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NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Planning Engineer in BILLINGS, Montana

Prefer location to be in Helena, however other major office locations will be considered (Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls or Missoula)


  • Bachelor degree in Engineering required or soon to be obtained
  • Creative and analytical problem-solving skills, capable of making sound engineering decisions
  • Self-motivated team player that is capable of working independently
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple conflicting tasks simultaneously
  • Valid driver\'s license and satisfactory driving record
  • Ability to pass an employment physical, drug test, and background check
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license (or ability to obtain) preferred
  • Proficiency in computer programming, analytics, and data visualization is a plus


  • Develop and maintain distribution system models to simulate system performance in alternatively variable planning scenarios
  • Analyze historical load data, projected load data, and growth patterns with system capacities to identify anticipated system needs and actions
  • Identify and prioritize system deficiencies, define strategies to monitor and manage deficiencies, while defining strategies and timelines for mitigation of deficiencies
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to optimize system performance and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards
  • Innovate planning processes
  • Technical support to Construction and Operations personnel
  • Participate in 24-hour on-call supervisor rotation
  • Both office and field assignments anticipated Intermittent travel and extended work hours anticipated

Full-time position.

\$61,400 - \$132,100 annually. 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