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 to join our Relay Engineering team.

This position may be considered for a hybrid work arrangement based on the needs of Minnesota Power. A Hybrid work arrangement means the employees position will be a blend of work performed both in-person at the Duluth, MN office and at an offsite location such as an employee’s home office.

The Relay and Maintenance Engineer will work both independently and with a cross-functional team to meet the needs of stake holders. This position provides opportunities for site visits to generation facilities and medium to high voltage substations as well as professional development training.


  • 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.
  • Work with System Operations on real-time protective relaying matters.
  • 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 system standards for transmission, distribution, and generation.
  • Ensure Minnesota Power complies with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) PRC and CIP standards by being a standard owner.
  • Promotes positive change in Minnesota Power business strategy through achievements of customer specific objectives and technological innovation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program.


  • Two years of related engineering experience* PLUS certification as an Engineer-in-Training
  • Four years or more related engineering experience*
    • *A Master’s Degree in Engineering may be equivalent for up to one year of related 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


  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel to varying work locations within the Minnesota Power service territory. After hours and out of town travel is occasionally required.
  • This position may be considered for a hybrid work arrangement based on the needs of Minnesota Power. In a hybrid work arrangement, the employees work location will be a blend of work in-person at the Duluth, MN office and at an offsite location such as an employee’s home office.
  • 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.
  • This position may be subject to assessment of skills, job match and/or aptitude. Internal and external candidates will be considered.

Employer will not sponsor Visas for position.

This job posting will be available for application until the position has been filled OR the posting close date noted herein, whichever date is earlier.

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.


Location: Duluth, MN
Application Close Date: 08/11/2024
Link: https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ALLETE&cws=43&rid=5252