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Electrical Engineering Intern MN & WI Job

Xcel Energy

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: Internship/Co-op
Date Posted: August 29, 2022
Reference Code: 47674-en_US
Location(s): MN - St Paul; MN - Minneapolis; WI - Eau Claire

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.

Work with the Engineering staff to support electrical grid reliability and capacity at the customer level. Through practical field experience and mentoring, successful candidate will gain an understanding of the distribution system, technical knowledge, professional confidence, and people skills.

We are hiring three Electrical Engineering Interns in the Area Engineering team in Electrical Distribution. One intern to contribute to and support Eau Claire, WI and two in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. Candidate must live within a communtable distance from Eau Claire, St Paul Or Minneapolis during the summer months. This position has flexible work program allowing for telecommuting part time.

Chestnut Service Center, 1518 Chestnut Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Rice Street Service Center, 825 Rice Street, Saint Paul, MN 55117
Eau Claire Skypark,1414 West Hamilton Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701

The successful candidates will be a Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or a graduate studentactively enrolled in school. Seniors graduating Spring 2023 are not eligible for an internship opportunity. Preference will be given to students who can commit to working part-time (8+ hrs/week) during the school year and full-time (40 hours/week) during the summer months. Course work in power systems and an interest in the power industry is desirable.

Position Summary
  • Work with the Engineering staff to support electrical distribution projects, maintenance, and reliability.
  • Review and analyze distribution system impacts as a result of rooftop solar and community solar gardens
  • Specify new and replacement equipment, make process improvement recommendations, and support requests from Operations and Maintenance.
  • Investigate customer outages and power quality issues and recommend resolutions
  • Sporadic travel to field work locations and travel to perform power quality and system reliability investigations

Minimum Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in an ABET accredited Electrical Engineering program; in or completed Sophomore level or above
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to communicate effectively; both written and verbally
  • Must be self-motivated and work well with others
  • Submit an official transcript with your application
  • Must live in a commutable distance during the summer from Saint Paul or Minneapolis, MN or Eau Claire, WI.

  • Course work in power systems and an interest in the power industry

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 - St Paul || MN - St Paul; MN - Minneapolis; WI - Eau Claire || United States (US) || Operations and Generation || 0642J:Electric Area Eng MN || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $20.70-$30.10

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits: Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays

Requisition Number: 47674
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.