Xcel Energy Sr. Leadership Excellence Manager Job in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis

Are you ready to take your leadership potential to the next level with a growing Fortune 500 company? Xcel Energy is at the leading edge of an industry that is changing quickly. We’re seeking dynamic, proven leaders to help guide us into this exciting energy future. If you’re looking to lead at a company that is committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship, with plenty of room to grow, consider a position at Xcel Energy.

Position Summary

Responsible for providing strategic perspective and leadership to assure the achievement of a sustainable high level of nuclear site leadership performance. Identifies opportunities to improve site leadership and organizational performance. Collaborates with senior site leaders to develop and implement plans to change leadership and site behavior changes to achieve and sustain a high level of site organizational performance. Provides coaching, feedback and mentoring to senior site leaders to influence changes in leadership team behaviors to align with nuclear management model and evolving industry standards; and provides industry best practices, lessons learned, and recommendations to senior site and corporate leaders for implementation. Applies company’s leadership competencies and behaviors to provide feedback to senior managers and Human Resources on leadership performance, use of the positive discipline process, and succession planning.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Monitor leadership behaviors and their effect on site teamwork, alignment, and performance to augment data analysis to judge leadership and organizational performance. Work with senior leaders and Human Resources to assure effectiveness of actions and modification of leadership strategies if required. Based on follow-up, determine the need for formal documentation of performance issues, including use of Elevation or Escalation.

  • Work collaboratively with senior site and corporate leaders and executives to develop and implement strategic organizational performance improvement plans to achieve industry leading site organization and leadership performance. Includes identifying relevant industry best-practices, standards, and lessons learned applicable to the site’s specific circumstances to achieve high performance.

  • Provide coaching and feedback to site leaders, including mentoring senior and mid-level managers, on leadership performance gaps and development areas, including leadership and organizational behaviors and effectiveness. Provide feedback and recommendations to senior leaders and HR on leader performance for performance management, personal development, and succession planning. Includes feedback to HR on site/work group performance and actions to improve leadership behaviors.

  • Lead cross-functional, multi-disciplinary teams to evaluate nuclear site and corporate performance, comparing behaviors and performance to established company and industry behavioral standards, leadership competencies and organizational performance benchmarks, defining gaps in performance to be addressed to prevent performance decline and assure continued performance improvement.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, in Engineering or a technical field required.

  • Equivalent education and/or relevant experience may be substituted for technical degree requirement.

  • Demonstrated strong performance in site organizational leadership roles and have the potential to be successful in positions of greater responsibility.

  • Past Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) license, Certification or equivalent experience preferred.

  • Minimum 12 years nuclear experience required. Minimum 8 years commercial nuclear utility management experience, including experience as a department or work group manager leading supervisors or managers.

  • Multi-utility/functional area experience preferred.

A condition of employment will be successfully obtaining and maintaining General Security Clearance and a Nuclear Security Clearance for unescorted access to Xcel Energy nuclear plants including successful completion of nuclear General Access Training (GAT) and the nuclear security screening process (typically consists of an alcohol/drug screen, a criminal history check, a psychological assessment, initial credit and background investigation and periodic credit & criminal history checks).

This position requires continuity in your new role for 24 months. During that time, you will not be eligible to apply for or request to be moved to any other job at the Company until the continuity timeframe has been met, unless otherwise approved by senior leadership.

This position requires a behavioral assessment prior to being considered for an interview.


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 Rollup || 45429:FT Nuclear Outage and Standard || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 14661

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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