Engineer Principal

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Date: Jun 11, 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

Power Delivery Technology Services/EMS Support is seeking an Engineer with at least 10 years of Utility experience. The position is primarily supporting and maintaining the SRP Energy Management System.

Job Responsibilities

This position is responsible for maintenance of the power system model and applications used within the EMS system to support real-time and future studies using State Estimation, Power Flow, and Contingency Analysis. Duties may include: general EMS support responsibilities, including periodic callout support, SCADA database maintenance, ICCP administration, AGC configuration and development, Advanced Applications (Network Modeling, State Estimation, Power Flow, Contingency Analysis, Studies) or other EMS related applications and interfacing with customers.

Specific Knowledge & Skills:

Position requires knowledge and experience with power system modeling and analysis tools: Power Flow, Contingency Analysis, and State Estimation. Knowledge of newer technologies such as Synchro Phasors. Familiarity with Unix/Linux/Windows systems and understanding of power operations is of benefit. Knowledge and experience of using transient and voltage stability tools are preferred but not required. Position also requires initiative, and teamwork with a chance to lead department and/or customer projects. Individual should be detail oriented while also being able to see the big picture.

Responsible for budgets, schedules, and management of resources for programs and projects of major scope.  Demonstrated network of internal and external contacts including customers, outside agencies, and supplies of significant equipment and services.  Occasional travel to suppliers' facilities, industry functions, and SRP facilities.  Ability to work effectively with various organizations within SRP.  Ability to use engineering tools required for the job.

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

•    Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with team members and various organizational groups.
•    Ability to create and adhere to schedules.
•    Ability to use engineering tools required for the job (i.e., computer programs/scripts, test equipment, modeling and power flow applications, etc.)
•    Ability to read one-line diagrams and accurately model the power system.
•    Knowledge of safety practices and codes.
•    Knowledge of regulatory requirements applicable to Power Utility industry.
•    Knowledge of facility and system operation and maintenance.
•    Oral and written communication skills.
•    Customer oriented.
•    Creative and not afraid to challenge the norm.




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Ten (10) years full time professional experience actively engaged in engineering practice.

Must have demonstrated the successful accomplishment of work as defined for this position.

Contributed to the authoring, publishing and/or presenting of internal or external technical papers.

Additional Information

Responsible for budgets, schedules, and management of resources for programs and projects of major scope. Demonstrated network of internal and external contacts including customers, outside agencies, and suppliers of significant equipment and services. Occasional travel to suppliers' facilities, industry functions, and SRP facilities. Ability to work effectively with various organizations within SRP. Ability to use engineering tools required for the job. Must have a valid driver's license.




I - Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited curriculum


1. Additional specialty training (MS Engineering, MBA, or 18 graduate level college semester hours from an accredited institution in an engineering related field)


2. State Professional Engineering Registration


II - State Professional Engineering Registration


 Additional specialty training (18 graduate level college semester hours from an accredited institution)

Certifications or Testing Required

Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 14088



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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