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Alliant Energy Field Designer in Washington, Iowa

5848BRJob Title:Field DesignerJob Responsibilities:

  • 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.


  • Performs work under the general Supervision of a Team Lead

Requisition ID:5848BRPosition Type:Regular Recruiting Location(s):Washington, IA Schedule Type:Full-Time Posting Details:

Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!

At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build strong communities . We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what’s next in energy. If you’d like to work at a place where you matter and where you can use your talents and passions to advance your career, join the Alliant Energy team!

What sets us apart?

  • Competitive pay and an excellent benefits package.

  • A dedication to career growth and development.

  • A culture that elevates 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 chance to create a positive impact on our local communities.

    Alliant Energy has an outstanding opportunity for a Field Designer in Washington, IA. The Field Designer will perform design detail and field work under general supervision, ensuring work orders are complete and all requirements are met. The position will assist in selecting cost effective and safe project designs. You will serve as the primary customer contact for assigned communities regarding new or changes to existing electric and/or gas systems.

  • This position may be filled up to a senior level.

  • This position has a residency requirement of 40 minutes.

  • 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:Field Operations Job Qualifications:


  • This position prefers an associate's degree in a related area OR in the absence of a degree, 2 years of related experience.

    Additional Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Must be willing to travel.

  • Travel can include occasional overnight stays.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    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.

Applications will be accepted until a qualified pool of candidates is received.

Our Values: 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. 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.

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:Field DesignerTalent Gateway Posting Details: Deliver outstanding service to our customers by supporting gas and electric projects within our communities. This position will be based in Washington, IA operating center.