Relay Settings Engineer II
Minneapolis, MN 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

Mortenson's success is not a matter of luck; it's a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.

Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.

It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" 38 times regionally over the past decade...

...What are you waiting for?!


Mortenson Engineering Services is currently seeking an Engineer II - Relay Setting Engineer in our Minneapolis, MN office. This individual is responsible for routine engineering assignments involving engineering techniques and principles for high voltage substation and transmission projects through 500 kV and for performing a broad scope of engineering assignments of basic difficulty requiring knowledge in engineering-related disciplines.

Locations: United States, MN


What will you be doing?

  • Responsible for working closely with other engineering and design team members to coordinate overall design package and requirements
  • Evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria by using judgment in making adaptations and modifications and providing interpretations and conclusions with support from other Engineers
  • Responsible for the relay protection & control engineering aspects on substation and transmission design projects
  • Interface and present to multiple stakeholders (e.g. customer decision makers, project teams, etc.)
  • Perform data analysis and routine engineering tasks, calculations and studies to develop preliminary and detailed designs for completion of large and small projects
  • Perform lead technical designer tasks on a few large design projects annually across 69Kv and above scopes
  • Review and approve of equipment vendor drawings and test reports on equipment from manufacturers with Lead Engineers review
  • Provide engineering support for proposals, estimating, procurement and construction
  • Conduct project detailed designs aligned with our customer requirements and Mortenson's best practice standards
  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines and Design Phase Managers to successfully deliver design projects
  • Verify that construction is in agreement with electrical engineering design drawings, including preparatory meetings, and QA/QC
  • Perform routine engineering work requiring applications of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out engineering tasks
  • Assist in the development and evaluation of the technical requirements for fabrication and construction tender packages
  • Assist in researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations
  • Assist field personnel in resolving unanticipated site conditions
  • Effectively work and build relationships with those of diverse backgrounds and organizational levels
  • All other duties as assigned

How will you succeed?

  • Basic understanding of discipline specific technical designs, QA/QC procedures, and engineering policies
  • Basic knowledge of engineering principles, business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements
  • Basic project management and analytical problem-solving skills
  • Working knowledge of or are familiar with software packages: ASPEN, ETAP, CAPE
  • Developing knowledge in system modeling, relay coordination studies, and development of associated protective relay settings for systems ranging from 34.5 kV to 500 kV
  • Working knowledge of the T&D industry
  • Active listening skills and effective communication including an openness to diverse input and feedback
  • Ability to travel up to 25%


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related Engineering program
  • Engineering-in-Training (EIT) certification or achievement of EIT within 6 months of entering position with the expectation of achieving a PE license in the future
  • Minimum two years related experience

Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.



Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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