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.

The below job summary and responsibilities reflects the duties of the Health Physicist, Senior or Principal levels will differ as more skills and/or experience will be required.  The successful candidate will be placed at a level that is commensurate with the candidate's skills and experience.

This position is responsible for providing technical analysis, support and program ownership for the Radiation Protection department in Health Physics and Radiation Protection technology. Provides ownership and oversight to areas such as; dosimetry program, emergency planning, dose assessments, radiochemistry, radiological engineering, shipping, and ensuring NRC regulations and industry standards are maintained. Supports the ongoing operations of the fleet and is jointly accountable with fleet personnel for the fleet meeting its excellence plan.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Perform technical evaluations of RP programs, procedures and associated controls. Act as change agent to improve ALARA via dose reduction initiatives and plant modifications.
  • Develop new and review existing procedures that dictate radiological controls. Review Radiological Work Permits for technical adequacy.
  • Review isotopic analysis, bio-assay results, and station isotopic mixes to determine impact on station RP controls, instrumentation, and dosimetry.
  • Perform dose assessments and calculations. Oversee and provide input to dosimetry control program.
  • Carry out refueling outage special assignments such as; dose tracking and ALARA reviews, function as area leads and coordinators.
  • Perform radiological/engineer calculations and safety evaluations. Oversee shipping processes.
  • Participate with Emergency Planning during drills, training, and scenario development.

Minimum Requirements

Health Physics
Bachelor's degree in Health Physics, Science, or Engineering. Master's degree in Health Physics, Radiation Protection, or Radiological Engineering preferred. American Board of Health Physicists "CHP" certification preferred. Some applicable Health Physics experience is required; for example academic research, internship, or cooperative experience.

Senior Health Physics

American Board of Health Physicists "CHP" certification preferred.BA, BS or MS in Health Physics or have a BS and certification by the American Board of Health Physics preferred or BS degree in Engineering or Physics with applicable Health Physics experience.

Principal Health Physics

Bachelor's Science in Health Physics with an American Board of Health Physics certification required. BS in Engineering or Physics with 4 Health Physics courses with an American Board of Health Physics certification may be considered equivalent; or Masters in Health Physics. Fourteen (14) or more years nuclear health physicist experience with four (4) or more years as a Sr. Health Physicist required. Recognized industry expert by one or more of the following means: Active participation and leadership in industry or professional society working groups; Published in professional society or industry publications: Presentations to industry and professional society working groups Industry or professional society awards and /or; recognition for achievement. Ability to obtain and maintain unescorted access required. Emergency response team assignment may require living within 30 or 60 minutes from plant.

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: $81,000.00 to $172,200.00 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.

Deadline to Apply: 04/29/24

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