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Xcel Energy Engineer II or above, Capital Modifications Design Job in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis

Do you have the attention to detail and commitment to safety needed for a successful and rewarding career in the field of nuclear power? We’re looking for people who are looking to grow their career with a company that maintains one of the safest nuclear fleets in the nation. If that describes you, we’d like you on our team.

Position Summary

This is a continuing development level for professional engineering work in a nuclear power generation environment. Typically performs engineer work at a competent level but works under some supervision on more complex aspects of functional assignments. The Engineer II outlines plan for design, development or implementation of specific projects assigned with minimal supervision. Competently performs routine engineering work requiring application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria required to carry out a sequence of related engineering tasks. The Engineer II may be assigned tasks in one or more of the nuclear engineering disciplines (e.g. systems, design, programs, electrical, materials, civil/structural, nuclear fuels, procurement or regulatory affairs)

Essential Responsibilities

  • Using prescribed methods, will perform specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced engineer. Applies standard practices and techniques in specific situations, adjusts and correlates data, recognizes discrepancies in results, and follows operations through a series of related detailed steps or processes.

  • Perform routine tasks designed to provide experience and familiarization with engineering staff, methods, practices and programs of Xcel Energy. Assist with planning and design projects, provide technical support and guidance for design, construction and operations. Work with Supervisor on assignments with unusual or difficult problems. Receive close supervision on new aspects of assignments.

  • Prepare schedules and estimates for specific projects, may analyze reliability, system or program deficiencies. May be involved with area teams to determine opportunities and set action plans. Participate in planning, engineering and operational study teams or committees.

  • Study for and complete nuclear training and qualifications .

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related technical field from an ABET accredited college or university.

  • 2 years’ experience.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain qualifications for unescorted access to Xcel Energy’s nuclear power plants is an essential requirement of the position.

  • May be required assume emergency response duties and live within 30 or 60 minutes from the nuclear generation station.

  • May be required to maintain fitness for duty during off hours if on call or designated emergency response duty.

  • Incumbents must demonstrate satisfactory performance and progress in learning the skills and competencies to be an engineer at a career level in the nuclear utility business.

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: MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Nuclear || 0330P:NGS - Prairie Island || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $75,600 to $105,800 per year

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Requisition Number: 35782

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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