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Gas Strategy Consultant Job

Date: Jul 2, 2019

Location: CO - Denver, US, 80202

Company: Xcel Energy

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - St Paul; WI - Eau Claire


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education 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 professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



Responsible for the development and execution of strategies for Gas Engineering and Operations (GEO). Direct technical, budgetary, and regulatory expertise in the development and presentation of major gas initiatives to executive management and state and federal regulatory agencies. Provides leadership to cross functional teams in the development and implementation of strategies and the cost recovery of those strategies. Advocates jurisdictional specific positions which further the business objectives of Xcel Energy. Ensures that the cost recovery and financial analysis needs of the business units are met. Prepare, file, and present extensive expert testimony and stand cross-examination of the most complex contested issues before regulatory agencies. This position can be filled in one of the following locations: Denver, CO, St. Paul, MN, and Eau Claire, WI.


  • Lead project teams to develop and prepare jurisdictional capital ($300+ million) and O&M budgets ($60+ million) and cost recovery mechanisms for GEO for use in regulatory filings and business unit planning to ensure accurate and timely cost information. Present budgets to jurisdictional OpCo presidents and gain approval of specific budgetary projects from the Investment Review Council
  • Develop, advocate and execute on regulatory strategies that enhances Xcel Energy’s profitability. Appear as an expert witness for the Company on complex regulatory projects. Analyze intervener testimony to formulate responsive testimony and assist with cross-examination strategies. Lead negotiations of settlement agreements before regulatory agencies. Present information to state and federal regulatory agencies as a Company spokesperson on technical issues.
  • Develop and prepare recommendations for effective cost recovery mechanisms and provide technical and regulatory expertise to the Director of System Strategy and Business Operations to support Xcel Energy’s objectives. Serve as a liaison with internal departments to support various cost recovery proposals.
  • Demonstrate mastery of financial models and other costs recovery models, in order to be able to run various scenarios, as needed for changing circumstances or for analysis of various proposals, either initiated by management requests or during rate proceedings. Performs financial and market analysis which supports project economics.
  • Lead the development and execution of gas strategies. Assist the Director of System Strategy and Business Operations in ensuring the effective function of the department and the accomplishment of business unit objectives. Actively shares their own expertise on technical matters and provides assistance to other management on technical issues.

Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Economics ore related area.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Xcel Energy’s accounting, budgeting and financial forecasting procedures and systems.
  • Demonstrated detailed knowledge of the Company’s cost of serve and revenue requirement procedures.
  • 10 or more years of natural gas, financial analysis, and/or regulatory experience.
  • Ability to appear as an expert witness.
  • Requires an understanding of federal, state, and local regulatory rules, issues, and trends.
  • Must be proficient at database and personal computer analytics and reporting tools.

Preferred Requirements


  • Advanced degree preferred.






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 - St Paul; WI - Eau Claire || United States (US) || Operations || 58670:Gas System Strt and Bus Ops XS || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 19094

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Nearest Major Market: Denver

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