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Electrical Engineer


Position Electrical Engineer, I, Utilities and Central Energy

Organization KFI Engineers (KFI)

Reporting Relationship Electrical Engineering Manager




KFI Engineers is a recognized industry leader in facility infrastructure design and performance. Since 1996, our culture of collaboration and unique capabilities have allowed us to make a difference in the way infrastructure and processing projects are delivered. 

Headquartered in St. Paul, MN, with eight regional offices and a team of over 250 professionals, we have a people-first culture that offers opportunities to continue your career with mentorship programs, career growth support, and continued education. With KFI, we find a way to provide creative solutions to unique projects while providing the same care we would expect if we were the client. For more information about KFI Engineers and our culture, please visit


The Electrical Engineer plays a key role in the successful execution of projects. Reporting to the manager Electrical Engineering, Industrial, this individual will provide technical and engineering excellence, as well as successful delivery of work to our customers. KFI’s industrial group focus on process and utility facility infrastructure design and performance. Traditionally, much of our work takes place within these markets: biofuels, agribusiness, utilities, and manufacturing. We also assist clients with these services in developing Campus master plans, which include organizations such as higher education, healthcare, manufacturing and utility and power distribution systems. 

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for a high level of customer satisfaction by ensuring expectations are clearly communicated and managed- both externally and internally. The successful candidate will also contribute to a dynamic team environment by being proactive, communicating clearly to all stakeholders, and modeling a highly collaborative working environment. This person may also support the business development process, by contributing to proposals and meeting with prospective and current customers.

The Utilities and Central Energy (UCE) group specializes in large central plant work, particularly for district energy serving cities, universities, hospitals, and manufacturing campuses. Our expertise covers both energy production and distribution. We have expertise in sustainable energy production, simple and combined cycle, combined heat and power, and medium voltage power.

Our clients look for us to lead large complex projects from concept to completion, including startup, check-out, and commissioning. The electrical engineer, UCE supports that process by leading the effort and development of project studies, drawings, and other deliverables. 



Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Working with the Senior Electrical Engineers to learn and develop design skills.
  • Design for medium voltage and 480-volt power systems, including generation and distribution.
  • Design (drawings, specifications and calculations) of special systems including ground fault, lightning protection, engine-generator, UPS, DC, motor control centers and power factor correction
  • Prepares engineering documents and equipment specifications to meet codes, standards and contracted scope of work, ensuring application of Electrical Engineering Principles. Standard deliverables include single-line diagrams, plans, schedules, schematics, and details.
  • Preparation of three lines and schematic drawings.
  • Performs power system studies, including arc fault hazard analysis, short circuit, load flow, protective device coordination and harmonics studies, using SKM PTW.
  • Reviews and approves contractor submittals, conducts construction observation and provides field support during startup and commissioning of electrical systems and equipment.
  • Develops labor/cost estimates for assigned scope of work and is accountable for ensuring we stay within scope and budget.
  • Creates project plans and schedules for the execution of work.
  • May serve as project manager for complete projects, when assigned.
  • Supports the business development process through input to proposals, meeting and interviewing with prospective customers, etc.
  • Provides technical and engineering support to other departments/disciplines.


The successful candidate will have a pragmatic and applied approach, while at the same time bringing a creative examination of customer needs and solutions.


The successful candidate will have strong electrical fundamentals knowledge or experience. Project experience and/or working knowledge of Process, Instrumentation & Controls through co-ops or internships will be very valuable. The candidate will have an opportunity to develop a strong knowledge of Codes and industry standards (e.g., NEC, NFPA, NESC, ANSI/IEEE, etc.). This person will have strong interpersonal skills to enable effective interaction with Designers, Engineers and Project Managers. This person will also possess strong communication skills, and influencing skills, and has demonstrated the maturity and self-confidence to work with colleagues and customers.


KFI is an excellent place to learn from some of the best electrical power engineers in the industry. This position is for entry level electrical engineers interested in a career in electrical power systems. 

The successful candidate will be naturally collaborative and possess the ability to assimilate a range of ideas, programs, or alternatives into a set of recommendations. This person will be self-directed but thrive in an environment where consultation leads to superior outcomes.

Additional qualifications the successful candidate will possess include:

  • Effective meeting management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Adaptable and agile, responsive to quick changes in direction.
  • Ability to establish rapport and credibility with customers and other stakeholders.



  • Demonstrates persistence in the achievement of goals.
  • Acts with a sense of urgency.
  • Takes responsibility for own actions.

Business Focus

  • Demonstrates agility, adapts well to changes.
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Meets commitments to internal/external customers.

Project Execution

  • Plans projects well, managing last-minute rushes and disruptions.
  • Balances Speed and Quality.
  • Looks for improvement in our delivery, tools and processes.

Demonstrates Respect for Others

  • Keeps others adequately informed.
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views.
  • Adapts communication style and method based on audience and situation.

Team Player

  • Balances team and individual responsibilities.
  • Shares expertise with others.
  • Inspires respect and trust.



A Bachelors’ degree in Electrical Engineering and willingness to pursue Professional Engineering registration in Minnesota when able to is required.



Recognizing the importance of this position to KFI, a competitive wage and benefits package will be offered.


KFI Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.