Xcel Energy Database Specialist (EMS/SCADA) Job in Golden, Colorado

Location(s): CO - Golden

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.


Responsible for the daily maintenance of the Energy Management System (EMS) database and display work activity for the electrical system and available telemetry for assigned areas. Complete modifications for field construction activities to the database impacting the real-time SCADA System while supporting other applications including Automatic Generation Control (AGC), Energy Accounting, ICCP, ITS, and Network Analysis, which are all used for controlling and monitoring Xcel Energy's electrical grid.


  • Maintain an accurate real-time database resulting from field construction changes while ensuring correct system configuration is available. Implement changes to the real-time SCADA database in a timely manner using Oracle and Spectrum DBA. Update displays to reflect changes on the system. Verify database changes are accurate and complete. Complete testing before, during, and after implementation, as required.

  • Analyze and determine the correct system operating changes related to the transmission, distribution, and generation electrical system using data collected from engineering projects and available company diagrams. Determine all the advanced applications to be affected by changes and notify those responsible. Coordinate work with Control System Operators, Energy Markets, field personnel, technicians, neighboring utilities, appropriate power pools, and other Database Specialists.

  • Coordinate and schedule construction project work for the appropriate region. Support advanced applications and special projects, when needed. Work independently as well as part of the team.

  • Ensure the integrity of the database using special utilities, AIX UNIX, and SQL. Support new and changing requirements by the end-users of the system. Identify methods for enhancing existing database and display maintenance work. Set up and maintain all data to be archived.

  • Maintain standards and procedures for the EMS database and displays. Make recommendations regarding standardization between all three regions of Xcel, as needed.

  • Provide backup support for other team members, as needed.


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field or equivalent combination of education, training and experience providing equivalent knowledge.

  • Minimum of 3 years SCADA or related Utility work experience, or 5 years database or related Utility work experience (in lieu of applicable college degree).

  • Proficient in SQL and/or AIX UNIX. Ability to apply Utility regulatory practices (e.g., FERC 888) to applicable databases and operations.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong analytical skill and detail orientation.

  • Ability to work as member of a cross functional team.

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 - Golden || CO - Golden || United States (US) || Utilities and Corporate Servic || 41510:IO Transmission || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 13241

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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