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

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


The Integrated System Planning (ISP) organization is focused on the long-term cohesive strategy to meet generation, transmission and distribution needs across our electric and natural gas systemsAs an engineer within the Modeling and Analytics group you will be responsible for developing power system models, conducting power system analysis, and integrating knowledge gained from these results across energy delivery platformsOur goal is to meet the needs of our customers by delivering a carbon free electric portfolio and maintaining system reliabilityIf you enjoy developing your skills in power systems and pushing the boundaries on what has traditionally been done to ensure reliability, this position is for you.  


Senior Engineer 

  • Seen as an expert within the field of transmission modeling and analysis. Ownership of multiple projects and/or processes. 

  • Assigned large scale analysis projects which may require the coordination of multiple engineers. 

  • Represents the Modeling and Analytics team at internal and external venues. 

  • Identifies gaps in processes and works to improve functionality. 

  • Problems and tasks are given to this engineer with little direction. 

  • Oversees studies performed by less senior engineers. 

Principal Engineer??

  • Viewed as a technical engineer or subject matter expert for the organization in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes within and beyond ISP. 

  • Identifies gaps and initiates projects and processes to meet business demand.  

  • Acts as an advisor to management. 

  • Is proficient at scoping the type of studies required to review system performance. 


Essential Responsibilities 

Senior Engineer 

  • Performs modeling development, modeling reviews and analysis of Xcel Energy assets using PSSE, PSLF, TARA, DSA Tools or similar software. 

  • Leads and performs modeling and analysis activities for steady state and stability simulations. 

  • Effectively communicates the results of studies and department endeavors to a wide range of audiences through written and verbal means. 

  • Improves ISP procedures and techniques through largely self-directed work. Resolves difficult technical and business problems. 

  • Implements, without substantial direction, NERC and FERC compliance activities as a SME. Activities are coordinated through ISP and with external entities. 

  • Assigns tasks to lower-level engineers, interns and technicians. Mentors and provides training materials for less experienced engineers to ensure group development. 

  • Performs the duties of lower-level engineers as needed. 

Principal Engineer 

  • Directs and runs power system simulations. This engineer can expect many complex and interdisciplinary issues to be within their scope of work. Will lead multiple complex projects. General work is self-directed and often self-initiated. Work and analysis will generally have wide sweeping ramifications for the business. 

  • Serves as an ISP Modeling and Analytics spokesperson.  

  • Acts as an advisor to management. Assists management in workflow management/distribution within the department. 

  • Works as established SME for modeling and analysis processes, procedures, and standards compliance. 

  • Perform duties of Senior Engineer as needed. 


Minimum Requirements 

Senior Engineer 
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency). 5+ years relevant engineering experience. EIT/FE required. Familiarity with RTO and/or RE planning processes. Strong understanding of electrical engineering concepts such as reliability, load flow, stability, short circuit, voltage regulation, transients, power factor, losses, etc.  A working knowledge of at least one power system simulation software suite is required. 


Principal Engineer 

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency). Advanced degree in power system engineering encouraged. 
9+ years relevant engineering experience. Professional Engineer registration. 
Broad understanding of power system steady-state analysis, including power flow analysis, contingency analysis, short-circuit analysis, power system dynamics, including small-signal stability analysis, transient and frequency stability analysis, electromagnetic transient analysis. HVDC, FACTS, IBR and synchronous machines modeling, as well as their interactions in modern power systems.  

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: $93,000.00 to $149,000.00 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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