Principal Engineer - Transmission Analysis

Date: Jun 12, 2019

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

Regularly provides engineering services in an engineering discipline, as a project/program leader, or in an area of technical specialty, 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

  • Performs as an engineering project/program leader/engineer on projects/programs which are large or have many complex features.
  • Prepares specifications, evaluates bids, and prepares recommendation materials for management consideration when evaluating large or complex procurements.
  • Performs as a staff consultant and/or advisor in a technical specialty.
  • May performs engineering design, analysis, and studies in an area of technical specialty requiring a significant knowledge of related fields.
  • Provides engineering discipline leadership when administering and reviewing work performed by consultants and others.
  • May prepare and/or conduct written and oral reports and presentations.
  • When required/requested, serves on industry committees and task forces as a representative of SRP.
  • Active leadership role in promoting safety within department.
  • Actively develops and trains engineers on technical, project management, and/or best practices related activities. Identifies or creates development opportunities.
  • Establishes standards and facilitates Standards Change Processes in the discipline when required.
  • Leads collaboration across SRP.
  • Represents SRP in legal and regulatory matters or proceedings of technical nature when required.
  • Demonstrates substantive thought leadership to further new ideas, products, services, and/or business processes to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and/or customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrates substantive leadership in organizational change management to foster the success of new business products, services, and/or business processes.

Additional Information

Strong power engineering background and Transmission Planning experience. Knowledge of the application and usefulness of transmission planning modeling tools; power flow, stability, and short circuit. Ability to convey highly technical information to management and/or to public, in either written or oral format. Knowledge and direction of the application of industry technical committee results for improved system modeling.

Knowledge in: Power Flow analysis, Transient Stability Analysis, VAR Margin Analysis, WECC Path Rating Methodology, WECC SOL Methodology, Short Circuit Methods, WECC Committee Structure NERC Standards applied to Transmission Planning & Renewable Integration challenges.

Complex problem solving skills for power systems and the ability to advocate on SRP's behalf in public and industry forums. 

Participation in WECC technical committees, providing leadership related to emerging and enhancing power system modeling techniques and reliability analysis. Participation in NERC committees in development Standards relevant to Transmission Planning. Engaged in research with Universities improving modeling and techniques used in Transmission Planning. Understanding of Complex Load Model and migration to and application of FIDVR load modeling and voltage criteria.

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.

 

Education:

EITHER I OR II

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

     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. State Professional Engineering Registration

II - State Professional Engineering Registration

   And

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

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.

Certifications or Testing Required

Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.

 

Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 9071

EOE - SRP encourages a diverse workforce

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