Engineer - Electric Asset Management & Planning - Northwestern Energy
35820 273rd St
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INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING: JOB REQUISITION # 2658
POSTING DATES: November 16, 2018 through Open Until Filled
Electric Asset Management and Planning Engineer
Distribution Operations Electric Asset Management
Location negotiable in our South Dakota service territory
6-9 ($49,400 to $117,200)
SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION
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.
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 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.
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.