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Director Nuclear Fleet Operations Job

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis


Are you ready to take your leadership potential to the next level with a growing Fortune 500 company?  Xcel Energy is at the leading edge of an industry that is changing quickly. We’re seeking dynamic, proven leaders to help guide us into this exciting energy future. If you’re looking to lead at a company that is committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship, with plenty of room to grow, consider a position at Xcel Energy.  We also invest in our leaders.  From specific programs for new and aspiring leaders to just-in-time resources to support the seasoned manager, we provide development for any stage of their career.



Position Summary

Responsible for strategic direction for all aspects of the assigned area in the Operate, Maintain and Support organization through the managers and their direct reports. This includes setting a vision, priorities, monitoring performance, providing oversight of processes and budget adherence.  This role supports the Operations Corporate Functional Area Manager (Ops CFAM).

Essential Responsibilities


  • Provide leadership, strategic oversight and direction for assigned nuclear functional area. Assurance to rigor of process and effectiveness in evaluating risk significance for proper decision making is a key accountability.
  • Development of subordinates through effective oversight and coaching on talent management, human performance assessments, coaching and accountability and performance management.
  • Demonstrate leadership in the area of safety. This requires observing and enforcing safety rules and practices, encouraging safe work behaviors, and promptly correcting conditions and unsafe behaviors, which may lead to accidents.
  • Oversee the development and management of O&M and capital budget for department.
  • Provide direction for the development of the nuclear training budget, staffing plan, and excellence plan.
  • Provide area input for plant outages. Assure adequacy of resources and logistics for safe and efficient outage implementation.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with INPO, NRC & other external organizations, regulatory, and internal stakeholders.
  • Perform Emergency Response Organization (ERO) duties based on site-specific assignments.

Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline preferred.
  • Fifteen years of experience in design, construction, maintenance or operation of power plants or similar facilities, of which 10 years must be in the nuclear power field.
  • Eight years of management experience.
  • A current or past Senior Reactor Operator License, Reactor Operator License or Certification is desired.
  • Must meet ANSI (American National Standard) N18.1-1971 for certain positions.



  • Strong Operations experience 
  • Experience as an Operations Director or Manager.




This position requires a behavioral assessment prior to being considered for an interview.




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 - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Nuclear Rollup || 45418:FT Std Nuclear Proc Model Grp || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $142,900 to $203,100 per year

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Requisition Number: 30367

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