Company Name:

Xcel

Location:

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Electrical Engineering

Posted

August 7, 2018

Transmission System Performance Principal Engineer- MN Job

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis

 

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.

 

 

Summary

We are hiring a Transmission System Performance Principal Engineer for our Minneapolis, MN location! This is a unique engineering role that will be responsible for typical engineering as it relates to substation system performance improvement which includes monitoring and reviewing substation system performance data to develop recommendations for improving overall system performance related to safety, reliability, and cost as well as coordinating with Distribution System Performance groups to understand overall system performance and address system performance requirements. Developing substation risk management programs and educating stakeholders on overall system risk will also be an important responsibility.

 

This role will also be responsible for substation renewal budgeting management which will include managing the five year substation renewal capital budget and attending annual capital budget meetings to champion substation long term renewal funding requirements.  Additionally, working collaboratively with Transmission and Distribution Planning departments to create long term integrated planning solutions, identifying substation renewal projects, creating project prioritizations, and presenting to stakeholders on substation renewal program status and areas for continuous improvements is also part of this role.

 

This position is posted for a Principal level but may be filled at a Senior or Staff level. The successful candidate will be hired at the level that is commensurate with their skills and experience. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required with preference given to those with an MBA and capital budgeting and strategic planning experience. Six Sigma training also preferred.

 

Responsibilities 

  • 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.

 

Principal Minimum Requirements

•Bachelor’s degree in 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.

 

Senior Minimum Requirements

•Bachelor’s degree in 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

 

Staff Minimum Requirements

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

 

Preferred Requirements

  • EIT/FE (Engineer in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering) strongly preferred
  • MBA strongly preferred
  • Six Sigma training

 

 

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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:  MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Operations || 40059:Substation System Performance || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
 

Requisition Number: 11755

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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

Company Name:

Xcel

Location:

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Electrical Engineering

Posted

August 7, 2018

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