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Electrical Engineer II/III/Senior - Relay Engineering

ALLETE, Inc. / Minnesota Power
Duluth, Minnesota Work Remotely
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Jobs Rated
    63rd

Applicants must apply online via www.allete.com/careers.

Application Close Date: 4/7/2021
Job ID: 4083

Minnesota Power, an ALLETE Company, is an electric utility headquartered in Duluth, MN. We provide electricity in a 26,000 square mile service area in northeastern Minnesota containing about 145,000 residential and commercial customers, municipalities and some of the nation’s largest industrial customers.  We are currently seeking a skilled Electrical Engineer II/III/Senior to join our Relay Engineering team.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related health and safety concerns, this position is being posted as a remote, work-from-home opportunity. Continued remote work beyond the pandemic will be subject to business needs and job performance.  Intermittent time-sensitive physical reporting will be required to the Duluth, MN office, and to project locations as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in protective relay theory and application.

  • Develop protective relay configuration files for generation, transmission, and distribution.
  • Review, evaluate and provide comments and recommendations on protective relay logic drawings.
  • Model system impedance and perform short circuit fault studies and arc flash analysis.
  • Provide engineering support to field personal for capital and maintenance projects.
  • Review, evaluate and provide protection system comments and recommendations on transmission planning proposals.
  • Coordinate with customers and interconnected companies on associated protection systems.
  • Identify, resolve, and initiate solutions to protection systems issues through event record analysis.
  • Contribute to the development of system-wide protection standards for transmission, distribution, and generation.
  • Ensure Minnesota Power complies with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards.
  • Promotes positive change in Minnesota Power business strategy through achievements of customer specific objectives and technological innovation.

Employer will not sponsor Visas for position.

External applicants must apply online via www.allete.com/careers.


ALLETE is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, age, marital status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, status with regard to public assistance or any other protected class.


If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for employment, please contact our Human Resources department at 218-723-7553.


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Requirements

REQUIRED EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
A Master's degree in Engineering may be equivalent for up to one year of related experience.

Engineer Senior:

  • Eight years or more of electrical engineering experience
    • Professional Engineer Licensure in the State of Minnesota or the ability to obtain within 6 months
    • Advanced knowledge in relay engineering protection principals
    • Experience developing relay settings and utilizing electrical system analysis software
    • Ability to mentor experienced engineers

Engineer III:

  • Four years or more of electrical engineering experience
    • Professional Engineer Licensure in the State of Minnesota or the ability to obtain within 6 months
    • Knowledge in relay engineering protection principals
    • Experience developing relay settings and utilizing electrical system analysis software
    • Ability to mentor entry level engineers

Engineer II:

  • Two years or more electrical engineering experience
    • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate
    • Knowledge in relay engineering protection principals

PERFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with common protection schemes such as: Step-Distance, Pilot Protection, Overcurrent, Breaker Failure and Differential
  • Experience with electrical system analysis software such as ASPEN OneLiner and SKM.
  • Proficiency in protective relay coordination and setting calculations for transmission, distribution and generation systems.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid driver's license is required
  • Ability to travel to varying work locations within the Minnesota Power service territory.
  • After hours and out of town travel is occasionally required.
  • Must participate in a teamwork environment, which is highly supportive of peers.
  • Requires a high level of interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive and productive working relationships.
  • Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal presentation skills.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, this position is a remote, work from home opportunity subject to the business need and evolving guidance.  Continuation of remote work accommodations will be considered.
  • This position may be subject to assessment of skills, job match and/or aptitude.

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Posted: 2021-03-17 Expires: 2021-04-16

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