Engineer - System Protection

Company Name:
Midwest Energy Association
Job Description
Alliant Energy is currently recruiting for Engineer - System Protection (may fill at a higher level depending upon candidate''''s qualifications) in our Madison, WI office. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor''''s degree in Electrical
engineering
, professional experience in engineering or had an internship or co-op in engineering. It is preferred that the individual had power engineering coursework or curriculum or power engineering experience in a past and/or current employment. It is also preferred that the candidate have experience with utility system protection design, application, or equipment.
Job Responsibilities
Works on routine assignments in a structured environment under close supervision, typically with a more experienced engineer's review and oversight.
Participates in Safe Start training to understand the philosophy of zero injuries. Follows safety rules and practices to identify and correct unsafe conditions for self and team.
Learns basic customer needs and expectations; makes an effort to identify problems and solutions within assigned work.
Uses standard practices and procedures to solve problems limited in scope.
Implements alternative methods or resources for getting routine work done.
Applies governmental and organizational engineering standards.
Understands the basic need of combining technical and cost effective criteria into an overall solution through developing a budget, schedule and scope of work by working with the customer.
Makes low risk decisions that involve direct application of technical knowledge with guidance from supervisor.
Learns the business environment.
Learns to work with union employees, contractors and business unit customers in a functional or project management role.
Develops relationships at the department, customer and peer level; participates on teams as assigned.
Demonstrates awareness of the corporate balance sheet and income statement and understands the difference between a rate payer and shareholder. Learns and participates in the departmental budgeting process. Learns to apply the chart of accounts appropriately to ERP.
Learns the basics of the property unit catalog. Understands procedure FIN 102 (Purchasing of Materials and
services
) and ensures correct use of procurement/payment tools to conduct business. Accesses COGNOS reports to assure SOX compliance.
Acquires an understanding of appropriate communications with vendors, field construction, operations personnel, and internal stakeholders. Learns to document project activities and decisions for future reference.
All other duties as assigned.
Job Qualifications
Education equivalent to a four year degree from an accredited college or university, with emphasis in engineering.
A minimum of zero to two years technical and/or professional experience.
An internship or co-op in engineering preferred.
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).
Ability to work in a diverse work environment.
Note: If the incumbent performs duties in gas engineering, this job is then covered by the Department of Transportation regulations on drug and alcohol testing (CFR 49, Parts 40 and 199), and is subject to drug testing according to said regulations.
Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
To apply for this challenging opportunity, please complete our online application at .
We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

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