Scientist/Engineer Environmental Senior 1, 2,

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Date: May 13, 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

Position primarily responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable environmental (air, water, waste) and regulatory requirements for a natural gas-fired power plant. Performs activities related to environmental and regulatory compliance in a technically sound, timely, and cost-effective manner to enable SRP to provide low cost/high value water and energy services.

Primary work location will be the Kyrene Generating Station in Tempe, AZ.

Job Responsibilities

•    Manages overall environmental and regulatory compliance activities for the generating station.
•    Performs activities that support compliance demonstrations with regulatory permits/requirements (Title V Air Quality, AZPDES, APP, SWPPP, SPCC, RCRA, Class 1 SIU) including monitoring, QA/QC, record keeping, and reporting.
•    Provides reports to plant management on important environmental/regulatory issues.
•    Participates in training programs and provides technical assistance to operations, engineering, and maintenance personnel.
•    Manages projects to maintain or upgrade systems and equipment associated with environmental/regulatory performance, including coordination and oversight of subcontractors.
•    Participates in asset health management activities, environmental testing, compliance inspections, safety, and EHS audits.
•    Monitors environmental parameters on a daily basis and addresses issues.
•    Prepares formal applications, plans, reports, and submittals related to environmental and regulatory compliance activities.
•    Communicates environmental/regulatory performance with external stakeholders through documentation and presentations.
•    Manages line-item budget expenditures, including providing multi-year cost projections.
•    Provides 24-hour on-call coverage for environmental/regulatory emergencies.
•    Assists with special studies as required. 
•    Performs other duties as assigned.


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.


Promotion to Level 2 requires a minimum of two years 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 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.

Minimum of 2 years of environmental compliance experience. 

Additional Information

•    Work environment is dynamic. Requires timely decision-making capabilities.
•    Must work safely and use all appropriate personal protective equipment when performing job duties.
•    Extensive contact with plant operators, maintenance personnel, engineers, laboratory chemists, corporate compliance representatives, and outside vendors is required. Candidate must maintain effective working relationships with each of these contacts.
•    Work is completed on a 24/7 basis, 365 days per year. Expected to engage on off-hours as needed to ensure continued, reliable operation.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 15645



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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