Electric Distribution Standards Engineering Intern-Sophomore or higher/Graduates

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy

Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 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.

Is it time to see how all those college courses translate to the real world? Are you ready to work alongside experienced professionals on real projects and issues? An internship at Xcel Energy will give you practical experience in the energy industry at a company that’s committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship.

Internship will start in MAY 2024

Hiring in Denver, CO and Saint Paul, MN

Position Summary

Assist Xcel Energy engineers with Design and Construction Manual development. Assist Xcel Energy engineers with faulty material analysis and solution research. Review new generation of Remote Faulted Circuit Indicators design for increased functionality. Assist in addressing concerns brought by designers and construction crews. Draft specifications for standard materials. Identify alternate sources for functionally equivalent material. Interns will be given the opportunity to explore individual areas of interest within the Electric Distribution Standards team.

This is a paid position and expected to last 3 months during the summer of 2024 with potential to continue part-time into the fall and spring school year. During the summer the intern is expected to work 40 hours/week and ideally 15-20 hours/week during the school year.

Essential Responsibilities

Percent of Time

a) Create and edit specification sheets incorporating company and industry standards


b) Review materials for use in the Electric Distribution System


c) Research and write technical white papers for use by Electric Distribution Standards


d) Edit and add standard designs to the Electric Distribution Design and Construction manual


e) Analyze failed materials to determine root cause of failure


f) Contribute to industry accepted technical standards bodies such as ANSI and IEEE


g) Solicit feedback from construction crews on new materials and designs


Minimum Requirements

Ability to commute to primary work location is required.

Must be at minimum a SPOHMORE enrolled in an ABET accredited college or university engineering program pursuing a degree in electrical, computer or mechanical engineering. Recent graduates are not eligible, unless pursuing graduate education.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Strong written and oral communication skills

Proficiency with Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System

Preferred Requirements

Coursework applicable to POWER SYSTEMS analysis and protection (We encourage coursework in POWER SYSTEMS)

Knowledge of HTML basics

Relevant Project Experience

Prior Intern/Engineering Experience

Engineer In Training Certification or successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.


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: $20.70 to $30.10 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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