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Xcel Energy Sr Plant Process Computer Systems Analyst in Denver, Colorado

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

Manage Chiller Plant real-time computer controls and data acquisition systems. This includes analyzing, recommending and developing systems and applications for chiller plant computer controls to enhance the overall station performance. Also acts as subject matter expert and consultant to other facilities.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Maintain knowledge of current control design and equipment technology. Plans, forecasts, and budgets for the applications of innovative control system technology in response to industry competition.

  • Acts as a subject matter expect to design and maintain plant applications on distributed digital control systems, data acquisition systems, programmable logic controllers, simulators, and other peripheral subsystems. Design and maintain performance monitoring equipment including modeling artificial intelligence applications. Optimizes computer system to maximize station performance and availability.

  • Install, troubleshoot and maintain hardware and software including equipment specifications, scheduling parts replacement. Provides start-up/shut down support. Develops operating and maintenance procedures.

  • Maintain plant historical databases in compliance with quality assurance and data security procedures. Responsible for assigning logins, passwords and maintaining high security of the plant computer control systems.

  • Recommends, coordinates and conducts operational training for plant personnel.

  • Perform plant instrument calibration, project coordination, troubleshooting and betterment duties as required. Provides and schedules consulting services to other facilities.

  • Prepare reports and proposals for management from historical databases to include sequence of events and operational trending. Analyze data trends and make recommendations to management.

  • Assists with computer operations/installation needs of chiller plant.

Minimum Requirements

BS degree in Computer Science with 5 years power plant instrument/controls experience, or 10 years instrument/controls experience and demonstrated leadership in plant computer systems operation, maintenance, and development. Must demonstrate a significant level of knowledge of plant site, systems and control loops.

Preferred Requirements

Tridium Niagara 4 Technical Certification, Knowledge and working experience with making program changes to building automation controller programs, Knowledge and working experience with network architecture diagrams, wiring diagrams, building automation sequence of operation documentation.

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.

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The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $79,000.00 to $112,999.00 per year

This 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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