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Designer I, Designer II, Senior Designer - DSN175 Job

Job Grade: II
Hierarchy:  Yes - We may hire at a higher level 
Union Position: Non-Bargaining



Position Summary

Mastery level design position that provides new and existing commercial, industrial, residential, and internal customers with distribution design project management for all areas of design, including complex designs. The responsibility of this position is to function as the primary contact for future and existing customers by providing cost effective designs that balance customers’ needs in accordance with Xcel Energy's standards and administrative guidelines. May provide work clarification, and direction when required, for construction personnel and act as the liaison between the construction department and customers. May assist with mentoring and training of Assoc Designers and Designers. Travel and overnight stays may be required. May be expected to assist as needed after normal business hours during emergency situations.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Design safe operating facilities for new and existing customers according to Xcel Energy construction standard and interpret administrative instructions for consistent and cost-effective designs. Provide distribution design project management for all areas of design, including the complex. Responsible for the generation of additional company revenue through contacts with new business or existing customers.
  • Manage projects from initial customer contact through post project analysis. Establish and manage the construction work plan in order to meet the customers schedule and design requirements as well as financial and budgetary requirements.</li
  • Assist with mentoring and training of Designers. Demonstrate ability to set direction, influence others, and build teamwork across work groups and areas to achieve department and company goals.
  • Represent the Company with government officials, contractors, city agencies, vendors, architects, and engineers to provide service to customers.
  • Demonstrate ability to set direction, influence others and build teamwork across work groups and areas to achieve department and company goals.
  • Obtain permits and easements for facilities in accordance with city ordinances, state, federal, and county agencies. Execute contracts and agreements in compliance with administrative instructions and regulatory requirements.

Minimum Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED. Min. of Assoc. Degree in one of the following fields of study: drafting, design, automation, electronics, mechatronics, engineering, GIS, other related field of study and 5 years direct Designer level experience. In lieu of an Assoc. Degree: a combination of education and experience in design/drafting, construction, project management, or electronics providing equivalent experience and knowledge. Minimum of 5 years design experience or equivalent experience - preferably 3 years as an Xcel Energy Designer II.
  • Mastery of one or more of the following: GIS, design software, work management programs, required. Demonstrated knowledge of Transmission line design, Substation design, or Distribution design. Demonstrated knowledge of construction standards, materials, and technical codes.
  • Mastery of Windows operating system and Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, Access, etc.).
  • Highly effective communication and innovative problem-solving skills - self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision. Driver’s License may be required.




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:  TX - Plainview || TX - Plainview || United States (US) || Operations || 13630:Design North SPS || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $30.70 to $42.96 per hour

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Requisition Number: 47304

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