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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Plant Electrical Engineer (Engineer IV)  in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Plant Electrical Engineer (Engineer IV)

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $123,760 to $135,720

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 4/27/23

Senior Plant Electrical Engineer (Engineer IV)

Who We Are… Colorado Springs Utilities is the largest municipal four-service public utility in the nation, providing water, wastewater, electric, and natural gas services to 500,000 residents in the Pikes Peak region. We cultivate a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, customer service and work-life balance. Our employees know they make a difference every day by providing critical services to the public while living and working in a city consistently rated as the most desirable place to live in the United States (U.S. News and World Report).

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The 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. Come join the Colorado Springs Utilities team as a Senior Plant Electrical Engineer supporting our power, water, and wastewater plants!

This Senior Plant Electrical Engineer position is an engineering opportunity that will allow you to use your engineering education and skills to become a valuable member of our teams. You will manage large scale engineering projects and provide technical guidance to other engineers, operations, and maintenance personnel.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Prepare electrical engineering drawings, single-lines, calculations, studies, and schematics

  • Coordinate and perform inspections, tests, and participates in on-site audits of equipment

  • Design independently, manage, and complete large, complex engineering projects including developing budgets, estimating project costs, tracking changes, monitoring schedules, and conducting post project review

  • Facilitate meetings and works with customers and stakeholders

  • Perform analysis and review of generator units and electrical equipment conditions

  • Create and maintain computer models to aid in analysis, design, and operation of systems

  • Develop forecasts and performs short- and long-range planning for projects; prepare feasibility studies, including project scope, preliminary designs, estimates, investment, and operation cost

  • Perform and manage NERC/WECC compliance and develops new procedures and programs based on new regulations.

  • Develop, recommend, and implement policies, procedures, processes, guidelines, and standards concerning engineering best practices and techniques

  • Prepare, maintain, and submit reports; perform technical review of engineering reports and documents from outside consultants

  • Perform root-cause analysis and investigations on failed equipment and systems

  • Prepare, administer, and review contracts and specifications to ensure compliance with engineering and materials standards

  • Complete requests for proposal process including negotiations and management of legal considerations

  • Evaluate and monitor outside consultants, contractors, and vendors to ensure compliance with specifications, bid proposals and obligations

  • Provides technical guidance to other engineering employees and/or contractors and coordinates efforts regarding the most complex engineering designs

  • Mentor new engineers

  • Serve as an electrical safety resource

Who You Are… the idealcandidate will have a significant amount of demonstrated engineering experience and possesses theoretical knowledge of electrical systems including power generation, power distribution, relay protection, and electrical systems along with general engineering theories, techniques, and procedures. A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university is required. 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 will be needed as you develop in this position. Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification preferred.

This position requires a valid, non-restricted driver's license.

The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are: 120A, 12A, 51S, 881A, 32E1, 32E2, 32E3, 32E4, 32EX, 5311, 5904, 5310, 122, 5960, 8004, 144, 1301, 1302, 1310, 2070, 6004, 6005, 9620, 9622, 9624, 9626, 9630, 9631, 9632

What Does this Opportunity Offer… This position will be primarily responsible for engineering responsibilities of fossil fuel, hydro-electric, combined cycle, bulk energy storage systems, water and wastewater treatment plants and hence experience in such is desirable in this position. You will have the opportunity to apply engineering principles while being responsible for the design and construction of power plant 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 plant engineers and mentor engineers with less experience. 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.

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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  • 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). 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