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Distribution Engineer I

Iowa, Cedar rapids, 52401 Cedar rapids USA

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Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!

If you enjoy challenges, have strong communication skills and are passionate about the work you do we invite you to consider Alliant Energy.

What sets us apart?
  • Alliant Energy offers a full compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Employer Cash Contribution, Long and Short-Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.
  • Year after year, Alliant Energy is recognized by major publications and foundations as a top employer and leader in the areas of equity and sustainability. This includes Newsweek's list of Most Responsible Companies, Forbes list of Best Midsize Employers, a perfect Corporate Equality Index Score as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality and being named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.
  • Our employees make a difference through their work and personal activities. In 2021, employees, retirees and our charitable foundation collectively contributed $11.5 million and volunteered over 75,000 hours.
Alliant Energy is currently recruiting for an entry-level Distribution Engineer to join our team! The preferred location for this position is Cedar Rapids, IA or Dubuque, IA. This position will follow hybrid model with expectations of being in the office at least three days per week, or the ability to work in the office full time.

Alliant Energy will not provide sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa) now or in the future for this position.

Job Responsibilities

In this role you will work both independently and with other engineers and employees to support operations, troubleshoot power quality and operational issues, review distributed generation interconnect applications, perform technical analysis related to system design and system protection, and plan improvements / modifications to our system to maintain affordability, reliability, and to continue to evolve with the future of energy and the grid. You will help us achieve our goal of providing a modern and resilient grid that serves the needs of our customers safely, efficiently, and responsibly.

The ideal candidate is a respectful, positive, and self-motivated team player with a passion for power, renewables, problem-solving, and the future of the grid!
  • Works on routine assignments in a structured environment under close supervision and mentorship, 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 (internal & external) 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 outcomes for future reference.

Job Qualifications

Engineer I Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering within an engineering program that is accredited through the Engineering accreditation Commission
Preferred Experience
  • Previous technical and/or professional experience
  • An internship or co-op in engineering
General Requirements all Levels:
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and project management).
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse work environment.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels within the organization and external stakeholders.
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Applications will be accepted until a qualified pool of candidates is received.

Energize your future and apply today at www.alliantenergy.com/careers.

Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this dedication, Alliant Energy works to ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to preform key job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the HR Service Center at (608) 458-8458.

All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check. Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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