IBR Integration Engineer

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Date: May 6, 2023

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

SRP is currently recruiting for an IBR Integration Engineer to lead the safe and reliable integration of utility scale inverter-based resources (IBRs) to the SRP power delivery system. Provide technical guidance internally and represent SRP within the utility industry to meet the renewable energy transition.

Knowledge & Skills

•    Knowledge of power transmission and distribution fundamentals including substation equipment application
•    Familiarity with design and safety practices including IEEE, ANSI, ASTM, NEC, and NESC
•    Familiarity with electrical drawings and standards
•    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
•    Excellent organizational and communication skills both oral and written
•    Skilled at communicating complex concepts to varying audience
•    A history of building strong relationships with customers, internal and external
•    Willing to think critically and offer solutions to complex problems 


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.


Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering is preferred.

Professional Engineering Registration (PE) is desired.

•    Five years full time engineering experience in the electric utility industry
•    Leadership of electrical power system projects involving inter-departmental teams and/or outside entities
•    Background in power electronics with a focus on integrating Inverter Based Resources (IBRs) relating to transmission/distribution systems
•    Previous experience with siting, scoping, interconnection, facility studies, design, commissioning, and/or operation of large scale IBRs, including solar/wind generation and energy storage
•    Prefer experience with IBR integration including control systems, control interfaces, performance monitoring (including power quality), and/or troubleshooting


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

Responsible for project budgets and schedules. Occasional contacts with customers and outside agencies. Contacts with suppliers of equipment and services. Occasional travel to suppliers facilities, industry organizational functions and SRP facilities. Ability to work effectively with various organizational groups within SRP. Ability to use engineering tools required for the job (i.e., computer, test equipment, etc.).

Provide various engineering support to facilitate the safe and reliable adoption of a large penetration of IBRs on the SRP system
•    Provide technical leadership and oversight related to suitability, compatibility, and interoperability of IBR resources and the existing power system
•    Coordinate centralized engineering resources supporting new and existing IBR installations
•    Develop and provide training on procedures or standards related to IBRs
•    Act as an engineering project leader, manage project budget/schedule, and provide assistance for field installation and startup
•    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 for job related purposes

Certifications or Testing Required

Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 15047



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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