Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Power Systems Standards Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Power Systems Standards Engineer

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $95,000 to $115,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date

Senior Power Systems Standards Engineer

Colorado Springs Utilities is looking for a Senior Power Systems Standards Engineer to join our Energy Acquisition Planning and Engineering Department. As a senior member of the Engineering Standards unit (ENGS), you will support the technical needs of the electric distribution system and provide in-house expertise to support the integration of renewable resources, effectively support and lead electric standards requests.

Our team’s mission is to strategically and collaboratively plan and support the future of safe, reliable and competitively-priced energy for the citizen owners and customers of Colorado Springs Utilities. Be a part of a team that is literally planning the energy future for Colorado Springs, just recognized as the most desirable place to live by U.S. News & World Report!

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Partner with electric construction to define, document and approve Electric construction standards/methods based on industry best practices/developing technologies and assuring conformance to applicable laws, codes, and regulations

  • Provide engineering support for Renewable Energy integration or other Distributed Generation programs

  • Provide instruction and consulting on design and construction standards for designers, construction crews and suppliers

  • Prepare, review, and approve specifications for electric system design

  • Evaluate products and alternate manufacturers for lowest system lifecycle costs

  • Perform electric contact investigations, failure investigations, and analysis

  • Conduct studies and research including integration of Renewable Energy, Electric vehicles, and Distribution Automation

  • Utilize research and knowledge of electric distribution systems to purpose changes to the system to make it more efficient, reliable and low cost for our ratepayers

  • Coordinate technical efforts of strategic alliance teams to leverage effectiveness

  • Write and approve material specifications, construction standards, and guidelines for electric items/designs

  • Attend/participate in Electric industry organizations such as IEEE, RMEL, and other standards groups for best practice sharing and to survey other utilities

  • Review changes to codes and regulations to determine what changes need to be made to Colorado Springs Utilities practices

Why should you apply? This position will reward you with constantly changing, intellectually challenging work where you will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) in electric standards. In this job, you will have the opportunity to learn Colorado Springs Utilities business processes in relation to electric standards including electrical overhead and underground distribution design, over-current protection and coordination, failure analysis, system reliability, materials and cost analysis. You will work with a dynamic team of individuals providing electric engineering support to our internal and external customers.

If you have a background in defining electric construction standards/methods based on industry best practices/developing technologies, have a passion for solving problems, and enjoy helping others, we want to hear from you!

What will it take to be successful in this position? A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering is required. Additionally, most people will have 7+ years of engineering experience in Electric Engineering, with specialized knowledge in electric distribution systems. Professional accomplishments in the following are desired:

  • Identifying standards in need of development or maintenance and identifying work needed on problems with designs, materials or practices

  • Use of your body of knowledge of national and industry standards and applying them to electric construction projects and materials selection

  • Troubleshooting electric distribution engineering issues or investigations

  • Performing cost-benefit analysis and evaluation of materials to be used in the electric distribution system and working with construction crews and engineering teams to develop construction standards

  • EIT, P.E. license and/or Master's degree is a plus

​What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity to our community.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

Colorado Springs Utilities cultivates a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy. Our employees know they make a difference every day by providing critical services to the public while living and working in a city consistently rated as one of the best in the United States. We utilize today’s talent to build a better tomorrow. Be part of history by creating energy solutions for a cleaner, greener tomorrow.

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled . Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support