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 Description

Use & apply technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, & techniques to perform activities/assignments that may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials or methods & difficult coordination requirements. Support the development of technical documentation (including but not limited to designs, testing, calculations, reports, standards, etc.). Utilizes & may assist with the development of procedures requiring a broad knowledge & proficiency in a specialty area & has a general knowledge of related disciplines. Work under the general direction of a higher-level engineer or supervisor for routine engineering projects. Provide ongoing technical support for project activities within areas such as Operations, Maintenance, testing/diagnostics & Regulatory. Produce transmission line work packages using PLS-CADD. Identifying and maintaining database of transmission line defects using FIELD SMART. On-call duty support responding to emergency design and creating material lists. Coordinate and overseeing utility location. Maintain critical inventory for transmission line materials. Maintain and troubleshoot transmission line switches and design replacement switches. May provide field engineering oversight &/or direction for activities such as commissioning, testing, inspections, etc. Lead small-medium, non-critical projects. Coordinate and critical projects or portions of projects (including phases such as research, design, equipment selection, procurement support, installation & commissioning), under the direction of a higher level engineer or supervisor. Support bid/evaluation processes under the supervision of a higher level engineer, including preparation of bid documents, completion of technical evaluations for proposals; provide recommendations for selection, etc. Partners & communicates with areas such as Supply Chain & Legal following appropriate processes. Exchange information in all formats, on matters having a wide range of importance & complexity both inter-organizationally & with outside customers. Assign tasks & coordinate work of interns, drafters, technicians, craft personnel &/or others. Provide guidance & mentoring to less experienced engineers. Responsible for continuous self-development of technical skills & competencies. Perform activities such as budgeting, estimating, forecasting, accounting, work order management, in support of engineering projects. Estimate transmission line project costs using INEIGHT software. Produce and close out work orders utilizing SAP.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Electrical Engineering from ABET-accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency)
  • 2 years of experience as a transmission line engineer or related occupation in transmission line engineering

Must possess 2 years of experience in the following:

  • Producing transmission line work packages using PLS-CADD
  • Estimating transmission line project costs using INEIGHT software
  • Producing and closing out work orders utilizing SAP
  • Identifying and maintaining database of transmission line defects using FIELD SMART
  • On-call duty responding to emergency design and creating material lists Coordinating and overseeing utility location
  • Maintaining critical inventory for transmission line materials
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting transmission line switches and designing replacement switches. Must possess Engineer in Training (EIT) certification.

Remote work is permitted within normal commuting distance of worksite at employer’s discretion.


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: $88,442.00 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: 03/17/24

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