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Transmission Compliance Coordinator Job

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis; TX - Amarillo; WI - Eau Claire


We are looking for an experienced professional to join the Xcel Energy team! This position can be located in either of the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Amarillo, Texas; or Denver, Colorado. In this challenging position, you will have a direct impact on the reliability and compliance of Xcel Energy's transmission system. You will be responsible for the development, implementation, and management of compliance documentation to meet regulatory requirements of the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Program. In this role, you will directly support the design, implementation, and execution of existing and new compliance support tools and you will also coordinate compliance processes embedded in the Transmission organization.




Responsible for development and implementation of documentation for compliance to meet regulatory requirements for the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) program. Serves in a role directly supporting the design, implementation and execution of existing and new compliance support tools.

Coordinates compliance processes embedded in the Transmission organization. Assists with the design assembly and packaging of compliance report data needed to support internal audits, external audits and investigations. Reports compliance work progress to Senior Consultant-Transmission Policy and Compliance and the Substation CIP Compliance Program Manager. Initiates and builds relationships with internal and external customers and solution providers.

Essential Responsibilities


  • Responsible for development, implementation, and monitoring of documentation for compliance to meet Transmission regulatory requirements for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) programs and FERC compliance. Produce documentation necessary to support compliance audits. 
  • Responsible for the design of compliance reports for Transmission CIP Compliance managers to use while executing compliance work in an efficient and effective manner utilizing current tracking tools as well as tools under development.
  • Responsible for the design, development, and population of auditable event investigation reports.
  •  Leads efforts relating to the design and development of compliance process training for Transmission Construction, Operations and Maintenance, Substation Field Engineering and Substation Design Engineering personnel who execute compliance work. Responsible for delivery of training when required in a classroom setting. Participates in development of training modules developed for electronic delivery.
  • Gathers data as required to meet internal and external requests for information. Tracks and monitors corrective actions and follow-up work execution. Assists in reviews and development of measures to increase productivity and standardization. Adjusts work assignments to changing priorities.
  • Coordinate annual review and update of major plans for Transmission CIP Program Initiatives.
  • Ensure submission of compliance-related information to regional entities.



  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Business Administration or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years experience of transmission operations, engineering, or planning.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FERC and NERC requirements and regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience working with MicroSoft Office Suite and experience with ProjectWise preferred.
  • Demonstrated project management, communication, time management and critical thinking skills.
  • CIP experience strongly preferred but not required







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 || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis; TX - Amarillo; WI - Eau Claire || United States (US) || Operations || 41890:Transm Bus Ops-XS || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 9739

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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