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Project Origination Consultant 1, 2, Senior


Tempe, AZ, US

Date:  May 24, 2024

Requisition ID: 17133


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

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



The Project Origination Consultant performs duties of acquiring, developing, or contracting for new generation resources. Performs competitive procurement processes for generation resources and conducts complex transaction negotiations with developers and power producers. Conducts analysis of resource options, including emerging technologies. Leads cross-functional project teams on significant departmental and company initiatives and communicates results to various levels of SRP management and external stakeholders. Supports contract implementation and administration activities.

What You'll Do

•    Develop, issue, and manage procurement processes for new generation resources, including Requests for Proposals or engaging in strategic bilateral partnerships.
•    Negotiation of power procurement transactions, including Power Purchase Agreements and power plant acquisitions.
•    Develop new grid-scale generation resources including siting, permitting, technology selection, and determining fuel supply, transmission, and water supply requirements.
•    Oversee implementation of contracts and manage generation resource supplier relationships; track and report project development activities (permitting, interconnection, equipment procurement), assessing risks and developing risk mitigation strategies as required. Coordinate with internal operations teams to ensure successful resource implementations.
•    Oversee the administration of contracts and coordinate with other SRP departments; manage administration of contract portfolio valued in billions of dollars. 
•    Monitor and report contract milestones, create reminders, ensure SRP compliance with contractual obligations, monitor, and enforce performance metrics.
•    Perform economic, operational, and statistical analysis of new generation and demand-side resource options and emissions control alternatives, including emerging technologies.
•    Assessment of Electric Transmission Requirements.
•    Strategic Competitive Market and Business Studies and Analysis.
•    Analyze the economic and operational impacts of environmental and other regulatory policy proposals and develop responses to these proposals on an SRP-specific and state-wide basis.
•    Develop answers to complex, open-ended questions involving significant uncertainty and ambiguity with meaningful economic and operational implications.
•    Communicate analytical results and recommendation to all levels within SRP as well as external stakeholders.


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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