Renewable Energy Innovation Engineer

Organization Summary

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 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.

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Location in MN
Job type

Based on qualifications. 


40 hours/per week

Primary Duties

As an Innovation Engineer, You Wil

  • Review and refine the objectives, business case, and development pathway for each concept
  • Work with Innovation teams to move concepts through development pathways
  • Effectively identify and partner with internal and external agents to design, manufacture and test each innovative product, process or system
  • Navigate vendor, OEM and customer relationships and contracts, and the regulatory environment
  • Ensure proper legal procedures and confidentiality measures are applied to protect intellectual property
  • Ensure every innovation is 100% functional and accepted by the operational team before moving on to the next innovation project
  • Be transparent about innovations that do not meet requirements
  • Openly communicate and celebrate failures as a learning mechanism for the company
  • Effectively quantify and communicate all positive results
  • Establish and cultivate effective industry partnerships for collaborative innovation
  • Project business impact of investment in a concept
  • Effectively work and build relationships with those of diverse backgrounds and organizational levels
  • All other duties as assigned

We'd Love to Hear from People With 

  • Strong problem-identification and problem-solving skills
  • Detail orientation and shown ability to manage multiple, complex initiatives, acting as an agent of change
  • Shown ability to translate, document and communicate technical requirements from craft personnel to external vendors and trade partners
  • Strong communication and follow-up skills
  • Results orientation to ensure execution takes priority over conceptualization
  • Possess understanding of construction and engineering principles
  • Advanced Microsoft Office and web application skills
  • Intermediate CAD, ArcGIS and/or CPM scheduling experience
  • Shown positive and professional attitude and strong customer service skills
  • Resilient and highly accepting of change based on diverse input and feedback
  • Strong network and knowledge of Midwest rapid prototyping, machining, tooling/rigging manufacturing and engineering design firms, with a proven ability to identify partners who will drive projects to completion
  • Active listening skills and effective communication including an openness to diverse input and feedback
  • Ability to travel 100%

Education and Experience Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum five years’ experience in Innovation, Rapid Prototyping, Product Development, Tool Design & Fabrication, Robotics or related field
  • Construction experience preferred
  • Current driver’s license
How to Apply

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