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 can be based in Denver, Colorado, or Minneapolis, Minnesota, on a hybrid work schedule. Consideration for Energy Efficiency Engineer or Senior Energy Efficiency Engineer Level candidates will be assessed based upon experience, knowledge, and qualifications during the interview process.

Position Summary - Energy Efficiency Engineer
Provide technical expertise in conservation programs to drive Xcel Energy customers to use energy more efficiently. Provide technical guidance and review directly to customers, sales staff, and marketing staff; examine potential applications and recommend solutions. Develop and maintain expertise in specific technical areas and applying that expertise to maximize customer adoption of Xcel Energy conservation products.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Review and take responsibility for the validity of conservation program analyses in the assigned areas. This requires knowledge of the regulatory as well as internal rules and guidelines for the technical-financial models. Document and run technical-financial models ensuring they meet state and corporate guidelines. Ensure that projects will withstand regulatory scrutiny to validate rebate expenditures and maximize Company's investments.

  • Provide guidance, training and education to internal staff, Xcel Energy Marketing and Sales, customers and trade allies on technology issues. Responsibilities include consulting with customers on program offerings, team with product development and program managers to improve and expand product and services offerings for conservation programs.

  • Develop and maintain Xcel Energy's technical leadership in specific assigned area for gas or electric conservation programs (HVAC, lighting, compressed air, energy efficient building construction, motors, controls, industrial processing, boilers, furnaces, recommissioning). This position is intended to be a key technical resource in the assigned areas.

  • Research new technologies and applications to improve and expand Xcel Energy conservation offerings. Monitor federal, state and local energy-related codes to determine whether changes in efficiency levels affect current conservation program guidelines and how it might impact program performance.

  • Leverage internal expertise to customer advantage by developing relationships with external networks of engineering and architectural firms, governmental agencies, industry associations and research firms. Consulting with customers as part of product delivery, customized customer consulting on project specific basis, and acting technical sales.


Minimum Requirements

  • BSME, BSEE or related engineering degree from an ABET accredited curriculum.

  • 6+ years of experience preferred in energy conservation strategies or related field and significant direct customer contact.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer certification preferred.

  • Experience preferred in one of more of the following: consulting engineering, industrial processes, technical sales and project management.

Position Summary - Senior Energy Efficiency Engineer
Plans and develops conservation programs that have unique requirements and have an important impact to Xcel Energy customers. Has full technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing and coordinating of conservations programs that encourage Xcel Energy customer to use energy more efficiently. Provide technical guidance and review directly to customers, sales staff, and marketing staff; examine potential applications and recommend solutions. Leads and maintains expertise in specific technical areas and applies that expertise to maximize customer adoption of Xcel Energy conservation products.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Review and take responsibility for the validity of larger, more complicated conservation program analyses in the assigned areas. This requires knowledge of the regulatory as well as internal rules and guidelines for the technical-financial models. Document and run technical-financial models ensuring they meet state and corporate guidelines. Ensure that projects will withstand regulatory scrutiny to validate rebate expenditures and maximize Company's investments.

  • Provide guidance, training and education to internal staff, Xcel Energy Marketing and Sales, customers and trade allies on technology issues. Responsibilities include on-site consultation with customers on strategic program offerings, team with product development and program managers to improve and expand product and services offerings for conservation programs.

  • Serves as the technical expert for Xcel Energy in specific assigned area for gas or electric conservation programs (HVAC, lighting, compressed air, energy efficient building construction, motors, controls, industrial processing, boilers, furnaces, recommissioning). Keeps abreast of new scientific methods and developments affecting Xcel Energy for the purpose of recommending changes in emphasis of programs or new programs warranted by such developments. Maintains expert, in-depth knowledge and understanding in assigned programs.

  • Conceives, plans and conducts research of new technologies and applications to improve and expand Xcel Energy conservation offerings. Monitor federal, state and local energy-related codes to determine whether changes in efficiency levels affect current conservation program guidelines and how it might impact program performance.

  • Leverage internal expertise to customer advantage by developing relationships with external networks of engineering and architectural firms, governmental agencies, industry associations and research firms. Consulting with customers as part of product delivery, customized customer consulting on project specific basis, and acting technical sales. Utilize these relationships to define undiscovered opportunities for customers.

  • Plans, organizes and provides technical guidance and expertise on the work of other staff. Evaluates progress of the staff and results obtained and recommends major changes to achieve overall objectives. Serves as a mentor to internal staff members.


Minimum Requirements

  • BSME, BSEE or related engineering degree from an ABET accredited curriculum.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer certification preferred.

  • 8+ years of experience with energy conservation preferred in one or more of the following: energy engineering consulting, HVAC, lighting, compressed air, energy efficient building construction, motors, controls, industrial processing, boilers, furnaces, recommissioning.

  • 1 year minimum of utility conservation program experience.

Salary Ranges:

Energy Efficiency Engineer:

$81,000 to $115,000, plus 10% Annual Incentive Program Bonus

Senior Energy Efficiency Engineer:

$93,000 to $130,000, plus 15% Annual Incentive Program Bonus

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.

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com.

Non-Bargaining

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $81,000.00 to $130,000.00 per year

This position is eligible for the following benefits: 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, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO), Parental Leave

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.

Deadline to Apply: 05/30/24

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