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Distribution Area Engineer - Entry, Staff, or Senior Job

Location(s): SD - Sioux Falls; MN - Edina; MN - Faribault; MN - Mankato; MN - Maple Grove; MN - Minneapolis; MN - Monticello; MN - Pipestone; MN - Shorewood; MN - St Cloud; MN - St Paul; MN - White Bear Lake; ND - Fargo

 

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.

 

 

Do you want to help keep the lights on in your neighborhood and community? Do you want to be involved in improving power distribution as the systems continues to grow and get more complex? Come join the Area Engineering team at Xcel Energy! We are looking for an engineer for the greater Sioux Falls, SD area. As Area Engineers we provide our customers with reliable electricity through a safe distribution system while delivering excellent customer service. We have engineering ownership for the distribution system from the substation to the customer’s meter for our assigned regions and work to ensure the distribution system has capacity and is operating at high levels of reliability. We are committed to finding ways to improve reliability, identify and mitigate power quality issues, and support load growth on the system. We collaborate with the Xcel Energy electrical distribution system personnel to innovate, develop, and improve the system together. 

 

The preferred location for the candidate is in Sioux Falls, SD however candidates will be considered from the other service areas within Xcel Energy territory in ND or MN with infrequent travel to Sioux Falls area required.

 

The below job summary and responsibilities reflects the duties of the Entry Engineer; Staff or Senior levels will differ as more skills and/or experience will be required.  The successful candidate will be placed at a level that is commensurate with the candidate's skills and experience.

 

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.

 

This position has a flexible work program allowing telecommuting up to 80% of the time.

 

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.


Entry Level Minimum Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical 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
  • EIT/FE (Engineer in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering) preferred

 

Staff Level Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical 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

 

Senior Level Minimum Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical 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.
  • PE (Professional Engineer) registration may be required depending on business need

 

 

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Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.

 

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:  SD - Sioux Falls || SD - Sioux Falls; MN - Edina; MN - Faribault; MN - Mankato; MN - Maple Grove; MN - Minneapolis; MN - Monticello; MN - Pipestone; MN - Shorewood; MN - St Cloud; MN - St Paul; MN - White Bear Lake; ND - Fargo || United States (US) || Operations and Generation || 0642J:Electric Area Eng MN || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
 

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: Entry: $65,000 to $82,332; Staff: $76,000 to $98,666; Senior: $90,000 to $120,000 per year

 
This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

 

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Requisition Number: 53103

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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

 

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