Xcel Energy Distribution Grid Engineer, Staff or Sr Job in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Job Grade: A

Hierarchy: Yes - We may hire at a higher level

Union Position: Non-Bargaining

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 standing on the threshold of an energy evolution. Be a part of Advanced Grid Intelligence and Security (AGIS) - a long-term strategic initiative to transform the electrical distribution business to enhance security, efficiency and reliability, to safely integrate more distributed resources, and to enable improved customer products and services.

Summary

Xcel Energy is deploying an Advanced Distribution Management System to be used to manage the Electrical Distribution Grid for Xcel Energy. During the deployment phase, this position will support the configuration of ADMS applications, validate the Distribution network model, ensure accurate power-flow results and support SCADA and field device control configuration alignment. The position will execute test cases to ensure the ADMS system meets performance expectations. After Detailed Design, this role will provide on-going monitoring and configuration of DMS alarming, configure and tune advanced applications including, but not limited to, Integrated Volt/Var Optimization (IVVO), Fault Location, Isolation, and Supply Restoration (FLISR), and support the use of ADMS to manage switching on the Distribution Grid. The job will also include monitoring performance of ADMS functional applications, support the introduction and development of new Advanced Applications, troubleshooting issues, assisting Control Center Operators with complex grid switching issues, and training by providing engineering support for the Operator Training Simulator.

Performs work that involves conventional types of plans, investigations, surveys, structures or equipment with relatively few complex features for which there are precedents. Activities are of limited scope requiring knowledge of principles and techniques commonly employed in the specific narrow area of assignments. May lead small-medium, non-critical projects and/or provide field oversight of critical projects under direction of higher level engineer or supervisor. Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy. As proficiency is gained, may work on portions of larger projects. Works under supervision and follows established procedures. May supervise or coordinate the work of interns, drafters, craft personnel, technicians and/or others.

Responsibilities

  • Uses and applies technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to perform activities/assignments of limited scope.

  • Supports the development of technical documentation (including but not limited to designs, testing, calculations, reports, standards, etc.) Utilizes and may assist with the development of procedures.

  • Provides ongoing technical support for project activities within areas such as Operations, Maintenance, Testing/diagnostics, Regulatory, etc. May provide field engineering oversight for activities such as commissioning, testing, inspections etc. under direct supervision.

  • Coordinates/leads projects or portions of projects (including phases such as research, design, equipment selection, procurement support, installation and commissioning), under the direction of a higher level engineer or supervisor.

  • Under the direction of a higher level engineer/supervisor, supports bid/evaluation processes by performing basic analysis and calculations on existing documentation and materials that support the preparation of bid documents. In completing segments of technical evaluations for proposals may need to effectively communicate with other business areas of the company following appropriate processes.

  • Effectively exchanges information in all formats, on matters having a wide range of importance and complexity both inter-organizationally and with outside customer/vendors.

  • May coordinate the work of interns, drafters, technicians, and/or others and provides guidance and mentoring to less experienced engineers. Responsible for continuous self development of technical skills and competencies.

  • May perform activities such as budgeting, estimating, forecasting, accounting, work order management, in support of engineering projects.

Minimum Requirements for Engineer

•Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency) BSEE or Computer Engineering strongly preferred

•0+ years relevant engineering experience within the utility industry

•EIT/FE (Engineer in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering) preferred

•Ability to demonstrate the unique technical skills and core competencies for this engineering level established & documented by the organization.

Minimum Requirements for Staff Engineer

•Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency) BSEE or Computer Engineering strongly preferred

•2+ years relevant engineering experience within the utility industry

•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.

Minimum Requirements for Senior Engineer

•Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency) BSEE or Computer Engineering strongly preferred

•5+ years relevant engineering experience within the utility industry

•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.

•PE (Professional Engineer) registration required


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 - St Paul || MN - St Paul || United States (US) || Operations || 59382:Dist Grid Management || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 17308

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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