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Alliant Energy Engineer II - Substation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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

Join our dynamic team as an Engineer II – Substation, where you'll drive the design, analysis, and implementation of cutting-edge electrical substations. As a project leader, you'll collaborate closely with clients, project managers, and diverse cross-functional teams to drive the successful execution of high-impact projects. Bring your passion and expertise to our innovative substation team and make a powerful impact! Don't miss this opportunity!

This is a hybrid-remote position reporting to Cedar Rapids, IA.

What you will do

  • Leads the design and layout of electrical substations, including equipment selection, sizing, and configuration. Ensure adherence to company or client standards, guidelines, specifications, practices, and procedures in preparing design drawings.

  • Ensures compliance with industry standards, codes, and regulations in all substation designs and projects.

  • Prepares and review engineering drawings, specifications, and technical reports for substation projects, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and compliance with relevant codes and standards. Review and approve construction documents, bills of materials, and construction specifications.

  • Prepares detailed engineering calculations including grounding, Alternating Current (AC) loading, Direct Current (DC) loading, bus sizing, cable sizing, etc. following standard methods and principles to ensure the integrity and reliability of substation designs.

  • Evaluates and selects substation equipment and materials, considering cost, performance, and project requirements.

  • Prepares and issues requests for material or services to potential suppliers. Assists in the evaluation of proposals and makes recommendations for supplier selection based on quality, cost, and delivery considerations.

  • Conducts site visits and inspections to assess existing substation conditions, identify potential issues, and propose effective solutions.

  • Directs external consultants, vendors, and contractors to ensure the successful execution of substation design projects.

  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary teams, including engineers, technicians, and project managers, to ensure effective project delivery. Manages project planning, scheduling, and cost estimation.

  • Prepares technical reports, proposals, and cost estimates for substation projects, outlining the scope, timeline, and resources required.

  • Assists the development, implementation and maintenance of standardized design practices, procedures, standards, specifications, guidelines, and template drawings.

  • Conducts incident investigations and root cause analyses for equipment failures or incidents, proposing corrective actions and preventive measures to prevent recurrence.

  • Provides technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineers and designers.

  • 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

  • Bachelor's Degree Engineering program that is accredited through the Engineering Accreditation Commission Required

Required Experience

  • 2 years of related experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and project management).

  • Works in a diverse and inclusive environment.

Key Skills

  • • Condition Monitoring • Continual Improvement Process • Cost Optimization • Design Specifications • Inspection Management • Predictive Maintenance • Project and Program Management • Records Management • Root Cause Analysis

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

It's an exciting time to join Alliant Energy! Our innovative thinking and fresh, sustainable approach to energy sets us apart. If you're looking for a place that values diverse backgrounds, offers flexible work options and wants to build better communities and a better tomorrow, consider a career with Alliant Energy.

At Alliant Energy, our employees make a difference by delivering an essential service for our customers and communities every day. We care about our employees. We want them to be safe, happy and healthy.

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