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Environmental Scientist/Engineer


Coolidge, AZ, US

Date:  Aug 31, 2023

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief

Provide environmental science services to SRP in a technologically sound, timely and cost-effective manner to enable SRP to realize its goals and objectives for providing low cost/high value water and energy services.

This position will primarily be responsible for implementation and on-going support of environmental plans, policies, procedures, and compliance programs.  Candidate should be able to support the site’s management team with strategic environmental planning and program development to further improve the site’s environmental performance.  This position reports to the O&M Manager of Engineering and Environmental Support for Desert Basin, Coolidge, and Copper Crossing Generating Stations.  This position will work closely with Air Quality Service (AQS) Department at the Corporate Office. 

Any one position may not include all duties nor do the example of duties include all tasks, which may be found in the position of this class.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare and submits environmental reports, including but not limited to air quality emission and compliance reports, wastewater discharge reports, chemical inventory reports, etc.
  • Manage compliance obligations related to the quality assurance requirements for continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) for the three sites.
  • Support site facilities in implementing corporate environmental programs.
  • Conduct annual reviews of the environmental plans and procedures and recommend necessary improvements.
  • Support development and implementation of plant annual environmental plans, goals, and strategies for improving environmental performance.
  • Comply with all environmental recordkeeping and reporting requirements including submission of required safety reports.
  • Review, manage and report environmental incidents to ensure that effective investigations focusing on cause and corrective measures are implemented and shared by all facilities.
  • Support the management of key environmental programs including air quality, hazardous waste, wastewater discharge, pollution prevention and asbestos management.
  • Communicate with regulatory agencies as necessary to address environmental reporting, deviations, facilitate agency inspections and notices of non-compliance.
  • Develop, review, update, and train employees on applicable spill prevention plans, risk management plans, and storm water pollution prevention plans, permit applications, risk management plans and emergency response plans
  • Conduct, manage, and track environmental related training through the training web site and other facility records.
  • Maintain professional affiliations with environmental organizations and other professionals, to keep current with new regulations, as well as good management practices.
  • Strives to improve environmental job skills and knowledge.
  • Support the planning and development and construction of the Copper Crossing and Coolidge Power Plant Expansions as well as the operational units at Coolidge and Desert Basin. 
  • Able to support plant operations at any part of the day with CEMS related questions or issues. 
  • Monitor start-up and shutdown CEMS data to ensure compliance with permit standards.
  • Balance work hours from physical plant locations. 
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Employee must work safely and efficiently in the performance of their job duties.  Must maintain effective working relationships with other employees, customers, and the public.   Must have the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and have the ability to accurately and legibly complete applicable paperwork.  May be required to work a reasonable amount of overtime.


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.


Promotion to Level 2 requires a minimum of two years experience at Level 1; demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor.  Promotion to Senior Level requires a minimum of three years experience at Level 2; is fully competent in all aspects of functional area of assignment and as such would be recognized as a specialist in area of assignment and may have periodic or occasional lead responsibilities.

Additional Information

Occasional travel for specialized training and utility business meetings. Occasional contact with utility engineers and scientists from other companies and outside agencies. Ability to work effectively using services of various organizational groups within SRP. Effective interpersonal skills to communicate work and results to high level management. Ability to use complex computer software tools related to CEMS. Stackvision experience is preferred. Experience with Ability to discreetly prepare and use proprietary and sensitive information. 


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 16142



Hybrid Workplace


SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement


Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement


SRP is committed to maintaining a work environment that promotes the health, safety and well-being of our employees, visitors, customers, and the communities we serve. This commitment includes maintaining a work environment that is free from drugs and alcohol. Any candidate that tests positive for an illegal drug or unauthorized substance, including non-medical marijuana, during the pre-employment drug and alcohol screening will be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process. Although marijuana is legal in the state of Arizona, SRP abides by federal laws where it remains illegal.


All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.



Why Work at SRP


SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance


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