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Gas Plant Planning & Operations Supervisor Job

Job Grade: Q
Hierarchy:  No - We can only hire at the posted level 
Union Position: Non-Bargaining



Position Summary

Supervises team planning, scheduling, coordinating work in asset management systems work orders and work packages necessary for the safe and reliable operation of NSPM/W LNG/LPG gas plant equipment in support of maintaining high plant equipment reliability. Supervises the NSPW plant production, operations, maintenance, instrument, and controls team driving the safe, efficient and cost-effective use of resources according to policies and procedures. Assure safe, reliable, and compliant operations. Ensure consistent and effective use of standard tools and processes. Support attainment of corporate and business unit goals and objectives, and process and performance metrics. Serve as a strong communicator of key strategic and operational changes.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Provides daily oversight of planning and scheduling resources in the planning of work in asset management systems such as planned maintenance, corrective action, repairs, overhauls, planned and unplanned outage work orders/packages necessary for the safe and reliable operation of plant equipment in support of maintaining high plant equipment reliability. Performs assessments of planning effectiveness to identify areas requiring improvement.
  • Operational Effectiveness: Responsible for plant productivity and quality of execution. Maintain a consistent presence in the work environment. Assist in removing barriers with pre-requisites, materials, stakeholder, and other issues. Align crew skills and availability to work to ensure work is executed safety, efficiently, and in compliance.
  • Regulatory & Compliance: Coordinate the execution and documentation of work in accordance with company policies and procedures, labor agreements, and regulatory standards. Coordinates compliance, safety and technical training. Establish, monitor, and track processes to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Relationship Management: Build and maintain effective internal and external relationships. Be knowledgeable of necessary systems and resources to assist employees, other work groups, and/or customers and stakeholders. Enable crews to provide solutions to issues and improve customer/stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Talent Management: Recruit talented employees, establish clear performance expectations and effectively manage performance. Provide training, coaching and oversight and drives employee engagement. Provide input and leadership in addressing bargaining unit issues, grievances, corrective actions, and future development.

Minimum Requirements
  • Five years supervisory/utility leadership experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five years gas LNG/LPG plant or industrial plant planning, scheduling or operations and maintenance or engineering experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated operational knowledge of work and asset management and analytical/reporting applications and understanding of utility finance, capital and O&M.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to administer gas utility business and or LNG/LPG plant standards, procedures, applicable government/environmental regulations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and lead company and business area strategies and objectives.
  • Proven results at setting, driving performance and operational metrics and achieving process adherence.
  • Will be required to be on call for escalated operations and emergencies.




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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; WI - Eau Claire || United States (US) || Operations || 58685:Gas Plants XS || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $77,000 to $109,666 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: 42178

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