Engineer Principal

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Date: Sep 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 Distribution Performance principal engineer is responsible for creating the models, defining tool requirements, and finding data sources to help create short- and long-term planning solutions for the distribution system that enable renewable technologies and electric transportation while maintaining grid integrity. This engineer will work closely with teams across SRP focused on incorporating new technologies (solar, storage, electric vehicles, demand response) on the distribution grid. This role is also responsible for using grid data and analytics to measure and give recommendations on how to optimize grid performance. This includes provides engineering support, monitoring, and researching power quality on the grid.  
 

Job Responsibilities

•    Performs as an engineering project/program leader/engineer on projects/programs which are large or have many complex features.  
•    Provides engineering discipline leadership when administering and reviewing work performed by consultants and others.
•    Serves as a subject matter expert on the planning and engineering of the distribution system for modernization, growth, electric vehicles (EV), distributed energy resources (DER), aging infrastructure, automation and enhanced customer services.
•    Participates in the creation of models, data sources, and tool requirements needed to help plan SRP's distribution system. This includes initiating stages of the planning process, reviewing and validating the results of analysis, authoring reports and presenting outcomes to stakeholders and executive management.
•    Monitors power quality on the grid and grows the team's power quality capability by expanding reactive and proactive monitoring & trending and predictive analysis.
•    Turns business requirements into technical requirements, data designs, models, and solutions with the embedded IT development team.
•    Skilled at finding and understanding the correct data and sources (like Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) data, Geographic Information System (GIS) data, and Customer Information System (CIS) data) for a given analysis.
•    Leads research with universities and other research partners on technologies or processes that improve distribution planning and grid performance in a rapidly changing industry environment. 
•    Tracks latest industry developments on emerging technologies and processes related to grid enablement and provides strategic guidance to management on SRP's modernization efforts.
•    Performs as an engineering project manager on special projects/programs which are large or have many complex features.
•    Serves on industry committees and task forces as a representative of SRP.

 

 

 

Education

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Experience

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.

 

Education:

EITHER I OR II

I - Completion of a bachelor's degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited curriculum, an International Engineering Alliance (IEA) recognized institution or ABET Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA)

     And

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

      OR

2. Any state or internationally recognized Professional Engineering registration by the International Professional Engineers Agreement.

 

II - Any state or internationally recognized Professional Engineering registration by the International Professional Engineers Agreement.

   And

 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: 14769

 

 

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

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