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Electric Standards Engineer

Alliant Energy, Cedar Rapids, IA Madison, WI

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Performs work on a variety of assignments, some of which require in-depth analysis to determine appropriate solution; uses a variety of complex tools and resources to solve problems. 

  • In addition to the requirements for Engineer II, uses tools and standards to design for safety in operating and maintaining equipment.
  • Maintains an awareness of customer needs and expectations and proposes solutions. Is proactively involved in the identification and solution of problems falling within assigned area of responsibility with minimal guidance. 
  • Goes beyond generally accepted guidelines to analyze problems and recommend possible solutions. Assists in solving moderately complex problems by identifying new ways of using existing procedures, techniques and resources. 
  • Applies governmental and organizational engineering standards; makes recommendations for changing processes and procedures.
  • Interprets policy and exercises discretion and independent judgment in resolving moderately complex problems; may assist less experienced staff in making decisions.
  • Frequently uses critical thinking skills necessary to develop recommendations which provide technically sound and the most cost effective solutions applied to a specific problem.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of customer and business needs and regularly develops and implements the appropriate workable solution to problems based on given budgetary and schedule constraints.
  • Makes medium risk decisions that involve direct application of technical knowledge with proper sign off from customer and minimal guidance form supervisor.
  • Performs as a key team member who makes positive, supportive contributions on teams that deal with technical or operational problems.
  • Proactively provides guidance to less experienced staff members. Has established effective working relationships with employees, contractors, customers, functional groups, and internal and external peers. Explains technical problems to internal stakeholders and accurately prepares detailed documents such as technical studies, project documentation for future reference, etc.
  • In addition to Engineer II requirements, determines the classification of projects between capital and maintenance using the property unit catalog. Maintains working knowledge of financial and business skills including budgeting, accounting, utility economics, NPV, EBIT. Manages project budgets, including processes accruals and communicates anticipated changes in the budget; has completed COGNOS training and Utility Rate Making Concepts training.
  • All other duties as assigned.


*Job Qualifications
  • This position requires a four year degree from an accredited college or university, within an engineering program that is accredited through the Engineering Accreditation Commission, and five years of related experience.
  • Project management experience preferred, along with ability to deal with subcontractors and cross-functional teams; may have expertise in a particular area of the discipline.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and project management).
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Ability to work in a diverse work environment.
*NOTE:  All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran.

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 423607
Cedar Rapids, IA
Madison, WI
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 5-10 Years
Education Bachelors

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