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Xcel Energy Integrated System Planning (ISP) Business Operations Job in Colorado

Job Grade: R

Hierarchy: No - We can only hire at the posted level

Union Position: Non-Bargaining


Responsible for the development and execution of strategies for Integrated System Planning (ISP) Business Operations. Direct technical, budgetary, and regulatory expertise in the development and presentation of major gas and electric initiatives to executive management and state and federal regulatory agencies. Provides leadership to cross functional teams in the development and implementation of strategies and the cost recovery of those strategies. Advocates jurisdictional specific positions which further the business objectives of Xcel Energy. Ensures that the cost recovery and financial analysis needs of the business units are met. Prepare, file, and present extensive expert testimony and stand cross-examination of the most complex contested issues before regulatory agencies.


  • Lead project teams to develop and prepare jurisdictional capital ($300+ million) and O&M budgets ($60+ million) and cost recovery mechanisms for use in regulatory filings and business unit planning to ensure accurate and timely cost information. Present budgets to jurisdictional OpCo presidents and gain approval of specific budgetary projects from the Investment Review Council

  • Develop, advocate and execute on regulatory strategies that enhances Xcel Energy’s profitability. Appear as an expert witness for the Company on complex regulatory projects. Analyze intervener testimony to formulate responsive testimony and assist with cross-examination strategies. Lead negotiations of settlement agreements before regulatory agencies. Present information to state and federal regulatory agencies as a Company spokesperson on technical issues.

  • Develop and prepare recommendations for effective cost recovery mechanisms and provide technical and regulatory expertise to the Sr. Director ISP Business Operations to support Xcel Energy’s objectives. Serve as a liaison with internal departments to support various cost recovery proposals.

  • Demonstrate mastery of financial models and other costs recovery models, in order to be able to run various scenarios, as needed for changing circumstances or for analysis of various proposals, either initiated by management requests or during rate proceedings. Performs financial and market analysis which supports project economics.

  • Lead the development and execution of gas and electric strategies. Assist the Sr. Director ISP Business Operations in ensuring the effective function of the department and the accomplishment of business unit objectives. Actively shares their own expertise on technical matters and provides assistance to other management on technical issues.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Economics or related area.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting and financial forecasting procedures and systems.

  • Demonstrated detailed knowledge of cost of serve and revenue requirement procedures.

  • 10 or more years of natural gas, financial analysis, and/or regulatory experience.

  • Ability to appear as an expert witness.

  • Requires an understanding of federal, state, and local regulatory rules, issues, and trends.

  • Must be proficient at database and personal computer analytics and reporting tools.


  • Advanced degree preferred.

Competency Band:

  • Accountability

  • Customer and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Job and Business Expertise

  • Operational Excellence

  • Relationship Focused

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - St Paul; WI - Eau Claire

Organization: Operations

Department: 32001:ISP Business Operations

Schedule: Full-Time

Non-Union jobs will be posted internally for a minimum of 5 business days, after 5 days the job may be unposted at any time.

Union jobs will be posted based on the union agreement.

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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Recruiter: Lea M Felty

Hiring Manager: Austin Kerns

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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