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Engineering Superintendent, Power Plants - Minnesota and Wisconsin Job

Location(s): MN - Bayport; MN - Mankato; MN - Red Wing; WI - Ashland; WI - La Crosse


Are you ready to take your leadership potential to the next level with a growing Fortune 500 company?  Xcel Energy is at the leading edge of an industry that is changing quickly. We’re seeking dynamic, proven leaders to help guide us into this exciting energy future. If you’re looking to lead at a company that is committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship, with plenty of room to grow, consider a position at Xcel Energy.  We also invest in our leaders.  From specific programs for new and aspiring leaders to just-in-time resources to support the seasoned manager, we provide development for any stage of their career.



This Engineering Superintendent leads and manages a Reliability Engineering team in five of Xcel Energy’s power generating facilities (Red Wing, Wilmarth, Bayfront, French Island, and King Plant). Provides technical expertise, knowledge, and leadership to plant operations and maintenance on emergent equipment needs. Ensures technical issues/problems are resolved in a timely manner. Implements the Long-Term Asset Maintenance (LTAM) strategy at assigned sites. Monitors and supports plant compliance of NERC reliability standard requirements. Maintains control of the site design basis and improvements in plant equipment/systems to maximize value creation. Is accountable for equipment, system, and plant performance results.


Position Summary

Provides leadership and supervises a team of engineers, and/or technical support personnel who support the power generation operations. Responsible for the day-to-day management of the team, including review of engineering designs/solutions, making job assignments, coordinating with other departments, and employee development. Serves as a point of contact for external and internal customers.


Essential Responsibilities

1) Operational Effectiveness: Provide direct leadership over team effectiveness, quality and productivity. Establish clear performance expectations, effectively manage performance, and drive employee engagement. Assist in removing barriers and provide coaching to complete work. Ensure correct team composition and skills are in place to meet operational, reliability, customer, and financial objectives. May participate in addressing bargaining unit issues, grievances, corrective actions, and future development.

2) Safety: Provide visible safety leadership and drives real time safety accountability by engaging employees/crew through safety meeting facilitation, job briefs, audits, training, accident investigation/event assessment, and job site observations. Work in close partnership with Safety Consultant.

3) Provide leadership in overseeing process improvements to enhance the power generating assets’ performance, reliability, and optimization. Monitor plant/equipment performance criteria and control measures, conduct event assessment and root cause analysis for formulate solutions, implement solutions, and seek innovative technology improvements.

4) Responsible for non-capital modifications to plant/generating equipment, configuration control, and compliance with applicable codes (boiler, high-pressure piping, fire protection, etc.) and environmental regulations. Participate in preparing forecasts, budget development/management, and provide input to longer-term work plans.

5) Represent the department as the point of contact for and establish effective working relationships with internal and external customers and coordinate departmental activities with those customers.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required from an accredited university.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in power generation engineering, original equipment manufacturing (OEM), power generation operations/maintenance, or equivalent experience in a closely related industrial/manufacturing environment.

  • Technical knowledge of power generation engineering, design, and technical support is desired.

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite and scheduling tools.

  • Selection process may include testing and/or assessment.

  • Previous leadership or supervisory experience is preferred.


This position requires a behavioral assessment prior to being considered for an interview.




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.


Posting Notes:  MN - Bayport || MN - Bayport; MN - Mankato; MN - Red Wing; WI - Ashland; WI - La Crosse || United States (US) || Generation || 60110:ES PO REL Eng XS || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $82,700 to $117,566 per year

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Requisition Number: 33341

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