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Design Consultant


Mesa, AZ, US

Date:  Nov 12, 2023

Requisition ID: 16478


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

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 and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. 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.


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:

  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking


Under limited supervision, the Design Consultant (DC) functions as the single-point interface with developer/customer to take requests for large complex capital designs, manage the contract development, formulate design alternatives and solutions, provide costs and manage developer/customer expectations for the delivery of distribution design products.

What You'll Do

  • Acts as a single point of contact for developer/customer and manages the relationship with the developer/customer to ensure the successful execution of design and construction projects.
  • Sets appropriate expectations for the developer/customer regarding SRP level of service, job process, responsibilities, deliverables, schedule, costs and safety.
  • Resolve job-related hazards and encroachment situations.
  • Ensures the scope of each job is appropriately designated in order to proceed with the design work.
  • Consult with developer/customer regarding the placement of trench routes and SRP facilities, SRP design and construction standards, survey and easement requirements, and assist developer/customer to resolve facility conflicts prior to design.
  • Ensures that SRP system requirements are incorporated into the designs.
  • Provide accurate red-line drawings for Design Techs to produce construction ready prints.
  • Facilitates the process to secure design acceptance signatures from developer/customer.
  • Determines the design and construction fees to be assessed in compliance with corporate costing policies and procedures.
  • Creates the appropriate design and construction contracts for each job.
  • Estimates the design labor effort requirements for Design Techs for each job.
  • Assigns job design due dates and set job priorities for the scheduler.
  • Conducts pre and post design meetings with Design Techs for each job.
  • Attends pre-construction meetings to oversee the communication to the developer/customer.
  • Substitutes for and performs the duties of project leader during his/her absence.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Be 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.

What It Takes To Succeed

Entry requires a minimum of two years' experience and the Senior Level requires 5 years' of experience. Promotion to Senior Level requires a minimum of three years experience at Level 1 or other equivalent experience from external related industries or equivalent experience.


Completion of an Associate's degree, Apprenticeship, or 60 college credit hours from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.

Testing and Certifications

Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.

Additional Information

Extensive contact with professionals outside SRP including consulting engineers, municipal representatives and developer agents. Confidentiality requirements both within and outside SRP. Knowledge of community development activities. Responsibility for directing the prioritization of scheduling and making commitments for delivery of design and construction products. Ability to represent SRP on external committees with other utilities, agencies, municipalities, manufactures and development/customers.


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).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


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.


Work Authorization

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


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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