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Senior Protection Services Consultant Job

Location(s): CO - Arvada; CO - Aurora; CO - Boulder; CO - Brighton; CO - Centennial; CO - Denver; CO - Englewood; CO - Evergreen; CO - Fort Collins; CO - Golden; CO - Henderson; CO - Lakewood


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.



Position Summary

Ensure effective implementation of a company-wide Protection Services program. Develop, oversee and implement programs to meet regulatory requirements, protect Company assets and prevent the loss/damage to Xcel Energy personnel, property, and information. Responsible for the implementation of a broad range of strategic security consultative services as directed by Enterprise Security management. Oversee and conduct complex investigations and act as mentor for other investigative staff members.


Essential Responsibilities


a) Supervise, consult and conduct security risk assessments and security surveys in accordance with regulatory and non-regulatory requirements, standards, guidelines and industry best practices. Recommend appropriate asset protection measures/loss prevention strategies and controls to reduce Company exposure to terrorism, theft, property damage, and liability at facilities. Provide consultations to business unit leadership and Enterprise Security management on proposed protective measures. Work with Security Systems team to design practical, effective and cost-effective security systems based on survey recommendations that will both meet regulatory requirements, as well as improve the security of each site.


b) Implement and participate in the department’s incident intake and investigations program. Mentor and offer advice on investigations to Protection Services Consultants. Work with management to deliver the necessary facts to and participate in making appropriate decisions regarding security and the disposition of cases involving suspected loss of company assets and/or violation of company code of conduct and other policies. Review case files and department database for completeness and thoroughness, with the objective of creating consistency within the department. Personally conduct critical investigations involving high visibility or risk to the corporation.


c) Supervise, create and update site-specific security plans for all required sites. Coordinate with site management and ensure the plan addresses regulatory and asset protection requirements. Partner with Protection Services staff to assess the site to ensure the plan is being followed.


d) Lead coordinator in the department’s special event and emergency response programs ensuring that the events are coordinated with Xcel Energy business units, law enforcement agencies and vendors. Planning encompasses threat assessment and identification of measures to deter, detect and respond to potential contingencies. Work with the Director and affected Regional Manager to develop action plans for special events and projects. Participate in the department’s emergency response program. Coordinate with Xcel Energy business units and law enforcement agencies to ensure proper communication protocols are in place.


e) Provide supervision and management for key Capital and O&M projects as determined by Enterprise Security management. Review and update all non- regulated Enterprise Security general procedures ensuring that they correctly identify all policies and necessary steps for proper notification to management.


f) Develop, supervise, and present regulated and non-regulated security awareness programs to ensure timely and effective communication of security related information to management, employees and contractors.


g) Reviewing existing policies and procedures that have security implications and making necessary recommendations to management on process improvements.


h) Develop and deploy loss prevention/asset protection strategies at facilities.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Security, Business, Public Administration or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • At least seven years of industrial security experience in a corporate environment.
  • Ability to interface with and/or collaborate with others to develop security solutions that fit within the business framework and budget.
  • Ability to work alone and make critical decisions with little input from senior management.
  • Demonstrated, expert knowledge of investigative strategies and techniques, to include interviewing.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet situational demands.
  • Ability to travel with little advanced warning.
  • Subject to 24 -hour on-call status and response.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • CPP or PSP certification desired.






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:  CO - Denver || CO - Arvada; CO - Aurora; CO - Boulder; CO - Brighton; CO - Centennial; CO - Denver; CO - Englewood; CO - Evergreen; CO - Fort Collins; CO - Golden; CO - Henderson; CO - Lakewood || United States (US) || Customer And Innovation || 42690:Security Services || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 17366

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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