Engineer I - Grid Operations (Electric)
Alliant Energy

Platteville, Wisconsin

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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 want you to be safe, happy and healthy. That's why we prioritize safety, offer volunteer opportunities and provide competitive pay, comprehensive health and retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement and paid time off.

Do you like problem solving and working closely with others to make things better? Do you want to be part of an inclusive, high-performing technical team that works closely together to tackle tough problems? At Alliant Energy, our employees make a difference by delivering an essential service to our customers and communities every day. Together, we create a workplace where people feel like they belong and can use their unique backgrounds, talents and perspectives to their fullest potential. This environment contributes to innovative solutions and Powering What's Next! We take great pride in using resources wisely and finding new ways to preserve the environment we all live and work in.

We are looking for a passionate and self-motivated individual who enjoys challenges and variety to join our Distribution Engineering team and help us operate, optimize, and plan our future energy system. You will work on the integration of electric vehicles, renewable energy, and increasing amounts of automation and data analytics as we work to transition to the grid of the future. You will also be a part of implementing the company's Clean Energy Blueprint for Wisconsin.

This is a hybrid-remote position and will report to the office in Mineral Point, Spring Green, or Platteville, WI, depending on where the candidate resides. Travel is estimated to be 20%, only consisting of day trips to job sites and other field/corporate offices in our service territory. Candidates must reside in Wisconsin.

What you will do

In this role you will work both independently and with other engineers and employees to support operations, troubleshoot power quality and operational issues, review distributed generation interconnection applications, perform technical analysis related to system design and system protection, and plan improvements / modifications to our system to maintain affordability and reliability while it continues to evolve with the changing energy needs of society. You will help us achieve our goal of providing a modern and resilient grid that serves the needs of our customers safely, efficiently, and responsibly.

The ideal candidate is a respectful, positive, and self-motivated team player with a passion for power, renewables, problem-solving, and the future of energy!

  • Identifies, documents, and develops solutions to address insufficient system operating conditions and trends (e.g., low voltage, unusual flows).
  • Develops short- and long-term replacement project plans for the regional distribution system.
  • Specifies electrical power equipment and performs coordination studies of said equipment to minimize power outages and maintain reliable electric service.
  • Interfaces with generation entities, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders while completing the technical review of distributed generation interconnect applications.
  • Develops, maintains, and supports electric switching sequences.
  • Identifies opportunities for improved analyses of electric system operations data and prioritizes, develops, and implements improvements, including automated tools for monitoring and reporting operations data.
  • Participates in identification of issues, and researches, analyzes, and assists in resolving disputes and inquiries relating to abnormal system operation conditions.
  • Provides technical guidance and support to electric field employees and field designers on new customer applications, electric standards, system back feeding, and other processes.
  • Makes low-risk decisions that involve direct application of technical knowledge with guidance from more experienced engineers

  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering program that is accredited through the Engineering Accreditation Commission. An Electrical Engineer degree is preferred.

Preferred Experience
  • Previous technical and/or professional experience
  • An internship or co-op in engineering

Other Requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and project management).
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse work environment.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

Key Skills

Asset Life Cycle Management • Continual Improvement Process • Data Analysis • Data Quality Management • Electrical Engineering • Outage Management • Power Engineering • Standards Compliance

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

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