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NorthWestern Energy Transmission Line Engineer, Montana Electric Capacity (Butte MT Preferred; Location negotiable within Montana Service Territory) in Butte, Montana

81200-135200 per year | 27-Mar-2024 to Until Filled (MST) | Butte, MT, USA | Salary | Transmission | Regular Full Time

Transmission Line Engineer, Montana Electric Capacity

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

Pay range : $81,200 to $135,200 per year

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

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About this position:

The Transmission Line Engineer will be part of a dynamic team focused on engineering and project development supporting long-range transmission capacity plans across the company's service territory. The Engineer will develop creative plans and solutions to support engineering design for transmission line expansion projects, rebuilds, and other new build projects across the company's service territory. Which includes performing effective design, siting, routing, and budgeting of multiple exciting projects and initiatives.

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:

  • Engineer will develop engineering plans and preliminary transmission 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 of multiple transmission line projects

  • Perform transmission siting and routing analysis

  • 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 transmission design responsibility

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

  • Occasional lifting of materials up to 35 pounds required

  • Travel up to 20% of the time, including weekend and overnights

  • 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 Engineering required

  • E or ability to obtain P.E. desired

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in transmission engineering required

  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

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

  • Knowledge in Project Development and Project Management principles and fundamentals is desired

  • Must have excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple conflicting tasks and demands

  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently

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

    Requisition #4338

    Posting Dates: March 27, 2024 through Until Filled

    Department/Division: Transmission

    Employment Physical: Required

    Drug Test: Required

    Background Check: Required

    Relocation Benefit:

    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