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Project Engineer 1, 2, Senior


Tempe, AZ, US

Date:  Jun 26, 2024

Requisition ID: 17420


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



Provides project management and engineering support for planning, design, engineering, procurement, construction, and testing and commissioning activities on high-value, high-visibility, multi-year and/or schedule-constrained electric utility substation and transmission line projects ranging from 500 kV to 12 kV. Performs project studies and initial engineering designs for new substation and associated transmission line facilities. Ensures project deliverables adhere to SRP's design, cost, schedule and quality criteria, and safety values. Closely coordinates with organizational team members including leadership, program managers, project managers and project controls personnel to ensure project objectives and milestones are achieved. 

What You'll Do

  • Responsible for project management and engineering activities including planning, design, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning efforts for major power delivery infrastructure projects which may consist of new industrial substations, generator and transmission line interconnections and SRP-initiated assets. This includes directing, assigning, and prioritizing project work plans to meet project requirements and milestones.
  • Manages, oversees and coordinates all technical aspects of project activities supported by a matrix team consisting of internal departments and external consultants/contractors performing with responsibilities such as engineering, civil construction, physical electrical construction, protection and control construction, testing and commissioning. Serves as the single point of contact with outside entities including customers.
  • Leads development of feasibility studies, scopes of work, cost estimates, schedules, conceptual designs, major materials lists, outage planning, construction sequences, and technical aspects in construction Request for Proposals (RFPs).
  • Collaborates and coordinates with internal personnel including engineers and subject matter experts, and external customers to determine project requirements and identify feasible solutions.
  • Provides technical support on reviews of project documentation including study reports, design drawings, constructability plan, specifications, and customer contracts.
  • Proactively communicates project updates to team and management, maintaining accurate and up to date records, including project management reports and status updates to provide visibility to current and potential project risks.
  • Administers and coordinates the development, implementation, and maintenance of standard processes and procedures for all project stakeholders.
  • Establishes and monitors the project budget and schedule; and provides team leadership to support schedule and budget performance.

What It Takes To Succeed

  • Responsible for project budgets and schedules. Occasional contacts with customers and outside agencies. Contacts with suppliers of equipment and services. Occasional travel to suppliers facilities, industry organizational functions and SRP facilities. Ability to work effectively with various organizational groups within SRP. Ability to use engineering tools required for the job (i.e., computer, test equipment, etc.).
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.
  • Experience in substation design preferred.


Five (5) years full time experience actively engaged in engineering practice. Must have demonstrated the successful accomplishment of work of the nature defined for the job of Senior Engineer.

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.


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.

Testing and Certifications

Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.


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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