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Engineering Intern- CO Job

Location(s): CO - Pueblo; CO - Hayden


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.



Project Description:

  • Reliability Engineering (RE) is an integral power plant support function.  The engineering team provides technical and project support for mechanical/electrical systems and equipment, plant process controls, and condition based reliability of equipment/systems within the design basis.  You will work with the RE team as an entry level engineering analyst performing tasks that support the tools, programs, and databases used to fulfill RE’s function.  This may include plant systems monitoring/assessment, design basis studies, causal analyses, plant outage support activities, and data analytics.  With the mentoring and experience of the engineering team, the successful intern will gain valuable, practical knowledge of power generation, project management processes, apply engineering fundamentals, and improve effective communication skills with internal/external resources in a collaborative work environment.
  • Example of a project description:  Work with the RE staff to lead a study and validate the thermal design basis for power generation facilities within a range of unit operating/climate conditions and parameters.  Results of the study will be shared within RE and Performance Optimization teams through formal presentation or other technical forums.
  • Hiring two interns for Comanche Station (Pueblo, CO) & Hayden Station (Hayden, CO)


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be pursuing an engineering degree or other related fields from an ABET accredited school (mechanical or electrical preferred)
  • Must be a Junior or higher
  • Must be able to work full time during the summer and part time during the school year




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:  CO - Pueblo || CO - Pueblo; CO - Hayden || United States (US) || Operations and Generation || 33000:Comanche Station || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $22.50 per hour

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits: Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays


Requisition Number: 48703

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.

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