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Energy Solutions Engineering Team Lead Job

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


Are you an engineer who wants a challenging, rewarding career at a Fortune 500 company that’s committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship? Do you want to be part of shaping our energy future? An engineering position at Xcel Energy could be a great match for you.



Position Summary

Provide strategic and logistical leadership while providing significant knowledge across all of Xcel Energy’s offerings. Provide technical expertise in conservation programs to assist Xcel Energy customers to use energy more efficiently. Provide technical guidance and review directly to customers, sales staff, and marketing staff; examine potential applications and recommend solutions. This position is responsible for leading edge expertise in specific technical areas and applying that expertise to maximize customer adoption of Xcel Energy conservation products. This position is responsible for developing the analyses of the largest and most complicated projects that will receive the greatest scrutiny from regulators. Management responsibility includes direction, hiring, and performance management of staff.


Essential Responsibilities


1) Provide guidance, training and education to internal staff, Xcel Energy Marketing and Sales, customers and trade allies on technology issues. Responsibilities include consulting with customers on special program offerings, drive concepts with product development and program managers to improve and expand product and services offerings for conservation programs.


2) Direct, manage, hire, train and guide staff by prioritizing and assigning work, assembling teams utilizing internal as well as external resources. Monitor and document results in order to ensure successful completion of projects including Key Performance Indicators of cost, timeliness, etc. Assist in individual and team goal setting and monitoring as they relate to department goals and measures. Schedule and provide input into performance appraisal process for employees.


3) Demonstrates technical expertise by keeping current and informed about technical developments and industry practices. Represents the company nationally and locally through participation in industry and professional forums in order to stay abreast of emerging industry changes, issues and technologies. Serve as a versatile resource to customers and sales on specific project opportunities and options. Utilize these relationships to define undiscovered opportunities for customers.


4) Reviewing and taking responsibility for the validity of the largest and most complicated projects. This requires knowledge of the regulatory as well as internal rules and guidelines for the technical-financial models. Document and run technical-financial models ensuring they meet state and corporate guidelines. Ensure that projects will withstand regulatory scrutiny to validate rebate expenditures and maximize Company’s investments. Provide final review for all technical-financial filings and lead peer reviewed projects.


5) Develop and oversee all departmental technology protocols for monitoring large-scale projects. Document methodologies and philosophies used in the determination of specific program features and offerings. Serve as liaison with regulators towards helping set and direct conservation policy.


6) Offer expertise in utilizing technical-financial models so as to maximize conservation results that are transparent and defendable. Work with Product Development Manager and Product Managers and directors to set strategy for areas of improvement and program enhancements.


7) Provide leadership in developing methodologies for models in all areas.


Minimum Requirements

  • BSME, BSEE or related engineering degree from an ABET accredited curriculum required.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer certification preferred.
  • 10 years experience with energy conservation preferred in one or more of the following: energy engineering consulting, HVAC, lighting, compressed air, energy efficient building construction, motors, controls, industrial processing, boilers, furnaces, and Recommissioning.
  •  5 years minimum of utility conservation program experience. Prior leadership or supervisory experience preferred. Experience with customer interaction preferred.


Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with CRM platforms such as Salesforce and energyOrbit
  • Experience with VBA or Python





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) || Customer And Innovation || 51600:Energy Solutions Engineering || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $94,500 to $134,166 per year

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Requisition Number: 36042

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