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Environmental Scientist/Engineer 1, 2, Senior


Tempe, AZ, US

Date:  Jun 13, 2024

Requisition ID: 17216


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

At SRP, we foster an inclusive work environment and believe everyone should have a fair chance to work, regardless of who they are. That’s why we value teams with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds to help SRP deliver on its mission of providing reliable, affordable and sustainable water and power.


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



Provide planning, engineering and scientific services to SRP in a technologically sound, timely and cost effective manner to enable SRP to realize its goals and objectives for providing low cost/high value water and energy services.

Any one position may not include all duties nor do the example of duties include all tasks, which may be found in the position of this class.

What You'll Do

  • Facilitate consistent completion of environmental tasks
  • Monitor compliance with data requirements across all plants
  • Review compliance submittals for completeness and accuracy
  • Provide ongoing training for scientists
  • Facilitate and support RCA workload
  • Provide support for continuous, consistent process improvement
  • Ensure lessons learned are shared and implemented across plants
  • Provide plant and division status reporting
  • Provide backfill support for the plants during vacations and sick leave absences
  • Support SRP environmental compliance obligations
  • Acts as a point of contact with regulatory agencies during permit/license acquisition or other environmental compliance activities requiring approval
  • Develops and manages projects and program budgets
  • Collaborates with governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations  
  • Support permit applications, compliance reports, notifications and filings to regulatory authorities as required
  • Monitor, track, evaluate, and interpret new and existing environmental regulations and legislation
  • Provide regulatory assistance to Power System environmental staff and interface directly with regulatory agencies as appropriate
  • Communicate and interact with multiple internal SRP departments as needed to support project development, permitting and operation 
  • Provides technical guidance in interpreting and monitoring compliance with air quality regulatory requirements and industry guidelines
  • Ability to interface with Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) Data Acquisition Handling System (DAHS) software
    • Experience with ESC Stack Vision software preferred.
  • Performs engineering and scientific studies
  • Performs as a project leader
  • Evaluates study methodologies
  • Prepares recommendation material for management consideration
  • Prepares and/or conducts written and oral reports and presentations
  • Prepares engineering and scientific analysis and forecasts
  • Evaluates corporate operating environment and related engineering, scientific, political, economic, sociological and demographic issues
  • Integrates engineering and scientific facts with political, economic and social aspects of issues
  • Other duties as assigned

Employee must work safety and efficiently in the performance of their duties. Must maintain effective working relationships with other employees, customers and the public. Must have the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and have the ability to accurately and legibly complete applicable paperwork. May be required to work a reasonable amount of time.



What It Takes To Succeed

Occasional travel for specialized training and utility business meetings occasional contact with utility engineers and scientists from other companies and outside agencies. Ability to work effectively using services of various organizational groups within SRP. Effective interpersonal skills to communicate study work and results to high level management. Ability to use complex computer software tools. Ability to discreetly prepare and use proprietary and sensitive information. 


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.


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


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) is 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.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas, OPT, or other employment-related visas.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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