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Xcel Energy Staff or Senior Engineer Gas Distribution Integrity Management - Denver, CO Job in Denver, Colorado

Job Grade: A

Hierarchy: Yes - We may hire at a higher level

Union Position: Non-Bargaining

Position Summary

This position will support PHMSA Part 192 regulatory compliance activities associated with Gas Distribution Integrity Management. Under general direction, demonstrates complete understanding & wide application of engineering technical principle, theories, & concepts in the field. Independently determines & develops approaches to solutions. Receives technical guidance on complex problems; completed work reviewed for adequacy in meeting objectives. May lead small-medium non-critical projects or critical projects under direction of higher level engineer/supervisor. May provide work direction to other professionals &/or staff. Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects. Frequent inter-organizational & outside customer contact. Demonstrates a broad knowledge & proficiency of precedents in the specialty area, a good knowledge of related specialties, & general knowledge of other related disciplines. Responsible for evaluating risk and threats to the Xcel Energy Gas Distribution System including updating and maintaining the Gas Distribution Integrity Management Risk Model. Develops tools, models, and metrics to quantify risk and evaluate potential mitigative measures including pipe replacement. Experience in PHMSA Part 192 regulations and gas Integrity Management is preferred but not required. The below job description reflects the duties of the Staff Engineer; additional duties and responsibilities may be required at higher levels within the engineering hierarchy (Staff or Senior Engineer) The successful candidate will be placed at a level that is commensurate with the candidate's skills and experience.

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. A plan has been created to officially rollout a a hybrid work-from-home option that will take effect when it is safe to move forward to return to the workplace. This position will participate in this new policy.

Essential 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 &/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.

Minimum Requirements Staff Engineer

  • Bachelor’s degree in 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

Minimum Requirements Senior Engineer

  • 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 Requirements Senior Engineer

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

The successful candidate will be placed at a level that is commensurate with the candidate's skills and experience.


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: CO - Denver || CO - Denver || United States (US) || Operations and Generation || 66681:Gas Integrity XS || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $59,500 to $75,366 per year

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Requisition Number: 36846

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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