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Grid Operations Engineering Intern- Denver, CO & Lubbock, TX Job

Xcel Energy

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: Internship/Co-op
Date Posted: August 29, 2022
Reference Code: 49381-en_US
Location(s): CO - Denver; TX - Lubbock

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.

This is two positions one based in Lubbock, Texas at Lubbock Service Center & one in Denver, CO LDC. Our hope is to allow the selected candidates to begin working on 05/01/23 for a few hours each week during the school year (around their school schedule) and then to increase to 40 hours per week during the summer. This internship can also be extended through the following school year around the school schedule.

Position Summary
Work with the Engineering staff to support distribution grid operationswhile focusing on learning industry processes, procedures, and business policies. Will use Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) software to monitor and control the distribution grid.

The successful candidate will gain significant practical field experience, exercise their engineering knowledge,and gain the opportunity to enhance their professional skills through mentoring.
(Starting pay is based on Sophomore college level and will increase each additional year of college)

Minimum Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in an ABET accredited Electrical Engineering program
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Abilityto communicate effectively; both written and verbally
  • Must be self- motivated, have good mechanical aptitude, and ability to work well with others
  • Candidates within commuting distance of Lubbock, TX or Denver, CO
  • Sophomore or higher

  • Course work in power generation or project management and an interest in the power industry desirable
  • Junior preferred

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; TX - Lubbock || United States (US) || Operations and Generation || 59382:Dist Grid Management || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $20.70 per hour

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

Requisition Number: 49381
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.