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Generation Engineer II or Senior

Location: Gillette, WY, United States
Job ID: 34704
Date Posted: Feb 17, 2023
Salary: $80550 to $120800 Annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Support Generation Facilities with Capital Project Management, O&M Project management and support, and Operational analysis of plant performance.

SALARY RANGE: Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

  • Generation Engineer II: $80,550 – $120,800
  • Generation Engineer Senior: $90,250 – $148,750

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  Manager, Generation Engineer 

LOCATION: Gillette, Wyoming

  • A comprehensive relocation package is offered for this position! Details about this package will be shared during the interview and offer process.


  • Independently plan, design, manage, and provide engineering oversight for major capital and O&M projects.
  • Create detailed engineering reports, drawing packages, cost estimates, specification, bid documents, and material list for assigned projects.
  • Anticipate and solve a range of problems using standard procedures.
  • Adapt and contribute to department goals and priorities to address business and operational challenges.
  • Maintain a successful partnership with Power Generation facilities.
  • Assist in preparation of annual Strategic Plan, Capital and O&M budget.
  • Provide engineering support to cross-functional teams.
  • Participate and lead continuous improvement initiatives to improve process and standards.
  • Knowledge of power generation equipment, standards and specifications.


  • Partners internal customers and external vendors. 
  • Maintain a positive professional working relationship with internal and external customers.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Generation Engineer II:

  • Minimum of (1) one year of engineering experience in power generation or industrial process plants is required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Generation Engineer Senior: 

  • Minimum of (4) four years of engineering experience in power generation or industrial process plants is required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experienced required.


  • Experience handling multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to function independently with minimal direct supervision.
  • Ability to document analytical work.
  • Good knowledge of basic principles of power generation, industrial plant processes and con systems control principles and instrumentation.
  • Understanding of administration, accounting principles, and project management.
  • Understanding of mechanical and electrical systems and electrical schematic diagrams. 
  • Working knowledge of plant control systems, communications, arc flash hazard, CEMS, testing and variable frequency drives. 
  • Strong computer skills.  Experience with MS Office Suite, AutoCAD, CMMS (EAM) or similar, PI, and PeopleSoft.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematic drawings.

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 agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 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 discretionary bonuses, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off benefits, including paid holidays and parental leave, company paid life insurance and disability benefits (short and long term), an employee assistance program and well-being benefits, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

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

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

We are 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.  If you require reasonable accommodation, please visit for more information.   

Wage: 80550 to 120800
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