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

This position is responsible for supporting management by executing schedule, cost, or work order creation for capital projects. Coordinates with project stakeholders to obtain regular updates. Assists the Project Managers in providing more accurate forecasting of project expenditures.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Creates capital projects schedules and interviews Project Managers to validate project scope inclusion in schedule. Defines critical path and validates that the project schedule is aligned with the project cash flow. Provides project Cost Analysis Reports, reporting to management, and other project controls services as requested. Execution of work orders per corporate standards with-in the corporate ERP platform.

  • Demonstrates super user capabilities with the Online Project Management or ERP system. Provides Project Management with individual, plant and regional reporting on a regular basis.

  • Promotes Project Office concept and communicates and establishes the Project Controls function with the Project Office. Understands, demonstrates, and communicates the use of Work Breakdown Structures in project control.

  • Understands and applies project controls metrics, including but not limited to Earned Value Analysis, Cost Performance Index and Schedule Performance Index or work-flow auditing. Facilitates continuous improvement towards business area KPI targets.

  • Incorporates the six step process into all capital project schedules. Expands schedule detail as needed. Recommends resources as needed for additional project schedule and cost development.

Minimum Requirements

  • Associates degree in engineering, construction, finance, or related field or three (3) years of relevant experience with the use of scheduling software or cost control tools.

  • Practical knowledge and experience in overall project scheduling and reporting methods.

  • Detailed knowledge of project planning and execution methods and practices. Comprehensive understanding of company policies, procedures and financial obligations that would apply to projects.

  • Expert in standard server software applications such as e-mail, spreadsheet, word processing, database, as well as scheduling applications.

Preferred Requirements

  • Substation or transmission line construction schedules experience.

  • Experience with Primavera.

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: $61,500.00 to $87,500.00 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.

Deadline to Apply: 04/18/24

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