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Network Engineer


Tempe, AZ, US

Date:  May 26, 2024

Requisition ID: 17125


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



We are looking to hire an experienced Industrial Controls Network Engineer to provide infrastructure design, architecture, implementation, and support services to SRP's fleet of generation technology assets. This includes complex power generation control systems and network infrastructures that support power generation facilities.

Acting as a member of the Generation Infrastructure, Security, & Compliance team, you will be responsible for decisions about design and planning, managing relationships with internal customers, and resolution of infrastructure related issues. This is a bridge position between Engineering, Operational Technology (OT) support, and Information Technology (IT) and requires an understanding of all areas and a willingness to learn and grow technically. 

To ensure success in this position, you should have extensive experience working with enterprise OT and IT network infrastructures, power system infrastructures, collaborating with other IT teams, and managing the full spectrum of network devices and systems used across Generation. As an Industrial Controls Network Engineer, you will be helping to build the next generation of technology infrastructure in support of Power Generation at SRP.

What You'll Do

  • Design, architect, implement, and maintain complex network and system infrastructures – firewalls/ VPNs, switches/routers, & various server/infrastructure technologies
  • Provide network integration of control technologies in support of various controls systems throughout the Generation Fleet
  • Collaborate with Cyber Security Services to utilize standard security strategies to ensure protection of sensitive data, systems, applications, and physical assets
  • Identify emerging technologies and technical trends and develop recommendations for future use at SRP 
  • Manage individual work tickets and help maintain high service levels with customers 
  • Work with vendors on hardware and software procurement 
  • Provide executive level status reports as needed 
  • Lead and manage projects
  • Understand and adhere to all related NERC CIP requirements as required

What It Takes To Succeed

  • Must be flexible and willing to learn in a fast-changing environment.
  • Ability to work remote or on-site as needed, including traveling to various locations and generation facilities throughout SRP.
  • Proven communication skills, including the ability to listen, and the ability to form productive working relationships.
  • Strong organizational skills that support documenting, categorizing, and prioritizing requirements.
  • Strong problem solving and conceptual, strategic, and creative thinking abilities.
  • Knowledge of network architectures.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, routing and switching
  • Knowledge of controls systems desirable.
  • Current industry certifications will be given preference.
    • Cisco
    • Palo Alto


  • Please include a cover letter explaining how your experience fulfills the needs of this position.
  • Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license.



Preference will be given to those with experience in the following Network Engineering practices:

  • Implementing/supporting/troubleshooting network devices and infrastructures.
  • Deploying, supporting, and integrating network and infrastructure technologies such as firewalls, and switches/routers.
  • Designing secure and reliable networks that support critical systems.
  • Evaluating security configurations to determine if unacceptable risks are appropriately mitigated.



Promotion to Level 2 requires a minimum of two years experience at Level 1 and demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor. Promotion to Senior Level requires a minimum of 3 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.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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