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Scientist/Engineer Environmental Principal


Tempe, AZ, US

Date:  Nov 20, 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

Provide planning, analysis and forecasting services, as a project leader in an area of technical specialty, 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.

Job Responsibilities

    Performs engineering and scientific studies in an area of technical specialty requiring a significant knowledge of related fields.
    Performs as a project leader on important projects which are large or have many complex features.
    Recommends appropriate study methodologies.
    Prepares and presents recommendation material for management consideration.
    Administers and reviews work performed by consultants and others.
    Prepares and/or conducts written and oral reports and presentations.
    Provides technical project leadership in the development of plans and forecasts.
    Provide technical leadership in the design of computer programs.
    Develops recommended strategies based on corporate operating environment and related engineering, scientific, political, economic, sociological and demographic issues.
    Performs as a staff consultant and/or advisor in a technical specialty.
    Integrates engineering and scientific facts with political, economic and social aspects of issues.
    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.
    Responsible for selection of specialized environmental and or engineering personnel assisting with SRP environmental compliance and permitting activities and directs activities of   selected personnel.
    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.


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10 years professional experience in planning plus professional recognition.

Additional Information

Four year college degree in an engineering or scientific discipline such as mathematics, engineering or science. Masters degree or 18 college credits in area of specialty.

Any state or internationally recognized Professional Engineering registration by the International Professional Engineers Agreement. If the individual does not hold an ABET accredited Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a Master’s degree in engineering.

Occasional travel for specialized training and utility business meetings and technical meetings. Regular contacts with utility engineers and planners from other companies and outside agencies. Provide independent views and also work effectively using services of various organization groups within SRP. Effective interpersonal skills to communicate study work and SRP board. Ability to use and interpret results from complex computer software tools. Ability to discreetly prepare and use proprietary and sensitive information.


    Knowledge of corporate organization, operations and policies
    Knowledge of power and water systems
    Knowledge of SRP’s financial structure
    Knowledge of the structure of the utility industry
    An understanding of the competitive environment in which we operate
    Knowledge of engineering, economic and scientific computer tools and programs
    Knowledge of engineering, economics, scientific and financial analysis
    Knowledge of decision analysis
    Communication skills, both verbal and written
    Knowledge of regulatory requirements applicable to SRP



Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 16415


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

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