Minnesota Power is seeking a Project Development leader to support advancing its company strategy to decarbonize its electric supply. The company is currently a leader in transforming energy supply and has already reached a 50% renewable level and has set goals to be 100% carbon free by 2050. The Project Development leader will work to investigate, develop and implement clean energy options for meeting this vision. This role is distinctly and directly linked to the financial success of the organization as it identifies and creates new options for Minnesota Power to meet its electric service requirements and financial investment targets. We are seeking strong team focused individuals to join our team to help advance our goals. 


  • Develop, screen and implement projects and strategies that support short and long-term company plans, objectives, and mission including new and emerging clean energy options for electric production and storage.
  • Provide advanced level of analytical and technical services for energy project analysis, business and research opportunity assessment, company generation development, and customer project support.
  • Identify, assess, and develop plans for the implementation of new technologies or solutions for company and customer energy strategy, including evaluating costs, methods, benefits, and risks of potential projects and strategies.
  • Develop and implement projects/decision making software/strategic business plans that support generation planning and customer solutions.
  • Play a key support role in strategic planning and policy development activities.
  • Use initiative and creative thinking to develop ideas and project development/implementation tactics to support company strategy.
  • Lead teams and work groups for project and strategy development.
  • Utilize and interpret financial models to analyze and assess data for development projects.
  • Make recommendations and prepare and present reports and supporting information for management to make decisions that will positively impact integrated energy service and company profitability.
  • Nature of work is complex and effective performance is required.


  • Bachelor’s degree PLUS five years or more directly related experience required
    • Related experience may include Project development and management, Technical and financial assessment
    • Degree in finance, business administration, marketing, engineering or related technical field, or equivalent strongly preferred


  • An Engineering Degree WITH MBA PLUS three years or more experience evaluating financial investment arrangements and developing and evaluating various financial proposals including projections.


  • This position may be considered for a hybrid work arrangement based on ALLETE’s needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the employees position will be a blend of work performed both in-person and at an offsite location such as an employee’s home office. This position will report to Duluth, MN.
  • The ideal candidate will possess:
    • Strong team and project leadership skills
    • A positive attitude
    • Collaborative / creative thinking skills
    • Previous electric utility experience or knowledge
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, financial skills, technical skills, and strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain productive working relationships
  • This position may be subject to assessment of skills, job match and/or aptitude.

Employer will not sponsor Visas for position.

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

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. 

ALLETE is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 

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: 6/20/2024
Link: https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ALLETE&cws=43&rid=5244