Senior Engineer, Renewables and Wind

Xcel Energy Published: January 2, 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Job Type
Energy / Engineering /

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~ Every day we power millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern States. Our commitment starts with the basics—customers can count on us 24/7 to be there with safe, reliable and affordable energy. But, what we provide goes much deeper than that. ~

We are a recognized industry leader in delivering renewable energy and in reducing carbon and other emissions, efforts that have put us on a path to a more sustainable energy future. Through a growing range of innovative solutions, we continue to empower our customers with industry-leading options and energy alternatives to support their goals and objectives.

In a rapidly changing industry, we are taking a smart and thoughtful approach to how we produce and deliver energy, looking for better ways to serve our customers and ensure we are Always Delivering.

Position Overview

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.

The Senior Engineer, Renewables and Wind applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines, performs as a staff advisor and consultant in a technical specialty, carries out complex or innovative assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures and 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, and new concepts.. Responsible for (and may lead) multiple projects of moderate to large size or portions of major projects.This position will focus on engineering tasks related to wind farm design and construction with opportunities to participate in project development activities. Supports Xcel Energy’s strategic initiatives through application of engineering knowledge and concepts.


  • 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.



  • 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 demostrate the unique technical skills and core competencies for this engineering level established and documented by the organization.


  • PE (Professional Engineer) registration may be requirred depending on business need.

Additional Information

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.

Requisition Number: 17182

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