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NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Transmission Line Engineer in HELENA, 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 transmission engineering required
  • 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 expulse 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
  • P.E or ability to obtain P.E. desired
  • Knowledge in Project Development and Project Management principles and fundamentals is desired


  • 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
  • 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.

$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.