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Xcel Energy Services, Inc. Electrical Engineer - Substation Engineering Outsourcing (St in Denver, Colorado

Location(s): CO - DenverAre you an engineer who wants a challenging, rewarding career at a Fortune500 company that's committed to excellence, safety and environmentalstewardship? Do you want to be part of shaping our energy future? Anengineering position at Xcel Energy could be a great match for you.Xcel Energy has an opening for a Staff or Senior Substation ElectricalEngineer that will be located in either Denver, CO or Amarillo, TX.We are looking for a hard-working engineer to join the Consultant ManagementTeam at Xcel Energy! The Consultant Management Team (CMT) is responsiblefor managing all consultants who are working on Substation and Transmissionline projects. The CMT is responsible for a very large number of projects andconsequently needs to spend time on the highest priority tasks to ensure allassigned projects are completed within their budget and schedule parameters.In this position, you will take on the role of project manager or projectlead for assigned Substation projects.You will be the main contact for consultants and will need to be available forhigh level questions, help on unusual problems, and high level engineeringoversight of projects, including ensuring that Xcel Energy internalprocesses for work order management, material procurement, estimating,and scheduling are followed by the consultant firms. You will also play anintegral role in ensuring the organization meets their scorecard requirementson the assigned projects In this role, you will also define the projectparameters, provide guidance to consultants when they are having troubleresolving issues, and review and sign the appropriation & engineeringestimate.perform a high-level review of the project schedule, high level"spot-checking" of the design work, and provide high-level guidance andassistance to the consultant group to resolve construction issues. You willneed to regularly participate in pre-construction and postconstructionmeetings and perform a high-level review of the project closeout.In this role, you will apply intensive and diversified knowledge ofengineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and relatedfields. You will make decisions independently on engineering problems andmethods and represent the organization in conferences to resolve importantquestions and to plan and coordinate work. This position requires the use ofadvanced techniques and the modifications and extension of theories,precepts and practices of the field and related sciences and disciplines. Theknowledge and expertise required for this level of work usually result fromprogressive experience.The below job description reflects the duties of the Senior Engineer; Stafflevels may differ as less experience is required. The successful candidatewill be placed at a level that is commensurate with the candidate's skillsand experience.SummaryApplies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of otherrelated disciplines. Performs as a staff advisor and consultant in a technicalspecialty, a type of facility or equipment, or a program function. Carriesout complex or innovative assignments requiring the development of new orimproved techniques and procedures. Work is expected to result in thedevelopment of new/improved techniques and procedures or new/refinedequipment, materials, processes, products, and/or scientificmethods. Represents the organization as the prime technical contact oncontracts and projects and interacts with senior external personnel onsignificant technical matters often requiring coordination betweenorganizations. Work is performed without appreciable direction andconsiderable latitude is exercised in determining technical objectives ofassignment. Guidance relates largely to overall objectives, criticalissues, new concepts and policy matters. Completed work is reviewed from arelatively long- term perspective, for desired results. May assign tasks toand direct engineers, technicians, craft personnel and administrativestaff, includi