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Xcel Energy Environmental Analyst III - Waste Remediation and Spills Job in Platteville, Colorado

Location(s): CO - Platteville

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.

Xcel Energy is seeking an experienced Environmental Analyst to support operations in Colorado. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in waste remediation and spill response. Air quality and water quality experience would be desirable. Utility experience would be an advantage.

Key assignments for this position will primarily include Public Service Company of Colorado Energy Supply and Transmission & Distribution business unit environmental compliance support in Northern Colorado for the following areas:

  • Energy Supply - Serves as the Plant Environmental Analyst for Ft. St. Vrain Generating Station in all environmental media areas including air permit compliance, wastewater permit compliance, waste management, Section 9 compliance, spill response coordination, and employee training.

  • Gas Operations - Serves as the Environmental Analyst providing environmental compliance support at High Pressure Gas facilities including Campion Office and Chalk Bluffs Compressor Station.

  • T&D Operations - Serves as the Environmental Analyst providing environmental compliance support at Substations and Service Centers including Greeley and Ft. Collins service territories.

  • Emergency Spill Response - Coordinates needed spill response activities in the Northern Colorado region in response to electrical equipment oil releases from community distribution equipment and all releases of oils and other hazardous materials from company facilities.

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.


Designs, implements, and administers broad environmental studies and compliance programs and is responsible for securing and renewing permits and licenses. Practices originality and ingenuity on relatively difficult and complex issues. Works under minimal supervision conferring primarily on unusual matters and has appreciable latitude for unreviewed actions and/or decisions. Occasionally participates on special work teams, and may act as a coordinator or technical consultant on small projects. May occasionally be assisted by Environmental Analyst I and II personnel. Possesses and applies broad knowledge of environmental theories, principles, techniques and related work disciplines and applies it along with related work experience in completing difficult job assignments.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Designs and develops environmental procedures and programs designed to minimize deficiencies and ensure compliance with existing federal, state, and local regulations, licenses, and permits pertaining to environmental control at the corporation's facilities. (Major areas may include air, water quality, and land quality; liquid and solid waste disposal, above ground and underground storage tanks, radiation, emergency plans, DOT compliance with pipeline and transportation and FAA safety regulations.)

  • Designs and administers studies and monitoring programs. Conducts research, and prepares and/or reviews data required to support permit applications, regulatory reports, management plans and performance indicators.

  • Prepares technical reports and permit applications based on the interpretation of data, observations, and current regulations.

  • Performs in-depth environmental reviews and inspections to facilitate compliance with applicable regulations. Conducts environmental assessment of sites and facilities to minimize corporate risk and liability.

  • Provides technical guidance and formal regulatory required and requested environmental training and guidance to facility personnel and outside contractors to promote environmental compliance.

  • As requested, reviews and comments on proposed new regulations and legislation as to its potential impact on each business unit. Once adopted, assist facilities in any modifications to procedures, processes or operation to come into compliance.

  • Assists with budget preparation and works to implement programs within budget, time and regulatory constraints.

  • Upon request, provides technical assistance to emergency incidents at facilities.


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Applied Science or related field (Associate's degree in areas of environmental or applied science and three years of progressive responsibilities in environmental related work experience may be substituted for the education)

  • 4 years professional environmental related work 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 - Platteville || CO - Platteville || United States (US) || Generation || 42410:PSCo Air Water Waste || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 26082

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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