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Black Hills Energy Substation Electrical Engineer II, SR, or Lead in Pueblo, Colorado

Substation Electrical Engineer II, SR, or Lead

Location: Pueblo, CO, United States

Job ID: 33026

Date Posted: Oct 1, 2020

Salary: $68450to $102750annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

We are seeking a Substation Engineer and can hire at the level II, SR or Lead level of position to best match the experience of our new team member. This position will have assignments designed to develop professional skills and competent technical knowledge within the area of electrical engineering.

SALARY RANGE: $68,450 - $120,600 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Manager of Substation and Protection Engineering

LOCATION:This position will be located in Pueblo, Colorado

  • Pueblo has a small community feel, lower cost of living, and at the same time easy access to the larger Denver area. To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.

  • A Comprehensive Relocation Plan is offered for this position! Our benefits include but are not limited to home finding trip, transportation of household goods, temporary housing expenses, destination apartment search assistance, paid time off to move, transition and spousal career support, home finder and purchase assistance, relocation adjustment allowance, destination new purchase closing costs. Depending on individual circumstances, our benefit may also include trips home during temporary housing, renter’s lease cancellation assistance, or home marketing and sale closing cost assistance and/or purchase closing cost assistance. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.


  • Independently plan, manage, and provide oversight activities for major capital transmission and distribution projects.

  • Create detailed electrical system layouts, plans, material lists, and construction arrangement drawings for the build out and upkeep of utility transmission and distribution substation facilities.

  • Under direct supervision, provide intermediate-level engineering and support to Black Hills Energy’s electric utilities in substation design and electrical equipment upgrades.

  • Anticipate problems. Analyze and solve a range of problems using standard procedures.

  • Learn to develop solutions and implement actions. Adapt and contribute to department plans and priorities to address business and operational challenges.

  • Support and implement process improvements. Participate on continuous improvement teams. Provide innovative work ideas.

  • Prioritize workflow, establish schedule and monitor accomplishments. Begin to understand and consider cross-functional effect of priorities.

  • Actively contribute to department/project work and facilitate teamwork. May direct the work of teams assigned to support projects or special assignments.

  • Utilize project management skills to support and/or lead projects as assigned.

  • Maintain a safe work environment through proficient knowledge of Black Hills Energy’s safety policies, procedures and stop work authority.

  • Demonstrate agility and a positive attitude in complying with the implementation of changes.

  • Comply with industry regulations.


  • Complete all assigned training tasks and take initiative to seek out training opportunities. Continuously train to improve job skills.

  • Support system operations group during outages and emergencies.

  • Continue to establish positive, professional relationships throughout Black Hills Energy and with external organizations.

  • Be responsive to internal and external customers.

  • Perform work in close proximity to energized electrical facilities.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Level II

  • Two or more years of relevant engineering experience required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required.

  • Electrical engineering degree preferred.

  • Power systems emphasis preferred.

  • Energy industry experience preferred.

Level SR

  • Four years of relevant engineering experience required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required.

  • Electrical engineering degree preferred.

  • Power systems emphasis preferred.

  • Energy industry experience preferred.

Level Lead

  • Seven years of relevant engineering experience required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required.

  • Electrical engineering degree preferred.

  • Power systems emphasis preferred.

  • Energy industry experience preferred.

  • Internally recognized for technical expertise.


  • Understand and apply fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of electrical engineering.

  • General knowledge of network design, standards and system operations.

  • Basic knowledge of Black Hills Energy’s support functions, including but not limited to Finance, Accounting, IT and Supply Chain.

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.

  • Ability to interact in a team environment.

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

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

  • Ability to work concurrently on multiple projects independently or as part of a team.

  • Ability to document and track projects and work goals.

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


The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Requirements: Ability to understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Ability to make decisions which have low to moderate impact on immediate department.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: stand, walk, balance, bend or stoop, crawl, work at elevated heights, maintain eye and hand coordination, maintain finger and hand dexterity, hear, rotate and extend neck, maintain body posture, reach, talk, and have visual acuity to operate machines and equipment. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: access low and high areas with additional equipment, ascend/descend stairs, maintain hand and foot coordination, move hands in repetitive motion, kneel, reach above the shoulder, and sit. The employee may occasionally (less than 33%) be required to: use a respirator and sit. Employee must be able to operate job related equipment and tools. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 8-10 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Work environment: Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level, and occasionally outdoors in sometimes inclement weather. Worker may be subject to hazards including variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height, or close quarters. Must be capable of up to 15% travel (e.g. 3.5 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job, and the employee must have the ability to drive and have proper licensing.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. 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.

About our Company:We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package:annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Black Hills Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

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Wage: 68450 to 102750