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Colorado Springs Utilities Engineer I - Substation Maintenance  in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Engineer I - Substation Maintenance

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $60,944 to $76,190

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 5/28/21

Engineer I - Substation Maintenance

Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking an electrical engineer to join our Substation and Transmission Engineering group as a Substation Maintenance Staff Engineer. Our electric system is growing, and we are building our substation engineering team for the future.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an experienced team and be mentored to develop and execute a variety of maintenance duties related to the design, expansion, and upgrades of our substations. You will put your education and engineering skills to work, as you assist with sustaining and maintaining the needs of Colorado Springs Utilities transmission and distribution systems today, tomorrow, and into the future. Come see what it’s like to live in a top-rated community and be part of a utility committed to its employees, customers, and community!

The roles and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Training under the Senior Substation Maintenance Engineer on substation equipment design, testing, and provide support on miscellaneous responsibilities

  • Developing familiarity with and providing support to Subject Matter Expert for substation equipment. This includes equipment: technical specifications, procurements, design reviews, factory testing, operating manuals, and forecasting

  • Providing support for analyzing and interpreting the results of various substation equipment tests and recommending appropriate actions to be taken

  • Developing familiarity with and provide support for relevant NERC standards

  • Providing technical support for field personnel as needed, including after-hours

  • Provide support for analyzing and prioritizing maintenance work and develop maintenance intervals and practices for all substation equipment

  • Developing standards for substation spare parts, materials, and equipment; and incorporating the necessary material/equipment into the system

  • Providing support for developing, maintaining, and administering relevant training to substation personnel, including the Substation Hazard Communication training (web-based and in-class)

  • Working with warehouse personnel to incorporate necessary material/equipment into the system for both the Substation Operations and Relay Instrumentation & Control Groups

Why should you apply? This position will provide you with an opportunity to contribute to the protection of our system’s reliability. In joining the Substation and Transmission Engineering group, you will be part of a highly skilled and experienced team that routinely leverages their technical expertise and insight to impact 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 Power System Engineering or Electrical Engineering from an accredited program is required at the time of hire. The ideal candidate will also possess excellent learning and communications skills and the ability to quickly make prioritization adjustments due to system and operational needs.

Our Commitment…

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 comprehensive benefits program.

  • 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 (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. During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are hiring for a variety of positions. Interviews for many positions will leverage remote technology solutions, including the enhanced use of email, telephone, and video solutions where possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

  • 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