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Salt River Project Technician Design in Phoenix, Arizona

Technician Design

Date: Oct 12, 2021

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

The Design Technician performs the tasks associated with preparing construction-ready design drawings for both developer/customer and SRP construction personnel. The designs must comply with SRP design, construction, and maintenance standards, as well as the current National Electrical Safety Code (NESC). The Design Technician is responsible for performing necessary pre-defined engineering calculations; for mapping and posting electrical facilities to the corporate Geographic Info System (GIS) system; securing municipal construction permits, tracking easement acquisition with the SRP Land Department, ordering materials required for successful completion of job construction; and closing field installation records of distribution jobs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Produces design drawings using automated/GIS products, maps, exhibits, and reports from notes, aerial and satellite photography, marked prints, digital data source, verbal/written instructions, calculations, or rough field sketches.

  • Maintains Smallworld database, including Schematic and Field Installation Records (FIR).

  • Under the direction of a Designer or Design Consultant, the Design Technician produces all design drawings in accordance with SRP requirements for clearances and line design, construction, and maintenance standards.

  • Interprets, extracts, validates, and integrates engineering and geographic data from internal and external customers, engineers, and analysts to construct the required products.

  • Prepares and conducts training of resources to improve their skills in preparation for more complex assignments and subsequent advancement.

  • Performs pre-defined engineering calculations per distribution design, construction, and maintenance policies, procedures, and standards.

  • Submits appropriate permit requests to municipalities and other governmental agencies.

  • Submits requests for equipment inspections, surface locate, potholes, survey, and easement acquisition/verification to all necessary SRP departments.

  • Creates material list based upon construction ready prints and submits for review.

  • Prepares, interprets, and coordinates processing documents for updating GIS systems.

  • Performs field checks and verifies accuracy of maps, exhibits, and records.

  • Shares in the development of GIS applications and mapping procedures.

  • Makes recommendations for process improvements.

  • Determines detail requirements on minor designs for distribution system and supports design function of major projects.

  • Performs other duties that may be assigned.


College level coursework (100+) from an accredited institution will be evaluated on an individual basis according to the skill/level to determine if applicable to the position by management.


At job entry, placement will be determined by a review of college transcripts and related work experience. A minimum of 6 years of related experience is required for the senior level. Once placed into the job family, an employee may become eligible for promotion by demonstrating the ability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by their management and meeting experience requirements.

Additional Information

Experience in one of the following areas: CAD Technician, MSD, Design Technician, GIS Technician, Engineering Technician, or other related experience.

Previous Drafting Experience using AutoCAD preferred.

Certifications or Testing Required

Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.

Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 13435

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