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Xcel Energy Regional Operations Specialist Job in Matheson, Colorado

Location(s): CO - Matheson

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education 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 professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Xcel Energy is seeking a Regional Operations Specialist to support wind farm operations by performing a wide array of administrative tasks. This position will require traveling up to 25% of the time to support other wind farms in our service territory. Must be willing to be based out of our office in Matheson, CO and live within a reasonable commuting distance; relocation assistance will not be provided for this role. Preference will be given to candidates with proficiency in SAP.


This position is responsible for budgeting, purchasing, inventory control, payroll, planning, scheduling, plant operational reporting, and general administrative activities.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Procurement and Invoice Processing. Determine material ordering methods based on parameters: stock/non-stock, source, cost. Inventory levels, date needed, vendor and plant contracts are just a few of the requirements needed to determine ordering guidelines. Interface with sourcing department to negotiate competitive bid/process for materials/services. Expedite purchase orders. Receipt for materials and services and pay invoices in a timely manner. Knowledge: SAP, Passport, ES and Corp. JDE.

  • Material management of $1,000,000+ inventory. Daily and outage planning, ordering and expediting is critical to customer service and unit availability. Stock and non-stock identification, identify obsolete materials, physical location, cycle counting, prepare and ship material arrange for freight pick-up and delivery are the primary activities. Knowledge: SAP

  • Budget Entry/Analysis. Gather budget data from plant personnel, enter 2 yr O&M and Capital budget. Explain deviation from budget and update forecasts. Manage expenditures based on budget. Knowledge: CBS, JDE, FERC Guidelines, Business Objects, SAP, PB Views.

  • Plant Operational reporting and data entry into reporting mechanisms. Accuracy and timeliness is critical. Reporting includes: BTU, NPDES, Generator meter readings, Fuel accumulation. Knowledge: Excel, Access and Fuelworx. to negotiate competitive bid/process for materials/services. Expedite purchase orders. Receipt for materials and services and pay invoices in a timely manner. Knowledge: Maximo, Passport, ES and Corp. JDE.

  • Payroll verification and processing. Accounting, hourly accumulation, for union, non-bargaining and exempt classifications. Knowledge: Maximo, JDE, FERC Guidelines, Union Handbook and Compensation Policies.

  • Assist with the outage coordination and scheduling. Including scheduling and implementing preventative maintenance program for plant. Knowledge: SAP and Microsoft Project.

  • Administrative responsibilities: Plant records management system, Web site management, meeting minute preparation, back-up support for other RDF plants. Knowledge: Microsoft Suite Package, Compass


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Administrative support experience

  • Physical abilities required but not limited to; climbing, bending, crouching, crawling, standing, kneeling, walking, sitting, and lifting


  • 2 years post high school education

  • 5 years experience working with budgets

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 - Matheson || CO - Matheson || United States (US) || Operations || 37755:Rush Creek 1 Wind || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 20284

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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