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.

Position Summary

Uses expert technical knowledge to plan and conduct multiple, medium-to-large, and important projects and programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental statutes and regulations. Under consultative direction and with considerable latitude for unreviewed actions and decisions, conducts important environmental related investigations requiring the application of improvement technology concepts and new approaches in the field. Responsible for reviewing progress, and evaluation of results. Possesses expertise in theories and principles in a given environmental field and applies that knowledge in creative and effective ways to a broad range of very difficult and complex assignments. Leads or directs special work teams, and serves as corporate environmental liaison with operating facility management and staff. Assignments are usually self-initiated.

Responsible for managing company compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s, Coal Combustion Residuals Rule (CCR Rule, 40 CFR 257) at company coal-fired generating facilities, including all coal ash landfills and impoundments. Also Responsible for managing landfill and solid waste unit compliance with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Solid Waste regulations. Have experience with landfill operations plan development, groundwater monitoring and reporting, overseeing compliance inspections/auditing, soil and groundwater remediation, and frequent regulatory agency contact/negotiations. Familiarity with federal regulations for solid waste landfills (40 CFR 258) and State of Colorado equivalent would be ideal.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Plans and conducts multiple, medium-to-large, and complex projects designed to minimize deficiencies and ensure compliance with regulations and permits. Directs large site assessment/investigations/remediation projects as necessary. (Major areas may include: auditing, air permitting and compliance, water/wastewater permitting and compliance, land quality, radiological, above ground and underground storage tanks, emergency plans, DOT compliance, FAA safety regulations, and hazardous, liquid and solid waste disposal.)

  • Consults on and negotiates on complex license and permit applications and agency inspection response actions to ensure compliance and favorable outcomes for Xcel with respect to existing federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Serves as a regulatory liaison between facilities and federal, state, and local agencies. Testifies at environmental hearings to support company position on environmental regulatory development.

  • Designs and directs data collection, strategic studies, evaluations, and report development to support environmental regulatory requirements at Xcel facilities, proposed legislation, and/or emerging public issues, operating permit limits and/or potential environmental regulatory noncompliance.

  • Develops training lesson plan content that meet Xcel Academy standards, maintains instructor qualifications, and provides regulatory compliance training to Xcel personnel as is regulatory required and/or customer requested.

  • Monitors statutes, regulations, licenses, and/or permits for potential impacts to facility operations. Reviews proposed regulations, licenses, and/or permits to determine potential impacts to facility operations. Serves as the lead reviewer coordinating comments from others into a single company position recommendation.

  • Prepares requests for proposals, contract agreements, and project estimates. Supports and/or selects and manages consultants and contractors.

  • Assists others in developing, refining and implementing the strategic goals and objectives of Xcel Energy. Contributes to process teams concerning budget and regulatory compliance.

  • Evaluates outcomes of incidents, regulatory inspections and internal audits of company owned facilities, contractors, and/or outside disposal facilities and conducts and/or assesses root cause analysis to ensure corrective actions adequately address the problem and non-compliance conditions are not repeated. Provides support for emergency environmental incidents as necessary.


Minimum Requirements

BS/BA in environmental science, engineering, applied science, or related fields and eight years of progressively responsible environmental related work experience including, but not limited to environmental regulations, remedial procedures, audit procedures, and power generation processes. Demonstrated skills in technical writing, verbal communication, and negotiations. (Note: An Associate college degree in areas of environmental or applied science and three years of progressive responsibilities in related work experience may be substituted for the education requirement. The following additional advanced education in the field can be substituted for related work experience: MS/MA/MBA = 2 years; PhD/J.D. = 3 years.)

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: $79,000.00 to $112,999.00 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.

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