Xcel Energy IT Project Manager 1 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.

Job Description

Xcel Energy has an exciting opportunity available for an IT Project Manager to join our team in Minneapolis, MN or Denver, CO. This Project Manager is responsible for delivering projects within the IT Capital Plan.

Position Summary

Accountable for the on-time, on-budget delivery of projects for the defined scope resulting in realized business value. Responsible for project execution over one or multiple projects, typically ranging from $1M - $10M. The PM is responsible for planning and executing the work, mitigating issues and risks, forecasting costs, tracking actuals, and explaining variances. The PM is responsible for managing a cross-functional team comprised of employees, contractors and vendors at distributed work locations, and. Consults and collaborates with leaders, subject matter experts, and others as needed to drive successful end-to-end delivery.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Team Leadership – Provides day to day direction and oversees progress of planned activities across various groups. Provides input into project team needs, resource selection, and resource planning. Drives collaboration and cross-organizational coordination of project activities. Participates in project reviews and steering committees. Leads diverse teams comprised of business stakeholders, subject matter experts, shared services groups, product and integration vendors, and core team members.

  • Project Management - Responsible for planning, execution, communications, status reporting, risk and issue management, customer management, and financial management. Leads the development of RFPs and SOWs. Accountable for adherence to Xcel Energy lifecycle methodology, enterprise architecture standards, and enterprise security standards. Defines major project milestones, and project cost and benefit estimates.

  • Customer Relationship Management - Serves as the primary contact and business liaison to the project. Manages customer expectations regarding projects and continually drives improvements in customer satisfaction. Drives resolution of customer concerns quickly and effectively, and appropriately escalates as needed. Facilitates conflict resolution through negotiation and consensus building techniques. Keeps Program Manager apprised of business satisfaction.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in business, IT or related field or equivalent experience.

  • At least 3 years IT work experience, with experience successfully managing sizeable projects and large budgets.

  • Demonstrated understanding of core PMO processes and methodologies (including Waterfall, Iterative, and Agile).

  • Mastery of project planning and WBS creation.

  • PMP Certification required, or ability to attain.

  • Mastered ability to deliver through structured project management practices, managing teams in a matrixed environment.

  • Strong communication, collaboration, relationship management and critical thinking skills required.


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) || Utilities and Corporate Servic || 55000:Business Systems || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 6153

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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