Company Name:

Xcel

Location:

Amarillo, Texas

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Electrical Engineering, Other Engineering

Posted

April 19, 2019

Transmission Real Time Planning Engineer- Amarillo, TX Job

Location(s): TX - Amarillo

 

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 looking for an Electrical Engineer to work in our Real Time Planning Group in Amarillo, TX.  Real Time Planning is an exciting department with several opportunities to enhance one’s knowledge of the Xcel Energy Transmission System by providing engineering support to the transmission control center. The focus of this position is transmission operations support which includes, but not limited to, power system simulation modeling (short circuit, dynamic stability, voltage stability, and contingency analysis), preparing operating guides, conducting technical operating studies for Xcel Energy as a member of a regional team, reliability compliance, power system restoration and technical support for the Energy Management System (EMS).

Other duties include representing Xcel Energy at Regional Transmission Operator (RTO), Regional Reliability Organization (RRO) and other Operating Committee meetings. This position primarily provides support to the operations of the Southwestern Public Service system but may occasionally support the Northern States Power and Public Service of Colorado systems.

The successful candidate will be placed in the appropriate level within the Engineering job family based on their experience.

 

 

Position Summary

Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. Performs as a staff advisor and consultant in a technical specialty, a type of facility or equipment, or a program function. Carries out complex or innovative assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures. Work is expected to result in the development of new/improved techniques and procedures or new/refined equipment, materials, processes, products, and/or scientific methods. Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects and interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations. Work is performed without appreciable direction and considerable latitude is exercised in determining technical objectives of assignment. Guidance relates largely to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts and policy matters. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long- term perspective, for desired results. May assign tasks to and direct engineers, technicians, craft personnel and administrative staff, including coordination and review of work assignments. Responsible for (and may lead) multiple projects of moderate to large size or portions of major projects.Essential Responsibilities
 
a) Applies extensive technical expertise and has an understanding of the basic principals of other related disciplines. Fully demonstrates the unique technical skills and core competencies for this engineering level by applying technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to lead projects of moderate to large size, scope and complexity. b) Largely self-directed work is expected to result in the development of new or improved techniques, procedures and standards. Supports the development of technical documentation (including but not limited to designs, testing, calculations, reports, standards, etc.) c) Without appreciable direction exercises considerable latitude in determining ongoing technical support for project activities within areas such as Operations, Maintenance, Testing/diagnostics and Regulatory. Provides field engineering oversight and direction for activities such as support , testing, installation, inspections, commissioning etc. d) Coordinates/leads multiple projects or portions of projects (including phases such as research, design, equipment selection, procurement, installation and commissioning). May lead more critical projects with oversight of a higher level engineer or supervisor. e) Represents the organization as the prime technical contact in the bid/evaluation processes including preparation of bid documents, completion of technical evaluations for proposals and providing recommendations for selection. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination with internal and external organizations. f) Effectively and with precision resolves difficult technical/business matters both inter-organizationally and with outside customer/vendors with all formats of communication. g) May assign tasks to and/or direct engineers, technicians, craft personnel and other support staff including coordination and review of work assignments. Provides guidance and mentoring to less experienced engineers. Responsible for continuous self development of technical skills and competencies. 

h) Leads activities such as budgeting, estimating, forecasting, accounting, work order management, in support of engineering projects.

This position may be filled at a Staff, Senior or Pricipal Level depending on experience/skills.

 

 

 

 

Staff Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency).
  • 2+year’s 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 & documented by the organization.
  • EIT/FE (Engineer in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering) strongly preferred

 

Senior Minimum Requirements•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.

Preferred
•PE (Professional Engineer) registration may be required depending on business need

 

Principal Minimum Requirements

•Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency)
•9+ years relevant engineering experience
•PE (Professional Engineer) registration required
•Ability to demonstrate the unique technical skills and core competencies for this engineering level established & documented by the organization.

 

*Prefer Electical Engineering backgrounds but would consider Mechanical Engineers with transmission power system experience.

 

 

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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:  TX - Amarillo || TX - Amarillo || United States (US) || Operations || 40061:Transmission Real Time Plannin || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
 

Requisition Number: 18387

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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