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NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Central Construction Engineer in HELENA, Montana

Missoula, Montana, location preferred; will consider other major office locations in Montana - Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (May 2024 graduates are welcome to apply, must have diploma by start date)
  • Ability to demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
  • Valid Drivers License and satisfactory driving record
  • Ability to complete on-call after-hours duties, periodically, for one week at a time; this requires the individual to reside in the greater metro area; includes response to emergency situations and calling personnel out for after-hours activities
  • Ability to lift and carry office supplies up to 35 pounds
  • Ability to pass an employment physical, a drug test and a background check
  • Ability to obtain a Professional Engineer's License is preferred
  • Working knowledge and experience in construction and design preferred
  • Experience with SAP, line design and DDS preferred Knowledge of International Fuel Gas Code, NESC, NEC, and the DOT. Part 191 and 192 is preferred
  • General understanding of survey and inspection techniques and microprocessor-based equipment preferred


  • Provide engineering support for the Distribution Reliability and Wildfire Mitigation projects
  • Design electric and/or natural gas facilities following the Capital Business Processes
  • Supervise projects and oversee contract and company construction crews
  • Perform computer related functions such as engineering analysis, drawing, spreadsheets, and database compilations
  • Compile and write technical reports
  • Respond to customers' needs by performing field investigations
  • Survey and inspect routes
  • Ensure that cost estimates meet company standards and current tariffs
  • Assist to develop project-specific capital budgets
  • Assist and work closely with Division operations
  • 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

Full-time position.

$62,900 - $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.

Closes on May 28, 2024.