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Xcel Energy Operations Data & Reliability Analyst or Consultant Job in Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis; CO - Denver; TX - Amarillo; WI - Eau Claire

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

The Operations Organization requires various work groups to assess and manage the performance of assets and systems pertaining to the Company’s electric generation and gas and electric transmission and distribution systems. To accomplish this business need, the implementation and management of data systems is critical to support the advanced data capture, extraction, analysis and reporting required for both regulatory compliance and business planning requirements. The Operations Data & Reliability Analyst supports the development, implementation, and management of analytical tools that facilitate data extraction and reporting. These tools typically focus on the capture, maintenance and analysis of data elements and work processes supporting the business needs of the Operations Organization. This position supports efforts to create or enhance efficient processes while ensuring data accuracy and consistency for both operational and regulatory requirements across the Xcel Energy enterprise. Provides technical support to other departmental staff positions as needed, including periodic process or reporting backup, as needed.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Synthesizes volumes of data into work plans, forecasts, reporting, and data request responses related to asset, data, and other systems within the Operations organization. Performs data quality testing and provides data visualizations for presentation purposes.

  • Performs extraction and advanced analysis of operational, asset, performance, and financial data from multiple corporate systems utilizing a variety of query and analysis applications.

  • Development, implementation and maintenance of databases, database queries, and data analysis/visualization tools that support the Operations organization, including but not limited to regulatory, compliance, and corporate reporting through efficient, consistent, complete work processes, including automation of repetitive tasks.

  • Provides detailed data analysis, and is responsible for providing efficient, rapid, accurate and complete responses to routine and ad hoc requests by compiling data and creating presentation materials from own work and work of others for reporting and presentation requests, both internal and external.

  • Assumes any additional responsibilities or duties that may be required during special studies to ensure effective operation of the department, including backup support to critical department processes.

  • Acts as business area expert for major applications development and continuous improvement. Influences management and technical staff regarding the content and functionality of business applications


  • Associate's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, Engineering (or combination of education experience providing equivalent knowledge in data management, analysis or statistics)

  • 2-3 years related work experience demonstrating advanced level knowledge in Microsoft Office applications (Excel,Access,PowerPoint,Word)

  • 2-3 years related work experience demonstrating advanced level ability to author, develop, debug, and deliver applications using Microsoft Visual Basic


  • Bachelor's degree egree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or Engineering

  • Technical data system development and advanced analysis with related experience in data management, analysis, or statistics

  • Knowledge and experience in utility operations and related system application

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Visio, Business Objects and department-specific applications

  • Strong analytical interpretational skills along with experience with database structures, query and report building, data analysis, data research, data requirements development, flowcharting, graphing and technical writing desired

  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage and accurately prioritize multiple projects concurrently with minimal supervision while meeting schedules and deadlines to assure successful results

  • Strong communication skills and assertiveness to ask insightful questions and learn industry-specific terminology

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: MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis; CO - Denver; TX - Amarillo; WI - Eau Claire || United States (US) || Operations || 41419:Transm Eng Ops & Data Gov || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $60,000 to $85,333 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: 53524

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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