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Salt River Project Engineer Senior - Apparatus Engineering Inverter Based Resources in Phoenix, Arizona

Engineer Senior - Apparatus Engineering Inverter Based Resources

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Company: SRP

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

  • Responsible for project budgets and schedules.

  • Prepare specifications, attend design reviews, evaluates bids, make recommendations to management, review drawings, perform factory inspections, witness testing, and perform equipment receiving inspections.

  • Provide engineering assistance for equipment field installation, startup and troubleshooting.

  • Act as an in-house engineering consultant and/or advisor in a technical specialty to other organizations inside SRP.

  • Act as an engineering project leader on important projects.

  • Administer, review and evaluate technical studies and analysis performed by consultants or others.

  • Develop procedures and standards related to procurement, commissioning, maintenance and decommissioning of IBR equipment.

  • Develop training materials and provide training on IBR equipment and components.

  • Prepare written and oral reports and conduct presentations.

  • Participate in industry forums and organizations.

  • Travel for job related purposes.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of specifying and procuring major substation equipment, and/or experience in substation design.

  • Knowledge of power transmission and distribution fundamentals including substation equipment application, with an emphasis on circuit breakers, Switchgear, circuit switchers, disconnect switches, instrument transformers and substation DC systems.

  • A good understanding of substation design and maintenance is a plus.

  • Familiarity with design and safety practices including IEEE, ANSI, ASTM, NEC, and NESC.

  • Familiarity with electrical drawings and standards.

  • Ability to work effectively within SRP as well as entities outside of SRP.

  • Must be able to work as a member of a team and handle multiple tasks and priorities.

  • Able to work in high pressure situations on highly critical equipment under compressed deadlines.

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills both oral and written.

  • Skilled at communicating complex concepts to varying audiences.

  • A history of building strong relationships with customers, internal and external.

  • Willing to think critically and offer solutions to complex problems.


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.

• Five years full time engineering experience in the electric utility industry.

• Experience specifying and procuring large scale Inverter Based Resources (IBRs), including solar/wind generation and energy storage.

• Experience with inverter technical standards and integration.

• Experience with IBR integration including control systems, step-up transformers, collector systems and switchgear.

• Experience with recent IBR technologies and updates/changes in industry standards focused on IBRs.

• Prefer experience with equipment and vendor quality management strategies, procedures, and systems.

• Prefer experience leading electrical power system projects involving inter-departmental teams and/or outside entities.

Additional Information

• Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.

• Professional engineering registration (PE) is desired.

Certifications or Testing Required

Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.

Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 14374

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

In order 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.

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