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 Renewables Operation Center (ROC) Senior Operator is responsible for directing, monitoring, controlling, and coordinating the operation of Xcel Energy’s renewable generation assets from the 24/7 Monitoring and Operations Center. The ROC Operator has full responsibility for operating and monitoring Xcel Energy’s renewable generation fleet and ensures that the operations of all sites meet safety, reliability, and performance expectations, while maintaining compliance with all applicable North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards and practices.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the daily 24/7 operations and monitoring of growing renewable generation fleet. Remotely monitor and reset renewable assets and equipment in coordination with site operations teams. Provides monitoring of balance of plant equipment, substation equipment, site performance, compliance, weather, and site status. Provides notification and control as applicable. Ensures SCADA connectivity, alarm response, and communication capabilities. Primary communication and notification responsibility to various entities (Reliability Coordinator, Balancing Authority, Transmission Operator, Site Operations). Operate within established regulatory compliance requirements.

  • Analyze data, troubleshoot, and diagnose site and equipment issues. Utilize predictive diagnostics platforms, performance monitoring systems, and SCADA to proactively monitor and identify issues, patterns, and challenges across the fleet to improve safety, reliability, and efficiency of generation fleet.

  • Coordinate plant operating parameters, curtailment procedures, call-out processes, and emergency action plan adherence between Balancing Authority, Transmission Operator, Site Operations, Engineering, and Operations Management. Dispatch site personnel for troubleshooting, response, and support.

  • Responsible for effective coordination with site operations and engineering teams. Escalate issues as required, work order creation and prioritization, outage scheduling, work schedule coordination and optimization, daily reporting and logs, call-out facilitation

  • Work independently or collaboratively on projects and initiatives that enhance the operation and reliability of the renewable generation fleet. Assist with development of operating procedures. Maintain NERC or other required certifications and training.

Minimum Requirements

  • BS or BA in business, data science, economics, engineering, mathematics, or equivalent course of study that demonstrates strong analytical and technical skills.

  • Five years applicable work experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, problem solving, critical thinking, analytical decision making.

  • Three years’ experience in power system dispatching or control room operations required.

  • Working knowledge of power systems operations and energy industry structure and market.

  • Experience in renewable generation equipment operation, maintenance, or engineering preferred.

Preferred Requirements

  • NERC Certification preferred.


  • Ability to work a 12-hour rotating schedule shift that will require the person to work nights, weekends, and some holidays.

  • Operators are subject to overtime work.

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: $47.60 to $65.30 per hour

This position is eligible for the following benefits: Spot On Bonus, 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: 05/30/24

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