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System Protection Engineer, Staff Engineer or Senior Engineer Job

Location(s): CO - Denver

 

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.

 

 

Summary
This is an entry level position designed to develop technical expertise in a particular area of specialty. Performs work that involves conventional types of plans, investigations, surveys, structures or equipment with relatively few complex features for which there are precedents. Activities are of limited scope requiring knowledge of principles and techniques commonly employed in the specific narrow area of assignments. May lead small-medium, non-critical projects and/or provide field oversight of critical projects under direction of higher level engineer or supervisor. Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy. As proficiency is gained, may work on portions of larger projects. Works under supervision and follows established procedures. May supervise or coordinate the work of interns, drafters, craft personnel, technicians and/or others. The below job description reflects the duties of the Entry Level Engineer; additional duties and responsibilities may be required at higher levels within the engineering hierarchy (Entry, Staff or Senior Engineer) The successful candidate will be placed at a level that is commensurate with the candidate's skills and experience. 

During COVID-19 Pandemic this position may require the ability to temporarily work remote within the company service territory until company protocol dictates return to the office criteria has been met. Telecommuting Policy: A plan has been created to officially rollout a hybrid work-from-home option that will take effect when it is safe to move forward to return to the workplace. This position will participate in this new policy.

 

Responsibilities

  • Uses and applies technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to perform activities/assignments of limited scope. 
  • Supports the development of technical documentation (including but not limited to designs, testing, calculations, reports, standards, etc.) Utilizes and may assist with the development of procedures.  
  • Provides ongoing technical support for project activities within areas such as Operations, Maintenance, Testing/diagnostics, Regulatory, etc. May provide field engineering oversight for activities such as commissioning, testing, inspections etc. under direct supervision. 
  • Coordinates/leads projects or portions of projects (including phases such as research, design, equipment selection, procurement support, installation and commissioning), under the direction of a higher level engineer or supervisor.
  • Under the direction of a higher level engineer/supervisor, supports bid/evaluation processes by performing basic analysis and calculations on existing documentation and materials that support the preparation of bid documents. In completing segments of technical evaluations for proposals may need to effectively communicate with other business areas of the company following appropriate processes. 
  • Effectively exchanges information in all formats, on matters having a wide range of importance and complexity both inter-organizationally and with outside customer/vendors. 
  • May coordinate the work of interns, drafters, technicians, and/or others and provides guidance and mentoring to less experienced engineers. Responsible for continuous self development of technical skills and competencies. 
  • May perform activities such as budgeting, estimating, forecasting, accounting, work order management, in support of engineering projects.


Minimum Requirements Entry Level Engineer

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency)
  • 0+ years relevant engineering experience
  • Ability to demonstrate the unique technical skills and core competencies for this engineering level established & documented by the organization

Preferred Requirements Entry Level Engineer

  • EIT/FE (Engineer in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering) preferred

 

Minimum Requirements Staff Engineer

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency).
  • 2+ year’s relevant engineering experience. Demonstrated broad knowledge & proficiency in specialty area, knowledge of related specialties, & general knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Ability to demonstrate the unique technical skills & core competencies for this engineering level established & documented by the organization.
  • EIT/FE (Engineer in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering) strongly preferred

Preferred Requirements Staff Engineer

  • Experience with Transmission System Short Circuit Analysis (CAPE/Aspen Software) 

  • Knowledge of Symmetrical Component Fault Analysis 

  • Experience with Transmission Protective Relaying concepts, theory, and application 

  • Understanding of Transmission System Pilot Protection Schemes

  • Experience operating within a regulated utility

  • Experience with NERC PRC, TPL, CIP standards

  • Experience with protection and control design concepts and schematics

 

Minimum Requirements Senior Engineer

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency)
  • 5+ years relevant engineering experience
  • EIT/FE (Engineer in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering) required
  • Ability to demonstrate the unique technical skills and core competencies for this engineering level established & documented by the organization.

Preferred Requirements Senior Engineer 

  • PE (Professional Engineer) registration may be required depending on business need 
  • Experience with Transmission System Short Circuit Analysis (CAPE/Aspen Software) 

  • Knowledge of Symmetrical Component Fault Analysis 

  • Experience with Transmission Protective Relaying concepts, theory, and application 

  • Understanding of Transmission System Pilot Protection Schemes

  • Experience operating within a regulated utility

  • Experience with NERC PRC, TPL, CIP standards

  • Experience with protection and control design concepts and schematics

The successful candidate will be placed at a level that is commensurate with the candidate's skills and experience. 

 

 

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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 || United States (US) || Operations || 41590:System Protection Engr XS || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
 

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $59,500 to $109,666 per year

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Requisition Number: 33701

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com

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