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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Project Engineer – Energy Supply Operating Engineering Group in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Project Engineer – Energy Supply Operating Engineering Group

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $94,099 to $117,624

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 10/23/19

Senior Project Engineer – Energy Supply Operating Engineering Group

The Senior Project Engineer

Energy Supply Operating Engineering Group will provide engineering services for the Energy Supply Department related to our coal, natural gas and hydro-electric units. The engineer will perform engineering and project management expertise as related to boilers, HRSG’s, turbines, condensers, cooling towers, heaters, pumps and piping. Additionally, the engineer will perform inspections and engineering assessments, manage assets and determine areas of improvement. Your engineering expertise and experience in power generation will be valued in this opportunity to advance your professional career in the Energy Supply Department.

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing professional engineering services, including system and component design, problem evaluation and resolution, and technical direction

  • Equipment inspections and engineering assessments, including preparing detailed reports

  • Evaluating, monitoring, directing and managing outside contractors, consultants and vendors

  • Engineering project management, including economic evaluation, schedule and time milestones

  • Preparing scopes of work, contracts and specifications

  • Determining areas of improvement or greater efficiency for reliability, performance and operations and maintenance processes

  • Developing and performing short and long term planning for outages and projects

  • Creates and maintains computer models to aid in analysis and operations of systems

  • Providing technical expertise and guidance to other engineers and technical staff

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge and skills:

  • Knowledge of power plant equipment, including steam/gas turbines, boilers/HRSG’s, condensers, cooling towers, feedwater heaters, pumps, piping and other mechanical equipment

  • Some knowledge of steam path audits, material specifications, material specifications, turbine blade repair, failure cause analysis and relevant code requirements

  • Project management principles and materials and work management processes

  • Contract preparation and management practices

  • Data analysis and research methods

  • Applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations

  • Written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills

Why should you apply? If you have demonstrated experience in power-generation mechanical engineering, have managed complex technical projects, and are familiar with the principals of power generation equipment, we want to hear from you! This position will provide you the opportunity to work with a wide variety of stakeholders across organizational boundaries to manage, prioritize and execute projects and assignments.

What will it take to be successful in this position? A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a Bachelor's degree in Physics coupled with appropriate relevant experience is required. The ideal candidate will come with approximately 7 years professional engineering experience, preferably in a field applicable to electric power generation. Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) is preferred, with completion of the Engineer-In-Training (EIT) Exam expected.

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.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential!

All postings will close at 11:59pm 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 . Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

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