Xcel Energy Environmental Analyst V - Air Quality Job in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Location(s): 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 successful candidate must have experience with air quality permitting processes, preferably in Minnesota. Additional experience in the following areas is required for consideration for this position: New Source Performance Standards, New Source Review regulations, air quality dispersion modeling and electric power generation operations. The successful candidate must have project management experience and demonstrated ability to apply for and obtain complex air emission permits. A working knowledge of air quality regulations and computer applications is necessary for this position. This position is based out of the 414 Nicollet Mall office in Minneapolis, MN.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Plans and conducts multiple, medium-to-large, and complex projects designed to minimize deficiencies and ensure compliance with regulations and permits. Directs large site assessment/investigations/remediation projects as necessary. (Major areas may include: auditing, air permitting and compliance, water/wastewater permitting and compliance, land quality, radiological, above ground and underground storage tanks, emergency plans, DOT compliance, FAA safety regulations, and hazardous, liquid and solid waste disposal.)

  • Consults on and negotiates on complex license and permit applications and agency inspection response actions to ensure compliance and favorable outcomes for Xcel with respect to existing federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Serves as a regulatory liaison between facilities and federal, state, and local agencies. Testifies at environmental hearings to support company position on environmental regulatory development.

  • Designs and directs data collection, strategic studies, evaluations, and report development to support environmental regulatory requirements at Xcel facilities, proposed legislation, and/or emerging public issues, operating permit limits and/or potential environmental regulatory noncompliance.

  • Develops training lesson plan content that meets Xcel Academy standards, maintains instructor qualifications, and provides regulatory compliance training to Xcel personnel as is regulatory required and/or customer requested.

  • Monitors statutes, regulations, licenses, and/or permits for potential impacts to facility operations. Reviews proposed regulations, licenses, and/or permits to determine potential impacts to facility operations. Serves as the lead reviewer coordinating comments from others into a single company position recommendation.

  • Prepares requests for proposals, contract agreements, and project estimates. Supports and/or selects and manages consultants and contractors.

  • Assists others in developing, refining and implementing the strategic goals and objectives of Xcel Energy. Contributes to process teams concerning budget and regulatory compliance.

  • Evaluates outcomes of incidents, regulatory inspections and internal audits of company owned facilities, contractors, and/or outside disposal facilities and conducts and/or assesses root cause analysis to ensure corrective actions adequately address the problem and non-compliance conditions are not repeated. Provides support for emergency environmental incidents as necessary.

Minimum Requirements

  • BS/BA in environmental science, engineering, applied science, or related fields (Note: An Associate college degree in areas of environmental or applied science and three years of progressive responsibilities in related work experience may be substituted for the education requirement. The following additional advanced education in the field can be substituted for related work experience: MS/MA/MBA = 2 years; PhD/J.D. = 3 years.)

  • Eight years of progressively responsible environmental related work experience including, but not limited to:

  • Environmental regulations

  • Remedial procedures

  • Audit procedures

  • Power generation processes

  • Demonstrated skills in technical writing, verbal communication, and negotiations.


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 || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Operations || 42420:Air Quality || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 14406

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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