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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Planner Analyst in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Planner Analyst

Job Type: Business Operations

Pay Range $48.08 to $55.29

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 4/11/24

Applications are being accepted through: 8/12/24

*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.

Senior Planner Analyst

The Plant Work Management team is hiring a Planner Analyst Senior to our team. This opportunity will allow you to utilize your maintenance experience coupled with your aptitude for routine and outage planning, scheduling, and coordinating repair activities associated with the electric-generating assets of our organization. You will be responsible for planning, scheduling, coordinating, and analyzing maintenance activities for various equipment and craft personnel. Your maintenance knowledge and analytical skills will be instrumental in maintaining the operational readiness condition of critical assets.

Your thoughtful planning and dedication to excellence will ensure our electric generation system is constructed and maintained efficiently with the proper amount of analysis and schedule/planning rigor. This will enable Colorado Springs Utilities to provide the safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of electricity to our customer-owners. You will also implement and develop work management best practices for maintenance planning at Utilities’ plant environments.

This position will be centralized at the Nixon Power Plant location, however, is expected to support all energy supply plants and remote sites within the Plant Work Management Group as business needs dictate.

How you will enjoy spending your time:

  • Review, prepare, plan, schedule, and analyze routine and outage work orders

  • Develop craft-specific job plans, material ordering, working in MAXIMO to allocate workload, and scheduling maintenance personnel at all Power Plants

  • Develop weekly, and daily maintenance schedules for repair, PMs, and new installations of equipment involving Hydro Units, Coal Fired Boilers, Scrubbers, Gas Turbines, Coal Reclaim, and Water Treatment Facility along with the new Aeroderivative Units

  • Responsible for overseeing Work Management Best Practices Implementation for Electric Generation assets

  • Create project work breakdown structure and collaborate with stakeholders to monitor, analyze, and report on projects in all phases of Work Management

  • Create, maintain, and track service records associated with asset management, asset creation, LID, and PMs & JPs in Maximo

  • Provide technical direction to a small group of professional, craft, and/or support personnel and act as mentor and trainer to planner analysts

  • Attend meetings and participate in presentations to the management team concerning Outage Planning, Asset Integration, and Maintenance Planning Strategies

  • Assist in developing Integrated Asset Management Strategies and implementation processes and standards for all ESD facilities, personnel, assets, and infrastructure

What we are looking for:

At the Planner Analyst Senior classification, candidates will typically offer progressive experience in the planning, scheduling, and analysis of construction and maintenance projects. Ideally, you will possess a minimum of 3 years of journey-level experience in a related craft such as Power Plant Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, or Plant Operations. Experience in construction planning or estimating processes is preferred. Experience with Asset Management Fundamentals is essential. Electric Generation Facility or related fields of industry is also preferred. Additionally, we desire candidates who bring the following knowledge and experience:

  • Experience performing data input and analytical analysis using various software applications, such as Power BI and Maximo

  • Knowledge of engineering, construction, and operations work management measurements, principles, and techniques

  • Strong attention to detail and project management skills demonstrated in your ability to track, review, and analyze schedules throughout all phases of the project

  • Proficient at scheduling, planning, forecasting, monitoring, acquiring resources, project/program monitoring, analyzing, reporting, communicating, and developing weekly job schedules and digital work packets

  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to work cross-functionally with various stakeholders

  • Excellent organizational skills in planning maintenance projects and repair

  • Collecting data and analyzing results

  • Colorado Springs Utilities CMMS (MAXIMO) system

  • Microsoft Project, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

  • Scheduling, planning, forecasting, and analyzing weekly job schedules

  • Problem-solving skills and excellent communication skills

  • An excellent safety record and demonstrated safety behaviors in support of an incident and injury-free workplace

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 one of the most desired cities to live in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023)

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 $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


  • 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: Business Operations