Xcel Energy Change Management Consultant or Senior Change Management Consultant Job in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

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

Sustainment Framework Position. With minimal direction from Change Management Manager, designs and implements change management approaches and plans in support of a diverse array of process, data, and systems projects and programs that affect one or more affiliated business areas. Assesses and manages affected stakeholder groups, defines and communicates anticipated organizational, process, and technology change impacts, designs and coordinates training, and measures changes receptiveness and adoption. This position can be filled in Minneapolis, MN or Denver, CO.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Effective Communication and Engagement: Develops and executes against tactical, actionable communication and engagement plans aligned to one or more change initiatives. Defines communication and engagement tactics, events, vehicles, recipients, and owners. Works with project teams and leads, as well as business area leaders, to ensure that underlying communications and key messages drive awareness, understanding, and commitment to changes.

  • Training Design and Deployment: Develops and maintains all training curriculums and courses within a defined scope area. Creates and refines training designs and course materials in alignment with enterprise training standards, vehicles, and guidelines. Coordinates deployment of training to new or existing business area stakeholders.

  • Change Planning: Designs end-to-end change management plans for medium complexity projects and initiatives to drive adoption and implementation of process and technology changes across one or more business areas. Assesses and manages affected stakeholder groups, defines and communicates anticipated organizational, process, and technology change impacts, designs and coordinates training, and measures changes receptiveness and adoption.

  • Stakeholder Management: Leads the identification, segmentation, and management of all stakeholder groups affected by a given process, data, technology, or reporting change program. Tracks stakeholder receptiveness to change, and defines mitigating actions where appropriate.

  • Change Measurement: Regularly and consistently measures stakeholder receptiveness to changes, and adoption of changes across all organizational levels. Applies enterprise measurement tools and metrics within the project context and/or business area. Defines, socializes, and executes action plans based on assessment results.

  • Change Governance: Applies a structured change management methodology and approach to all assigned change programs and initiatives. Drives consistency in change management plans and messaging through consistent adoption of new and existing communication, training, and measurement channels and vehicles.

Minimum Requirements: Change Management Consultant

  • BA/BS degree in business, organization development, or related area, and/or related experience.

  • At least 3 years of experience in process or systems implementations with a focus on organization change management.

  • Knowledge of CM methodology, including project management integration.

  • Strong organizational acumen, including knowledge of processes, metrics & tools to analyze organizational change issues and drive transformational solutions.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, experience facilitating workshops and training.

  • Ability to influence individuals in which they do not have direct authority.

  • Experience working in a diverse, cross-functional team environment.

Preferred Requirements: Change Management Consultant

  • Gas/Electric Utility Industry experience.

  • Certifications in this area.

  • Experience with Learning Management systems and training simulation applications.

Minimum Requirements: Senior Change Management Consultant

  • BA/BS in business, organization development, or related area, and/or related experience.

  • At least 5 years’ experience in process or systems implementations, with a focus on change management.

  • Must have expertise in change management frameworks, with a focus on continuing education. Strong consulting and project planning skills.

  • Strong organizational acumen, including knowledge of processes, metrics & tools to analyze organizational change issues and drive transformational solutions.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience facilitating workshops and training.

  • Ability to influence individuals in which they do not have direct authority.

  • Experience working in a diverse, cross-functional team environment.

Preferred Requirements: Senior Change Management Consultant

  • Gas/Electric Utility Industry experience.

  • Certifications in this area. Advanced degree in organization development or related field.

  • Experience with Learning Management systems and training simulation applications.

The successful candidate will be placed at a level that is commensurate with the candidate's skills and experience.


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 || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Operations || 42774:Supply Chain PTT Team || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 9605

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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