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Xcel Energy Substation Engineering Intern Job in Amarillo, Texas

Location(s): TX - Amarillo; TX - Lubbock

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 looking for two Engineering Interns; one to work in Amarillo, TX, and one to work in our Lubbock, TX . During COVID-19 Pandemic this position may require the ability to temporarily work remote within the company service territory until company protocol dictates return to the office criteria has been met. E ligible candidates must live near either the Amarillo, TX or Lubbock, TX areas to be considered. Candidates must be able to commute to the worksite within a reasonable amount of time (an hour or less).

Position Summary

Work with the Engineering staff to support system protection transmission/substation projects, both capital and ops/maintenance. Work as an intern doing tasks spanning all aspects of system protection operations including protection system modeling, coordination study, short circuit study, and various analytical tasks to support regulatory compliance requirement. Through practical field experience and mentoring, successful candidate will gain significant professional confidence and people skills.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an ABET accredited Engineering program

  • Current Freshman of above.

  • Ability to communicate effectively; both written and verbally

  • Must be self- motivated, have good mechanical aptitude, and ability to work well with others

  • Must be within commuting distance either location year-round

  • Able to work part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer.

  • Able to commit to the internship for a year or longer

  • Willingness to work in field and in office.


  • Coursework in Power Systems (as well as interest in field)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Computer Programming skills

  • Looking to hire Sophomore or above.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Xcel Energy requires all new persons be fully vaccinated or receive a formal medical or religious accommodation prior to their start date, unless prohibited by state or local law.

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; TX - Lubbock || United States (US) || Operations and Generation || 41434:SPS Subs Field Engineering || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $17.70 per hour

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Requisition Number: 38501

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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