Amarillo, Texas

Location(s): TX - Amarillo; TX - Lubbock


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

The primary responsibility of this position is the day to day management and administration of Substation processes and documentation required to support Xcel Energy regulatory oversight and execution of internal processes of the NERC, FERC or CIP Compliance Programs. This position assists in the development of work management system data elements supporting the operations areas where specific substation equipment work, condition assessments and cyber vulnerability assessments will be performed within the Transmission & Distribution substation environments. This data will be used by the Compliance Analyst to support the audit of equipment records, management of equipment baseline settings, and incident research and evidence gathering for audits, both internal and those conducted by regulatory authorities. This position will perform field visits to the substations for asset inventory evaluation as well as various control assessments of the operational technology assets deployed in the substations. Activities supporting software for the SAP work management systems and external linked systems, including the Substation Compliance Data Warehouse reporting environment.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Process and Controls Awareness: Working knowledge of NERC, FERC or CIP policy, standards, processes and controls and its impact on business operations and support functions; Effectively manages the oversight of field work and/or programs maintain change control documentation and manage the tracking of projects at CIP stations to ensure that CIP requirements around change control are met for operational technology assets. This includes any resulting change as defined through asset condition assessments; Provides guidance to the field technical resources; Identifies and is able to apply process and controls knowledge to meet compliance requirements; is able to ensure process requirements are met and/or issues are escalated, classified and documented properly.
  • Project Management: Receives work assignments and works independently with some review and direction; Plans and schedules daily work to meet established schedules; Perform field inventory of operational technology devices required by regulatory and contractual compliance as well as any internally identified procedures assigned related to inventory of assets; Performs technical project work as needed to complete project deliverables.
  • Customer Relationship Management: Communicate with customers regarding regulatory and/or compliance matters; Work closely with field technicians to ensure they have access to the work management tools to allow for work in CIP substations and to support all equipment condition assessments in the BES and Low Impact Asset locations; To maintain compliance program data integrity, works directly with the Substation Asset Health Condition Assessment resources as the primary contact and solution provider for field work programs or discrete project management to confirm compliance with all regulatory programs.

Minimum Requirements
  • College Degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 4 years utility experience; business analytics experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated verbal/written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to ever changing regulatory and operational technology requirements and competencies to accomplish the task at hand.
  • Ability to work independently when required and excels in a team environment.
  • Must possess problem-solving skills and have a broad knowledge relating to data management and analysis.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Transmission Substation Equipment.
  • Competent in Microsoft Visio and Excel.
  • Travel is required 25% of the time within the Xcel Energy territory.





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:  TX - Amarillo || TX - Amarillo; TX - Lubbock || United States (US) || Operations || 41890:Transm Bus Ops-XS || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $62,700 to $89,033 per year

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Requisition Number: 32061

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Amarillo, Texas

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We are a major U.S. electric and natural gas company with annual revenues of $10.3 billion. Based in Minneapolis, Minn., we operate in eight states. We provide a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers. 

We have a straightforward strategy we call Building the Core. We invest in our core businesses to provide safe, reliable energy to customers at a reasonable price. We demonstrate our commitment to the environment. And we serve our communities.

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