Planning Engineer
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY - Butte, MT

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The
Planning Engineer will be involved in a variety of technical analysis to model,
analyze, and plan NorthWestern Energy’s electric transmission system.
Engineer will analyze the system performance to make recommendations to
management.

DESCRIPTION
OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

·
All
NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety
standards

·
Ensure
all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy’s values, mission, and
strategic business objectives

·
Engineer
will build base cases for review of system operating characteristics

·
Engineer
will use the power system simulation software to help study actual events on
the system

·
Engineer
will analyze the system performance to make recommendations to management on
system improvements to mitigate identified problems

·
Maintain
compliance with related NERC Reliability Standards

·
Participation
in local or regional planning groups may be required

·
Travel
and extended hours may be required

·
Majority
of the job is performed in an office environment sitting with occasional
lifting of materials weighing up to 50 pounds

·
Field
visits may be required with exposure to field hazards

GENERAL
QUALIFICATIONS

·
Must be able to demonstrate a good
safety record

·
Must possess strong interpersonal
communication skills

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BS in Engineering required

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Must have a basic understanding of
Electric Power System Fundamentals including dynamic theory, power
system simulation software

·
Should have the ability and
willingness to obtain a Professional Engineer’s License

·
Applicant must be organized and have
the ability to handle multiple conflicting tasks

·
Must have a self-motivated attitude
and able to work with a minimum of supervision

·
Excellent computer, communication
and technical writing skills desired

SELECTION PROCESS

When
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. If any of the preceding language
conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit
agreement will prevail.

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