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Distribution Electrical Designer (Entry - Principal) - Faribault, MN Job

Xcel Energy

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Rqd Experience: Entry Level
Date Posted: December 22, 2022
Reference Code: 53272-en_US

Location(s): MN - Faribault

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

Entry level design position that provides new and existing commercial, industrial, residential, and internal customers with distribution design project management for the least complex areas of design. The responsibility of this position is to function as the primary contact for future and existing customers by providing cost-effective designs that balance customer needs in accordance with Xcel Energy's standards and administrative guidelines. May provide work clarification for construction personnel and act as the liaison between the construction department and customers. May be expected to assist as needed after normal business hours during emergency situations.

Essential Responsibilities
 

  • Manage projects from initial customer contact through post project analysis. Establish and manage the construction work plan in order to meet the customers schedule and design requirements as well as financial and budgetary requirements.
  • Design safe operating facilities for new and existing customers according to Xcel Energy construction standards and interpret administrative instructions for consistent and cost effective designs. Provide distribution design project management for the least complex areas of design. Responsible for the generation of additional revenue through contracts with new business or existing customers.
  • Obtain permits and easements for facilities in accordance with city ordinances, state, federal, and county agencies. Execute contracts and agreements in compliance with administrative instructions and regulatory requirements.
  • Represent the Company with government officials, contractors, city agencies, vendors, architects, and engineers to provide service to customers.


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 construction standards, materials, and technical codes is preferred.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use Windows operating system and Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, etc.)
  • Self-starter, able to work with minimum supervision. Driver's License may be required.

Preferred

 

 

 

  • Electrical Design experience

Designer II

 

 

 

  • 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: Minimum 2 years' design experience or equivalent job-related experience in one of the following: design, construction, or electronics providing equivalent experience and knowledge.
  • Proficient in one or more of the following: GIS, design software, work management programs, and related systems required.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and/or MicroStation is preferred.
  • Knowledge of construction standards, materials, and technical codes.
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce complex engineering drawings in a 2D or 3D environment.
  • Able to perform field site walkdowns.
  • May be required to work on construction sites and in an industrial plant environment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use Windows operating system, Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, Access).
  • Self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Valid driver license.

Senior Designer

 

 

 

 

  • High School Diploma or GED. Min. of Assoc. Degree in one of the following fields of study: drafting, design, automation, electronics, mechatronics, engineering, GIS, or other related field of study.
  • In lieu of an Assoc. Degree: Minimum of five years of design experience or equivalent job-related experience in one of the following: design, construction, or electronics providing equivalent experience and knowledge - preferably three years as an Xcel Energy Designer.
  • Mastery in one or more of the following: GIS, design software, work management programs, and related systems required.
  • Proficient using AutoCAD and/or MicroStation. Knowledge of construction standards, materials, and technical codes required.
  • Demonstrate the ability to function as project design lead with ability to coordinate overall project design including drawing development supporting construction.
  • Able to perform field site walkdowns independently. Ability for Construction coordination with field personnel, contractors, and vendors.

 

 

  • Mastery of Windows operating system, Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, Access).
  • Highly effective communication and innovative problem-solving skills. Self-starter, able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Valid driver license.

Principal Designer

 

 

  • 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 or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
  • In lieu of an Assoc. Degree: Minimum of nine years of design lead experience or equivalent job-related experience in one of the following: design, construction, or electronics providing equivalent experience and knowledge - preferably three years as an Xcel Energy Senior Designer.
  • Subject matter expert in their design discipline: Expert knowledge of construction standards, design standards, materials, technical codes, and engineering design calculations necessary to develop required construction drawings.
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce complex engineering drawings in a 2D and 3D environment.
  • Expert in the use of various computerized design/drafting software applications according to project requirements.
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation is required.
  • Able to perform field site walkdowns independently.
  • Ability for Construction crew supervision and coordination with field personnel, contractors, and vendors.
  • Expert in Windows operating system and Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, Access).
  • Highly effective communication and innovative problem-solving skills.
  • Self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Valid driver license.

 


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 - Faribault || MN - Faribault || United States (US) || Operations || 1211B:Southeast Design MN || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: I: $23.90 to $33.43 II: $27.50 to $35.70, Senior: $31.60 to $41.10, Principal: $36.40 to $47.30
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Requisition Number: 53272
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.