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Senior Controls/Electrical Engineer


Phoenix, AZ, US

Date:  Sep 16, 2023

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

This position supports the Water SCADA system, a 24x7 real time operation control system, used by Water Transmission for delivery of water from the dams throughout the valley canal system.  The position performs a mix of control engineering design, software development and system administration for the entire system.  This position also performs analysis of a new equipment and ensures that design standards are upheld.  

Job Responsibilities

•    Performs design of electrical control system, connected systems and conduit installations for all Water Group jobs.
•    Acts as project leader and provides engineering support to field technicians and electricians for Water Group electrical and control equipment.
•    Software programming of Programmable Logic Controllers using ladder logic and IEC1131.
•    Design, programming and support of Wonderware HMI control system software.
•    Administers and supports servers and workstations in a VMWare and physical environment.
•    Administers networking infrastructure including routers, switches and next-generation firewalls.
•    Administers and supports load balancers and network attached storage.
•    Application and reporting development with SQL Server and Microsoft .NET
•    Design and support of the system communications infrastructure using wireless radio and IP protocols.
•    Designs and supports the installation of water quality sites and weather stations.
•    Creates Maximo work orders for jobs and orders material.
•    Works with vendors on specifications of electrical equipment.


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.


Position requires knowledge and experience in electrical engineering design with control system design desirable. Experience with print design and drafting programs is valuable.  Experience with relational databases and .NET programming is desired. Previous experience with water delivery such as gates, pumps, weirs, and level sensors would be valuable.  

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

•    Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
•    Prepare and/or conduct written and oral reports and presentations
•    Quantitative problem solving skills.
•    Gather requirements from clients for new projects and development.
•    Coordinate work with other internal departments 
•    Prepare recommendations for management consideration.
•    Participate in on call coverage of the system.

Certifications or Testing Required

Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 15864



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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