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

Provides visionary and strategic leadership while directing substation system protection engineering and design activities for high voltage distribution and transmission substations. Accountable for innovative and cost-effective designs, resident technical matter expertise, and real-time technical support services to construction and operations teams for high voltage distribution and transmission substations. Anticipates and positions the organization to meet future needs in a changing, competitive environment. Accountable for attainment of corporate and business unit goals and objectives. Committed to employee development.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Accountable for substation system protection configuration activities related to: capital projects; equipment procurement, and technical support to construction and operations departments. Manages highly skilled technical groups with responsibility for adherence to industry and corporate design and safety standards.

  • Establishes and champions the Unit's business plan, goals and objectives in line with corporate and business unit strategic goals and initiatives.

  • Develops leadership, selects and retains a multi-functional, diversified, well-trained, motivated and empowered workforce. Models innovative approaches. Promotes employee involvement in continuous learning, career planning and enhancing job/industry knowledge and skills. Promotes engineers being professionally registered.

  • Responsible for effective, efficient and competitive utilization of resources, with emphasis on safety, timeliness, cost-containment, system reliability, customer satisfaction, optimal asset utilization and compliance with regulations.

  • Communicates with and establishes effective working relationships with external entities and internal organizations outside normal span of control to maximize efficiency, responsiveness and resource allocation.

  • Works closely with Substation Engineering Design outsourcing manager to optimize utilization of company and consultant resources. Provides ongoing management of controls and measures to evaluate effectiveness of in-house and consultant resources.

  • Assesses complex competitive technical issues and political/social issues and develops strategies to achieve results that consider the broader perspective of a wide array of stakeholders.

  • Represents the company nationally and locally through participation in industry and professional forums in order to stay abreast of emerging industry changes, issues and technologies.

Minimum Requirements

BS in Engineering (Electrical preferred). Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in delivery systems engineering, construction and operations. Prior management experience preferred. Demonstrated specific experience in the area of high voltage substation engineering, including experience with design projects, substation apparatus, substation technology and standards preferred. Experience with customer interaction preferred. Professional Engineering registration 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: $122,000.00 to $173,933.00 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: 07/30/24

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