Junior Substation Electrical Engineering Intern - Maple Grove, MN

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy

Other Engineering
Maple Grove, MN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023

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

We are hiring a Substation Electrical Engineering Intern to join our Substation.

Commissioning department in Maple Grove, MN!

Substation Commissioning Engineering is a growing department with several opportunities to enhance one’s knowledge of the Xcel Energy Transmission System. Our primary focus is to commission new additions (e.g. relays) to the Xcel Energy Transmission System. Successful substation commissioning involves several aspects of transmission system design: substation protection and control, protective relay settings, SCADA, project management and transmission system operations. Our responsibilities include developing automated tests, hands-on testing in substations, personnel coordination and scheduling, and providing feedback to other departments to improve future designs and procedures.

As an intern, your work will directly impact the reliability of our Transmission and Distribution systems. You will interface with several engineering departments within the company (e.g. Transmission Line Design, Substation Design, Transmission Operations, System Protection Engineering, Substation Field Engineering). This will afford you the opportunity to understand the different engineering roles and increase your overall knowledge of how our electrical system works.

Interns start date will begin either in January or May of 2024.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an ABET accredited engineering program (Electrical or Computer Engineering)
  • Junior status preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to communicate effectively; both written and verbally
  • Must be self- motivated, have good mechanical aptitude, and ability to work well with others.
  • Local students preferred.
  • US Citizen/ permanent residents preferred.
  • Ability to work part time during school year.


  • Course work in power generation or project management and an interest in the power industry desirable

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.

Non-BargainingThe anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $22.50 per hourThis position may also be eligible for the following benefits: Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays

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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