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Gas Governance Consultant

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy

Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents 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 position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Position Summary

Provide technical and strategic expertise in the execution of Gas Quality, Pipeline Safety Management and Contractor Quality Work Inspection Programs. Conduct field and office compliance assessments for company employees and contractor personnel to ensure adherence to all codes and standards. Coordinate the efforts of multi-disciplinary groups to develop processes and procedures to efficiently and economically fulfill regulatory requirements related to assuring gas compliance requirements and company policy. Responsible for status reporting and identifying training requirements based on assessment results. Monitors key operational reports to monitor compliance.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Conducts field and office compliance assessments of company and contractor personnel to ensure adherence to all PHMSA, D.O.T. and company standards and policies.
  • Reviews company documents and records to ensure proper documentation and record keeping of all activities.
  • Identifies compliance risks and works with the gas operating areas in the development of intermediate and long-term solutions to meet regulatory requirements. Leverages relationships to identify opportunities for improvement and develops solutions to operational issues.
  • Communicates information to company personnel at all levels, including presentations to management and field personnel. Creates and maintains open dialogues with departments, requests information and responds by providing suggestions, alternatives and assistance.
  • Analyzes reports from various systems to assure compliance with company policy and procedures. Addresses and incorporates as necessary new Gas Compliance business processes into the overall Gas Compliance effort.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 5 years of experience in the gas utility industry is required, with experience in natural gas transmission/distribution operations, audit services, regulatory compliance functions highly preferred. Able to provide and apply knowledge of all regulations and rules and the company's operating standards, policies, procedures and processes including federal and state D.O.T. Pipeline Safety Regulations such as the D.O.T. rules and CFR49 Parts 190-199. Able to utilize mainframe systems and personal computer software proficiently, such as e-mail, spreadsheets, word processing and presentation software. Able to handle multiple projects, prioritize and schedule tasks, pay attention to detail and demonstrate good organizational and time management skills. Ability to travel up to 30%. Must be self-motivated and work with minimal supervision.

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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Non-BargainingThe anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $79,000.00 to $112,999.00 per yearThis position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

Pay and benefit packages may vary based on position. Some employees are under collective bargaining agreements, which determine the benefits they will receive. If the information conflicts with the terms of the written plan documents governing the plan, the plan document will control. Benefit plans are subject to change and Xcel Energy has the right to end, suspend, or amend any of its plans, at any time, in whole or in part.

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