Minneapolis, Minnesota

General Manager, Nuclear Fleet Operations Job

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents 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 position at Xcel Energy could be just what you're looking for.

Note to applicants from HR: This position was initially posted on 3/10/22 and at that time, possessing a Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) Certification was required. This has been amended and is now preferred, but not required. Applicants to previous requisition #41306 who were missing this qualification are encouraged to submit an application here.

Position Summary
Responsible for directing the establishment and implementation of industry best practice performance strategy and standards for nuclear plant operations and maintenance from a fleet oversight perspective, assuring the safe, reliable and efficient operation of the plant within the constraints of applicable regulatory requirements, operating license, and the Quality Assurance Plan. Functional areas of responsibility include Operations, Maintenance, Radiation Protection, Chemistry, Environmental Services, Maintenance, Outage planning and Execution, Training, Security, Emergency Preparedness, Production Planning, Regulatory Affairs, Performance Improvement, Industrial Safety and all related procedures and programs.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Responsible to create strategies to drive performance improvement through fleet governance and oversight assisting senior management achieving targets and goals. Provide oversight and accountability through challenge boards and other means to improve performance.
  • Provide oversight, observations, and accountability to the Training Programs; Additionally, on a periodic basis provide instruction as a leadership subject matter expert. Ensure proper plant staffing, including training and maintaining a qualified operating staff.
  • Provide oversight of outage planning and outage execution. That means looking ahead in a forward thinking manner and anticipating potential problems / situations to generate preventative approaches to undesirable outcomes.
  • Provide stakeholder communications such as INPO, NRC, Public Utility Commission, and the Corporation. Additionally, provide reviews to documents that represent the site to external stakeholders for completeness and accuracy. Maintains industry expertise and reviews new technology, best practices, emerging trends and / or regulation changes and develop strategies for the fleet.
  • Review and take the lead to resolve performance deficiencies.
  • Coaching and mentoring functional area managers and supervisors to fully assess and resolve problems and decision-making approaches in a manner that effectively transfers knowledge.
  • Must be a member of the Emergency Response Organization. Also participate in practice drills with the assigned crew as well as evaluate the performance effectiveness of the other crews.


Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in an engineering or scientific field generally associated with power production, or equivalent power production experience.
  • Ten years of responsible power plant experience, to which a minimum of three years must be nuclear power plant experience.
  • This position may be expected to flex between multiple locations in Minnesota


Preferred Qualifications:
  • A Senior Reactor Operator's License or SRO Certification is preferred.
  • Background in business development is beneficial
  • The ideal candidate is motivated, driven, ambitious, and enjoys learning
  • Broad, well-rounded knowledge and experience in multiple sites, disciplines, utility companies, and nuclear technologies is ideal for this role


Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.

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 || 45418:FT Funct Area Mgmt || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $180,000 to $220,000 per year plus annual and long-term incentives.

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Pay - Long Term Incentive, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

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Requisition Number: 42684

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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