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Connexus Energy Electrical Engineering Intern - Power Distribution in Ramsey, Minnesota


Based in Ramsey, Connexus Energy is Minnesota’s largest electric distribution cooperative, providing electricity, renewable energy alternatives and related services to 130,000+ residential and commercial members just north of the Twin Cities.We offer a collaborative work environment with challenging and rewarding work, which provides for professional development and work-life balance in a highly technical, stable and innovative industry. We give back to the communities we serve by embracing opportunities to volunteer, donate and support economic development. Our talented and friendly staff focuses on achieving our mission of providing the highest quality service at the lowest possible price.

The internship is a temporary position requiring full-time hours during the summer of 2021 with the possibility of part-time hours during the 2021-2022 school year.

Connexus Energy offers a competitive wage and friendly work environment. This temporary position is not eligible for benefits or relocation at this time.

Key Responsibilities & Results:

  • Assist in the design of Connexus Energy’s distribution system by providing technical support to the Engineering and Operations departments.

  • Operate distribution system modeling software to run power flow, capacity, and voltage drop studies.

  • Complete and edit construction specification drawings using computer aided drafting software.

  • Edit and perform as-built changes to substation drawings and control schematics using computer aided design software.

  • Provide data entry and validation for various systems such as the outage management, SCADA control and GIS mapping.

  • Prepare project release documents specifying the engineering of distribution system improvement projects.

Required Talents, Skills, Expertise, Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Enrolled in and pursuing a four-year degree in Electrical Engineering, preferably with a power emphasis

  • Completed introductory circuits course(s)

  • Proficient computer and Microsoft Office skills (Excel)

  • Ability to read and create technical diagrams and schematics

  • A valid Driver’s License

Preferred Talents, Skills, Expertise, Education:

  • Familiarity with electrical wiring

  • Basic knowledge of electricity

  • Ability to use drafting software

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Additional Data:

Closing Date: Application review process will continue until openings are filled.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Job LocationUS-MN-Ramsey