Operator Qualification Evaluator (MN, ND & WI) Job

at Xcel Energy
Location Hugo
Date Posted April 4, 2021
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified


Operator Qualification Evaluator (MN, ND & WI) JobLocation(s): MN - Hugo; ND - Fargo; WI - Eau Claire; WI - HudsonDo you want to start your career at a leading energy company with lots of room to grow? If you're ready to work hard in an environment where you'll be challenged, respected, and encouraged to develop your skills and talents, an entry-level job at Xcel Energy is your first step. Position SummaryProvide technical and strategic expertise in the execution of a Gas Compliance and Operator Qualification (OQ) Program. Conducts field and office compliance assessments of company and contractor personnel to ensure adherence to all codes and standards. Administer performance evaluations and assessments designed to determine the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). to perform covered tasks on distribution and transmission gas pipelines as defined by the OQ Plan. partner with multi-disciplinary groups to develop processes and procedures to fulfill regulatory requirements related to assuring gas compliance requirements and company policy. Responsible for status reporting and identifying training requirements based on assessment results. Monitor key reports and metrics to ensure compliance with policy and the OQ Plan.Essential ResponsibilitiesConducts field and office compliance assessments of company and contractor personnel to ensure adherence to all PHMSA, D.O.T. and company standards and policies.Administer performance evaluations or oral evaluations in accordance with the requirements of the evaluation, designed to assess an individual's performance of a covered task as determined by the OQ Plan.Accurately document and maintain records ensuring that said documents and records are legible, accurate, completed appropriately, and traceable to the applicable items or activities.Analyzes reports to assure compliance with company policy and procedures. Addresses and incorporates as necessary new Gas Compliance business processes into the overall Gas Compliance and Operator Qualification effort.Identifies compliance/performance 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.Reviews company documents and records to ensure proper documentation and recordkeeping of all activities.Minimum RequirementsBachelor's degree in engineering or related field or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.Five 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.Possess the technical knowledge and capability to ascertain an individual's KSAs to perform covered tasks and recognize and react to Abnormal Operating Conditions (AOCs) associated with the covered task.Able to provide and apply knowledge of all regulations and rules and the company's operating standards, policies, procedures and processes.Proficient with office software applications.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.Posting Notes: MN - Hugo || MN - Hugo; ND - Fargo; WI - Eau Claire; WI - Hudson || United States (US) || Human Resources & Employee Svc || 42500:Operations Technical Training || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $72,100 to $102,433 per year Click here to see our benefitsRequisition Number: 28241 Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at EEO is the Law | EEO is the Law Supplement | Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination | Equal Opportunity Policy (PDF) | Employee Rights (PDF) ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT Xcel Energy endeavors to make accessible to any and all users. 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