Colorado Springs Utilities Electrical Engineer III – Substation in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Electrical Engineer III – Substation
Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support
Pay Range $94,099 to $117,894
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Date First Posted 10/11/23
Electrical Engineer III – Substation
*This job is eligible for relocation assistance to aid with the costs associated with moving to the Colorado Springs area.
Colorado Springs Utilities is hiring an Electrical Engineer III (mid/intermediate level) to join the Substation Engineering group. This opportunity will provide you the opportunity to perform electrical engineering design for our electric system (substations). You will be responsible for specifying and procuring substation equipment and materials. Additionally, you will lead the service procurement tasks as well as project and construction management for substation-related projects for Electric Planning, Electric Construction, Operations, and Energy Supply.
Your engineering expertise and ability to produce quality and accurate designs will ensure that our substation equipment and controls serve the needs of Colorado Springs Utilities transmission and distribution systems today, tomorrow, and beyond. The roles and responsibilities of this position fall under three areas; engineering design, project management, and procurement management.
Participating and providing input in the development, engineering, and construction standards
Strengthening technical knowledge as needed for designing substation equipment projects and specifications and knowledge shared with co-workers and team members
Engaging other groups in the organization in technical discussions and awareness
Producing quality design packages necessary for installing new and replacing aged substation equipment and controls
Providing substation technical support through planning, design, construction, commissioning, and energization
Overseeing the quality, efficiency, and suitability of all technical project outputs
Facilitating project meetings, and effectively communicating between stakeholders and the project team
Providing support in developing scope, schedule, and budget for substation projects during project planning
Taking lead during project delivery, aligning project scope and execution with technical requirements while keeping projects on time and on budget (Microsoft Project or Primavera experience preferred)
Gathering all materials and equipment necessary for a project
Coordinating with multiple groups while tracking project changes and reporting project status
Coordinating with the procurement department to purchase equipment and services through bid and/or proposal processes
Writing statements of work to fully capture the project needs and procuring materials required for project construction
Monitoring and controlling schedule with contracting service to meet project needs
Why should you apply? This position provides a unique opportunity to perform engineering design and project management in all aspects of small to medium substation projects from start to finish. The responsibility of performing in all project aspects will enhance your engineering expertise providing opportunities for growth. In joining the Substation and Transmission Engineering group, you will gain membership to a highly skilled and experienced team who routinely leverages their technical expertise to serve in our municipal utility’s System Planning and Projects Division and beyond.
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What will it take to be successful in this position?
A bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering is required to be considered for this position; an emphasis in Power Systems engineering is strongly preferred
Engineer in Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) registration and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is desired but not required
A minimum of 4 years of electrical system design experience and familiarity with one-line / three-line diagrams; current, voltage, and trip schematics; and panel/equipment wiring diagrams including point-to-point and inter-panel wiring is preferred
Attention to detail and proven skills in teamwork, collaboration, initiative, and communication are a must
The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are:120A, 12A, 51S, 881A32E1, 32E2, 32E3, 32E4, 32EX5311, 5904, 5310, 122, 5960, 8004, 1441301, 1302, 1310, 2070, 6004, 6005, 9620, 9622, 9624, 9626, 9630, 9631, 9632
Who We are...
One of the largest four-service public utilities in the nation (over 500,000 customers)
A national leader in reliability (power on an average of 99.991% of the time)
Diamond Designation recipient from the American Public Power Association – a utility sector leader in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements
Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the most desired city to live in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
Our Commitment to our Employees…
Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.
Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge
Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year
Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave
Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year
Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather
Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time
Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire
Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.00 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements
Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network PPO preventive care covered at 100% and access to orthodontia coverage
Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery
Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans
Disability Coverage – Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more
Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC) – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones
Life Insurance – Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage available
Tuition Reimbursement – Employees are eligible to receive up to $5,250 annually for Tuition Reimbursement
Qualifying Public Service Employer – Payments made towards student loans may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
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Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support