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NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Project Development Engineer in BLACK EAGLE, Montana

Location open to all service locations in Montana and South Dakota will be considered (Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Missoula)


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • Ability to demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Working knowledge or experience in real world applications for developing engineered solutions
  • Valid Drivers License and satisfactory driving record
  • Ability to lift and carry office supplies up to 35 pounds
  • Ability to travel to jobsites, off-site meetings and trainings (up to 25% travel per year) including overnight stays when necessary
  • 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 of modeling software preferred experience with SAP, line design, Winflow and DDS is a plus
  • Knowledge of International Fuel Gas Code, NESC, NEC, and the DOT. Part 191 and 192 is a plus


  • Use sound analytical skills to model, analyze, propose solutions for growth and recommend long range strategies for customer/load growth
  • Maintain compliance with all related standards including industry and regulatory
  • Prepare presentations and present to management and/or customers
  • Coordinate projects between stakeholders from other affected departments
  • Provide engineering for growth, expansion and extensions projects
  • Provide project oversite
  • Perform computer related functions such as engineering analysis, drawing, spreadsheets, and database compilations
  • Perform or assist with marketing analysis, financial models and revenue requirements
  • Respond to customer growth/expansion request, including site visits
  • Survey and inspect routes
  • Ensure that cost estimates meet company standards and current tariffs
  • 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.

Open until filled.