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NorthWestern Energy Project Development Engineer (Location open to South Dakota & Montana service territories) in South Dakota

62900-135200 per year | 10-Jun-2024 to Until Filled (MST) | SD, USA | Salary | Asset Management | Regular Full Time

Project Development Engineer

Work Location : Location Negotiable within South Dakota & Montana Service Territories

Pay range : $62,900 to $135,200 per year

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

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About this position:

The Project Development Engineer is responsible for supporting the development, implementation and oversight of project development activities for the Project Management Office. The Project Development Engineer will ensure effective communication and coordination is maintained between Asset Management, Engineering and Planning, Construction Groups, Performance Management, Finance and all aspects of the Project Management Office.

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 775,300 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:

  • Use sound analytical skills to model, analyze, propose solutions for growth and recommend long range strategies for customer/load growth

  • Maintain compliance with all related standards including industry and regulatory

  • Prepare presentations and present to management and/or customers

  • Coordinate projects between stakeholders from other affected departments

  • Provide engineering for growth, expansion and extensions projects

  • Provide project oversite

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

  • Perform or assist with marketing analysis, financial models and revenue requirements

  • Respond to customer growth/expansion request, including site visits

  • Survey and inspect routes

  • Ensure that cost estimates meet company standards and current tariffs

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

  • Travel to jobsites, off-site meetings, and trainings (up to 25% travel per year) including overnight stays when necessary

  • 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:

  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

  • Must have B.S. degree in Engineering

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

  • Excellent computer skills

  • Working knowledge or experience in real world applications for developing engineered solutions

  • Working knowledge of modeling software preferred experience with SAP, line design, Winflow and DDS is a plus

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

  • Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record

    Requisition #4401

    Posting Dates: June 10, 2024 through Open Until Filled

    Department/Division: Asset Management Distribution Infrastructure

    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 .