SourceGas, LLC Electrical Engineer I, II or Senior (Engineering Resources) in Rapid City, South Dakota

Electrical Engineer I, II or Senior (Engineering Resources)

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SALARY RANGE: $55,500 - $100,470

This position will be an Electrical Engineer I, II or Senior. Base salary is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

CLOSING DATE: This position will close on October 15, 2018.

LOCATION: Rapid City, SD


Black Hills Energy’s Engineering Resources department is designed to help entry-level engineers develop technical skills and utility business aptitude through various assignments across the electrical engineering organization and through assignments in other business functions as applicable.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Engineering Resources Manager


  • Support Black Hills Energy’s electric utilities by completing projects related to substation, protection, and transmission and distribution line engineering.

  • Effectively prepare or review documentation with a high degree of accuracy and completeness using tools and templates available.

  • Use structured problem solving techniques and statistical methods for data driven analysis and decisions.

  • Gather and analyze data from multiple sources in support of projects or initiatives.

  • Under the guidance of the Manager, Engineering Resources, create and maintain a development plan that ensures well-rounded exposure to engineering within the electric utilities.

  • Engineer protection system settings and systems, electrical projects and upgrades, and substation systems as assigned.

  • Coordinate with field personnel in the installation, verification and upgrade of transmission and distribution equipment.

  • Create equipment specifications and standards for substation protection, automation, and communications equipment and oversee the operation of these systems.

  • Adhere to project delivery guidelines in completion of capital projects.

  • Complete detailed project estimates.

  • Assist with the programming and design of System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) equipment.

  • Install and maintain communications (fiber optic, radio, serial) systems utilized in utility protection and control systems.

  • Create detailed control schematics, wiring diagrams and protection logic drawings.

  • Ensure compliance with reliability policies and standards.


  • Complete assignments in other departments as appropriate for employee development and in support of Company needs.

  • Support safety, diversity and social responsibility goals of the department, business unit and corporation.

  • Contribute to the creation of department budgets and financial tracking activities.

  • Support system operations group during outages and emergencies.


  • Perform work in a team environment and provide direct support to other utility operational groups.

  • Establish professional relationships and work effectively with other departments, utilities, consultants and government agencies.


  • Relevant experience through Black Hills Energy or other internships preferred.

  • Energy industry experience preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required.

  • Electrical engineering degree preferred.

  • Power systems emphasis preferred.


  • Knowledge of electric utility operations.


  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and the ability to interact in a team environment.

  • Ability to maintain proficiency with new systems and software as technology evolves.

  • Strong ability to document and track projects and work goals.

  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite - Excel, Word, Power Point, Project and Outlook.

  • Self-motivated with a desire to learn diverse topics and skills.


  • None required.


  • Requires travel within the utility service territory and for support of corporate subsidiaries.

  • Perform work in close proximity to energized electrical facilities.


  • Applicant must be able to perform the essential job functions of the position with or without accommodation.

The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

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