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Senior Renewable Energy Engineer


Tempe, AZ, US

Date:  Dec 4, 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 engineering services in Generation Engineering supporting the operation of renewable power generating facilities, lead and execute engineering studies, provide data to resource planning and market trading departments, and works with other groups in and out of the company to facilitate SRP’s transition to a low-carbon, high-renewable future.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides engineering support for renewable power generating facility capital and O&M budget planning process 
  • Prepares project/study specifications, issues and evaluates request for proposals, and oversees work performed by consultants 
  • Provides feedback for long term asset lifecycle planning 
  • Collaborates with research organizations such as EPRI and universities on projects, and serves on industry committees/task forces as a representative of SRP
  • Maintains relationships and collaborates with vendors and consultants 
  • Writes reports and memos and prepares presentations to distribute to team members and management 
  • Provides written or oral recommendations to management as requested  


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.


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.

Additional Information

Background and Work Experience: 

  • Electrical, Mechanical, or Industrial engineering degree preferred 
  • Work experience with renewable power generation facilities or other similar industrial processes 


Technical Knowledge Base and Skillsets 

Ability to use software tools required for the job 

  • Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) 
  • Python, Excel VBA, or similar programming languages 
  • AVEVA PI, especially PI Vision, Asset framework, and DataLink 


Other tools as needed 

Understanding of engineering fundamentals related to power plants and this role 

  • Experience with renewable energy and energy storage technologies 
  • Familiarity with operations and maintenance of renewable energy and energy storage technologies 
  • Familiarity with development, design, procurement, and implementation of renewable energy and energy storage technologies 
  • Familiarity with commissioning, acceptance testing, and capacity testing of renewable energy and energy storage technologies 
  • Other engineering fundamentals as needed 


Other skillsets 

  • Ability to collaborate across many different organizations and disciplines within a company 
  • Collaborate well with other team members 


Travel Requirements 

  • Occasional travel for EPRI meetings, industry organization functions, conferences and training 
  • Travel to SRP facilities and power plants as required to support projects and maintain relationships 

Certifications or Testing Required

Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 16379


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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