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Senior Safety Consultant Job

Location(s): MN - Welch


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education 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 professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



Position Summary
This position will be based out of our Nuclear Power Plant in Welch, MN. Plan and conduct multiple, medium-to-large, critical projects and programs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local safety and health statutes and regulations. Required to lead important safety and health related investigations requiring the application of improvement technology concepts and new approaches in the field. Responsible to recognize, monitor and make recommendations to ensure workplace safety hazards are corrected through audits, ergonomic assessments and interventions ensuring compliance with OSHA and other regulatory agencies rules.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and evaluate the employee safety program in partnership with management. Responsibilities include recognition, evaluation and recommendations for minimizing employee injuries/illnesses through hazard identification, accident investigation, ergonomic assessments and review of accident history.
  • Provide technical consulting services which include recognition, evaluation and recommendations designed to minimize deficiencies and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Engage and influence management to help develop their responsibility and leadership in safety in their locations. Assist site management with contractor safety questions and compliance paper work. Work with contractor safety consultant during overhaul/projects to ensure alignment and consistency in safe work expectations for work teams.
  • Monitor and interpret federal, state, and local safety and health rules and regulations which impact the business units. Author and communicate Company safety and health policies based on those rules and regulations.
  • Develop training lesson plan content and provide regulatory compliance training to personnel for new hire safety orientations and annual OSHA required training.
  • Act as the lead in safety and health audits and deliver feedback to business unit management on their accident elimination programs and regulatory compliance.
  • Maintain professional expertise by attending professional development conferences and maintain all professional certifications. Participate on internal or external task force committees related to new regulatory compliance or continuous improvement in safety. Maintain a working knowledge of current safety regulations and serves as a resource to management and employees on interpretation and compliance.
  • Review Engineering Change Packages to identify industrial safety hazards or issues created by the change and provide recommendations from the Safety Department. 

  • Assist with assessments performed by the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations or World Association of Nuclear Operators, including response to questions, tours, and corrective actions based on findings. 

  • Perform the function of data steward for monthly key performance indicators and quarterly injury data submittal to INPO/NRC.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene or related discipline or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge required.
  • Five years of work experience within the safety field.
  • Recognized safety certification required.
  • Certified Safety Professional designation (BCSP) preferred.






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 - Welch || MN - Welch || United States (US) || Human Resources & Employee Svc || 45451:Field Safety and Training ES || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $72,100 to $102,433 per year

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Requisition Number: 34547

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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