Colorado Springs Utilities Electrical Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support
Pay Range $107,390 to $113,651
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Date First Posted 10/12/23
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Come join the Colorado Springs Utilities team! The Energy Supply Department’s Operating Engineer Group is seeking to enhance the section's existing engineering expertise with a dedicated electrical engineer who possesses experience in all aspects of power generation, electrical systems, controls, design, installation, and maintenance.
This job is eligible for relocation assistance
Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a Project Engineer to support our operating facilities. The Electrical Engineer position is an engineering opportunity that will allow you to use your engineering education and skills to become a valuable member of the operating engineering team supporting all four utilities. You will manage routine engineering projects and provide technical support to senior level engineers.
Key Areas of Focus:
Prepares electrical engineering drawings, single-lines, calculations, studies, and schematics
Coordinates and performs inspections, tests, and participates in on-site audits of equipment
Performs engineering design and project management for engineering projects which includes developing budgets, estimating project costs, tracking changes and monitoring schedules
Facilitates meetings and works with customers and stakeholders
Performs analysis and review of generator units and electrical equipment conditions, technical drawings, cost, specifications, and feasibility
Creates and maintains computer models to aid in analysis, design, and operation of systems.
Follows NERC/WECC standards and develops new procedures and programs based on new regulations
Develops, recommends, and implements policies, procedures, processes, guidelines and standards concerning engineering best practices and techniques
Conducts studies and research assignments
Prepares, maintains, and submits reports; performs technical review of engineering reports and documents from outside consultants
Performs short- and long-term planning on future projects
Trains and supports junior engineers and plant personnel and serves as an electrical safety resource
Who You Are… a candidate who possesses theoretical knowledge of electrical systems including power generation, power distribution, relay protection, and electrical systems along with general engineering theories, techniques and procedures. Additionally, an understanding of control systems, utility operating policies, procedures and processes and strong project management principles and practices will be needed. Finally, strong computer skills including electronic/online tools including AutoCAD drafting will be needed as you develop in this position.
*A valid, non-restricted driver's license is required for this role
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university is required
Electrical Engineering emphasis and Power Engineering coursework preferred
Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification preferred
The ideal candidate will possess five to seven years of engineering experience beyond academic training
Engineering experience in power is preferred
This position will be primarily responsible for Utilities operating facilities including fossil fuel plants, hydro-electric plants, battery energy storage systems, combined cycle, water treatment, and wastewater treatment
What Does this Opportunity Offer… In this position you will have the opportunity to apply engineering principles while being responsible for the design and construction of operating facilities maintenance and capital improvement projects. You will become the subject matter expert for compliance with NERC generation related standards for the Colorado Springs Utilities generation fleet. As well, you will work along-side other engineers, operators, and maintenance staff as you develop in your career. Additionally, this position will expose you to engineering as it is related to maintenance and troubleshooting activities performed by the electricians and design and implement electrical systems for capital improvement projects.
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What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you
The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.
The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.
A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.
The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.
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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Starting pay will be determined within the posted pay range based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate; if there is a single pay rate posted, the job starts at that rate.
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