in FERC regulatory provisions and requirements

  • Applicants must be highly motived and have excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple conflicting tasks and demands

  • Ability to effectively lead diverse teams and manage conflicting schedules & priorities

  • Must have a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record

  • Demonstrate the physical, perceptual, and mental abilities required to perform the job

    Requisition #4339

    Posting Dates: May 21, 2024 through Open Until Filled

    Department/Division: Transmission

    Employment Physical: Required

    Drug Test: Required

    Background Check: Required

    Relocation Benefit: Negotiable

    Telecommuting: Part-time within NorthWestern energy service territory negotiable

    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