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Denver, Colorado

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Electrical Engineering, Other Engineering


April 19, 2019

Distribution Grid Management Electrical Staff or Sr Engineer-Denver, CO Job

Location(s): CO - Denver


Are you an engineer who wants a challenging, rewarding career at a Fortune 500 company that’s committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship? Do you want to be part of shaping our energy future? An engineering position at Xcel Energy could be a great match for you.



Xcel Energy is deploying an Advanced Distribution Management System to be used to manage the Electrical Distribution Grid for Xcel Energy.  During the deployment phase, this position will support the configuration of ADMS applications, validate the Distribution network model, ensure accurate power-flow results and support SCADA and field device control configuration alignment.  The position will execute test cases to ensure the ADMS system meets performance expectations.  After Detailed Design, this role will provide on-going monitoring and configuration of DMS alarming, configure and tune advanced applications including, but not limited to, Integrated Volt/Var Optimization (IVVO), Fault Location, Isolation, and Supply Restoration (FLISR),  and support the use of ADMS to manage switching on the Distribution Grid.  The job will also include monitoring performance of ADMS functional applications, support the introduction and development of new Advanced Applications, troubleshooting issues, assisting Control Center Operators with complex grid switching issues, and training by providing engineering support for the Operator Training Simulator.

Under general direction, demonstrates complete understanding & wide application of engineering technical principle, theories, & concepts in the field. Independently determines & develops approaches to solutions. Receives technical guidance on complex problems; completed work reviewed for adequacy in meeting objectives. May lead small-medium non-critical projects or critical projects under direction of higher level engineer/supervisor. May provide work direction to other professionals &/or staff. Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects. Frequent inter-organizational & outside customer contact. Demonstrates a broad knowledge & proficiency of precedents in the specialty area, a good knowledge of related specialties, & general knowledge of other related disciplines.  May provide support through an on-call rotation.


  • Uses & applies 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.
  • Supports 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.
  • Works 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. May provide field engineering oversight &/or direction for activities such as commissioning, testing, inspections, etc.
  • May lead small-medium, non-critical projects. Coordinate/leads 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. Work reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.
  • Under the direction of a higher level engineer/supervisor supports bid/evaluation processes 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.
  • Frequently exchanges information in all formats, on matters having a wide range of importance & complexity both inter-organizationally & with outside customers.
  • May assign tasks & coordinate work of interns, drafters, technicians, craft personnel and/or others. Provide guidance & mentoring to less experienced engineers. Responsible for continuous self-development of technical skills & competencies.
  • Performs activities such as budgeting, estimating, forecasting, accounting, work order management, in support of engineering projects.


Required for Staff Engineer

  • Bachelor’s degree in  Electrical Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency).
  • 2+ years relevant engineering experience.
  • Demonstrated broad knowledge & proficiency in specialty area, knowledge of related specialties, & general knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Ability to demonstrate the unique technical skills & core competencies for this engineering level established and documented by the organization.


  • EIT/FE (Engineer in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering)
  • Experience with electrical network models and power-flow analysis
  • Distribution Operations and Engineering experience.



Required for Senior Engineer

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency)
  • 5+ years relevant engineering experience
  • EIT/FE (Engineer in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering) required
  • Ability to demonstrate the unique technical skills and core competencies for this engineering level established & documented by the organization.


  • PE (Professional Engineer) registration may be required depending on business need
  • Distribution Operations and Engineering experience.
  • Experience with Distribution SCADA
  • Experience with Distribution Protection and Controls.







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.


Posting Notes:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver || United States (US) || Operations || 59382:Dist Grid Management || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 18414

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at [email protected]

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