Specialist Civil Engineering

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Date: Dec 30, 2021

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

The specialist will be responsible for field project management and quality control inspections of SRP and SRP contracted civil and general utility construction.  Includes testing and approval of materials, provided services, verification of construction workmanship, site safety requirements and coordination of work hours and equipment. Will assist in the development of project schedules, manpower and supporting staff requirements. Will be involved in various phases of engineering (design, design overview, design changes, pre-bid and construction meetings and installation records), construction contract administration and quality control. The specialist will have a significant role in total project management endeavoring to produce a product functioning as designed, completed safely, on schedule and within budget. Projects will include a wide range of SRP facilities including but not limited to distribution, transmission, substation, generation, water delivery and hydro generation.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform field testing of civil materials or schedule/coordinate such testing with civil material testing firms.  Must be knowledgeable and experienced in civil material testing that includes but is not limited to:  soils, aggregates, cemetitious materials and asphaltic concrete.  Testing and sampling to include at a minimum: field density testing using nuclear and sand cone methods, sampling and testing of aggregates, slump, unit weight, temperature and air entrainment of concrete, sampling of concrete for compression testing, coring of concrete and asphaltic pavement, field sampling of asphaltic concrete, Marshall testing and density of asphalt using nuclear methods. 
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in laboratory testing of civil materials.  Includes sieve analysis, Atterberg limit, moisture/density relationship, moisture/density measurements using ring samples, direct shear, consolidation of soils, swelling pressure, collapse potential, resistance value (R-value), gyratory compaction, Marshall test, extraction and gradation of asphalt, flexural strength of shotcrete panels and compression of soils, concrete cylinders, mortar cubes, grout prisms and masonry units.
  • Must also be capable of verifying structural bolted connections using turn-of-the-nut method and be familiar with different grades of fastener material.
  • Knowledge of conductor installation, conductor sagging, transmission tower and pole assembly preferred.
  • Collects data, reviews and comments on engineering design and constructability for compliance with SRP standards.  Will also interface with engineer and construction forces in regards to design drawing and specification interpretation.
  • Reviews and comments on material availability and usage.
  • Reviews and monitors construction schedule to insure its feasibility and alerts responsible engineer and management of possible problem areas.
  • Maintains complete daily log to include cost trends and comments of possible change orders for regular reports to management as required.
  • Prepares routine and special reports designed to inform responsible engineer or management in a timely manner of the need for action and decision as required.
  • Monitors construction progress in the field and coordinates activity as required to maintain job progress and adherence to schedule.  Responsible for verification of work completed by contractor for progress payments as required.
  • Determines if the construction forces have complied with the safety, design and construction requirements and specifications and has authority and responsibility to direct construction forces to meet these requirements up to and including stopping work activities.
  • Resolve errors, omissions and/or problems with little or no direction from the responsible engineer.
  • Resolves procurement problems of owner or contractor furnished materials delivered to job site by SRP or material supply house personnel.
  • May perform duties of company Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).
  • Responsible for completing any other duties as assigned.


High School, GED or Equivalent.
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Additional Information

Type of Training /Special Licensing:

  • Nuclear density gage:  Radiation safety and operation training classes required as designated by department manager.
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI):  Field, Strength and Aggregates testing certifications preferred.
  • Arizona Technical Testing Institute (ATTI):  Field, Asphalt and Soils/Aggregate testing certifications preferred.


Other Significant Requirements:


  • Entails significant interaction with SRP's external customers and contractors.
  • Employee may be required to sign confidentiality statements.
  • Maintain a safe and effective work environment on and off SRP property.
  • Must establish and maintain good relations with equipment providers, vendors, consultants, contract crews and customers.
  • Employee may travel out of Phoenix area.  Travel out of state is rare.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other (KSAO):


  • Ability to interact positively in any environment.
  • Knowledge of surveying, soil and concrete testing, concrete, structural steel and standard practices of installation.
  • Must be able to read and understand construction drawings for topography, foundations, structural steel, masonry, buried conduit, electrical grounding and electrical equipment arrangement.
  • Understand and apply SRP, national and internationally recognized construction standards and best practices.
  • Knowledge of SRP corporate goals and application of these goals in the day-to-day work environment.
  • Practice SRP's safe driving rules including the Smith System.
  • Have a good awareness of Commitment Based Safety and STOP principles and practice these principles.
  • Share expertise with fellow employees and mentor senior technicians in the department.
  • Strong background in problem solving.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understand and enforce construction "safe work practices"
  • Able to take charge of day-to-day activities in the absence of supervision.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 13510



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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