Xcel Energy Operations Manager Job in Township of Welch, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Welch

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.


Responsible for safe operation of the power plant. Articulates the vision and advocates for an operational focus for the organization. Sets priorities for emergent work and is accountable through the Shift Manager and the Work Control Center for schedule adherence and stability. Is the program owner for all accredited operations training program. Ensures that training programs meet industry standards and that training activities are designed to improve individual and plant performance.


  • Demonstrates leadership in the area of safety. This requires observing and enforcing safety rules and practices, encouraging safe work behaviors, and promptly correcting conditions and unsafe behaviors, which may lead to accidents.

  • Establish and enforce reactivity management practices that ensure safe operation of the reactor.

  • Establish plant priorities for degraded or inoperable equipment to minimize the aggregate impact on the operators' ability to control the plant and respond to transients.

  • Ensure that the plant is operated within the bounds of the operating license and compliance with plant technical specifications and other regulatory requirements is strictly maintained.

  • Demonstrate clear ownership of accredited training programs through intrusive oversight and dedication of resources to ensure success.

  • Provide departmental input for plant outages. Assures adequacy of resources and logistics for safe and efficient outage implementation.

  • Perform duties based on site-specific assignment.

  • Supports the ongoing operations of the fleet and is jointly accountable with fleet personnel for the fleet meeting its excellence plan.


  • Must meet ANSI (American National Standard) N18.1-1971.

  • Current or previously held SRO license, preferred on site-specific reactor design.

  • Eight years related experience including at least 5 years at a nuclear plant site.

  • Knowledge of plant operating practices and procedures.

  • Previous supervisory experience preferably as a Control Room Supervisor or Shift Manager.

  • Demonstrated effective leadership experience.


  • Bachelor Degree preferred, preferred subject area is science or engineering.

Must live within 90 minutes to ensure proper implementation of Emergency Response plan.

A condition of employment will be successfully obtaining and maintaining General Security Clearance and a Nuclear Security Clearance for unescorted access to Xcel Energy nuclear plants including successful completion of nuclear General Access Training (GAT) and the nuclear security screening process (typically consists of an alcohol/drug screen, a criminal history check, a psychological assessment, initial credit and background investigation and periodic credit & criminal history checks).

This position requires continuity in your new role for 24 months. During that time, you will not be eligible to apply for or request to be moved to any other job at the Company until the continuity timeframe has been met, unless otherwise approved by senior leadership.

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 - Welch || MN - Welch || United States (US) || Nuclear Rollup || 45630:FT PI Plant Management || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 15501

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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