Alliant Energy Electrical Projects Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

4010BRJob Responsibilities:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Requisition ID:4010BRPosition Type:Regular Recruiting Location(s):Cedar Rapids, IA Schedule Type:Full-Time Posting Details:Looking to power up your career? If you enjoy challenges, have the drive to learn, and are passionate about the work you do we invite you to consider Alliant Energy!

What sets us apart?

  • Excellent pay and benefits

  • A commitment to career growth and development

  • A culture that embraces our core values of live safety, do the right thing, care for others, make things better, act for tomorrow, and think beyond – be bold.

  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on our local communities

Alliant Energy is currently recruiting for a Electrical Project Engineer position in our Cedar Rapids, Iowa office - this position could also be potentially located in another office within our service territory. The level of position offered will be determined based on candidate qualifications. Position may be filled at an Engineer I level up to Senior engineer.

The Electrical Projects Engineer will work within the Generation Engineering Department. In this challenging role you will work on mid to large scale electrical project work related to our power plants. The job features a combination of office based work and plant work and will include generation facility outage support at times.

Alliant Energy will not provide sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa) now or in the future for this position.Job Category:Engineering Job Qualifications:Requirements for All Levels of Engineer Positions

  • Bachelor degree in an Engineering program that is accredited through the Engineering Accreditation Commission

  • 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).

  • Works in a diverse and inclusive environment.

  • Must possess a valid drivers license

Additional Requirements for Engineer I

Prior techical and/or professional experience is preferred

Additional Requirements for Engineer II

Two years of related experience

Additional Requirements for Engineer III

Five years of related experience

Additional Requirements for Senior Engineer

Seven years of related experience

Preferred candidates will have:

  • Electrical Engineering degree

  • Strong project management skills

  • Working knowledge of power systems and equipment such as generators, exciters, transformers, relays, switchgear, cable, low voltage circuit breakers, motor control centers, and Distributed Control Systems (DCS)

  • Working knowledge of the electric and steam generation industry

  • Strong knowledge of electrical safety codes and standards.

*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.

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 Posting Title:Electrical Projects EngineerTalent Gateway Posting Details:In this challenging role you will work on mid to large scale electrical project work related to our power plants. The job features a combination of office based work and plant work and will include generation facility outage support at times.