Project Manager I or II Job at Xcel Energy

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Project Manager I or II Job

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis; CO - Denver; TX - Amarillo

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.

Position Summary

Standard operations position within Transmission's Project Services department that supports the end-to-end project management, scheduling and cost control of a large, complex portfolio of projects. Project Services establishes, maintains, and governs the project lifecycle standards, policy & procedures, performance & reporting, capital budgeting & governance, continuous improvement, and organizational learning.

Provide end-to-end project management, leadership and coordination for multiple, large complex projects or a transformational project work stream with responsibility for project initiation, approval, scope, schedule, cost, resource planning, and risk management. Manage alignment of financial, compliance, safety, customer and operational goals between/among projects and the BU or corporation. Lead the project team to achieve all critical financial, timing, operational, and change management metrics. Ensure effective sourcing, management and engagement of all resources.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Financial Management: Function as project controller. Manage project financials including budgeting, forecasting, and actuals tracking. Facilitate RFP and contract management processes. Review actuals versus planned budget throughout project life cycle to identify variances and recommend corrective action. Ensure timely project closure, payment and reconciliation.
  • Project Planning: Lead requirements gathering and planning process for approved projects while engaging all key stakeholders. Develop solution design that defines the entire project scope, and secure all required internal/external approvals. Ensure coordination with other initiatives, assuring dependencies are identified and addressed. Define deliverables and required delivery dates; develop viable work plans/WBS, milestone schedules, and project cost/benefit estimates.
  • Project Management: Independently manage detailed project plans to approved scope and provide cross-functional tracking as needed. Identify plan gaps and develop closure plans. Ensure the successful completion of assigned project deliverables & milestones in a dynamic/complex environment.
  • Resource Management: Manage resources, both internal and external. Manage assigned contracts and associated payments and performance requirements. Develop and adapt a comprehensive resource plan for a matrixed team of diverse talent to maximize skills and minimize cost. Provide mentoring and guidance to less experienced project team members.
  • Scope & Risk Management: Manage scope change request process for project. Identify risks and issues throughout the project lifecycle and create mitigation strategies and contingency plans.
  • Relationship Management: Communicate project status to all levels of the organization. Establish effective, collaborative working relationships to maximize project efficiency, responsiveness and resource allocation.


Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 8 years work experience in operations, technology, finance, or comparable function; utility experience preferred.
  • BS Engineering, Construction, Business, Information Technology or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5-7 years' experience in project management and process improvement; some formal project management training preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence others, informal leadership experience and training skills preferred.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills; excellent written/verbal communications skills required.
  • Understanding of core business processes/ industry trends with ability to interpret/apply ongoing changes .
  • Knowledge of project planning and business need justification process and methodology.
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and work within a diverse, cross-functional team environment.
  • Vendor/contract management experience preferred.


Project Manager I

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years work experience in operations, technology, finance, or comparable function; utility experience preferred
  • BS Engineering, Construction, Business, Information Technology or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3 -5 years' experience in project management and process improvement; some formal project management training preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence others
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills; excellent written/verbal communications skills required
  • Understanding of core business processes/ industry trends with ability to understand/apply ongoing changes
  • Knowledge of project planning and business need justification process and methodology
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and work within a diverse, cross-functional team environment


COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and in accordance with federal requirements, Xcel Energy requires all new employees be at least partially vaccinated by their start date and fully vaccinated by Jan. 4, 2022, or receive a formal medical or religious accommodation.

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; CO - Denver; TX - Amarillo || United States (US) || Operations and Generation || 41426:Project Controls XS || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $87,000 to $123,666 per year

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Requisition Number: 37303

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at [email protected]

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More Information on Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis, MN and Denver, CO. Xcel Energy was founded in 2021. It has 10001 total employees. To see all 27 open jobs at Xcel Energy, click here.
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