Electric Distribution Associate Designer / Designer Job

St Paul, Minnesota
19 Nov 2016
10 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Grade: GG
Hierarchy:  Yes - We may hire at a higher level 
Union Position: Non-Bargaining
The St. Paul electric distribution design team is looking for a motivated individual who takes initiative in supporting safety, customer service, teamwork, productivity, accountability, learning development and embracing process technology.  Position requires working with government representatives, property owners, electricians and other Xcel Energy customers as well as travel to project locations.  Previous utility design, operations, construction, planning, engineering and GIS/CAD experience preferred.
This an entry level design position that provides new and existing commercial, industrial, residential, and internal customers with distribution design project management for the least complex 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 the least complex areas of design. 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.  
  • 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.  
  • Represent the Company with government officials, contractors, city agencies, vendors, architects, and engineers to provide service to customers.

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two year technical degree and two years experience in 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
Competency Band:
  • Accountability
  • Customer and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Job and Business Expertise
  • Operational Excellence
  • Relationship Focused

Location(s): MN - St Paul
Organization: Operations
Department:  27230:Elec Design Rice ME MN
Schedule: Full-Time

Non-Union jobs will be posted internally for a minimum of 5 business days, after 5 days the job may be unposted at any time.
Union jobs will be posted based on the union agreement.
Recruiter: Allison Schmidt
Hiring Manager: Michael J Rath
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com