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OT Security Analyst Job

Job Grade: Q
Hierarchy:  No - We can only hire at the posted level 
Union Position: Non-Bargaining



Position Summary

The primary responsibility of this position is the daily management and administration of Substation processes and documentation required to support the Xcel Energy operational technology (OT) cyber security program. The equipment and resulting data will be used to support equipment records and management of equipment baseline records. This position will perform field visits to the substations for asset inventory evaluation as well as various cyber security tasks on operational technology assets deployed in the substations. Secondary responsibilities may include coordinating tasks that involve multiple teams or technicians to meet one end goal and to assist with other projects as it relates to the interpretation of technical data and any impacts to business processes driven by changes to cyber security standards, implementation of new or updated procedures relating to the substation assets, as well as conducting training for the field technicians and engineering resources working with the Substation processes and equipment.


Essential Responsibilities

1) Process and Controls Awareness

  • Working knowledge of Xcel Energy cyber security policy, standards, processes, controls and the impact on business operations and support functions.
  • Effectively manages the oversight of field work and/or programs to maintain compliance with defined control oversight processes and cyber security standards.
  • Maintain device change management process for operational technology assets. This includes any resulting change as defined through asset condition assessments.


2) Project Management

  • Provides and executes work assignments for self and field technicians, and works independently with limited review and direction
  • Perform field inventory of operational technology devices required by Xcel Energy practice as well as any internally identified procedures assigned related to inventory of assets.
  • Performs technical project work as needed to complete project and cyber assessment deliverables
  • Understands and coordinates the development of operational technology transactional data to support the cyber security control assessments.


3) Customer Relationship Management

  • Communicate with customers regarding cyber security policy matters
  • Work closely with field technicians to ensure they have access to the work management tools to allow for work in substations and to support all equipment condition assessments
  • To maintain program data integrity, works directly with the Substation Asset Health Condition Assessment resources as the primary contact and solution provider for field work programs or discrete project management to confirm compliance with all Xcel Energy cyber security programs.


Minimum Requirements

  • College Degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 6 years utility experience; business analytics experience required, and compliance experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated verbal/written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to ever changing regulatory and operational technology requirements and competencies to accomplish the task at hand.
  • Ability to work independently and supervise the work of compliance team resources when required and excel in a team environment.
  • Must possess problem-solving skills and have a broad knowledge relating to data management and analysis.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Transmission Substation Equipment
  • Competent in Microsoft Visio and Excel. SAP master data experience preferred.
  • Travel is required 25% of the time within the Xcel Energy territory.
  • Understanding of networking and network security concepts preferred
  • Understanding of Firewall concepts and intrusion detection methods preferred
  • CISSP certification 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 - Minneapolis; TX - Amarillo || United States (US) || Operations || 41595:Substation Communication Eng || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $72,100 to $102,433 per year

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Requisition Number: 32553

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