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Power System Protection Engineer

Location: 

Phoenix, AZ, US

Date:  Feb 17, 2024

Requisition ID: 15997

 

Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

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 and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. 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.

 

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:

  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking

Job Brief

Be at the forefront of the Power System Transmission and Generation sector as part of our Protection, Automation & Control (PAC) team. Your role as a Power System Protection Engineer will be providing engineering support in the area of protective relay design, settings, commissioning, and fault analysis. Collaborating seamlessly with diverse groups both within and outside the company, you'll play a pivotal role in designing and commissioning protective relay devices and schemes.

 

This isn't just about engineering expertise; it's about leveraging your insights to spearhead new construction checkout, fault simulations, and commissioning activities for Relay C&M relay technicians. Your background in electrical engineering, coupled with experience in Power System Protection, will lead the creation of energizing and loading procedures to be followed ensuring the safety of SRP employees and contractors. As a dynamic innovator and executor, you'll thrive in this pioneering environment, embracing both the strategic planning and hands-on execution. This position will directly impact the department’s overarching goal of protecting power system infrastructure while facilitating the safe and reliable power generation and transmission SRP promises to all our customers. 

Job Responsibilities

• Design and commission protective relay devices and schemes.
• Create energizing and loading procedures to be followed ensuring the safety of SRP employees and contractors.
• Create new construction protective relaying and device settings based on sizing, loading, and system conditions.
• Lead new construction checkout, fault simulations, and commissioning activities of Relay C&M relay technicians.
• Participate in the On-Call Engineer rotation; responding to trouble calls and analyzing power system disturbances and direct Relay C&M technicians to respond as necessary.

Education

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.

Experience

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

Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering is strongly preferred.

 

Power System Protection experience required.

 

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.).

Certifications or Testing Required

Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.

 

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).

 

Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

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.

 

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.

 

Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.

 


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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