Xcel Energy Substation Field Engineering Intern Job in Denver, Colorado

Location(s): CO - Denver

Is it time to see how all those college courses translate to the real world? Are you ready to work alongside experienced professionals on real projects and issues? An internship at Xcel Energy will give you practical experience in the energy industry at a company that’s committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship.

We are hiring an Electrical Engineering Intern to join our Substation Field Engineering Department in Denver, CO! This intern will assist our senior engineers with a variety of substation projects and tasks. We are looking for a student pursuing an electrical engineering degree, preferably with the power option. We are considering sophomores, juniors, seniors, and grad students. This internship will start full-time during the summer and extend part-time during the school year, therefore local candidates and US citizen/ permanent residents are strongly preferred.

Position Summary

Work with the Engineering staff to support plant projects, both capital and ops/maintenance. Work as an entry level engineering analyst doing tasks spanning all aspects of plant operations including performance/efficiency, emissions control, contract and project management, specifying new and replacement equipment, making process improvement recommendations, supporting requests from operations and maintenance. Through practical field experience and mentoring, successful candidate will gain significant professional confidence and people skills.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an ABET accredited engineering program- BSEE required

  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Grad Student

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to communicate effectively; both written and verbally

  • Ability to work part-time during the school year and full-time during breaks/summer

  • Must be self- motivated, have good mechanical aptitude, and ability to work well with others


  • Course work in power generation or project management and an interest in the power industry desirable

  • Preference given to local students

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: CO - Denver || CO - Denver || United States (US) || Operations || 41432:PSCo Subs Field Engineering || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 8946

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com