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NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Substation Engineer in BLACK EAGLE, Montana

Butte is preferred location, but location could be negotiable within Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena or Missoula.


  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum of two years experience in electric substation engineering
  • Ability to demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
  • Strong computer, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple conflicting tasks and demands
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently
  • Valid Drivers License and satisfactory driving record
  • Ability to work in field environment when needed with exposure to all field hazards and weather
  • Ability to occasionally lift materials up to 35 pounds
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time, including weekend and overnights
  • Ability to pass an employment physical, a drug test and a background check
  • Experience or knowledge in system protection and relay fundamentals is desired
  • Knowledge in Project Development and Project Management principles and fundamentals is desired


  • 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
  • Develop engineering plans and preliminary substation designs to support NorthWestern Energy's electric transmission capacity objectives
  • Coordinate with other functional groups to meet expected outcomes and strategic direction
  • Perform engineering and economic analysis of multiple substation projects
  • Develop effective substation single line and three line diagrams and drawings
  • Compile and write technical reports and estimates and develop project budgets
  • Develop and coordinate projects up to 230kV
  • Perform computer related functions such as engineering analysis, design, drawings, spreadsheets and database compilations
  • Assist in customer and land owner field investigations and other substation design responsibility

Full-time position.

$81,200 - $135,200 annually, depending on experience. Benefits include: 401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%; healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision; Health Savings Account (HSA); healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA); Employee Assistance Programs; Life Insurance; paid time off starting on your first day, plus 11 paid holidays.

Open until filled.