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Northwestern Energy Corporation Planning Engineer-Yankton in Yankton, South Dakota

NORTHWESTERN ENERGYINTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING:i JOB REQUISITION #3212POSTING DATES February 25, 2021 and Open Until FillediTitlePlanning EngineerDepartment/DivisionDistribution Operations--Asset ManagementWork LocationMitchell, SD preferred; will consider other major office locations in South Dakota Guidepost6 to 9 ($55,400 to $101,200 DOE)Employment StatusRegular Full-TimeEmployment PhysicalRequiredDrug TestRequiredBackground CheckRequiredRelocation BenefitNegotiableSUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTIONThe Distribution Planning Engineer is primarily responsible for analyzing and planning reliableicapacity of the natural gas/electricidistribution system DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSiAll NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct and EthicsEnsure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energyis values, mission, and strategic business objectivesDevelop electric/gas system base cases andi perform computer studies, using electric/gas flow simulation software Use sound analytical skills to model, analyze study results, propose solutions to problems, and recommend long range asset plans for the electric/gas systemDesign electric facilities, performing engineering analysis, creating drawings and spreadsheets.Compile and write technical reports and present results to management and/or internal customers.Maintain compliance with all related reliability standards including industry and regulatoryMake recommendations to management on system issues and long range capital improvementsCoordinate projects between distribution and transmission planning with operations, supervisors,i construction managers, and stakeholders from other affected departments Provide technical support for construction and operation activitiesPeriodically on 24-hour call and would supervise emergency response in inclement weather. Job time is spent in office and field environment with exposure to all field hazards and weatherOccasional lifting of materials up to 50 pounds requiredSome travel and extended hours may be requiredMarginal Work Functions*These functions may be considered essential based on location and other factors.iMay be required to supervise contract and Company construction crewsGENERAL QUALIFICATIONSiMust be able to demonstrate a and maintain good safety recordMust possess strong interpersonal communications skillsApplicants must have a BS degree in engineering (All levels of experience, including upcoming spring graduates)Current Professional Engineeris License or the ability to obtain a Professional Engineeris License is preferredWorking knowledge of modeling software preferred Good working knowledge of construction and utility operations preferred Valid driveris license and satisfactory driving record requiredi Excellent communications skills and good to excellent technical writing skills preferredHave the ability to handle multiple conflicting tasks or projects and stressful situationsMust be organized and have the ability to work well with others, showing effective leadership skillsSELECTION PROCESSWhen considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession.i If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.iii APPLICATION PROCEDURESExternal applicants should apply online at Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect.i In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at NorthWestern EnergyHuman Resources Departm