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Geospatial Technology & Data Integrity Manager Job

Xcel Energy

Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 5, 2022
Reference Code: 53223-en_US

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis; 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.

Position Summary
Provides visionary and strategic leadership to successfully develop, implement and manage the mission critical enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS) database and subsequent systems used in various aspects of Xcel Energy's Gas and Electric Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Engineering, Public Relations and many other departments of the Company. Ensures accurate and effective use of consistent standards and processes by enforcing continuous integration and optimization in accordance with best practices. Works to advance the function and data quality of the GIS and subsequent mapping systems to achieve and surpass industry GIS and mapping standards through technology and process improvement.

The Geospatial Technology and Data Integrity Manager position has stewardship of the GIS data.
Stewardship of the GIS includes but is not limited to:
Oversight of the team(s) responsible for updating and maintaining the GIS and subsequent mapping systems and products; end user support, training and process documentation; and the development and implementation of system enhancement projects based on functional business requirements. Works with other Xcel Energy leadership to determine additional business areas which may find value in a Geospatial Software System, leveraging the GIS data and functionality to all applicable areas of the company

Essential Responsibilities

  • Management - Attracts, recruits, and retains a highly motivated and engaged workforce. Establishes and communicates clear performance expectations so employees know how their work contributes to the achievement of departmental and corporate objectives. Fosters a culture of management and employee personal accountability while promoting employee safety and individual development. Maintains and initiates employee engagement within the company and the community served by Xcel Energy.
  • Data Integrity - The GIS Data is a valuable corporate asset whose accuracy is paramount to Xcel's business operations. Applications will be built to use and maintain this data which affects many business decisions. It is critical this data's accuracy is improved upon where necessary to exceed industry standards or at a minimum is maintained in order to continue providing Xcel Energy with the highest quality data possible. This position is responsible for managing the employees assigned to data maintenance, end user training, data analysis, system enhancement testing, and all additional GIS mapping department duties to ensure this occurs.
  • Process Improvement - Develops and implements business strategies, operational plans and best practices related to the GIS and subsequent mapping job functions. Oversees daily operations to ensure cost effective and efficient use of capital and human resources by identifying process improvement opportunities and implementing solutions.
  • Technology Advancement - Strategically partners with the Business Systems organization in the development of IT solutions that focus on improving employee productivity and enhancements to customer service as related to the GIS and all subsequent mapping systems. Examples would include but not be limited to: mobile applications, web-based applications, gas and electric design systems, and interfaces between the GIS database and other enterprise applications. In addition, develops and implements reports utilizing the systems above that will accurately outline costs, mapping department productivity, data improvement opportunities, and efficiently support audit activities as needed.

Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in MIS, Computer Science, Eng. or related or equiv. experience is required.
  • Minimum 5-10 years utility experience and at least 3-7 years leadership experience, or any combination demonstrating equivalency.
  • Proven experience successfully completing enterprise application implementation initiatives on time, within scope and within budget constraints.
  • Demonstrated skills to improve business process using process improvement techniques.
  • Superior communication, interpersonal and relationship management skills required with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with senior management.
  • Understanding of core business processes and industry trends and a strong knowledge of Geospatial technologies with an emphasis in utility implementations.
  • Strong knowledge of applicable PC programs and MS-Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Access).
  • Travel across Xcel Energy Enterprise Service Territory required.

Preferred Requirements



  • Advanced Degree, PMP and/or GISP certification.


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 || MN - Minneapolis; CO - Denver || United States (US) || Operations || 58662:Geospatial/Asset Data Ops XS || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $103,000 to $146,333 per year

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: 53223
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.