Engineer (Location Negotiable within our Montana major service locations)

Engineer (Location Negotiable within our Montana major service locations)

locationButte, MT, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Engineer (Location Negotiable within our Montana major service locations)


Number of Openings: 2

Work Location: Location Negotiable within Montana

Pay range: $61,400 to $132,100 per year

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

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About this position:

System Integrity Engineer ensures the integrity of data within the Asset Management team. Their duties will be to enhance operational planning, field implementation, and senior executive decision support through complex data analytics, advanced statistical modeling, and business process automation. The ideal candidate will use data analysis to identify innovative service delivery methods, apply effective monitoring approaches, track trends, optimize asset life, reliability and risk, and make data-driven decisions to best support the company's wildfire mitigation program. The ideal candidate has data visualization skills and can create reports and dashboards in Tableau. Monitors the quality, effectiveness and consistency with regulatory and company standards. Maintains effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and facilitates processes for determining future system improvements.

We offer great benefits:

NorthWestern Energy is a fully regulated electric and natural gas utility serving Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. We employ over 1,500 amazing people and serve 764,200 customers who are our neighbors in our communities. We are a top employer and offer competitive benefits, including:

  • 401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%
  • Healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision for you, your spouse and dependents, Health Savings Account (HSA), healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Programs (Offering up to six free counseling sessions, per person, per issue, per year for employees, spouses and dependents to include financial heath)
  • Life Insurance (Company pays basic employee policy; spouse, dependent insurance also available)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Competitive pay (Scheduled performance-based wage increases and annual incentive opportunities.)
  • Paid company endorsed volunteer opportunities
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Paid training opportunities
  • Paid time off starting on your first day, plus 11 paid holidays

Benefits may vary by position or as negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement.

About this job:

  • Drive data quality across the organization; develop best practices and frameworks for providing high quality work.
  • Identify, design, and implement innovative internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-design data processes for greater scalability, etc.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret operation and maintenance guidelines and procedures
  • Be familiar with data management systems and related systems
  • Work with data analysts, data scientists and business leaders to develop and deploy data driven analytical models
  • Apply advanced mathematical concepts and analyze and manipulate data
  • Research industry best practices around Wildfire Mitigation, include engineering and material solutions
  • Develop, write, maintain, and evaluate standards or working documents for Wildfire Mitigation
  • Responsible for developing program benefit reports and economic evaluations
  • Produce queries, reports, and analytics for internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Conduct work meetings to facilitate discussions and document processes
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics
  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives
  • Overnight travel as required for business up to 20% of the time

Am I right for this job? Here's the success profile:

  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
  • Results-driven, analytical and creative thinker, innovative problem solver, self-motivated and proactive, highly organized and have the ability to handle multiple and simultaneous tasks to meet aggressive deadlines
  • BS in Engineering is required
  • Ability to obtain a Professional Engineer's License is desired.
  • Knowledge of Power BI, Azure Synapse Analytics or other analytical tools preferred
  • Experience with Python and SQL a plus
  • Experience creating dashboards in Tableau or similar program
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment
  • Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Practical working knowledge of Microsoft applications
  • A valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one

Requisition #4089

Posting Dates: December 4, 2023 through Open Until Filled

Department/Division: Asset Management

Employment Physical: Not required

Drug Test: Not required

Background Check: Required

Relocation Benefit: Negotiable

Telecommuting: Part-time Negotiable within NorthWestern Energy Service Territory

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes. 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 at 1-800-245-6977 or at