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Alliant Energy Field Designer in Centerville, Iowa

Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!

At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build stronger communities. We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what’s next in energy. When our employees say “I am energy,” it means they take pride in the work we do when disaster strikes, as well as all the days in between. We reward our highly hardworking and dedicated teams and give them the support they need to ensure their safety, wellness and financial security for themselves and their families.

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 looking for someone who is ready to Power Beyond! At Alliant Energy, we put our customers first with every decision we make and we are looking for someone to join our team to help our team provide the best customer experience!

We are currently looking for someone to join our team as a Field Designer in Centerville, IA! In this role, you will perform routine design detail and field work under general supervision, ensuring work orders are complete and all requirements are met. You will assist in selecting cost effective and safe project designs. You will serve as a primary customer contact for assigned communities regarding new or changes to existing electric and/or gas systems.

  • This position has a residency requirement of 40 minutes to the Centerville, IA Operating Center.

  • Emergency Response

  • Some travel outside of your zone for training purposes and to assist other zones as needed.

What you will do

  • Handles routine customer inquiries and design detail using standard operating procedures involving tariff application, extension rules and agreements, service rules, code requirements, service entrance, and metering requirements.

  • May be responsible for emergency response in assigned processes.

  • Assists in detail planning for work orders including as-builts, preparing estimates and work orders, preparing necessary maps and sketches, closing work orders, preparing material lists, ensures accuracy of sag calculations, and switching/valve sequence planning.

  • Performs a variety of routine field work including, but not limited to locating and sizing services, load determination, distribution easements, staking, and survey work of moderate difficulty, field checks, licenses and joint use applications while adhering to regulatory requirements.

  • Tracks and reports work related functions necessary to support the business processes including creating work requests, CIS transactions, and establishing projects in work management, GIS/Mapping System, and various other systems.

  • Provide technical support for work requests, resolves technical issues, and ensures crews understand work scope, detail, and structure.

  • Works with hourly and salaried supervisors in scheduling work for others.

  • Assists distribution engineering in development of project scopes and schedules using project management concepts and software.

Education Requirements

  • Associate Degree Preferred

Other Requirements

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Must be willing to travel.

  • Travel can include occasional overnight stays.

  • Primary residence must be within a reasonable distance of designated headquarters and within 40 minutes of an operating center in the zone(s) for which employee is responsible.

  • For positions located within company territory that supply natural gas to customers, 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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Good knowledge of math, physics and construction practices.

  • Ability to comprehend design and work packaging standards, federal/state regulations.

  • Ability to comprehend gas and electric codes, OSHA rules, DOT requirements.

  • Ability to comprehend utility construction equipment, project management, and material procurement processes.

  • Good survey and drafting skills.

  • Basic financial analysis knowledge.

  • Basic mechanical skills gained through training or job experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and project management).

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Able to become qualified in electrical operations switching, gas operations, and gas emergency procedures within three years.

  • Works in a diverse and inclusive environment.

Our people are passionate about what they do, the product they sell, and the customers they serve. If you're looking for an opportunity to be a part of a work family that values collaboration, innovation and dedication, we're the right company for you.

It's not just what we do; it's how we do it.

Live Safety. Everyone. Always | Make Things Better | Care For Others | Do The Right Thing | Act For Tomorrow | Think Beyond. Be Bold

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.

All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.


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.

Alliant Energy and subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please email

It's an exciting time to join Alliant Energy! Our innovative thinking and fresh, sustainable approach to energy sets us apart. If you're looking for a place that values diverse backgrounds, offers flexible work options and wants to build better communities and a better tomorrow, consider a career with Alliant Energy.

At Alliant Energy, our employees make a difference by delivering an essential service for our customers and communities every day. We care about our employees. We want them to be safe, happy and healthy.

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