Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A  position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

This position is based in Denver, Colorado, 80223, on a hybrid work schedule.

Gas Standards is responsible for overseeing pipeline safety regulations for Xcel Energy to ensure compliance with Department of Transportation CFR Title 49 Parts 190-199, additional state regulations, company Gas Standards, and other applicable industry codes. Independently able to develop gas standards, policies, and design criteria to meet compliance requirements and/or industry best practices. Aptitude for communicating with state pipeline safety regulators and coordinating compliance inspections. Ability to work with internal stakeholders to evaluate and communicate compliance requirements with business practices and processes.

Position Summary

Apply visionary, strategic and technical leadership in developing gas standards, policies, and design criteria to achieve optimal life-cycle performance of Delivery assets. Make decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have important impact on operational activities. Plan and create work requiring judgment and independent evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria. Partner with service providers to develop and recommend alternative courses of action based on facts.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership driving visionary and strategic processes to improve life-cycle performance. Anticipate changes in operational, environmental, and regulatory environments to position resources that maximize effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Take the lead role in the facilitation of state and federal pipeline safety audits. Provide written response to all regulatory inspections that balance compliance, safety, and optimal performance of gas assets. Perform follow-up for all audit report recommendations and process improvement changes to ensure that clients have completed all agreed-upon responsive action.

  • Plan, schedule, create, or coordinate implementation of policies to design, install, and maintain gas assets. Direct activities and provide leadership to groups responsible for monitoring the quality, performance, and regulatory compliance of gas assets and initiating remedial measures as necessary.

  • Technical liaison and facilitator to consolidate and standardize business practices within the entire Gas Delivery operating regions. Recognized authority and consultant for Delivery partners and others with a high degree of reliance placed on successful experience in applying solutions to Delivery processes and assets.

  • Team Lead for cross-functional work groups to identify technical and operational solutions to improve gas asset performance and meet strategic vision of gas system performance. Provide technical, financial and regulatory basis for recommendations. Develop implementation plans and schedules to effect corporate changes and monitor effectiveness of programs.

  • Provider leadership and direction to managers, coordinators, designers, analysts, and service providers that perform work on gas assets.

Minimum Requirements
Bachelors Degree in Business or Engineering or related field or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge. Minimum 8 years experience in Gas Delivery Systems, Operations, Design and Layout, or Supply Chain, which includes a minimum of 2 years leadership/management experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of federal pipeline safety regulations, including 49 CFR Parts 191 and 192.

Experience working with material evaluations or investigations.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

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

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The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $93,000.00 to $130,000.00 per year

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

Pay and benefit packages may vary based on position. Some employees are under collective bargaining agreements, which determine the benefits they will receive. If the information conflicts with the terms of the written plan documents governing the plan, the plan document will control. Benefit plans are subject to change and Xcel Energy has the right to end, suspend, or amend any of its plans, at any time, in whole or in part.

Anticipated Last Date to Apply: 02/26/24

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