Energy Management System (EMS) Engineer

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Date: Aug 13, 2022

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Company: SRP

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 successful candidate will possess critical and creative thinking that will help advance SRP's corporate strategy of being Leaner, Greener and More Customer Centric through the delivery of unique and timely strategic insights one of the most highly visible systems in SRP - the Energy Management System (EMS).  The EMS is the system that allows power dispatchers to have monitoring and control of SRP's transmission system as well as exchange reliability information with other utilities in the Western Interconnection.

This position is responsible for maintenance and configuration of applications used within the Energy Management System (EMS), specifically Automatic Generation Control (AGC). Duties may include: general EMS support duties including periodic callout support; SCADA data maintenance; ICCP administration; Pi/Historian use and support; building program interfaces, creating complex algorithms, and maintenance scripts; other EMS related applications and interfacing with customers.

Position requires knowledge and experience supporting an EMS (Energy Management System), SCADA (in the scope of an EMS), and Automatic Generation Control applications. Understanding of power operations and telemetry technology is of benefit. Experience with OSII Monarch is preferred but not required. Familiarity with Unix/Linux/Windows systems. Position also requires initiative, and teamwork with a chance to lead department initiatives and/or customer projects. Familiarity of regulatory requirements applicable to the Power Utility industry. Oral and written communication skills. Individual should be detailed oriented while also being able to see the big picture.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with departments to effectively communicate progress and performance
  • Identify trends and root causes of issues, determines solutions, and makes recommendations for management consideration
  • Prepares written or oral reports and conduct presentations
  • Assess client requirements
  • Coordinates work with other departments
  • Perform as a project leader for specific projects
  • Acts as a primary liaison to client organizations for specific projects
  • Administers and reviews work performed by consultants and technicians
  • Analyzes and resolves problems
  • Responsible for planning, scheduling and monitoring projects
  • Occasional contacts with vendors of software, equipment, or services
  • Occasional travel to industry functions and other SRP facilities
  • Ability to work effectively using the services of various organizational groups within SRP
  • Depending on assignment, frequent requirement to work with confidential information
  • Understand and follow the software development life cycle (SDLC
  • MS SQL Server
  • C or C++ Programming
  • C# Programming
  • XML
  • Windows and Linux Server scripting
  • Perl
  • Python (not required)
  • Strong programming documentation skills


Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited curriculum, an International Engineering Alliance (IEA) recognized institution, ABET Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) or any state or internationally recognized PE registration.


Five (5) years full time experience actively engaged in engineering practice. Must have demonstrated the successful accomplishment of work of the nature defined for the job of Senior Engineer.

Promotion to Level 2 requires a minimum of two years of 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 of 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

Additional skills preferred but not required:

  • Visual Studio
  • Team Foundation Server
  • Agile Development model

Certifications or Testing Required

Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 14539



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

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