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Principal HR Business Partner Job

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis


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.



Position Summary
Develops and executes organization and comprehensive business area-level HR strategies that align structure, culture and talent to business goals. Advises business area senior leadership team on the full range of HR and related business functions. Responsible for employee-related activities for the leadership team of the business area they support. Maintain knowledge of the broader population through strong connections with related HR staff.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Design and drive HR & business area strategy alignment in collaboration with HR and Business Leaders. Build relationships and work with senior leaders to clarify strategy, manage talent, create value added organizational capabilities and deliver supporting HR strategies.
  • Serve as functional HR experts, client advocates, talent advisors, and strategic partners to their business areas. In collaboration with Centers of Excellence improves and implements:
    • Organization design & workforce planning
    • Performance management strategy
    • Total Rewards strategy
  • Works with HR Generalists to infuse employee insights into organizational strategies. Conducts benchmarking to identify best practices and changing trends in the HR field.
  • Devise leadership development & coaching opportunities for business area leadership team needs.
  • Ensures the identification, assessment & development of key talent within business area.
  • Develop, implement and assess succession pipeline strategy planning.
  • Acts as HR Generalist for the business area leader’s direct reports.

Minimum Requirements

  • Seven years of HR experience, which includes three years consulting with leadership on human resource strategy.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including organizational effectiveness, talent management, employee relations, performance management, total rewards and federal and state respective employment laws.
  • Preferred: SPHR/SHRM-SCP, MBA or Masters in HR, Industrial Psychology or Organizational Development or related field



  • Experience partnering with executive-level leadership on human resource strategy.
  • Experience using data to identify insights that drive action
  • Change management experience is highly preferred.





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:  MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Human Resources & Employee Svc || 84090:Workforce S&C Partners || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $87,000 to $123,666 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: 45215

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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