Job Description

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.

This position can be based in Denver, Colorado, or Minneapolis, Minnesota, on a hybrid work schedule.

Position Summary

Provides leadership for supporting the execution and management of infrastructure required to operate the modern distribution grid.  Accountable for the deployment of intelligent field devices, new technology to support the use of Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Distributed Intelligence capabilities, deployment of Advanced Distribution Management System and Grid Transformation technologies.  Ensure the advancement of Distribution’s cyber security and data strategy positions and advancement of Distribution’s use of technology in supporting the electric service provided to customers. 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Accountable for the execution of Grid Transformation capital projects including the deployment of intelligent field devices, new technology to support the use of Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Distributed Intelligence capabilities, deployment of Advanced Distribution Management System and Grid Transformation technologies. 

  • Lead and manage the Grid Transformation efforts by ensuring collaboration between the major components to realize optimal grid performance and corporate benefit. This position will ensure the major Grid Transformation components work together to optimize effectiveness and meet development and deployment timelines. The major components include: a) ADMS and OMS b) Intelligent Field Devices c) Field Area Network d) AMI and DI

  • Responsible for building maintaining and improving working relationships with internal and external leaders and service providers to maximize responsiveness and effective resource allocation. Responsible for developing key stakeholder relationships with Technology Services, Business Area Finance, Customer Care and Customer Solutions, Sourcing, Regulatory, Legal and others in order to develop integrated business processes in support of and consistent with corporate initiatives and financial targets.

  • Establish and champion the Unit’s business plan, goals and objectives in coordination with corporate and business unit strategic goals and initiatives with particular emphasis on grid performance, reporting, benchmarking and improvement. Provide strategic direction for all functions of Grid Transformation Strategy. Comply with regulatory procedural requirements.

  • Develop leadership, select, and retain a multi-functional, diversified, well trained, motivated, and empowered workforce. Model innovative approaches. Promote employee involvement in continuous learning, career planning, and enhancing job/industry knowledge and skills. Promote professional registration of engineers. Oversees and implements interpretation and administration of any applicable labor contracts.

Minimum Requirements

  • 10+ years of experience in electrical energy delivery or other related control center operations role.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.

  • Professional Engineering licensure preferred.

  • Experience in managing non-bargaining employees.

  • Working knowledge of operational tools preferred.

  • Ability to serve as media spokesperson may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Power / electricity distribution experience, including intelligent field devices, Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS), Fault Location Isolation Service Restoration (FLISR), Integrated Volt Var Optimization (IVVO), Field Area Network (FAN), and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)

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.

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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The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $122,000.00 to $173,000.00 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

Pay and benefit packages may vary based on position. Some employees are under collective bargaining agreements, which determine the benefits they will receive. If the information conflicts with the terms of the written plan documents governing the plan, the plan document will control. Benefit plans are subject to change and Xcel Energy has the right to end, suspend, or amend any of its plans, at any time, in whole or in part.

Deadline to Apply: 04/25/24

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