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Alliant Energy Project and Planning Engineer II in Ottumwa, 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 has an opportunity for an Project and Planning Engineering II to join our team in Ottumwa, IA . This position performs a variety of engineering work in designing, planning, constructing, installing, operating and maintaining structures, facilities, systems, equipment, machinery and components used in generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization of energy for domestic, commercial, residential and industrial consumption.

What you will do

  • Performs work on a variety of assignments of moderate scope and complexity using established procedures under limited supervision.

  • In addition to those requirements for Engineer I, makes safety suggestions to assist in maintaining a safe work environment.

  • Develops an awareness of customer needs and expectations and propose solutions for moderately complex issues. Participates in the identification and solution of problems falling within assigned area of responsibility with guidance from supervisor.

  • Applies governmental and organizational engineering standards.

  • Interprets policy and exercises discretion and judgment in resolving moderately complex problems.

  • Demonstrates the development of critical thinking skills necessary to develop recommendations which provide technically sound and the most cost-effective solutions applied to a specific problem.

  • Demonstrates the ability to work with the customer to develop an acceptable scope document, budget and schedule for assigned work in order to complete assignments on time and within budget.

  • Makes low risk decisions that involve direct application of technical knowledge with proper sign off from customer and minimal guidance form supervisor.

  • Participates and makes positive, supportive contributions on teams as assigned.

  • May provide guidance to less experienced staff members. Has established effective working relationships with employees, contractors, customers, functional groups and peers. Communicates with vendors, field construction, operations personnel, and internal stakeholders. Documents project activities and outcomes for future reference.

  • Schedule and maintain required inspections and permitting for High Pressure Valves, Steam Vessels, Boilers, and elevators as required by State and Federal regulations.

  • In addition to Engineer I requirements, actively participates in the departmental budgeting process. Applies the chart of accounts appropriately to MAXIMO. Can differentiate between capital and maintenance projects in accordance with the property unit catalog. Is proficient in structuring ERP requests (i.e., requisitions, purchase order structure and processing receipt approvals). Navigates COGNOS and can interpret the available project reports (PC400 & 500) to assure SOX compliance.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree Engineering program that is accredited through the Engineering Accreditation Commission Required

Required Experience

  • 2 years of related experience

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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 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.

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.

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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