Field Design Specialist I
Alliant Energy

Grinnell, Iowa

Posted in Oil and Gas

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Job Info

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.

Job Summary

Step into an exciting role with Alliant Energy, where you can bring your technical expertise to life, working alongside a dedicated team of professionals. As a valued member of our organization, you will play a vital role in executing design projects with precision and excellence. Collaborate with our passionate team as we strive to deliver cost-effective and safe project designs, making a tangible impact on our communities. You will also have the opportunity to directly engage with our customers, for electric and/or gas systems, as we continuously evolve and enhance our services. Join us and be part of a rewarding journey where your skills will be recognized, and your contributions will make a real difference.

Primary residence must be within a reasonable distance of designated headquarters and within 40 minutes of an operating center in the zone(s) for which employee is responsible.

What you will do

  • Handles routine customer inquiries and design detail using standard operating procedures involving tariff application, extension rules and agreements, service rules, code requirements, service entrance, and metering requirements.
  • Assists in detail planning for work orders including as-builts, preparing estimates and work orders, preparing necessary maps and sketches, closing work orders, preparing material lists, ensures accuracy of sag calculations, and switching/valve sequence planning.
  • Performs a variety of routine field work including, but not limited to locating and sizing services, load determination, distribution easements, staking, and survey work of moderate difficulty, field checks, licenses and joint use applications while adhering to regulatory requirements.
  • Tracks and reports work-related functions necessary to support the business processes including creating work requests, CC&B transactions and establishing projects in work management, geographic information system (GIS) mapping, and various other systems.
  • Provides technical support for work requests, resolves technical issues, and ensures crews understand work scope, detail, and structure.
  • Works with hourly and salaried supervisors to schedule work for others.
  • Assists distribution engineering in development of project scopes and schedules using project management concepts and software.
  • May be responsible for emergency response in assigned processes.
  • Engages in other duties as needed that support Alliant Energy's Values and helps deliver on our Purpose to serve customers and build stronger communities.

Education Requirements
  • Associate Degree Preferred
Other Requirements
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Must be willing to travel.
  • Travel can include occasional overnight stays.
  • Primary residence must be within a reasonable distance of designated headquarters and within 40 minutes of an operating center in the zone(s) for which employee is responsible.
  • For positions located within company territory that supply natural gas to customers, this job is covered by the Department of Transportation regulations on drug and alcohol testing (CFR 49, Parts 40 and 199), and is subject to drug testing according to said regulations.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Good knowledge of math, physics and construction practices.
  • Ability to comprehend design and work packaging standards, federal/state regulations.
  • Ability to comprehend gas and electric codes, OSHA rules, DOT requirements.
  • Ability to comprehend utility construction equipment, project management, and material procurement processes.
  • Good survey and drafting skills.
  • Basic financial analysis knowledge.
  • Basic mechanical skills gained through training or job experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and project management).
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Able to become qualified in electrical operations switching, gas operations, and gas emergency procedures within three years.
  • Works in a diverse and inclusive environment.
Key Skills
  • • Business Process Improvements • Customer Experience Management • Health, Safety, and Environmental Management • Outage Management • Project and Program Management • Regulatory Compliance • Stakeholder Management

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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