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

Responsible for coal, biomass, fuel oil and RDF (separately or generally referred to as "fuel") planning and fuel administration for PSCo, NSP & SPS jurisdictions as well as all Xcel Energy Over-The-Counter procurement transactions.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Negotiate terms and conditions of fuel supply, fuel transportation, and fuel handling contracts as delegated by Fuel Supply Operations management.

  • Evaluate fuel quality characteristics for recommendation in testing programs. Research market trends and maintain market awareness. Develop coal price forecasts. Maintain knowledge of fuel industry related regulatory, legislative and judicial proceedings and is responsible for these activities related to fuel supply as assigned. Calculate the official Max Daily Burns for each coal fired unit.

  • Provide technical expertise to evaluate fuel combustion characteristics and generating unit performance based on unit design and fuel quality data. Interface with power plant personnel regarding operations related to fuel usage. Develop and implement coal testing programs to optimize use of coal supplies.

  • Provide contract administration to assure vendor and company contract compliance and resolve contract disputes related to fuel.

  • Issue RFPs for fuel acquisition and fuel related services and evaluate responsive bids. Provide recommendations to select vendors and complete bid awards.

  • Assist in development of strategy for solid and liquid fuel supply, fuel transportation/logistics, and fuel administration. Develop and evaluate fuel-related projects requiring capital investment, coordinate project approval.

  • Provide data and testimony for regulatory requests related to fuel supply as directed by Fuel Supply Operations management.

  • Prepare fuel supply information for production budgets, Board of Director presentations, fuel plan presentations for coal plant staff, 10K reporting, etc.

Minimum Requirements

Principal Fuel Portfolio Analyst Coordinator ($92,300 - $130,567)

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Mining, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics, Applied Sciences or related fields or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of five years fuel or energy experience.

  • Engineering and/or logistical experience preferred.

  • Contract experience required.

Fuel Portfolio Analyst Coordinator ($81,000-$115,867)

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, finance, or related field or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the energy industry. Coal, power, energy and/or transportation experience desirable.

  • Significant experience working on detailed technical matters, complex modeling, and the optimization of commodity and transportation services contracts. Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills.

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: $92,300.00 to $130,566.66 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: 02/21/24

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