Xcel Energy Operations Superintendent Job in Township of Maple Grove, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Maple Grove

Are you ready to take your leadership potential to the next level with a growing Fortune 500 company? Xcel Energy is at the leading edge of an industry that is changing quickly. We’re seeking dynamic, proven leaders to help guide us into this exciting energy future. If you’re looking to lead at a company that is committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship, with plenty of room to grow, consider a position at Xcel Energy.

Position Summary

Standard Operations Position. Provide management and direct oversight of the safe, cost effective, day to day construction activities for capital projects, certain O&M projects, outage related construction activities, and other special projects as assigned. Ensure that projects are adequately resourced, and oversee the schedule and budget of the construction or O&M components. Pre-qualify and maintain a list of approved contractors and inspectors. This position will be filled at our Maple Grove Service Center in Maple Grove, MN.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Safety: Monitor and champion construction safety to ensure safe performance and adherence to safety requirements. Provide visible safety leadership and participate in worksite audits, safety observations, safety investigations and reporting of incidents and near misses, and accidents/Injuries/Issues. Monitor the implementation of disciplinary measures and/or removal of workers for safety violations per established rules and requirements, monitor compliance with OSHA Regulations and perform and report Safety Observations on all Contractors performing work on Xcel Energy Projects.

  • Business Optimization & Strategy: Provide input into the labor resource strategy for one or more projects. Assist with in-depth project constructability assessments and reviews. Prepare detailed budget and labor estimates, material lists and requirements. Establish project performance metrics and include in contracts. Ensure and reinforce the importance of process adherence and data integrity. Monitor performance and take action where necessary.

  • Operational Effectiveness: Ensure that construction or O&M activities are completed on time, within budget, and according to specifications/scope of work. Monitor the day-to-day cost and schedule. Report status and explain deviations while driving efficiency and improved productivity. Authorize payment release for work performed.

  • Relationship Management: Establish effective teamwork and relationships with contractors, craft labor, customers and other stakeholders. Provide construction consult to project leads and other team members, and assist with mentoring and construction knowledge transfer to other engineering and construction employees.

  • Regulatory & Compliance: Ensure adequate inspection and/or monitoring of all work to establish compliance with requirements, and to maintain appropriate records in the project file. Participate in construction inspections and quality related site activities. Establish, monitor, and track processes to ensure regulatory compliance.

Minimum Requirements

  • Seven or more years in design, construction, operations, engineering or maintenance of utility systems/power generation plants or related industries/fields or equivalent.

  • Associates or technical degree preferred.

  • Field experience including a working knowledge of techniques, materials, terminology of field construction/maintenance and inspection activities.

  • Demonstrated technical expertise in specific functional area including standards, procedures, and applicable government/environmental regulations.

  • Strong planning skills and experience with determining crew sizes and durations for construction activities.

  • Familiarity with work packages, construction task planning, and work and asset management applications.

Preferred Requirements

  • Informal leadership or supervisory experience

  • Completion of an approved apprentice program in an appropriately related craft

  • Demonstrated understanding of utility finance

Will be required to work rotating shifts and/or be on call.

This position requires a behavioral assessment prior to being considered for an interview.


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 - Maple Grove || MN - Maple Grove || United States (US) || Operations || 0329Z:Civil Construction || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 12282

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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