Xcel Energy Project Lead-MN 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.

Position Summary

Oversees small-large sized projects. Uses Project Tenant Services scheduling, budgeting, and communication tools to manage projects. And coordinates work of both internal and consultant project team members. Works in partnership with other Property Services staff and business units, and provides service and tactical solutions to meet customer requests. Helps to promote the use of company standards, and the use of owned and leased sites to their highest potential. Paying close attention to planning and scheduling details are crucial for managing customer expectations. Requires confidentiality and discretion regarding company information.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Manages projects. Oversees projects from the initial study phase to the final project closeout. Defines project scope and performs cost benefit analysis. Generates specifications, budgets and schedules. And obtains project approval. Oversees the design, bidding, vendor selection, contract negotiations, and construction phases of a project. Continuously monitors and updates schedules, budgets, and scope changes. Creates equipment and training manuals, and closes out projects.

  • Analyzes performance and costs. Develops, tracks, and reports value-added savings obtained through direct negotiation and cost avoidance initiatives. Update department construction cost and schedule history files and other pertinent project matrices

  • Monitors building standards. Helps implement design standards and programs to ensure a safe, reliable, functional, flexible, and consistent environment for all business units. And oversees ADA, Green Lights, energy conservation, and Preventative & Predictive maintenance initiatives and compliance.

  • Building renewal evaluations. Helps assess, evaluate, and monitor the physical condition of Xcel Energy sites. Assist with defining building renewal initiatives, and help implement scheduled work.

  • Manages consultants and contractors. Oversees the work of consultants and construction contractors. Makes sure contract terms and conditions are followed. And verifies costs and processes invoices. Uses internal software to document and track outside contracts, RFPs, and work orders.

  • Field Service inspections. Acts on behalf of the company and performs field service inspections of electrical, mechanical, fire protection, general building, and exterior construction or maintenance work. Requires a general working knowledge of exterior roadways and parking lots, exterior building shell construction, and structures, mechanical and electrical systems, and interior tenant improvements. Some working knowledge of systems furniture would be helpful

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Project Management, Facilities Management, Administration, related field, or equivalent experience

  • Three years experience in space planning and project management in a corporate environment with course work or experience in customer service or business communications

  • Proven written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate on technical and non-technical levels.

  • Broad-based working knowledge of company and the work environment of Facilities Management’s customers.

  • Working knowledge of Federal (OSHA, EEO, ADA, HAZMAT), State (Worker’s Comp, Building Codes), Local (Zoning, HVAC, High Rise) codes.

Preferred

  • PM Certification preferred

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) || Human Resources & Employee Svc || 06890:Facility Services NSPM || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 16338

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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