Cummins Inc. Power Systems Project Engineer in Shoreview, Minnesota

Power Systems Project Engineer


Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

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Our Power Systems Business Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in Shoreview, Minnesota for a Power System Project Engineer. Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading project engineering projects such as New Product Development, Value Package Introduction and Systems Product Validation.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Applies specialized knowledge of engineering principles and practices across various areas.

  • Supports projects in the identification and understanding of client requirements to develop technical specifications, implement designs, and deliver high performance, low-cost equipment and system results integrated with customers’ solutions. Interfaces with sales and marketing teams to design and deliver client solutions. Develops and delivers training on client applications.

  • Applies technical expertise on complex components or projects with minimal supervision.

  • Leads small projects or portions of large projects.

  • Provides technical direction for a project or a project team.

  • Participates as a key contributor and is accountable for project success.

  • Influences at department or program management level.

  • Provides input on program-related decisions.

  • Proposes innovative initiatives and projects.

  • Demonstrates depth of knowledge of engineering discipline(s) and leverages applications expertise on other projects.

  • Troubleshoots complex problems and recommends appropriate actions.

  • Assists with the transfer of knowledge; coaches and mentors less experienced engineers.

Skills and Experience Required:


Product Knowledge - Knowledge of products and product lines. Able to represent the features and benefits of the products in terms a customer will understand. Knowledge of how the product functions and the technology used.

Cross-Functional Design Review - Able to carry out and coordinate a cross-functional design review at an advanced level and in a wide range of work situations without guidance. Able to train and coach others in developing and applying cross-functional design review on a limited basis.

Product Validation - Includes the ability to install, setup, calibrate, and operate the equipment associated with testing in accordance with standard procedures and customer requirement. Is expected to understand the concepts of rating engines and driven components such as cooling systems, alternators, etc., and be able to use this knowledge to determine the rating of a product under various conditions.

Analyze Issues - Solid understanding of how to analyze issues. Demonstrates use of analysis skills to learn and analyze information in a timely way. Understands complex concepts and problems and identifies how they relate to key processes. Applies accurate logic in solving problems.

Manage Customer Relationships - Uses appointment tracking system, documents call plans, meeting notes and action items. Has established rapport, delivered on commitments, and developed a positive relationship with customers.


  • 3 post graduate years of experience

  • 2 years managing projects related to;

  • Switchgear – Requires a basic understanding of typical low-voltage and medium voltage switchgear designs.

  • Generator Sets – Requires a basic understanding of the typical features of medium sized (19kW to 4MW) diesel and gas generator sets. Position will require an understanding of the basic generator set controls used in paralleling applications.

  • Automatic Transfer Switches – Requires a basic understanding of the typical features of an automatic transfer switch and the methods used to externally control their operation.

  • Power System Architecture – Requires a basic understanding of the typical power system components that are frequently found at the incoming distribution level of industrial and commercial facilities.

  • Plans and Specifications – Requires a fundamental understanding of how to read and review project plans and specifications.

  • System Control Components – Should have some basic experience with system control components found in paralleling applications. Position requires a basic capability to program Allen Bradley and SchneiderPLCs. Should be familiar with programming HMI’s and third-party control devices.

  • Communication Networks – Requires basic experience with the hardware, software and protocols of common industrial communication networks such as ModBus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP, LonWorks, and BacNet.

  • Should have some experience configuring managed Ethernet switches using vendor recommended settings or completing the settings with some supervision and the fundamentals of Ethernet networks.

  • Project Drawings – Requires a basic understanding of different types of typical project drawings: Outline, One-line, Three-line, Schematic, Interconnect, Riser, and Site. Position will require the use of AutoCAD Electrical to produce simple drawings or update existing drawings.

  • Operating Sequences – Requires a basic understanding of typical power system sequences and be able to read and review a sequence of operation and understand how the major components of a system are expected to operate. Based upon written sequences, must be able to explain how the system should operate and be able to anticipate common first-level failures and their impacts to the power system.

  • Trouble Shooting Control Systems – Position requires some experience with basic paralleling control system trouble shooting techniques.

  • Protective Relays – Requires a very basic understanding of power system protective relay principles and hardware.

  • Safety – Requires a basic understanding of NFPA70E and its impacts to proper PPE requirements on a job-site. Must be willing to follow Cummins' safety policies and procedures and also willing to follow site specific requirements as communicated by site facility personnel and adhere to the more stringent of the two.

Required Education, Licenses or Certifications

Bachelor of Science (or equivalent degree) in Electrical Engineering

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Primary Location United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis-US, MN, Shoreview, CPG Headquarters Victoria St

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced

Job Posting May 2, 2018, 1:34:39 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180002CV