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Colorado Springs Utilities Plant Performance and Reliability Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Plant Performance and Reliability Engineer

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $94,099 to $142,313

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 5/7/24

Applications are being accepted until: 5/29/24

*If no date is displayed, applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis; however, this job posting may close at any time after a minimum of 5 days of being posted.

Plant Performance and Reliability Engineer

This position will be filled at the Engineer III or IV level. The level of selected candidate will be dependent on the qualifications, experience, education, and certification level of the successful candidate.

As a Plant Performance and Reliability Engineer, you will have the opportunity to support the execution of our Performance Monitoring and Testing Program with the goal of providing actionable insights on addressing performance and reliability issues for our electric, water, wastewater and natural gas operating systems and assets.

In this job, you will plan, execute, and direct critical tests to ensure plant and process reliability and efficient operation across our four-service utility, as well as develop and monitor key performance indicators for systems and components within our system, therefore a strong understanding of mechanical equipment operation and maintenance is critical. You will also facilitate root-cause analysis of system and equipment failures and performance deviations to identify corrective actions needed to optimize the long-term operation of our systems and assets through developing and performing monitoring and reporting efforts using advanced analytics, including advanced pattern recognition technologies and other operational data analysis tools.

A day in the life of a Reliability and Performance Engineer may include:

  • Performing analyses and reviews of unit, system and component conditions, technical drawings, cost, specification design, and feasibility

  • Performing regular equipment performance and reliability monitoring tasks in compliance with facility monitoring plan requirements and frequencies (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.)

  • Developing, modifying, configuring, and utilizing new or existing performance analysis tools and models; both 3rd party software packages and built in-house

  • Coordinating and performing inspections and routine and special tests on assets, and participating in onsite audits

  • Managing the tracking, reporting, and resolution of performance and reliability issues found through data analysis

  • Provides technical guidance to other engineering employees, internal customers and/or contractors with regard to complex engineering designs

  • Performing root-cause analyses and investigations on failed and underperforming equipment and systems

  • Designing and managing engineering projects that support the Performance and Reliability Program, including developing budgets, estimating project costs, tracking changes, and monitoring schedules

  • Evaluating and monitoring outside consultants, contractors, and vendors to ensure compliance with specifications, bid proposals, and obligations

  • Monitoring changes and trends in federal and state laws and regulations, and developing new procedures and programs based on new regulations

  • Facilitates meetings; works with customers and stakeholders. Serves as a CSU representative

  • Establishes work quality standards; reviews and re-engineers workflow to make it more efficient and effective

  • Assisting in the development of new procedures and processes based on monitoring, diagnostics, and operational needs

  • Developing, recommending, and implementing policies, procedures, processes, guidelines, and standards regarding engineering best practices and techniques

Who You Are

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering is required, preferably in Mechanical Engineering

  • Relevant and progressively responsible experience in an engineering discipline, preferably in a performance and reliability role

  • Knowledge of mechanical equipment, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics

  • Knowledge of industrial processes and process equipment and their operation

  • Skill in data analytics, data management, and technical writing

  • Registration as a Fundamental Engineer or Professional Engineer is preferred

  • A valid, unrestricted driver's license is required for this role

This job is eligible for relocation assistance to aid with the costs of relocating to the Colorado Springs area.

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 leader in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements

  • Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in one of the most desired cities to live in the United States (U.S. News & World Report)

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 –12 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 $0 per month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA). (effective the 1st of the month following your start date)

  • 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 (effective the 1st of the month following your start date)

  • Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery (effective the 1st of the month following your start date)

  • 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 (effective the 1st of the month following your start date)

  • 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 (effective the 1st of the month following your start date)

  • Life Insurance – Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage available (effective the 1st of the month following your start date)

  • 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


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • 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 to include those with a STEM OPT extension ). 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