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Designer I- Minneapolis, MN Job

Xcel Energy

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Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: July 27, 2022
Reference Code: 47321-en_US
Location(s): MN - Minneapolis

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents 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 position at Xcel Energy could be just what you're looking for.

Position Summary

Under guidance from project engineering, architectural, or technical services staff, assist in the planning, design, and development of construction drawings for various projects. Provide field support including field verifications for retrofit applications, as-built documentation, on-site procurement, and installation supervision. Provide direction to drafters as required to complete design assignments and review work for accuracy and completeness.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Develop a complete set of construction drawings.
  • Exercise independent judgment by utilizing the correct design criteria based on knowledge from vendor data and project scope.
  • Check drawings for accuracy including dimensions, spelling, drafting standards, and completeness.
  • Review manufacturer's drawings and other discipline drawings and any existing plan drawings for physical interferences.
  • Communicate with the project engineer and other disciplines to resolve any design problems with the manufacturer's drawings or interferences.
  • Advise, assist, and occasionally directs drafting personnel of a lesser grade in performance of their assigned duties.
  • Assure the company quality assurance procedures are followed in completion of assigned tasks.

Minimum Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED. Min. of Assoc. Degree in one of the following fields of study: drafting, design, automation, electronics, mechatronics, engineering, GIS, other related field of study.
  • In lieu of an Assoc. Degree: a combination of education and experience in design/drafting, construction, project management, or electronics providing equivalent knowledge
  • Working knowledge of one or more of the following: GIS, design software, work management programs, and related systems desirable.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and/or MicroStation is preferred.
  • Knowledge of construction standards, materials, and technical codes is preferred.
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce complex engineering drawings in a 2D or 3D environment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use Windows operating system, Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, Access).
  • Self-starter, able to work.


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: MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Operations and Generation || 31111:ES MN WI ETS || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $23.20 to $32.46 per hour
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Requisition Number: 47321
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.