Substation Data Analyst - Butte, MT

  • Northwestern Energy
  • Dec 20, 2021
Full time Analysis Data

Job Description



POSTING DATES: December 16, 2021 through January 6, 2022


Substation Data Analyst



Work Location

Butte, MT


5-8 ($49,000 to $110,800)

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

Employment Physical

Not required

Drug Test

Not Required

Background Check


Relocation Benefit



Part-time within NorthWestern Energy service territory negotiable


Data systems Analyst ensures the integrity of data within Substation Operations. Primarily responsible for the administration and development of many databases and applications used for Substation Operations, compliance and reliability. Other duties include producing queries, reports and analytics for NorthWestern Energy leadership and others, as requested from many data sources.


  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics
  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives
  • Assist, plan and develop input systems and databases
  • Assist in the integration between databases and engineering software
  • Configure new technology software
  • Conduct work meetings to facilitate discussions and document processes
  • Perform analysis on data collected during monthly process and prepare reports for monthly meetings
  • Provide technical support to operation, engineering and planning groups in Transmission organizations
  • Verify the accuracy of all current system data
  • Effectively and efficiently organize, plan, execute and coordinate multiple work assignments to meet project milestones or established completion dates
  • Develop and maintain technical, process, and training documentation
  • Develop controls and procedures to manage compensation programs and ensure compliance with established policies and practices
  • Responsible for monthly, quarterly and annual reliability reporting
  • Responsible for developing reports for evaluating system design criteria
  • Be familiar with data management systems and related systems in other departments
  • Travel to meetings and conferences (Up to 10% traveling out of the year)

Marginal Work Functions

*These functions may be considered essential based on location and other factors.

  • Scan, print, file, and retrieve paper work
  • Train employees on new processes*


  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Business, similar field of study or equivalent years of experience
  • Excellent computer skills, especially query languages
  • Knowledge of gas and electric design parameters and codes preferred
  • Must be able to adapt to changing work requirements
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet deadline requirements
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented
  • Practical working knowledge of Microsoft applications
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals


  • 401K with Company match up to 9%
  • Heath Care and Wellbeing programs
    • including dental and vision for you and dependents, Health Savings Accounts (HSA), Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA))
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life insurance
    • Company paid basic Life
    • Additional Spouse and Child coverage available
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Set schedule (Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM)
  • Competitive pay with a dependable company
    • Scheduled Performance based wage increases
    • Annual incentive opportunities
  • Paid company endorsed volunteer opportunities
  • Paid training
  • Paid time off starting day one
  • Paid holidays


When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.


External applicants should apply online at Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at