NorthWestern Energy Transmission Planning Engineer in Butte, Montana
Transmission Planning Engineer
06-Nov-2018 to 20-Nov-2018 (MST)
Butte, MT, USA
Regular Full Time
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INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING: JOB REQUISITION # 2701
POSTING DATES: November 6, 2018 through November 20, 2018
Transmission Planning Engineer
6-9 ($49,400 to $117,200)
SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION
The Transmission Planning Engineer is primarily responsible for analyzing and planning for the reliable growth of the electric transmission system and maintaining compliance with reliability standards.
DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to 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
Develop base cases and conduct transmission system studies, using power flow and stability simulation software for use in planning, interconnection, and transmission service studies
Maintain in-house software packages for transmission planning studies
Use sound analytical skills to model, analyze study results, propose solutions to problems, and plan the transmission system
Maintain compliance with all related reliability standards including industry and regulatory
Prepare reports and present results to management and/or internal and external customers
Make recommendations to management on system improvements to mitigate identified problems
Coordinate projects between distribution and transmission planning with operations, supervisors, and construction managers
Provide technical support for construction and operation activities
Travel to jobsites, off-site meetings, and trainings (up to 5% travel per year) including overnight stays when necessary
Work all required hours including evenings, nights, and weekends along with on-call for acute emergency service needs
Perform individual lifts of supplies and materials weighing up to 35 pounds
Must be able to demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
Engineering degree required, degree in Electrical Engineering preferred, programming skills a plus.
Basic understanding of electric system fundamentals
Ability to obtain a Professional Engineer's License is preferred
Excellent computer skills and proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
Knowledge of computer programming preferred
Knowledge of power modeling software preferred
First Aid/CPR Certification or the ability to gain certification preferred
Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record
When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.
External applicants should apply online at http://www.northwesternenergy.com. Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. 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 via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at email@example.com.
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