Xcel Energy Outdoor Lighting Designer Job in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - St Paul

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.


This is an intermediate level design position that provides new and existing commercial, industrial, residential, and internal customers with distribution design project management for most areas of design. The responsibility of this position is to function as the primary contact for future and existing customers by providing cost effective designs that balance customers’ needs in accordance with Xcel Delivery Services standards and administrative guidelines. Provide work clarification for construction personnel and act as the liaison between the construction department and customers. This position has a direct impact on safety, system operation, financial results, reliability, and customer satisfaction. May be expected to assist as needed after normal business hours during emergency situations.


  • Design facilities for new and existing customers according to Xcel Delivery Services construction standards and interpret administrative instructions for consistent and cost effective designs. Provide distribution design project management for most areas of design, limited only to the most complex. Responsible for the generation of additional company revenue through contacts with new business or existing customers.

  • Manage projects from initial customer contact through post project analysis. Establish and manage the construction work plan with construction forces in order to meet the customers’ schedule and design requirements as well as financial and budgetary requirements.

  • Obtain permits and easements for facilities in accordance with city ordinances, state, federal, and county agencies as required. Execute contracts and agreements in compliance with administrative instructions and regulatory requirements.

  • Represent the Company with government officials, contractors, city agencies, vendors, architects, and engineers to provide service to customers

  • Promote a safe work environment and design a safe operating system while providing premier customer service. Support and promote Xcel Energy safety programs, including monitoring public safety around Xcel Delivery facilities.

  • Demonstrate ability to set direction, influence others and build teamwork across work groups and areas to achieve department and Company goals.


  • High school diploma or GED

  • Two year technical degree and five years experience in distribution design, construction, project management, or related field experience; or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge

  • Working knowledge of GIS, ED/SW, ServConn, PassPort, MS Office and related systems

  • Knowledge of construction standards, materials, and technical codes

  • Highly effective communication and innovative problem solving skills

  • Self starter, able to work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to successfully complete established Skill-Based Training Program

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and provide own vehicle

  • May be drug tested randomly as prescribed by the Department of Transportation


  • Electric underground and overhead design experience preferred

  • Street lighting design experience preferred

  • Ability to handle a high volume of smaller projects

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 - St Paul || MN - St Paul || United States (US) || Operations || 09110:Outdoor Lighting NSPM || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 14005

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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