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NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Electric Distribution Standards Engineer in BUTTE, Montana

Butte, Montana, location preferred; will consider other major office locations in Montana - Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena, Missoula


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • Ability to demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
  • Ability to handle multiple and simultaneous tasks to meet aggressive deadlines
  • Organized and have the ability to work effectively with others
  • Practical working knowledge of Microsoft applications
  • Valid Drivers License and satisfactory driving record
  • Ability to spend most job time in office environment, with some exposure to field environment and weather
  • Ability to travel for business up to 20% of the time
  • Ability to pass an employment physical, a drug test and a background check
  • Professional Engineer's License, or ability to obtain, preferred
  • Excellent communications skills and technical writing skills preferred
  • Experience in electric utility is highly preferred
  • Knowledge of the NESC and the NEC Codes is desired


  • Responsible for electric distribution construction standards and material specifications taking into consideration code (NESC and NEC) compliance, sound engineering judgment, workability in the field, and cost effectiveness
  • Compile and write technical reports
  • Provide standards related training to field engineers and craft personnel
  • Provide, evaluate and approve a consistent and modern approach to standards development and refinement
  • Lead applicable standards, policy and procedure committee meetings and reviews
  • Develop, revise, and implement standard specifications as necessary, including materials, equipment, and tooling
  • Respond to internal/external inquiries related to materials and standards
  • Perform field and engineering assessments for operating needs
  • Research and stay current with industry best practices around electric distribution system construction, include engineering and material solutions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • 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

Full-time position.

$62,900 - $135,200 annually, depending on experience. Benefits include: 401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%; healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision; Health Savings Account (HSA); healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA); Employee Assistance Programs; Life Insurance; paid time off starting on your first day, plus 11 paid holidays.

Open until filled.