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Alliant Energy Senior Manager Customer Operations in Spirit Lake, Iowa

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.

Job Summary

We are looking for a dynamic leader to join our team as a Senior Manager of Customer Operations. The leader in this role will oversee the operations and maintenance activities of renewable power generation facilities. This will include wind, solar, battery and other renewable generation assets.

The Senior Manager of Customer Operations will have a clear voice as we implement our strategic plan to create a more sustainable future for our customers and communities. By 2030, over half of our energy resource portfolio will be carbon-free.

Our leaders follow our Leadership Excellence model of – Be Honest, Be Clear, Be Excellent. Including the leadership of a high performing renewable team, the person in this role will also interface with local communities to establish and maintain rapport - representing the company in landowner and community relationships.

We are looking for a leader who has a comfort with technology and will help leverage it through process excellence. The person in this role will also ensure that on-site activities are conducted in a safe manner.

This is a hybrid position with a mix of on-site work and frequent travel to our renewable power generation facilities in Iowa. This position can be based out of Spirit Lake, Iowa or the surrounding area.

What you will do

  • Responsible for ensuring resources are available, trained, and assigned to address system reliability issues and system improvements. Oversees and provides support to IPL Managers Customer Operations in their organization.

  • Works with System and Process owners to implement process improvements.

  • Responsible for providing the company’s strategic and long-range plan to managers.

  • Provides knowledgeable financial leadership to direct reports. Leadership includes, but is not limited to, overall budget preparation, manage budget to actual variances, and manage process for maximum asset utilization and productivity.

  • Deliver profit and loss results in an assigned area.

  • Performs all management duties including, but not limited to, budgeting, hiring, performance reviews, coordinating and scheduling work including process improvement initiatives, salary recommendations, discipline, ensure employees report to work fit for duty, leadership, grievance resolution, coaching & counseling, models Alliant Energy’s Core Values at all times.

  • Resolves escalated issues for project management, construction management and closing process of the company gas or electric construction activities. Responsible for the cost effective management of all phases of standard construction, operations, and maintenance.

  • Projects a positive leadership role within the company. Participates on policy making teams, committees, and cross‐functional teams.

  • Demonstrates leadership in the area of safety. This requires observing and enforcing safety rules and operating practices, encouraging safe work behaviors and promptly correcting conditions and unsafe work behaviors which may lead to accidents. With the assistance of the safety department, investigates accidents and safety incidents. Responsible for communicating safety investigation information to managers. Responsible for administering and monitoring safety programs, conducting safety meetings and training, and performing safety assessments.

  • Responsible for the safe operation of assigned utility systems. Responsible for resolution of escalated issues.

  • Responsible for employee safety, public safety, public property and communication plan both within the company and to the communities served.

  • As assigned, takes a leadership role as needed in developing relationships and exchanging information with the communities served. Assists in developing community account plan and plays a key role with community relations as described in the plan. Represents the company on key leadership boards and committees. Responsible for assigned media contacts. Responsible for being a contact to emergency government personnel.

  • As needed, interacts with customers and ensures all customer interactions with others are handled promptly and efficiently including resolving customer concerns and complaints as needed.

  • Possesses in‐depth knowledge of company labor agreements to ensure proper negotiation and implementation of work rules. In‐depth knowledge of business projects detail is essential to facilitate the union management relationship across the company. Within this area is the need to be able to maintain a solid working relationship with union leadership while making strategic recommendations to increase productivity, quality and customer service levels.

  • Understands and implements rules set by regulatory bodies (i.e. DOT, OSHA, DNR, etc.).

  • Responsible for managing local environmental issues. Acts as primary contact and interfaces with environmental staff on environmental issues directly related to the manager’s assigned geographic area. Ensures that no Notice of Violation’s are issued against the company in the assigned geographical area assigned.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree Business Engineering or related area Preferred

Required Experience

  • 7 years of experience in large electric construction, gas and electric operations, project management, or related work.

  • 5 years supervisory experience, with experience supervising engineering, construction, project management, or field operations.

Other Requirements

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Promotes and supports diversity initiatives and equal employment opportunity.

  • This job is 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.

  • Primary residence is within 30 minutes drive time of designated main office.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated effective leadership skills.

  • Solid working knowledge of electric, gas or steam operating practices, construction standards, work methods, equipment, maintenance practices, regulatory compliance and materials preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience working with labor union management preferred.

  • Knowledge of safety rules and applicable electric codes and DOT/PHMSA regulations preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand utility maps, plan and profiles, and drawings preferred.

  • Demonstrated financial skills such as budgeting and basic accounting.

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated understanding of information technology applications. 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.

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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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