Nuclear Electrical Design Engineer Job

Xcel Energy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
22 Nov 2016
12 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Location(s): MN - Minneapolis
Are you an engineer who wants a challenging, rewarding career at a Fortune 500 company that's committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship? Do you want to be part of shaping our energy future? An engineering position at Xcel Energy could be a great match for you.
Xcel Energy has an opportunity for an Electrical Design Engineer to be based out of Minneapolis, MN. The Design Engineer will provide oversight and governance for design changes for the Monticello & Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plants and become an SME for assigned design processes. This position may require travel for benchmarking and industry events. Electrical design experience in a nuclear plant setting is required. Current qualifications in 10CFR 50.59 & plant modifications at a nuclear facility are highly desired.
The below description and requirements are for the Engineer level within the Engineering hierarchy, however this position may be filled at a higher level, which may have additional requirements. The successful candidate will be placed at a level that is commensurate with the candidate's skills and experience.
Position Summary
This position performs Design, Systems, Program, Plant Component or Nuclear engineering activities in support of the safe, reliable and efficient operations of the nuclear generation power plants. Primary responsibilities include the development of plant modifications, calculations, engineering evaluations, operability determinations, maintenance of design basis documents and resolution of Corrective Action Issues. Additional responsibilities include the review of existing / new design (or program, plant, procedure or contract)documents, in support of continued plant operation, assessment of adverse conditions, engineering analyses, and project management skills.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Development of plant modifications or plant program documents or overseeing performance of assigned systems or complex troubleshooting of nuclear power plant systems, calculations, engineering evaluations, operability determinations, maintenance of design basis documents, resolution of Corrective Action issues, support of continued plant operation, assessment of adverse conditions and project management.
  • Develop schedules, utilize work management tools, perform assignments for engineering related activities to support site and fleet goals. Perform other duties and activities as assigned.
  • Attend Department and plant meetings and industry/fleet activities. Attend Training.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned by department leadership.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related technical field from an ABET accredited college or university.
  • 6 years of engineering experience with satisfactory performance in nuclear generating plant operations and or maintenance processes is required; equivalent electrical power plant experience industrial, naval or Outreach Engineering Management (OEM) is acceptable in lieu of nuclear generation experience.

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license.
  • SRO License or certification.
  • Advance degree (in engineering or other related technical field).
A condition of employment will be successfully obtaining and maintaining General Security Clearance and a Nuclear Security Clearance for unescorted access to Xcel Energy nuclear plants including successful completion of nuclear General Access Training (GAT) and the nuclear security screening process (typically consists of an alcohol/drug screen, a criminal history check, a psychological assessment, initial credit and background investigation and periodic credit & criminal history checks).
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) || Nuclear Rollup || 45407:FT Nuclear Engineering Support || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
Requisition Number: 5248
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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