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Hydro Civil/Structural Engineer (Staff, Senior, or Principal) Job

Location(s): CO - Henderson

 

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.

 

 

Xcel Energy is seeking a Civil/Structural Engineer to support operations and reliability engineering at its hydroelectric plants in Colorado. This position can be filled at the Staff, Senior, or Principal Engineer levels; requirements and pay ranges for each level are below. 

 

This position will be based in Henderson, CO but will require traveling up to 2 - 3 days per week to the plants within Colorado, and occasionally to Wisconsin. Occasional telecommuting within our service territory may be permitted around necessary plant/site visits and office/meeting dates. The ideal candidate will have proven experience with dam safety at hydroelectric plants and understanding of FERC and Colorado dam safety requirements.

5 or more years of experience specifically supporting hydroelectric generation is preferred.  Other desirable experience includes geotechnical, structural, and water resources engineering. 

 

Summary
Under general direction, demonstrates complete understanding & wide application of engineering technical principle, theories, & concepts in the field. Independently determines & develops approaches to solutions. Receives technical guidance on complex problems; completed work reviewed for adequacy in meeting objectives. May lead small-medium non-critical projects or critical projects under direction of higher level engineer/supervisor. May provide work direction to other professionals &/or staff. Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects. Frequent inter-organizational & outside customer contact. Demonstrates a broad knowledge & proficiency of precedents in the specialty area, a good knowledge of related specialties, & general knowledge of other related disciplines.

Responsibilities

 

  • Uses & applies technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, & techniques to perform activities/assignments that may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials or methods & difficult coordination requirements.
  • Supports the development of technical documentation (including but not limited to designs, testing, calculations, reports, standards, etc.) Utilizes & may assist with the development of procedures requiring a broad knowledge & proficiency in a specialty area & has a general knowledge of related disciplines.
  • Works under the general direction of a higher level engineer or supervisor for routine engineering projects. Provide ongoing technical support for project activities within areas such as Operations, Maintenance, testing/diagnostics & Regulatory. May provide field engineering oversight &/or direction for activities such as commissioning, testing, inspections, etc.
  • May lead small-medium, non-critical projects. Coordinate/leads critical projects or portions of projects (including phases such as research, design, equipment selection, procurement support, installation & commissioning), under the direction of a higher level engineer or supervisor. Work reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.
  • Under the direction of a higher level engineer/supervisor supports bid/evaluation processes including preparation of bid documents, completion of technical evaluations for proposals; provide recommendations for selection, etc. Partners & communicates with areas such as Supply Chain & Legal following appropriate processes.
  • Frequently exchanges information in all formats, on matters having a wide range of importance & complexity both inter-organizationally & with outside customers.
  • May assign tasks & coordinate work of interns, drafters, technicians, craft personnel and/or others. Provide guidance & mentoring to less experienced engineers. Responsible for continuous self-development of technical skills & competencies.
  • Performs activities such as budgeting, estimating, forecasting, accounting, work order management, in support of engineering projects.


Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency).
  • 2+ years 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 and documented by the organization.


Preferred

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

 

Senior Engineer - Required

  • 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.

 

Senior Engineer - Preferred

  • PE (Professional Engineer) registration may be required depending on business need

 

 

Principal Engineer - Required

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

 

 

 

 

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Xcel Energy requires all persons be fully vaccinated or receive a formal medical or religious accommodation prior to their start date, unless prohibited by state or local law.

 

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 - Henderson || CO - Henderson || United States (US) || Generation || 60102:ES PO REL Eng Renewables || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
 

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: Staff: $69,800 to $90,800; Senior: $82,200 to $109,666; Principal: $94,900 to $132,766 per year

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Requisition Number: 36813

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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