Transmission Line Outsourcing Engineer (Staff or Sr ) Denver, CO or Amarillo, TX Job in Not Specified

Location(s): CO - Denver; TX - Amarillo

Are you an engineer who wants a challenging, rewarding career at a Fortune 500 company thats committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship? Do you want to be part of shaping our energy future? An engineering position at Xcel Energy could be a great match for you.

We are looking for a hard-working engineer to join the Consultant Management Team at Xcel Energy!

The Consultant Management Team (CMT) is responsible for managing all consultants who are working on Substation and Transmission line projects. The CMT is responsible for a very large number of projects and consequently needs to spend time on the highest priority tasks to ensure all assigned projects are completed within their budget and schedule parameters. In this position, you will take on the role of project manager or project lead for assigned transmission line projects. 

You will be the main contact for consultants and will need to be available for high level questions, help on unusual problems, and high level engineering oversight of projects, including ensuring that Xcel Energy internal processes for work order management, material procurement, estimating, and scheduling are followed by the consultant firms. You will also play an integral role in ensuring the organization meets their scorecard requirements on the assigned projects In this role, you will also define the project parameters, provide guidance to consultants when they are having trouble resolving issues, and review and sign the appropriation & engineering estimate. You will perform a high level review of the project schedule, high level 'spot-checking' of the design work, and provide high-level guidance and assistance to the consultant group to resolve construction issues. You will need to regularly participate in pre-construction and postconstruction meetings, and perform a high level review of the project closeout. 

In this role, you will apply intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields. You will make decisions independently on engineering problems and methods, and represent the organization in conferences to resolve important questions and to plan and coordinate work. This position requires the use of advanced techniques and the modifications and extension of theories, precepts and practices of the field and related sciences and disciplines. The knowledge and expertise required for this level of work usually result from progressive experience.

This job may be filled at the Staff or Senior Engineering level commensurate with skills and experience.  Locations can be Denver, CO or Amarillo, TX with Denver as a preference.

Summary
Under general direction, demonstrates complete understanding & wide application of engineering technical principle, theories, & concepts in the field. Independently determines & develops approaches to solutions. Receives technical guidance on complex problems; completed work reviewed for adequacy in meeting objectives. May lead small-medium non-critical projects or critical projects under direction of higher level engineer/supervisor. May provide work direction to other professionals &/or staff. Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects. Frequent inter-organizational & outside customer contact. Demonstrates a broad knowledge & proficiency of precedents in the specialty area, a good knowledge of related specialties, & general knowledge of other related disciplines.

Responsibilities

  • Uses & applies technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, & techniques to perform activities/assignments that may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials or methods & difficult coordination requirements.
  • Supports the development of technical documentation (including but not limited to designs, testing, calculations, reports, standards, etc.) Utilizes & may assist with the development of procedures requiring a broad knowledge & proficiency in a specialty area & has a general knowledge of related disciplines.
  • Works under the general direction of a higher level engineer or supervisor for routine engineering projects. Provide ongoing technical support for project activities within areas such as Operations, Maintenance, testing/diagnostics & Regulatory. May provide field engineering oversight &/or direction for activities such as commissioning, testing, inspections, etc.
  • May lead small-medium, non-critical projects. Coordinate/leads critical projects or portions of projects (including phases such as research, design, equipment selection, procurement support, installation & commissioning), under the direction of a higher level engineer or supervisor. Work reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.
  • Under the direction of a higher level engineer/supervisor supports bid/evaluation processes including preparation of bid documents, completion of technical evaluations for proposals; provide recommendations for selection, etc. Partners & communicates with areas such as Supply Chain & Legal following appropriate processes.
  • Frequently exchanges information in all formats, on matters having a wide range of importance & complexity both inter-organizationally & with outside customers.
  • May assign tasks & coordinate work of interns, drafters, technicians, craft personnel and/or others. Provide guidance & mentoring to less experienced engineers. Responsible for continuous self-development of technical skills & competencies.
  • Performs activities such as budgeting, estimating, forecasting, accounting, work order management, in support of engineering projects.


Staff Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (Electrical or Civil preferred).
  • 2+ years relevant engineering experience.
  • Demonstrated broad knowledge & proficiency in specialty area, knowledge of related specialties, & general knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Ability to demonstrate the unique technical skills & core competencies for this engineering level established and documented by the organization.


Preferred

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

 Senior Requirements: •Bachelors degree in Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (Electrical or Civil preferred)
•5+ years relevant engineering experience
•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.

Preferred
•PE (Professional Engineer) registration may be required depending on business need

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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 youre ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.
     

Posting Notes:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver; TX - Amarillo || United States (US) || Utilities Group || 41430:Transmission Engr || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
 

Requisition Number: 20532

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at <email address removed>

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