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Xcel Energy Substation Commissioning Engineer (Entry-Level, Staff or Senior) Job in Township of Maple Grove, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Maple Grove

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.

We are hiring an Engineer, Staff, or Senior level Engineer within our Substation Commissioning department out of Maple Grove, MN. Substation Commissioning Engineering is a growing department with several opportunities to enhance one’s knowledge of the Xcel Energy Transmission System. Our primary focus is to commission new additions (e.g. relays) to the Xcel Energy Transmission System. Successful substation commissioning involves several aspects of transmission system design: substation protection and control, protective relay settings, SCADA, project management and transmission system operations. Our responsibilities include developing automated tests, hands-on testing in substations, personnel coordination and scheduling, and providing feedback to other departments to improve future designs and procedures. This position is posted for either an Entry Engineer level, Staff level, or Senior level. The successful candidate will be hired at the level that is commensurate with their skills and experience. The minimum requirements for all 3 levels is listed below.

The job description below represents the responsibilities for a Senior Engineer. Engineer and Staff levels may differ as less experience is required.

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Effectively and with precision resolves difficult technical/business matters both inter-organizationally and with outside customer/vendors with all formats of communication.

  • 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.

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

Entry-Level Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical orElectrical Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency)*

  • 0+ years relevant engineering experience

  • Ability to demonstrate the unique technical skills and core competencies for this engineering level established & documented by the organization

Entry-Level Preferred Requirements:

  • EIT/FE (Engineer in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering) preferred

Staff-Level Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or 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.

Staff-Level Preferred Requirements:

  • EIT/FE (Engineer in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering) strongly preferred

  • PE (Professional Engineer) certification preferred

Senior-Level Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency)

  • 5+ years relevant engineering experience

  • PE (Professional Engineer) certification required

  • Ability to demonstrate the unique technical skills and core competencies for this engineering level established & documented by the organization.

Entry Level Engineer salary range is $59,500 - $75,366; Staff Engineer range is $69,800 - $90,700; Senior Engineer range is $82,200 - $109,666.


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 - Maple Grove || MN - Maple Grove || United States (US) || Operations || 40066:Subs Commissioning Eng Xcel || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $59,500 to $109,666. per year

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Requisition Number: 32420

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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

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