Xcel Energy Lead Basis Administrator Job in Denver, Colorado

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.


The Basis Lead Administrator will be responsible for defining and directing the technical administration of Xcel's SAP environment. This includes setting the direction for daily operations, installations, configuration, security, maintenance, monitoring, performance tuning, support and upgraded. In addition, this position will work with the broader Xcel organization in planning and designing future systems enhancements and requisite integrations. The Basis Lead Administrator will be responsible for defining and maintain standard operating procedures in conjunction with Xcel's Managed Service provider. It will direct the day to day activities of Xcel's Managed Service Provider to ensure the level of service meets or exceeds the needs of Xcel.


  • Lead day to day Basis responsibilities, including providing technical expertise and direction to drive efficient operations of the SAP environment.

  • Lead key SAP Basis team initiatives such as upgrades, installations, refreshes, proof-of-concepts, backups, disaster recovery, capacity planning and project/program support.

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining technical details for SAP Basis team standard operating procedures and ensure that they are followed to maintain SAP system stability.

  • Responsible for SAP Environment Planning (Creation, Refreshes, Back-up and Recovery).

  • Responsible for SAP Roadmap Administration (timing of upgrades, service/enhancement packs and implementation of new modules) in conjunction with the Release Manager.

  • Define and maintain the SAP Change and Transport Management Strategy.


  • BA/BS or equivalent experience

  • 5-7 years total work experience

  • 3-5 years experience using SAP in a professional environment

  • SAP Basis Administration and/or Bases Team Lead

  • Strong vendor relationship management in a Managed Services environment

  • Strong interpersonal verbal, presentation and written communication skills

  • Self-motivated, flexible, openness to learning new things

  • Must have the ability to work with limited supervision and exhibit a strong sense of urgency

  • Strong conceptual, analytical, problem-solving, troubleshooting and resolution skills


  • SAP Modules including; Finance (FI), Controlling (CO), Accounts Receivable (AR), Accounts Payable (AP), Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Materials Management (MM), ARIBA, Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC)

  • Project management skills including facilitation, developing and documenting design decisions

  • Direct experience in the utility industry

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; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Customer And Innovation || 56265:IT Svc Dlvry_Finance&SuppChain || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 15567

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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