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.

Position Summary

Leads and manages the Materials Engineering team for Energy Supply (ES), which provides technical direction in materials engineering, welding engineering, non-destructive examination, codes and standards, plant life management, and equipment repair recommendations. Develops, implements, and continuously improves Materials standards and practices. Ensures compliance with state and federal repair codes and standards.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Establishes Materials program policies, standards, and practices. Ensures consistent application of these policies and standards across ES. Monitors effective implementation through quantifiable metrics. Drives process improvement by deploying lessons learned across the fleet.
  • Provides leadership for code repair services, welding programs, metallurgy services, and use of materials laboratories. Approves testing procedures. Oversees deployment of new analytical techniques and services to meet customer expectations, codes, standards, and regulations. Provides analytical and specialized metals & materials services.
  • Leads Plant Life Management programs for ES. Implements programs to effectively manage the large safety, financial, and reliability risks that would result from the failure of certain plant components (i.e., high energy piping hangers, heavy wall headers, pressure vessels and steam drums, etc.) which are not covered by normal routine maintenance activities.
  • Establishes and manages the ES non-destructive examination program (NDE). Implements NDE procedures to ensure required services are available and a quality assurance program is utilized. Leads initiatives to develop technological innovations to support non-destructive test processes, procedures, and programs.
  • Monitors compliance with repair codes used by ES to perform certifiable repairs to high-energy systems and equipment. Ensures regulatory compliance by establishing training, work processes & reporting, certifications, and programs. Develops and implements a weld manual in compliance with state and national regulations. Oversees accreditation/certification of the R-Stamp/Owner Repair program in all regions. Maintains effective relationships with industry partners, regulatory agencies, and internal stakeholders to ensure achievement of business goals and regulatory compliance objectives.
  • Clearly communicates performance expectations and work assignments. Develops a culture of high performance, personal accountability, and continuous improvement. Hires, trains, develops, coaches, and manages performance of staff to ensure personnel are adequately trained to work safely and effectively.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field. Seven years of experience in power generation and/or the energy industry. In-depth knowledge of power plant operation and maintenance is essential. Expertise in the areas of welding metallurgy, and working with regulatory agencies is desired. Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, leadership, and management skills required. Must be able to lead cultural change. Travel up to 25% required.

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: $105,600.00 to $150,000.00 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.

Anticipated Last Date to Apply: 02/26/24

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