Rotational Engineer


Tempe, AZ, US

Date:  Sep 11, 2023

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

SRP is currently recruiting entry-level engineers for full time positions to begin a unique and fulfilling career as part of the rotational engineering program. The program exposes participants to a variety of departments and business activities. Fifty plus departments across the company participate in the program, including Distribution Maintenance Engineering, Substation Design, Transmission Planning, Environmental Services, natural gas, coal and hydro generation plants, renewable and sustainability initiatives, Water Measurement Services and Water Engineering and Groundwater to name a few. This program is a two-year program with four, six-month rotations in the various participating departments. Engineering majors currently under consideration include;  electrical, mechanical, civil, and chemical.


While on the program, each Rotational Engineer will be assigned a mentor from SRP's Management team and in addition to daily activities, will participate in bi-monthly activities with others on the program. 


The Rotational Engineer position will begin in either January 2024 or July 2024 depending on graduation date. 


Please include and attach a copy of your resume, along with your most recent transcripts with your application.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs engineering design work and engineering studies.
  • Performs as engineering project leader.
  • Prepares specifications and evaluates bids.
  • Prepares recommendation material for management consideration.
  • Administers and reviews work performed by consultants and others.
  • Prepares and/or conducts written and oral reports and presentations.
  • Performs field engineering work
  • Performs engineering analyses.
  • Design and/or codes computer programs.


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.


Previous, post-degree experience will be evaluated during the placement process.

Additional Information

  • Responsible for project budgets and schedules.
  • Occasional contacts with customers and outside agencies.
  • Contacts with suppliers of equipment and services.
  • Travel to suppliers facilities, industry organizational functions and SRP facilities varies with position.  Travel can be limited/occasional in some positions.  In others it can be frequent or of extended duration. 
  • Some positions require periodic extended hours, and weekend/evening work.
  • 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.).

Certifications or Testing Required

Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 16284


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).


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

SRP is committed to maintaining a work environment that promotes the health, safety and well-being of our employees, visitors, customers, and the communities we serve. This commitment includes maintaining a work environment that is free from drugs and alcohol. Any candidate that tests positive for an illegal drug or unauthorized substance, including non-medical marijuana, during the pre-employment drug and alcohol screening will be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process. Although marijuana is legal in the state of Arizona, SRP abides by federal laws where it remains illegal.


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