Xcel Energy Energy Efficiency Engineering Intern Job in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education 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 professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

We are looking for an Energy Efficiency Engineer intern to support our Customer Solutions department in our Minneapolis headquarters. This position will help Xcel Energy customers use energy more efficiently. You will assist in providing technical guidance to internal and external customers; evaluate potential projects and recommend solutions. You will also develop knowledge and expertise in specific technical areas and apply that expertise to maximize customer benefit from Xcel Energy conservation products and provide outstanding customer service.

E ssential Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance to the Xcel Energy Marketing and Sales organizations. Perform the day-to-day engineering in assigned technical areas. Construct analyses in the technical-financial models that meet the state regulatory and corporate guidelines.

  • Develop rapid but rigorous analytical models based upon good engineering practice and the methodological direction of other Energy Efficiency staff. Learn job responsibilities as well as rules / guidelines (both regulatory and internal) from Engineers, Senior Engineers, and Team Lead Engineers for assigned programs.

  • Develop and maintain Xcel Energy's technical knowledge in specific assigned area for gas or electric conservation programs (HVAC, lighting, compressed air, energy efficient building construction, motors, controls, industrial processing, boilers, furnaces, recommissioning). This position will be a resource in the assigned area.

  • Leverage internal expertise to customer advantage by developing relationships with external networks of engineering and architectural firms, government agencies, industry associations and research firms. Acquire and develop knowledge in assigned areas by interacting and learning from these sources.

  • Meet established turnaround time criteria for assigned projects to foster customer participation.

  • Innovate new methods to improve customer service and team effectiveness.

Required

  • Pursuit of a Bachelor's in Mechanical or related Engineering degree from an ABET accredited curriculum.

  • Junior standing or higher as of Spring 2019.

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (please attach unofficial transcript)

  • Ability to commute to downtown Minneapolis on a daily basis during Summer 2019.

Preferences

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel (specifically, pivot tables, VLOOKUP and/or arrays)

  • Interest in obtaining FE certification

  • Previous working 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: MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Customer And Innovation || 51600:Energy Efficiency Engineering || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 16642

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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