Loading some great jobs for you...



POSTING DATES: November 16, 2018 through Open Until Filled


Electric Asset Management and Planning Engineer


Distribution Operations Electric Asset Management

Work Location

Location negotiable in our South Dakota service territory


6-9 ($49,400 to $117,200)

Employment Status

Regular Full-Time

Employment Physical


Drug Test


Background Check


Relocation Benefit



The Electric Asset Management and Planning Engineer will primarily be responsible for Distribution Electric Planning and Engineering. Other job duties include responsibility to analyze electric system needs, provide capital budget recommendations, work with system modeling software, and analyze system control/protection needs/performance and develop solutions.


  • 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 to conduct electric system studies, using power system simulation software such as CYME
  • Model, analyze study results, propose solutions to problems and plan the South Dakota electric system
  • Prepare reports for system Capacity, Reliability, Asset life and Coordination studies
  • Use sound analytical skills and economic analysis to monitor, model, interpret study results, propose solutions to problems, and recommend viable long range asset plans for the electric system
  • Develop programs and monitor electric infrastructure Asset Management performance
  • Develop automation and protective device coordination schemes for the South Dakota electric system
  • Perform fault studies, conduct fault tests, and evaluate test reports to validate system operation and performance
  • Provide technical support for operations in areas of system loading, load transfers, system reliability, and capacity margins
  • Research new technology and products for improving safety, efficiency, and reliability of the electric system, providing detailed reports and recommendations for equipment
  • Design and evaluate projects to ensure compliance with NERC, FERC, NESC, and company standards
  • Travel to jobsites, off-site meetings, and trainings (up to 15% travel per year) including overnight stays when necessary
  • On call responsibilities may be required depending on applicant experience and training
  • Work all required hours including evenings, nights, and weekends
  • Perform individual lifts and carries office supplies up to 35 pounds


  • Must have a B.S. degree in Engineering
  • Ability to obtain a Professional Engineer's License is preferred
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Working knowledge of load flow and protective relaying software (CYME) preferred
  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
  • 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 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-###-####, or via email at ...@northwestern.com.

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job # 2658

3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

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.

Job Posted by ApplicantPro

Associated topics: coil, deliverable, dsp, electric, electrical metering, grid, highline, pole, solar, wire

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

Launch your career - Upload your resume now!

Upload your resume

Loading some great jobs for you...