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Engineer Senior

Engineer Senior

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Application Close Date: 06/30/2024


Engineer Senior

Dam Safety

This position may be considered for a hybrid work arrangement based on ALLETE's needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the employee's 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.

Minnesota Power is an electric utility company 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. Minnesota Power is the largest producer of clean renewable hydro power in Minnesota. Our commitment to a sustainable future for the climate, our customers, and our communities includes generating clean, renewable energy while protecting the land and water and providing public recreational opportunities. We are seeking a Civil Engineer Senior to join our Engineering Services team and focus on Dam Safety Compliance.


Dam Safety and Hydro Compliance

Implementation and continuous improvement of the company’s FERC Dam Safety policies as a compliance program team member, including creation and maintenance of standardized documents, risk assessments, organizational systems and training of Hydro staff.

Write, review, compile, analyze, edit, update, and organize Dam Safety compliance documentation.

Respond to requests for information from regulators in a timely manner. Coordinate planning and logistics for independent and regulatory inspections, other compliance monitoring activities, and failure mode and risk analyses.

Present on a variety of Dam Safety compliance-related topics to strengthen and promote the company’s overall culture of compliance throughout the organization and with external stakeholders.

Establish and maintain professional working relationships with regulatory representatives, consultants, and Hydro Operations and Maintenance Staff to meet company objectives and promote a positive company image.

Proven ability to absorb, digest, and act on new information, technology, and regulations.

Engineering and Project Management

Provides technical leadership and expertise to assure application of sound engineering practices in a cost-effective manner to enhance customer operations, maintain reliability of systems and safety for Minnesota Power employees and the public.

Acts as staff advisor and technical consultant within and outside assigned department in area of expertise.

Is a key contributor to and responsible for the successful delivery of each project through management of internal staff, external consultants and contractors, financial controls, and strong change management skills.

Execution of both large- and small-scale engineering and construction projects for enterprise projects, electrical generating facilities, and building facilities in accordance with Minnesota Power standards.

Services include, project planning, development, design, evaluation, estimating, implementation, project management, technical guidance, and documentation.

Preferred candidate is a self-starter that can work both independently and in team-based project environments.

Promote positive change in Minnesota Power business strategy through achievement of customer specific objectives and technological innovation of practical and profitable nature, (i.e., stakeholders benefit).


Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited program.


Professional Engineer license required AND must be able to become registered as a Professional Engineer in MN within 6 months.


Eight years or more related experience. A master’s degree in engineering may be equivalent for up to one year of related

experience. Dam Safety, utility, industrial, or municipal experience preferred.


Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

After hours work and out of town travel is occasionally required.

The position requires travel to different Minnesota Power/ALLETE facilities.

Highly self-motivated individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain positive working relationships and to motivate others to contribute to the company’s overall culture of dam safety and compliance.

Excellent technical writing, project management and presentation skills.

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

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


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