Senior Engineer / Principal Engineer Job

Recruiter
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Sep 2016
Closes
03 Dec 2016
Ref
1811954219
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the disassembly, inspection and repair of industrial combustion turbines. Capability of technical direction and labor supervision is required when OEM is not present. Knowledge of repair practices and NDE methods is essential. Typically the individual will have 9+ years experience for the Principal Engineer Position and 5+ Years for the Senior Engineer Position. Experience in the disassembly, inspection and repair of steam turbines is a plus. This position will be primarily supporting plants within the Minneapolis Metro area with occasional travel to areas outside the metro area within our service territory.

Position Summary
Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. Performs as a staff advisor and consultant in a technical specialty, a type of facility or equipment, or a program function. Carries out complex or innovative assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures. Work is expected to result in the development of new/improved techniques and procedures or new/refined equipment, materials, processes, products, and/or scientific methods. Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects and interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations. Work is performed without appreciable direction and considerable latitude is exercised in determining technical objectives of assignment. Guidance relates largely to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts and policy matters. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long- term perspective, for desired results. May assign tasks to and direct engineers, technicians, craft personnel and administrative staff, including coordination and review of work assignments. Responsible for (and may lead) multiple projects of moderate to large size or portions of major projects.
 
Essential Responsibilities
  • Applies extensive technical expertise and has an understanding of the basic principals of other related disciplines. Fully demonstrates the unique technical skills and core competencies for this engineering level by applying technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to lead projects of moderate to large size, scope and complexity.
  • Largely self-directed work is expected to result in the development of new or improved techniques, procedures and standards. Supports the development of technical documentation (including but not limited to designs, testing, calculations, reports, standards, etc.)
  • Without appreciable direction exercises considerable latitude in determining ongoing technical support for project activities within areas such as Operations, Maintenance, Testing/diagnostics and Regulatory. Provides field engineering oversight and direction for activities such as support , testing, installation, inspections, commissioning etc.
  • Coordinates/leads multiple projects or portions of projects (including phases such as research, design, equipment selection, procurement, installation and commissioning). May lead more critical projects with oversight of a higher level engineer or supervisor.
  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact in the bid/evaluation processes including preparation of bid documents, completion of technical evaluations for proposals and providing recommendations for selection. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination with internal and external organizations.
  • Effectively and with precision resolves difficult technical/business matters both inter-organizationally and with outside customer/vendors with all formats of communication.
  • May assign tasks to and/or direct engineers, technicians, craft personnel and other support staff including coordination and review of work assignments. Provides guidance and mentoring to less experienced engineers. Responsible for continuous self development of technical skills and competencies.
  • Leads activities such as budgeting, estimating, forecasting, accounting, work order management, in support of engineering projects.
 
Requirements for a Senior Engineer
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency)
  • 5+ years relevant engineering experience
  • EIT/FE (Engineer in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering) required
  • Ability to demonstrate the unique technical skills and core competencies for this engineering level established & documented by the organization.
Preferred
  • PE (Professional Engineer) registration may be required depending on business need
 
Requirements for a Principal Engineer
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency)
  • 9+ years relevant engineering experience
  • PE (Professional Engineer) registration required
  • Ability to demonstrate the unique technical skills and core competencies for this engineering level established & documented by the organization.
 
 
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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) || Operations || 31240:Technical Resources & Compl || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
 
Requisition Number: 5524
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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