Senior Engineer - Generation
Alliant Energy

Madison, Wisconsin

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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.

We are seeking a talented Senior Engineer specializing in Generation to join our dynamic team in Madison, WI. This role will involve maximizing your expertise in Mechanical or Civil Engineering combined with robust project management skills to oversee and optimize various aspects of power plant systems, emission controls, and renewable energy projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Utilize your comprehensive understanding of power plant operations, maintenance, repair outage planning, emission controls, piping, pumps, and solar projects.
  • Lead engineering project management efforts, including economic evaluations, outage contracts, scheduling, budget management, and achieving project milestones.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and environmental regulations related to power generation.

As a Senior Engineer - Generation, you will engage in sophisticated engineering tasks requiring independent judgment and innovative problem-solving. Responsibilities may include designing, planning, constructing, installing, operating, monitoring, evaluating, and maintaining various energy systems and infrastructure. This position offers the opportunity to provide mentorship and guidance to junior engineers, contributing to team development and success.

Relocation assistance available for the right candidate!

What you will do
  • Independently performs work on a variety of complex assignments requiring in-depth analysis to resolve appropriate solutions to solve problems.
  • Identifies problems and solutions and makes safety suggestions to maintain a safe work environment, using tools and standards to design safety into operating and maintaining equipment.
  • Goes beyond generally accepted guidelines to proactively identify and analyze problems and recommend solutions to customer needs with minimal guidance.
  • Solves sophisticated problems by relying on experience and outside references to identify new ways of using existing procedures, techniques, and resources.
  • Develops recommendations for technically sound and cost-effective solutions, understanding the application to other problems and systems and demonstrating critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability and confidence to present alternatives and constructively influence the customer's decision making.
  • Makes higher risk decisions that involve direct application of technical knowledge and may have an impact on multiple areas of the business with proper sign off from customer.
  • Proactively provides guidance to less experienced personnel and may mentor new employees or interns.
  • Has established effective working relationships and credibility with employees, contractors, customers, functional groups, and internal and external peers.
  • Explains technical problems to internal stakeholders and accurately prepares detailed documents such as technical studies and project documentation for future reference.
  • Manages project budgets, including processes accruals, and communicates anticipated changes in the budget. Applies FIN 102 requirements when completing requisitions, receipts, and related project tasks.
  • Understands various corporate financial statements and can differentiate how project implementation and property unit catalog (PUC) citations will affect the rate payer versus the shareholder, including providing feedback to PUC modifications as appropriate.
  • Supports Generation facility outages.
  • 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.
  • Ability to travel up to 40% at times - mostly day trips, occasional overnights.

Education Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree Within an engineering program that is accredited through the Engineering Accreditation Commission

Required Experience
  • 7 years of related experience.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Project management leadership experience preferred, along with ability to deal with subcontractors and multi-functional teams; may have expertise in a particular area of the field.
  • 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).
  • Ability to work in a diverse work environment.

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


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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