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

Responsible for creation and implementation of safety strategies, policies and practices to achieve industry excellence in the area of industrial health and safety. Set the vision and strategic planning to integrate safety initiatives into the business operating strategies. Partner leadership to develop related policies that ensure a strategic and collaborative approach to achieving alignment across the fleet and ensure nuclear fleet performance meets high industry standards of excellence in industrial safety. Responsible for the execution and adherence to industry safety regulations and policies for the two nuclear sites within the Xcel Energy nuclear fleet. Responsible areas within the Industrial Safety area include Nuclear Industrial Safety Program Standards, Incident Investigations, and Reporting, Corporate/Site Safety Improvement Initiatives, and Industrial Safety Performance Metrics.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Ensures consistency among the Xcel Nuclear Stations through the development and implementation of standardized policies, programs, processes, and practices in the Industrial Safety functional Areas.
  • Identifies, prioritizes, and resolves differences between the stations in their execution of procedures and performance of work practices related to safety.
  • Provides oversight over the Industrial Safety programs, policies, and processes to ensure established standards are being met. Ensures that issues in the implementation phase of governance changes are getting resolved.
  • Directs, develops, and prioritizes improvement items for the Industrial Safety functional area and develops a schedule for implementation of these items. Reviews initiatives for cost-benefit, process efficiency, and process effectiveness. Ensure pilots identified by the peer group have a specific purpose, are appropriately reviewed, are supported and planned, then monitors with decision dates and success criteria.
  • Point of contact with the nuclear industry in the Industrial Safety functional area by remaining engaged and active with industry initiatives and knowledgeable of industry trends that may impact Xcel Energy. Serves as the lead in the Industrial Safety Areas with the Utilities Services Alliance (USA) Core Peer Team.
  • Ensure the Industrial Safety functional area staff support high performance standards. This includes oversight over current staffing levels and demographics, workforce pipeline size and schedule, health of the knowledge and skill retention program, and future industry initiatives that impact staffing and qualifications for the Industrial Safety area.
  • Perform ERO (Emergency Response Organization) duties based on site-specific assignment.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in safety or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required. Minimum of 5 years experience in a nuclear plant in a line organization combined with three years supervisory experience. Demonstrated ability to lead others, promote a team environment, coach and mentor. Knowledge of applicable state and federal utility safety and compliance regulations is required. Ability to develop effective processes is required. Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse and rapidly changing business environment, integrating with multiple groups and customers, managing and facilitating teams.

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: $105,600.00 to $150,000.00 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: 07/22/24

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