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

The Principal Consultant, Security Policy & Compliance is responsible for ensuring Xcel's Enterprise Security & Emergency Management (ESEM) team is adhering to all internal and external policies and in compliances with all internal, local and Federal rules and regulations. The purpose of ESEM is to enable Xcel Energy's vision, mission, and goals by proactively leading efforts to identify, protect, detect, and respond to all-hazard threats and events. Leadership roles are defined at the team, group, and organizational level and provide coverage for the following organizations (and the supporting teams and groups within): Business Security Risk Advisory & Support Services; Systemic Monitoring, Analysis, and Resilience Services; Security Strategy, Policy, and Compliance; Portfolio Management & Performance. Lead subject matter experts tasked with addressing all-hazard threats; all roles have a potential to identify, protect, detect, and respond to threats and events that could have significant financial and/or reputational impact to the company.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Compliance: Drive the design and maturation of ESEM's policy strategies, programs, compliance, and standards. Applies leading-edge principles, theories, and concepts to ESEM policies and ensures we remain compliant in an ever-changing regulatory environment. Leads and drives partner engagement with the Enterprise Security Services leadership and key business area leaders to ensure alignment with security governance practices as well as compliance with corporate policies, regulatory policies, standards and control frameworks. Develops and negotiates ESEM strategy alignment with senior business leaders to develop and facilitate a governance model that allows for risk-based decision making across the enterprise.  Accountable for maturing our policy frameworks and associated governance.
  • Strategy and Planning: Drive, design, and implement a strategy that is developed and executed in a risk-based approach to provide the highest value to the organization across the areas of ESEM Policy Management, Governance, and Security Awareness. Develop a holistic view of the organization, understanding processes, procedures, tools, and technologies through development of key stakeholder partnerships.
  • Delivery: Establish and deliver against short-to-mid term strategic assigned area(s) goals to achieve overall ESEM group strategic plans, objectives and goals. 
  • Financial Management: Manage financial forecasting and budget (O&M and Capital); effectively prioritize financial spend based upon group and company objectives; ensure financial prudency on behalf of company, customers, and shareholders.
  • Talent Development: Recruit, retain, and develop a diverse and high performing team; create an environment of continuous learning and growth development.
  • Audit and Compliance: Lead efforts for ensuring department compliance to internal and sector policies and regulatory requirements.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in Technology, Science, Business, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in related field/sector, including 7 years' experience managing a complex function, team, or program.
  • Demonstrated verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to understand complex technical and/or business information. Demonstrated ability to work across organization boundaries and influence others.
  • Ability to define and manage multiple internal projects and milestones.
  • Ability to both lead and partner in a cross functional team environment.
  • Strong investigative, analysis, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills.

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience (7+ years) leading compliance programs and strategy development in the energy sector.
  • Excellent communication, written, and critical thinking skills.
  • Documented ability to build consensus with key stakeholders in difficult or contentious environments.

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 is eligible for the following benefits: 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, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO), Parental Leave

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: 08/01/24

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