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Alliant Energy People Operations Consultant - Hybrid 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 reward our highly hardworking and dedicated teams and give them the support they need to ensure their safety, wellness and financial security for themselves and their families.

If you enjoy challenges, have strong communication skills and are passionate about the work you do we invite you to consider Alliant Energy.

What sets us apart?

  • Alliant Energy offers a full compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Employer Cash Contribution, Long and Short-Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

  • ​Year after year, Alliant Energy is recognized by major publications and foundations as a top employer and leader in the areas of equity and sustainability. This includes Newsweek’s list of Most Responsible Companies, Forbes list of Best Midsize Employers , a perfect Corporate Equality Index Score as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality and being named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.

  • Our employees make a difference through their work and personal activities. In 2021, employees, retirees and our charitable foundation collectively contributed $11.5 million and volunteered over 75,000 hours.

Do you have a passion for empowering, engaging and retaining employees by providing a best-in-class experience? If the answer is YES, we have the ideal opportunity for you! Alliant Energy is currently looking for a dynamic People Operations Consultant to join our People Operations team. This position is responsible for delivering on HR, Safety & Support Services processes, tasks and projects related to service delivery and design in order to create an exceptional employee experience.

Our ideal candidate brings prior experience working in Human Resources, Workday HCM operational experience, a working understanding of HR principles, practices, and procedures, along with exceptional customer service and organizational skills with a strong aptitude for attention to detail.

This is a hybrid position and will work remotely and report to the Cedar Rapids, IA or Madison, WI office an average of twice per week. Candidates must reside in either Iowa or Wisconsin.

What you will do

  • Provides employee lifecycle support by researching and responding to escalated employee and policy related questions with an employee experience mindset.

  • Executes operational processes and projects

  • Evaluates and administers workflow information for processing and escalation. Troubleshoots data/information discrepancies for various systems across the business unit, with a strong emphasis on working in our Human Capital Management system.

  • Identifies trends through data and process execution, and proposes operational solutions across various matters and processes (i.e., process improvements, process efficiencies, automation, etc.). Participates in the implementation of process improvements.

  • Executes HR, Safety and Support Services initiatives and provides documentation, tools and templates that can be utilized by the broader team.

  • Develops strong working knowledge of programs, policies, or processes aligned to various service areas.

  • Executes a variety of both transactional and routine tasks, as well as administers operational processes in support of the enterprise.

  • May provide assistance to support work/projects outside of the Operations team on a short-term basis.

  • Ensures work is aligned with federal, state, and local compliance requirements

  • Other related duties as assigned.

Education Requirements

  • Associate Degree Preferred

Required Experience

  • 3 years of related work experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficiency in Microsoft O365 tools. Strong technological aptitude desired (ability to learn new technology tools quickly).

  • Demonstrates curiosity to enable quick learning.

  • Seeks to understand patterns and connections through strong relationships.

  • Able to apply critical thinking to work processes and projects.

  • Able to review and utilize data to identify trends and make recommendations

  • Has excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to adjust their style for various audiences to articulate issues clearly.

  • Has proven ability to think and act quickly, manage multiple priorities, and tradeoffs to meet deadlines.

  • Is able to work in fast-paced ambiguous environments, adapt quickly to changing circumstances, processes and priorities.

  • Ability to handle confidential matters discreetly.

  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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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