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IT Engineering Intern- Eagan, MN Job

Location(s): MN - Inver Grove Heights


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:

  • Xcel Energy’s Technology Services organization’s support of their four Gas Plants is looking for an intern to learn and perform work with the Digital Control System (DCS) using Emerson’s DeltaV software. This software and interfacing systems is required for plant operators to control and maintain plant processes and ensure integrity and safety of the sites. There will be an opportunity to obtain significant real world DCS experience with an operating gas plant, implementing resiliency initiatives, and enhancements to the system to meet the needs of plant operations. You’ll work with plant operators, system and plant engineers, and technology architects.
  • Xcel Energy’s gas plants are a vital tool for ensuring appropriate gas supplies during cold winter months through the ability to vaporize both Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquid Propane (LP) to be pushed to the gas distribution network. Two of the plants also have a function of taking street gas and liquefying it into LNG for onsite storage. Both functions are complex processes and are operated and managed through the DCS software.
  • Current planned initiatives for potential assignment include enhancements to the DeltaV Human Machine Interface (HMI) for easier operation, Pipeline and Instrumentation Diagram enhancements for consistency in naming, and system alarming improvements based upon system conditions.   


Minimum Requirements

  • Must be pursuing either mechanical, electrical, or chemical engineering degree from an ABET accredited school
  • Must be Junior and higher
  • This will be a yearlong opportunity where the candidate should be able to work full-time during the summer and 15-20 hrs./wk. during a school semester.





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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:  MN - Inver Grove Heights || MN - Inver Grove Heights || United States (US) || Technology Services || 75020:IT-Elec & Gas Distribut || 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: 48698

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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