Xcel Energy Principal Attorney Job in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis

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.


Provides legal counsel to Xcel Energy and its subsidiaries and manages outside counsel. Regularly handles routine legal matters without assistance from other attorneys and trends toward handling a significant number of complex matters without assistance. This position will focus on the development and review of complex and routine business systems/software agreements; this role will not support the litigation or regulatory sides of the business.


  • Prepares complex contracts, pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents for business transactions or legal proceedings.

  • Provides counsel to Xcel Energy management on legal, business, legislation, regulation and strategic matters.

  • Represents Xcel Energy in courts, regulatory agencies and other adjudicatory or adversarial proceedings.

  • Provides opinions on policy questions and legal implications of Xcel Energy operations.


  • Juris Doctorate degree from ABA accredited law school.

  • 6-10 years of practice in corporate law department, law firm, government practice or equivalent legal experience.

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 || United States (US) || General Counsel || 80000:General Counsel || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 15400

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com