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Colorado Springs Utilities Demand Side Management (DSM) Engineer I in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Demand Side Management (DSM) Engineer I

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $29.30 to 36.63

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 6/16/21

Demand Side Management (DSM) Engineer I

As a publicly owned utility, Colorado Springs Utilities is dedicated to providing our ratepayer owners resiliency, reliability, and cost-effectiveness across all four of our service lines; Electric, Gas, Water and Wastewater. The Demand Side Management & Distributed Energy Strategies group is tasked with leading the Electric and Gas services through the transition to a clean energy future. We do this by providing solutions for customers to reduce existing energy use and developing future strategies for the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy; be part of history by implementing energy solutions for a cleaner, greener tomorrow!

We are actively seeking a creative and collaborative individual to be a valuable contributor with a vision for the future in our evolving suite of energy efficiency, demand response, and renewable energy programs. As a key member of the Demand Side Management and Distributed Energy Strategies team, you will work directly with the DSM and Lead Engineer. Additionally, work collaboratively within the DSM and DES teams, the Water Demand Management team, and stakeholder groups throughout the utility and municipal government to deliver products and solutions that meet both operational and customer needs across multiple utility services.

As the Project Engineer, you will:

  • Assist with the day-to-day operation of DSM programs, including tracking, forecasting, and updating customer information records, and resolving customer issues

  • Perform inspections at customer sites as part of the program measurement and verification process

  • Evaluate program effectiveness; recommend and implement enhancements

  • Perform technical studies and audits

  • Work collaboratively with Business Account Management, Customer Experience, Service Center, and Planning and Engineering, and other utility staff to continuously improve programs

What does this opportunity offer … We are big enough to have a large variety of projects but small enough for you to be involved with many of those projects. This position will provide you the opportunity to assist individual customers with reducing energy use while being directly involved in reducing the use of fossil fuels and transitioning to a more renewable energy future. As an integral member of the DSM and DES team, you will work with a very dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about their service to our community. We offer a work environment where work-life balance is realized.

Who you are : You will bring your Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited university and be technology savvy with a vision for the future of the energy industry. You will understand electric and gas utility systems, be customer-focused and have the capability to adapt to unique situations encountered at customer sites. This position will require a balance of interpersonal and logical skills as well as a desire to learn and share in an era of rapid industry change.

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 for our community

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

  • The opportunity to thrive and perform daily continuous process improvements resulting in transformational change

  • This position provides you the opportunity to work with customers and multiple internal and external stakeholders

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

Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • Colorado Springs Utilities is considered an essential business delivering critical services to our community. If selected for an interview, we may leverage remote technology solutions including the enhanced use of email, telephone, and video solutions as part of the hiring process where possible.

  • All postings will close at 11:59 pm 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 .

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

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