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Xcel Energy Distribution Control Center Trainer Job in Colorado

Location(s): 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

Directs and supports the daily real-time operation of the control center, including dispatch functions associated with responding to outages, emergencies, and other routine service work. Responsible for ensuring safe, reliable, and cost-effective operation of the gas and electric system. Possesses expert subject-matter knowledge of operations and expert experience managing the risks and restoration efforts for complex operating scenarios. Contributes to achieving specific safety, productivity, customer service, and delivery reliability targets that are consistent with the business plan and service-level agreements with Asset Management. Responsible for assisting and providing back up to the manager, and directs per any applicable labor contracts.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Directs electric distribution control center employees in their daily real-time functions, including dispatching, responding to outages, switching, advanced applications, emergencies and other routine service work. Supports the departmental business plan by contributing to the effective and efficient assignment of resources with emphasis on safety, customer satisfaction, reliability, cost, and compliance with regulations. Directs interpretation and administration of any applicable labor contracts.

  • Supports and actively participates in the development of employees, through training, mentoring and succession development.

  • Contributes to safety, cost, customer service, and reliability targets that are consistent with the business plan and service-level agreements. Directs the implementation of business plan strategy and tactics. Responsible for providing real-time operational support and on-call coverage. Contributes to budget planning and performance.

  • Supports the implementation of new technologies so that productivity, customer service, and reliability targets are achieved.

  • Directs internal and external communications regarding outages, emergencies and other routine service work. Responsible for the status of the electric distribution system and drives timely restorations to normal system configuration. Contributes and may be assigned a leadership role in escalated operations for service territory.

  • Participates on teams as necessary to provide expert technical & operational support to others.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent with prior control center experience.

  • Eight years of electric delivery experience.

  • Experience in managing bargaining unit employees preferred, including knowledge of company/union agreements.

  • Working knowledge of operational tools preferred.

  • On-call responsibility required.

  • Must be able to adjust work schedule to provide technical coverage as needed.

  • Travel is required.

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 || United States (US) || Operations || 31520:Control Center PSCO || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $90,000 to $127,333 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: 52801

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.

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