Location(s): MN - Minneapolis
Are you ready to take your leadership potential to the next level with a growing Fortune 500 company? Xcel Energy is at the leading edge of an industry that is changing quickly. We’re seeking dynamic, proven leaders to help guide us into this exciting energy future. If you’re looking to lead at a company that is committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship, with plenty of room to grow, consider a position at Xcel Energy.
This position is responsible for managing fleet-wide standards and processes for design, engineering and technology for power plant capital projects and either new or re-powered units within Energy Supply. Accountabilities include applying appropriate specifications, codes and emerging technologies for use on capital projects throughout the Energy Supply fleet. This position is the primary contact with architect/engineers/vendors for design engineering and provides technical support for contracts and procurement. Provides design review support for capital projects which includes project with $250 million annual budgets and individual projects that exceed $1 billion (Renewable generation assets and other strategic gas generation assets). Provides supervision for engineers who report directly to this position and oversight of contract engineers.
a) Responsible for developing and managing uniform standards and processes for plant design and engineering for all capital projects across the Energy Supply fleet. Provides direction for conceptual and detailed design engineering on individual projects. Ensures potential consultants, contractors and suppliers are qualified and perform work in accordance with accepted Energy Supply standards and processes including the format and content standards for system analysis, system design and technical specifications.
b) Responsible for providing leadership and managing project design and engineering activities associated with rehabilitation of existing units/plants and/or new generation facilities. Accountable for: ensuring market-competitive projects; ensuring transmission outlet and pipeline capacity are reserved; providing reliable units for operation; ensuring design is optimized to reduce ongoing O&M costs.
c) Accountable for researching, reviewing, recommending and facilitating selection of technological alternatives/equipment for improved plant and environmental performance. Supports design and engineering review of capital projects in the Strategic Capital Investment Plan (5 & 10 year plans). Responsible for maintaining awareness of leading-edge technology and potential applications that facilitate plant operational and maintenance objectives for individual unit and overall fleet performance. Participate in engineering and technology review committee and various Utility industry efforts.
d) Ensures uniform equipment standards, specifications, and codes are established for all power plant and renewable energy capital projects across Energy Supply. Ensures contractor and vendor personnel perform work in accordance with accepted Energy Supply standards and processes.
e) Provides oversight of and direction to both internal and AE firms providing design, engineering, construction and technical services.
f) Knowledge/experience with EPA, DOE and FERC programs relative to power plant emissions. Familiar with renewable and carbon free energy technology and open access/regional transmission requirements.
• Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering
• 12 years experience in design engineering and/or power plant operation and maintenance; with a minimum of 5 years experience associated with major project design, engineering and construction;
• 5 years of supervisory experience relative to generating assets;
• Hands on experience with project scope, schedules, estimates/budgets, economic analysis, and contracts and substantial knowledge of civil, mechanical and electrical disciplines.
• Registered Professional Engineer by examination required.
• Demonstrated leadership capabilities and proven performance/results on major projects. Selection criteria may include assessment and references may be required.
•Extended job assignments and extensive travel between regions is required.
This position requires a behavioral assessment prior to being considered for an interview.
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: MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Operations || 31111:ES MN WI ETS || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
Requisition Number: 18969
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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