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NorthWestern Energy Engineer Electric Transmission: Central Construction in Helena, Montana

62900-135200 per year | 27-Oct-2023 to Until Filled (MST) | Helena, MT, USA | Salary | Distribution Operations - MT | Regular Full Time

Engineer Electric Transmission - Central Construction

Work Location : Helena, MT

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

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

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About this position:

The Transmission Engineer provides engineering support for electric transmission programs, extensions, rebuilds, relocations, and assists with operating electric and natural gas utilities.

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 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:

  • Engineer will ensure oversight of guidelines, policies, practices, standards, and regulations relating to transmission designs.

  • Provide engineering design and support for transmission pole and airbreak switch replacement projects.

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

  • Ensure actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

    Am I right for this job? Here's the success profile:

  • Must have a B.S. degree in Engineering

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

  • Working knowledge and experience in transmission construction and design preferred

  • Experience with PLS-CADD and survey techniques preferred

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

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

  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

  • First Aid/CPR Certification

  • Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record

    Requisition #4158

    Posting Dates: March 14, 2024 through Open Until Filled

    Department/Division: Distribution Operations

    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 .