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Engineer 1, 2, Senior - Apparatus Engineering


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

Provide engineering services to SRP in a technically sound, safe, timely and cost effective manner to enable SRP to realize its goals and objectives for providing water and energy related services.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for project budgets and schedules.
  • Prepare specifications, assemble drawing/bid packages, attend design reviews, evaluates bids, make recommendations to management, review drawings, perform factory inspections, witness testing, and perform equipment receiving inspections.
  • Provide engineering assistance for equipment field installation, startup, troubleshooting and warranty claims.
  • Participate in vendor quality management and lead equipment trials.
  • Lead equipment failure root cause analysis and failure response.
  • Provide equipment end-of-life recommendations and documentation.
  • Act as an in-house engineering consultant and/or advisor in a technical specialty to other organizations inside SRP.
  • Act as an engineering project leader on important projects.
  • Administer, review and evaluate technical studies and analysis performed by consultants or others.
  • Prepare written and oral reports and conduct presentations.
  • Participate in industry forums and organizations.
  • Travel (Domestic and International) for job related purposes.


  • Five years full time engineering experience in the electric utility industry.
  • Prefer experience with equipment and vendor quality management strategies, procedures, and systems.
  • Prefer experience leading electrical power system projects involving inter-departmental teams and/or outside entities.
  • Background in substation design and/or maintenance with a focus on major substation equipment relating to transmission/distribution systems for system voltages ranging from 12.47 to 525kV. 
  • Prefer experience specifying and procuring substation switching equipment including circuit breakers, disconnect switches and switchgear.
  • Prefer experience specifying and procuring substation instrument transformers and capacitor banks.


Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering preferred, Professional engineering registration (PE) is desired.

Additional Information

  • Knowledge of specifying and procuring major substation equipment, and/or experience in substation design.
  • Knowledge of power transmission and distribution fundamentals including substation equipment application, with an emphasis on circuit breakers, switchgear, circuit switchers, disconnect switches, switchgear, instrument transformers and substation DC systems.
  • A good understanding of substation design and maintenance is a plus.
  • Familiarity with design and safety practices including IEEE, ANSI, ASTM, NEC, and NESC.
  • Familiarity with electrical drawings and standards including related area such as design, relaying, control, telecom, etc.
  • Ability to work effectively within SRP as well as entities outside of SRP.
  • Must be able to work as a member of a team and handle multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Able to work in high pressure situations on highly critical equipment under compressed deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills both oral and written.
  • Skilled at communicating complex concepts to varying audiences.
  • A history of building strong relationships with customers, internal and external.
  • Willing to think critically and offer solutions to complex problems.

Certifications or Testing Required

Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 16260


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


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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