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Civil Engineer

Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc.
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Energy and Utilities
Job Type
Full Time

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Position Summary

Minnkota Power is seeking qualified applicants for a Civil Engineer position located at our headquarters in Grand Forks, North Dakota. This position is responsible for Substation Design Engineering, Engineering Analysis, Project Management, and support of Operations and Maintenance personnel.

The salary range for this position begins at $70,560 per year. Appropriate pay will be determined based on a candidate\u0027s skills, education, and previous relevant experience.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Substation Design Engineering
  • Prepare and plan profile drawings, construction drawings and specifications
  • Develop complete material lists for projects
  • Assure all substation designs meet strength and safety requirements of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and/or Rural Utility System (RUS) design manual
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Perform foundation and grading design calculations
  • Perform structural design and strength calculations
  • Design physical substation layouts for both transmission and distribution sites
  • Project Management
  • Project scoping, planning and estimating of substation projects
  • Consultant, contractor and construction coordination and management
  • Operations and Maintenance Support
  • Provide day-to-day guidance and technical expertise to operations and maintenance personnel


    Minimum Qualifications


    • Bachelor\u0027s degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited university
    • Engineer In Training (EIT) Certification

    • Professional License (PE)


    • Strong verbal and written communication skills

    • Experience in the energy industry and with substation design a plus
      • Interested candidates with no experience are encouraged to apply, as extensive on the job training will occur
    • Experience with AutoCAD


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


    Minnkota Power Cooperative has a wide range of more than 400 knowledgeable and skilled employees who work to bring reliable, low-cost electric energy to northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.  Minnkota employs engineers, electrical line workers, power plant personnel, electricians, accountants and many other positions needed to manage our unique and evolving business.

    Corporate headquarters are located in Grand Forks, N.D.  The primary source of electric generation is the Milton R. Young Station, a power plant located near Center, N.D., 35 miles northwest of Bismarck, N.D.

    For nearly 80 years, Minnkota has been energizing homes, farms, schools and businesses. And the future is bright. New employees are needed to power our growing local economies and the technological advancements that are changing the way we view the world.  Career growth and development are a priority at Minnkota, creating a challenging and rewarding work environment. The company promotes a work culture that strives to keep employees engaged, healthy and productive.

    If you're looking for a rewarding career that offers competitive pay, benefits and advancement opportunities, we invite you to view our Apply Today!

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