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Project Management Analyst - Human Resources Job

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education 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 professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.  This is your opportunity to join a team responsible for designing the workforce of the future as part of large, transformative projects at Xcel Energy! We’re looking for an analyst to lead project management activities and find opportunities for continuous improvement to optimize team effectiveness. This role will work with team members to maintain an integrated project schedule and create dashboards to communicate status to top leaders. Additional core responsibilities will include coordinating weekly updates, managing the team budget, tracking stakeholder engagement and identifying process improvements. This role will expand as the team becomes involved in new initiatives, providing ample opportunity for development and exposure to different Xcel Energy business areas.



Position Summary

Standard Operations Position. Responsible for supporting multiple, cross-functional projects varying in complexity, scope, and duration with respect to technical and logistical issues under the guidance of a project or program manager.

Responsible for development of specific project deliverables. Supports project manager in; planning, managing,

coordinating, implementing and delivering business-driven project solutions. Consults with Project Manager(s) and

project team(s) on specific project deliverables. Responsible for developing solid working knowledge of project management processes and tools used by Xcel Energy to accurately support financial and status reporting needs of projects. Tracks schedule, cost, and/or work order data and provides reporting to a wide variety of stakeholders and decision-makers. Assists Project/Program Manager(s) in providing accurate forecasting of project expenditures.


This role will provide project management support to a Human Resources team involved in a transformative project at Xcel Energy. Responsibilities include the tracking and reporting of deliverable status, creating dashboards, coordinating weekly updates, managing the team budget, tracking stakeholder engagement and identifying process improvements.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Project Management: Prepares and produces project management reports, timelines, and documentation as directed by project or program manager. Supports creation of viable work plan resulting in the on time completion of the projects within the program. Ensures the successful completion of assigned project deliverables & milestones through development, recommendation, and implementation phases in a critical/complex environment.
  • Financial Management: Assists with management of project financials including budgeting, forecasting, actuals tracking. Participates in budget development and evaluating how project plan changes impact cost and schedule. Provides reporting to key stakeholder areas as requested. Completes audits for compliance and accuracy and ensures all necessary corrections are made.
  • Project Planning: Supports the project planning effort, including specific planning deliverables. Assists with all aspects of a project. Provide ongoing project support through performance of project scope definition, cost/benefit analysis, development of schedules, vendor selection and contract negotiation, and project delivery. Follows and promotes existing PMO processes, policies and procedures.
  • Scope and Risk Management: Assists in identification of risks and issues as well as creation of mitigation strategies. Participates in documentation and administration of processes for change orders/exception requests.
  • Relationship Management: Establishes effective, collaborative working relationships with external entities and internal organizations to maximize project efficiency, responsiveness and resource allocation.

Minimum Requirements


  • Three years’ experience in operations, finance, technology, or related field; Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction, Business, Information Technology or related field preferred
  • Some formal project management or financial training preferred
  • Ability to understand changes in business process and technology
  • Knowledge of project planning, scheduling, reporting, and business need justification process and methodology
  • Excellent communication (technical and non-technical) and critical thinking skills required
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and work within a diverse, cross-functional team environment
  • Comprehensive understanding of company policies, procedures and financial obligations that would apply to projects
  • Expert in standard server software applications such as e-mail, spreadsheet, word processing, database, as well as financial, work and asset management, and scheduling applications



Preferred Requirements

  • Knowledge of HR programs and practices
  • Experience in SharePoint 2016 administration
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment






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 - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Human Resources & Employee Svc || 84350:HR Program Office || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 16934

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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