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Director Regulatory and Strategic Analysis Job

Xcel Energy

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: Executive Management
Date Posted: December 4, 2022
Reference Code: 53065-en_US

Location(s): CO - Denver

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.

Determines policy and strategic directions for regulatory and legislative matters regarding competitive, regulatory, environmental and structural issues in the state jurisdiction. Works with Xcel Leadership to develop regulatory/legislative policies and strategies supporting strategic goals in regulated and commercial environments. Consults with legislative, regulatory and subject matter experts to establish policies/strategies in multiple jurisdictions. Prepares, files and delivers testimony before regulatory and legislative bodies. Lead teams in the development and preparation of strategic regulatory initiatives. Provides technical regulatory expertise and oversees the development and presentation of cost recovery mechanisms maximizing the opportunity to earn allowed returns.


  • Directs preparation of written comments, testimony, position papers and briefing material on regulatory policy matters. Serves as project manager for developing and implementing policy initiatives.
  • Identify impacts of regulatory initiatives (regulated, competitive, environmental, structural) on corporate positions from a regional, state-specific and national perspective. Provide strategic decisions on regulatory and regulatory based legislative actions to be taken in state jurisdiction. Develop alternatives to the point where they are taken to executive management for final decision-making. Represent Xcel as a witness at legislative hearings as needed.
  • Work directly with senior management to develop and promote regulatory and legislative policy positions. Maintain oversight of regulatory rulemaking activities and direct preparation of written and oral comments.
  • Continuously interact with regulators, stakeholders and internal company experts to identify and proactively pursue results that reflect Xcel's regulatory and legislative policies and strategies regarding matters such as development and cost recovery of utility infrastructure and other utility business.
  • Advocate Xcel's position with regulators and stakeholders in a variety of forums. Communicate (orally and in writing) regularly with executive management and internal experts to ensure awareness of the impact of strategies and positions on Xcel's operations. Ensure, to the extent possible, consistency in policies and positions in each of Xcel's state jurisdictions and the federal jurisdiction. Prepare, oversee the preparation of, and provide supporting testimony as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements


  • BA/BS in areas of responsibility.
  • At least ten (10) years experience in the energy industry with 3-5 years of that time in a regulatory role.
  • Knowledge of utility industry and issues and the legislative process required.
  • Ability to work well with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


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 || United States (US) || Operations || 70525:PSCo Reg Policy || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $136,000 to $192,666 per year

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Pay - Long Term Incentive, 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: 53065
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.