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Data Governance Consultant I, II or III Job

Xcel Energy

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Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: August 25, 2022
Reference Code: 48924-en_US
Job Grade: Q
Hierarchy: Yes - We may hire at a higher level
Union Position: Non-Bargaining

This position is posted as a hierarchy at the Data Governance Consultant I, II or II level. Successful candidate(s) will be hired at the level that is commensurate with their skills and experience.

Position Summary
This position helps maintain the effective maintenance and execution of the enterprise data strategy and governance processes. Develop and drive practices for data management, assessment, and mitigation of data quality issues. Manage and analyze strategies designed to enhance data reliability, minimize redundancies, and support the end-to-end data lifecycle. Facilitate the creation of key performance indicators utilized by business units and enterprise.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Data Management: Coordinates regular reviews of Data Management processes and standards for multiple data domains. Identifies and evaluates options and opportunities for process and workflow improvements, as well as opportunities to capture new data requirements in alignment with new and existing application architecture. Recommends changes for appropriate governance/oversight of data.
  • Data Governance: Supports effectively operationalizing and sustaining data governance across the enterprise and multiple domains through collaboration with data owners, stewards, and analysts. Researches and proposes data governance processes, standards, and artifacts. Supports introduction of new data domains over time. Work effectively in a matrixed analytics organization.
  • Data Quality: Aids in alignment between data quality activities and business and Data Management strategies. Analyzes data definitions, business processes and systems to identify and document inconsistencies in data and application utilization. Conducts root cause analysis to support issue resolution. Utilizes established data governance and data management techniques.
  • Training and Effective Communication: Communicate data strategy and management education and provides consultation on streamlining and efficiently improving processes. Train's data stewards, data analysts, super users, and other business area users on all changes to master data management processes, tools, and/or workflows. Drives effective change communication s throughout the business area and supports change adoption.
  • Technology: Interfaces with IT Data partners Custodians to ensure requisite technological capabilities are designed and maintained to support Data Governance/Data Management standards and processes. Provides data technology consulting on Data Governance initiatives. Works with Data Stewards to capture and technology requirements.

Data Governance Consultant I Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Data Management, Business Administration, IT or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One to three years' experience in data governance, data management, and data quality.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Process experience across multiple data domains.
  • Demonstrated experience in conflict resolution and issue remediation.
  • Strong business process management experience.
  • Gas and/or Electric Utility Industry experience preferred.

Salary Range for the Consultant I level: $77,000 to $109,666.

Data Governance Consultant II Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Data Management, Business Administration, IT or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Four to seven years expertise in data governance, data management, and data quality.
  • Super user experience aligned to data management/data quality technologies.
  • Strong data governance acumen.
  • Capability to prioritize competing recommendations to further enterprise objectives and influence alignment.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Process expertise across multiple data domains.
  • Demonstrated experience in conflict resolution and issue remediation.
  • Strong business process management experience.
  • Gas and/or Electric Utility Industry experience preferred.
  • Data Certification Preferred (CDMP) upon hire or to acquire within first year of employment.

Salary Range for the Consultant II level: $87,000 to $123,666.

Data Governance Consultant III Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Data Management, Business Administration, IT or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Eight or more years expertise in data governance, data management, and data quality.
  • Super user experience aligned to data management/data quality technologies.
  • Strong data governance acumen.
  • Capability to prioritize competing recommendations to further enterprise objectives and influence alignment.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Process expertise across multiple data domains.
  • Demonstrated experience in conflict resolution and issue remediation.
  • Strong business process management experience.
  • Gas and/or Electric Utility Industry experience preferred.
  • Data Certification Preferred (CDMP) upon hire or to acquire within first year of employment.

Salary Range for the Consultant III level: $100,000 to $141,999.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with imagery data management & taxonomy
  • Experience with Master Data Management software or similar operational software


Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.

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 - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis; WI - Eau Claire || United States (US) || CFO Organization || 55300:Innovation & Transformation Of || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $77,000 to $142,000 per year; salary listed is for all 3 levels: salary will be based on level hired

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

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Requisition Number: 48924
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com
About this Employer‍

As a leading electric and natural gas energy company, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers across our eight states: Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

Our workforce of more than 12,000 is rising to the challenge of a dynamic, constantly-changing utility industry. One that requires us to be even more customer focused, forward thinking and productive while remaining committed to meeting our customers’ fundamental need for safe, reliable, affordable energy.

With nearly 50% of our workforce eligible to retire in the next five years, there’s never been a better time to come on board. Do you have a passion for renewable energy, like wind or solar? Or care about giving back to the community? You’ll be in a position to directly impact our energy future.

At Xcel Energy, you’ll be challenged, respected and rewarded. You’ll find an ethical team committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship. A dynamic company where you’ll have meaningful work that makes a difference.