Xcel Energy Services, Inc. CIP Functional Consultant Job in Denver, Colorado

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - MinneapolisAre you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talentsand education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Doyou want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities tolearn and grow? A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just whatyou're looking for.Position SummaryResponsible to analyze and define technical solutions or recommend processchanges to meet business needs for enterprise applications. Responsible forstrategy and application management of large and complex customer initiativesor business processes in multiple functional domains. Supports configurationand testing of SAP or Enterprise application. Has in depth business acumen andenterprise application knowledge. Supports more than 3 business areas andenterprise applications.Essential ResponsibilitiesProject Delivery Contributes to conceptual and logical designs. Writesfunctional and development specifications. Conducts unit/integrationstesting. Supports deployment. Assists with scope, issues and riskmanagement. Provides Enterprise application operational support.Delivery Support Provides Operational Support for level 2 & 3 productionissues. Supports daily operations and change request fulfillment. Follows andimproves delivery and operations methodologies for enterprise and/or SAPapplications and related solutions. Assists with identification,investigation and solving production problems.Business Process Analysis Maintains expert knowledge of enterprise andmultiple business domains, end-to-end processes, related processes,solutions and capabilities or configuration and of enterprise applications.Develops expertise on business process and business areas assigned. Createsartifacts and workflows to support communicating current process and changes.Demand Management Contributes to demand management for enterprise andcomplex applications or areas of infrastructure including prioritization,release management, and requirements definition. Determines, develops,and approves functional specifications, documents requirements, managesscope, and coordinates for justifiable solutions. Develop forecasts andbudgets for assigned application or infrastructure areas.Strategy & Planning Contributes to development of IT strategy workshopsto support end to end strategy planning. Collaborates with BUs to document keybusiness objectives and strategy to support development of IT technology planand portfolio. Works with vendors to align their application strategy with ITtechnology plan. Understands application technology foundation and aligns itinto IT technology plan.Relationship Management Responsible for strategic management of keycustomer relationships. Communicates effectively with senior management, keyleadership, business peers, business systems peers and vendors. Maintainseffective working relationships with customers, project teams, subjectmatter experts and internal IT support teams.Minimum RequirementsBachelor's degree in business, IT or related field or equivalent experience.12+ years application or IT infrastructure support.Demonstrated ability to recommend innovative technology solutions to supportcomplex business requirements.Excellent relationship management, facilitation, project management, andproblem solving skills.Demonstrated ability to build subject matter and tools expertise, driveconsistency in processes.Preferred Requirements3+ years experience with FERC and NERC Critical Infrastructure Protectionstandards specifically addressing critical cyber Information Technologyassets.Full application life cycle experience.Regulated business experience_______________________________________________________________________________________________As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, XcelEnergy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products andservices to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customersacross