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Transmission Line Engineer - Entry, Staff, or Senior Level Job

Xcel Energy

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Rqd Experience: Entry Level
Date Posted: December 21, 2022
Reference Code: 53401-en_US

Location(s): TX - Amarillo

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.

The below job summary and responsibilities reflects the duties of the Senior Engineer; Entry or Staff levels may differ as less skills and/or experience is required. The successful candidate will be placed at a level that is commensurate with the candidate's skills and experience

This position has a flexible work program allowing telecommuting up to 80% of the time.

Summary
This is an opportunity in the Transmission Line Engineering group. This roll will utilize basic and advanced engineering principles to build and maintain the high voltage electrical grid. The role works with engineers, designers, construction, and project management to bring projects for conception to reality. The role will work under the general direction of senior engineers. A successful candidate will demonstrates complete understanding & wide application of engineering technical principle, theories, & concepts in the field. They will independently determine & develop approaches to solutions, both structural and electrical, to maintaining the grid. They will work closely with senior engineers to receive technical guidance on complex problems and have completed work reviewed for adequacy in meeting project objectives. They may lead small-medium non-critical projects or critical projects under direction of higher level engineer/supervisor. They m ay provide work direction to other professionals &/or staff. They will represent the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects and frequently interact with inter-organizational & outside customer contacts. This position is the stepping stone to continued growth in the transmission line engineering profession.

Responsibilities

  • Applies extensive technical expertise and has an understanding of the basic principals of other related disciplines. Fully demonstrates the unique technical skills and core competencies for this engineering level by applying technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to lead projects of moderate to large size, scope and complexity.
  • Largely self-directed work is expected to result in the development of new or improved techniques, procedures and standards. Supports the development of technical documentation (including but not limited to designs, testing, calculations, reports, standards, etc.)
  • Without appreciable direction exercises considerable latitude in determining ongoing technical support for project activities within areas such as Operations, Maintenance, Testing/diagnostics and Regulatory. Provides field engineering oversight and direction for activities such as support , testing, installation, inspections, commissioning etc.
  • Coordinates/leads multiple projects or portions of projects (including phases such as research, design, equipment selection, procurement, installation and commissioning). May lead more critical projects with oversight of a higher level engineer or supervisor.
  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact in the bid/evaluation processes including preparation of bid documents, completion of technical evaluations for proposals and providing recommendations for selection. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination with internal and external organizations.
  • Effectively and with precision resolves difficult technical/business matters both inter-organizationally and with outside customer/vendors with all formats of communication.
  • May assign tasks to and/or direct engineers, technicians, craft personnel and other support staff including coordination and review of work assignments. Provides guidance and mentoring to less experienced engineers. Responsible for continuous self development of technical skills and competencies.
  • Leads activities such as budgeting, estimating, forecasting, accounting, work order management, in support of engineering projects.


Entry Level Minimum Requirements

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil, Electrical, or MechanicalEngineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency). Civil or Electrical engineering degree preferred.
  • 0+ years relevant engineering experience
  • Ability to demonstrate the unique technical skills and core competencies for this engineering level established & documented by the organization
  • EIT/FE (Engineer in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering) preferred


Staff Level Minimum Requirements

 

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency). Civil or Electrical engineering degree preferred.
  • 2+year's relevant engineering experience.
  • Demonstrated broad knowledge & proficiency in specialty area, knowledge of related specialties, & general knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Ability to demonstrate the unique technical skills & core competencies for this engineering level established & documented by the organization.
  • EIT/FE (Engineer in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering) strongly preferred


Senior Level Minimum Requirements

 

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency). Civil or Electrical engineering degree preferred.
  • 5+ years relevant engineering experience
  • EIT/FE (Engineer in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering) required
  • Ability to demonstrate the unique technical skills and core competencies for this engineering level established & documented by the organization.
  • PE (Professional Engineer) registration may be required depending on business need


Preferred Requirements for Staff or Senior Level

 

 

  • Experience working with PLS-CADD

 


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: TX - Amarillo || TX - Amarillo || United States (US) || Operations and Generation || 41565:Transm Engineer South XS || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: Entry: $65,000 to $82,332; Staff: $76,000 to $98,666; Senior: $90,000 to $120,000 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: 53401
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.