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Alliant Energy Substation Engineer I in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

5712BRJob Title:Substation Engineer IJob 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.

Requisition ID:5712BRPosition Type:Regular Recruiting Location(s):Cedar Rapids, IA Schedule Type:Full-Time Posting Details: 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 has an exciting opportunity for two Substation Engineer I to join our Engineering team. In this role, you will lead substation design projects while working with both internal and external partners, p erforming a variety of engineering work in designing, planning, supporting construction and installation of substations structures, systems, and components. You will work with suppliers, order materials, issue drawings and everything around supporting the creation of construction packages. You must be a diligent individual with a dedication to quality, accuracy, and the ability to organize and prioritize engineering decisions. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to work in both a team environment and on self-directed tasks are vital. These positions may be filled at a higher-level Engineer II or Engineer III.

This position currently offers a blend of working from home and in the Cedar Rapids, IA or Dubuque, IA office on average two days per week. The successful candidate must reside in Iowa.

**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:

  • 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.

  • An internship or co-op in engineering preferred.

  • A minimum of zero to two years technical and/or professional experience.

  • 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.

    Other Requirements

    This job is 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.

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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.

Posting Title:Substation Engineer ITalent Gateway Posting Details: Apply today to join our Substation Engineering team! Alliant Energy has an exciting opportunity for two Substation Engineer I. In this role you will provide engineering services in the design and construction of electric substation projects.