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Associate Supply Chain Capital Projects Specialist Job

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis


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.



We have an opening for an Associate Supply Chain Capital Projects Specialist that could be located in either Denver, CO; Minneapolis, MN; or Amarillo, TX.


Position Summary

With guidance from Capital Project Supply Chain Specialists, develop and execute engineering, procurement, & construction (EPC), engineered equipment, and construction services contract project sourcing strategies aligned with business priorities for smaller capital projects. Utilize construction project contract expertise to procure EPC/turnkey contracts. Support strategies to achieve project savings targets. Support negotiations for commercial terms and contracts with suppliers. Manage risk mitigation and post award contract management plans.

Essential Responsibilities


  • With guidance, execute contracting and procurement strategy/tactics for smaller capital projects, sourcing for complex goods and services. Develop should cost models and project justifications. Participate in defining technical bid requirements, specifications, and specialized terms & conditions. Execute bidding events. Facilitate bid evaluation teams to analyze proposals and award business. Seek opportunities for value capture.
  • With guidance, apply contract knowledge and integration of all contract components to ensure efficient project delivery management. Assist in refinement and application of the project delivery contracting strategy. Ensure invoices have proper supporting documentation and payment is not in excess of materials delivered or value of work completed. Support contractor training and compliance with corporate policies and procedures.
  • Negotiate contracts representing company interests in purchases associated with capital projects. Analyze, verify, and negotiate modifications, changes, or additional work orders that were not part of the original contract or purchase scope. Support dispute resolution and contract adjustments with suppliers.
  • Create and manage project plans for sourcing goods and services. Integrate sourcing and business project plans to develop enterprise-wide standardization of technology and equipment specifications. Maintain relationships with stakeholders and communicate sourcing project status. Execute post award contract management plans, including KPIs. Facilitate reviews with suppliers that contractor commitments and progress milestones are tracked in accordance with contractual terms & conditions and full value to the project is achieved.
  • With guidance, establish post award contract management plans. Monitor supplier performance to ensure supplier commitments and progress milestones are met and project value is achieved. Collaborate with Category Managers to support project needs aligned with category strategies. Manage supplier relationships as assigned.
  • Support capital project risk management strategies. Apply contract law knowledge to administer project contract agreements and contractual forms. Manage contract risks and assemble documentation to obtain project specific insurance. Limit company liability by ensuring proper documentation.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Construction Management, Business, or related technical/analytical field.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of a bachelor's degree (6 years of experience may supplement for a Bachelor's degree or 3 years for an Associate's degree in addition to the required 3 years).
  • Requires 3 years of procurement, sourcing, or logistics experience.
  • Project management experience a plus.
  • Contract knowledge and negotiation skills required.
  • Requires knowledge and expertise in sourcing and supply chain management principles.
  • Willing to pursue and maintain Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certification or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience with purchasing/sourcing systems is required.
  • Must be results-oriented and customer focused.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills required.
  • Up to 20% travel; driver’s license required.





COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement 
COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Xcel Energy requires all new persons be fully vaccinated or receive a formal medical or religious accommodation prior to their start date, unless prohibited by state or local law. 


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:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Generation || 42853:SC Capital Project Sourcing || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $66,000 to $94,000 per year

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Requisition Number: 38463

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