Civil/Structural Design Drafter


Phoenix, AZ, US

Date:  Sep 6, 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

The Civil/Structural Design Drafter will focus on power plant and general design including but not limited to structural steel terminology, structural steel layouts, platforms, stairs, roof framing, steel bracing etc. They will partner with various members of the team and from those conversations create sketches to develop the design and detailed structural drawings. The Civil/Structural Design Drafter must have knowledge in concrete layout, concrete terminology, along with rebar layout and detail knowledge.

Job Responsibilities

  • Designs or assists with design and application of generating facilities in the structural and civil arena.
  • May be involved with project evaluations, surveys, investigations, studies, estimates, drawings, sketches, work order requests, material requests, notice to proceed project documents.
  • Provides design package consisting of structural/civil drawings, from own notes, field visits, or engineers concepts.
  • Ability to develop connection, bracing detail for steel structures.
  • Ability to layout concrete structures including details of concrete reinforcement. Typical concrete design drawings would be of slabs and equipment foundations and pads per engineer's calculations and/or sketches.
  • Ability to work with other team engineers and designers in the various disciplines of the organization.
  • As a plus, knowledge of power generation processes and plant equipment.
  • Assists in the documentation of division design standards and procedures.
  • May be required to contact outside agencies such as manufactures and vendors relating to project specifics.
  • Must be proficient with the latest version of Bentley Systems MicroStation Connect.
  • Requires out of town travel to SRP generating site.


College level coursework (100+) from an accredited institution will be evaluated on an individual basis according to the skill/level to determine if applicable to the position by management.


At job entry, placement will be determined by a review of college transcripts and related work experience.  A minimum of 6 years of related experience is required for the senior level.  Once placed into the job family, an employee may become eligible for promotion by demonstrating the ability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by their management and meeting experience requirements.  

Additional Information

With minimal direction prepares complete engineering drawings or diagrams from own field notes or sketches of delineating engineering systems of equipment, structures, and plant arrangements with sufficient detail in drawings to review with engineer(s) in developing final drawings. The position may involve the ability to answer questions pertaining to field installation.

Must have good oral and written communication skills to assist in coordination activities with project team members and construction personnel. Experience in the use of office programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently on a variety of tasks simultaneously.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 15459



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


In order 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.


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


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix