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Distributed Energy Resource DER Engineer - Entry Staff or Senior Level Job

Company name
Xcel Energy Inc.

Location
Saint Paul, MN, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Entry Level, Engineering, Energy

Posted on
May 18, 2022

Valid Through
Aug 31, 2022

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Location(s): MN - St Paul; CO - Denver; WI - Eau Claire

 

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.

 

 

XCEL ENERGY IS SEEKING AN ELECTRICAL ENGINEER TO SUPPORT DISTRIBUTION OPERATIONS, SPECIFICALLY DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCE (DER). THIS POSITION WILL BE LOCATED IN ST. PAUL, MN; DENVER, CO; OR EAU CLAIRE, WI. THIS POSITION CAN BE FILLED AT THE ENTRY-LEVEL, STAFF, OR SENIOR ENGINEER LEVELS; REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH LEVEL ARE DETAILED BELOW.

 

This position has a flexible work program allowing telecommuting up to 80% of the time.

SUMMARY

This is an entry level position designed to develop technical expertise in a particular area of specialty. Performs work that involves conventional types of plans, investigations, surveys, structures or equipment with relatively few complex features for which there are precedents. Activities are of limited scope requiring knowledge of principles and techniques commonly employed in the specific narrow area of assignments. May lead small-medium, non-critical projects and/or provide field oversight of critical projects under direction of higher level engineer or supervisor. Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy. As proficiency is gained, may work on portions of larger projects. Works under supervision and follows established procedures. May supervise or coordinate the work of interns, drafters, craft personnel, technicians and/or others.

RESPONSIBILITIES

*Uses and applies technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to perform activities/assignments of limited scope.  *Supports the development of technical documentation (including but not limited to designs, testing, calculations, reports, standards, etc.) Utilizes and may assist with the development of procedures.   *Provides ongoing technical support for project activities within areas such as Operations, Maintenance, Testing/diagnostics, Regulatory, etc. May provide field engineering oversight for activities such as commissioning, testing, inspections etc. under direct supervision.  *Coordinates/leads projects or portions of projects (including phases such as research, design, equipment selection, procurement support, installation and commissioning), under the direction of a higher level engineer or supervisor. *Under the direction of a higher level engineer/supervisor, supports bid/evaluation processes by performing basic analysis and calculations on existing documentation and materials that support the preparation of bid documents. In completing segments of technical evaluations for proposals may need to effectively communicate with other business areas of the company following appropriate processes.  *Effectively exchanges information in all formats, on matters having a wide range of importance and complexity both inter-organizationally and with outside customer/vendors.  *May coordinate the work of interns, drafters, technicians, and/or others and provides guidance and mentoring to less experienced engineers. Responsible for continuous self development of technical skills and competencies.  *May perform activities such as budgeting, estimating, forecasting, accounting, work order management, in support of engineering projects.

ENTRY-LEVEL ENGINEER MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

*Bachelor's degree in Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency). Electrical Engineering degree is preferred.  *0+ years relevant engineering experience *Ability to demonstrate the unique technical skills and core competencies for this engineering level established & documented by the organization *EIT/FE (Engineer in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering) preferred

STAFF ENGINEER MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

*Bachelor's degree in Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency). Electrical Engineering degree is preferred. *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) strongly preferred

SENIOR ENGINEER MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

*Bachelor's degree in Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency). Electrical Engineering degree is preferred. *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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (ALL APPLICANTS)

*Electrical Engineering discipline strongly preferred *Experience in electric utility distribution strongly preferred *Experience with electric distribution planning/engineering/operations preferred *Experience working with DER (Distributed Energy Resources) *Proficiency with Synergi software, CAPE software preferred *Experience with solar and battery storage projects is preferred

 

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Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.

 

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 - St Paul || MN - St Paul; CO - Denver; WI - Eau Claire || United States (US) || Operations || 61230:Electric Distr Engineering || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: Entry: $63,000 to $80,000; Staff: $74,000 to $96,000; Senior: $87,000 to $116,332 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

 

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Requisition Number: 43161

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.

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com

 

Company info

Xcel Energy Inc.
Website : http://www.xcelenergy.com

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