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VP, Integrated Planning Job

Xcel Energy

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Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: July 21, 2022
Reference Code: 47964-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 strategic leadership, leading long-term strategic planning for natural gas capacity and non-nuclear electric. Fosters a culture of cross-collaboration, curiosity, personal accountability, system adequacy, service reliability and customer focus. Directs the development of long-term, forward looking business plans that support achievement of jurisdictional and corporate business objectives. Responsible for the long-term planning of regional Xcel Energy electric and gas distribution systems that enable success in achieving the clean energy transition. Responsible for supporting Operating Company success in long-term planning proceedings such as: electric integrated resource plans, long-range transmission planning, big picture distribution system planning and natural gas system clean heat plans. Ensures collaboration and strong working relationship with the operational leadership of XE distribution, transmission, energy supply and gas business areas across service territories encompassing over 3 million electric customers and 2 million natural gas customers.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Business Strategy - Responsible for business strategies and associated long-term business plans. Develop long-term investment plans (>5 years) that enable the developed business strategy. Provide clear and effective communication of the organization's vision, mission and key objectives to support achievement of goals. Responsible and accountable for planning long-range capital investment expenditures annually exceeding $5B. Leads and executes successful resource acquisition processes with support from modeling and analytics teams under successful governance oversight.
  • Operational Excellence - Provide clear, direct and substantiated recommendations for decision making to senior leadership. Deliver long-term plans that are verifiably executable through relationship with final engineering and construction teams in Operations. Adhere to and successfully execute to company governance activities. Conduct resource acquisition processes with zero non-compliance outcomes from independent evaluator. Present quality testimony as needed to support success of the Operating Companies.
  • People and Culture - Responsible for attracting, recruiting and retaining a highly motivated and engaged workforce. Establish and communicate clear performance expectations so that employees know how their work contributes to the achievement of jurisdictional and corporate objectives. Foster a culture of personal accountability and an environment that promotes and supports employee safety and individual development.
  • Relationship Management - Establish and maintain healthy and successful relationships with Operations leadership, Operating Company senior executives and Corporate leadership. Develop and maintain effective relationships with other jurisdictional and corporate peers, to ensure, effective information sharing and learnings as well as best practices implementation. Build and maintain external relationships with peer utilities in common areas of expertise.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree, preferred in Business Administration, Construction Management or Engineering or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
  • Minimum of 10 years utility experience, with at least 5 years middle-management experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to implement projects that cross organizations, business units and professional disciplines, supporting culture change and building business acumen.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of gas, electric distribution, transmission and energy supply business area functions and understanding of regulatory requirements and their business and operational implications.


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 - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis; CO - Denver || United States (US) || Integrated System Planning || 22000:Integrated System Planning || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: A minimum of $240,000 in base salary, plus a combination of annual and long-term incentive

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Pay - Long Term Incentive, 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: 47964
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.