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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Transmission Line Design Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Transmission Line Design Engineer

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $123,000 to $137,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 12/23/22

Senior Transmission Line Design Engineer

Colorado Springs Utilities is hiring a Transmission Line Design Engineer to join our Substation and Transmission Engineering group. This opportunity will allow you to perform structural engineering design for our electric transmission system, where you will also be responsible for specifying and procuring transmission equipment and material. Additionally, you will lead the service procurement tasks as well as project and construction management for transmission-related projects for Electric Planning, Electric Construction, Operations, and Energy Supply.

Your engineering expertise and ability to produce quality and accurate designs will ensure that our electric system serves the needs of Colorado Springs Utilities’ transmission and distribution systems today, tomorrow, and beyond. The roles and responsibilities of this position fall under three areas; engineering design, project management, and procurement management.

Engineering Design:

  • Assume responsibility for preparing design packages including project drawings, calculations & specifications and reviewing the same from consultants for externally delivered projects

  • Assist in developing and documenting appropriate ratings and operational limits for the electric transmission system

  • Review requests from developers and other entities to ensure compatibility with Utilities’ easements/infrastructure and code compliance

  • Leading the development and engineering for construction standardsStrengthening technical knowledge as needed for designing transmission projects and specifications and knowledge shared with co-workers and team members

  • Engaging other groups in the organization in technical discussions and awareness

  • Producing quality design packages necessary for installing new and replacing aged transmission structures

  • Providing transmission technical support through planning, design, construction, commissioning, and energization

Project Management:

  • Provide support to internal line crews including material recommendations, damage assessments, and inventory coordination

  • Lead system surveys to ensure compliance with NERC/FERC and develop mitigation plans as issues are identified

  • Overseeing the quality, efficiency, and suitability of all technical project outputs

  • Facilitating project meetings, and effectively communicating between stakeholders and the project team

  • Developing scope, schedule, and budget for transmission projects during project planning

  • Leading project delivery, aligning project scope and execution with technical requirements while keeping projects on time and on budget (Microsoft

  • Project or Primavera experience preferred)

  • Gathering all materials and equipment necessary for a project

  • Coordinating with multiple groups while tracking project changes and reporting project status

Procurement Management:

  • Coordinating with the procurement department to purchase equipment and services through bid and/or proposal processes

  • Writing statements of work to fully capture the project needs and procuring materials required for project construction

  • Monitoring and controlling schedule with contracting service to meet project needs

Why should you apply?

This position provides a unique opportunity to perform engineering design and project management in all aspects of transmission projects from start to finish. The responsibility of performing in all project aspects will enhance your engineering expertise providing opportunities for growth. In joining the Substation and Transmission Engineering group, you will join a highly skilled and experienced team who routinely leverages their technical expertise to serve in our municipal utility’s System Planning and Projects Division and beyond.

What will it take to be successful in this position?

  • A bachelor's degree in Engineering is required to be considered for this position; an emphasis in Transmission engineering with Civil/Structural background is strongly preferred

  • A Professional Engineer (PE) license is required. Candidates with Project Management Professional (PMP) certification will be highly regarded

  • A minimum of 7 years of engineering experience is required with at least 5 years including design and engineering of transmission lines (115kV or above)

  • Proficiency in PLS-CADD is required and experience with PLS-POLE and TOWER is desired

  • Experience with Lpile and/or MFAD is desirable

  • Strong background with NESC, ASCE, IEEE and other applicable design standards including familiarity with applying local requirements

  • Previous experience working with/for a public or private utility is highly preferred

  • Experience with underground transmission is ideal

  • Familiarity with ASPEN Line Database or other software used to establish line impedance is desirable

  • Attention to detail and proven skills in teamwork, collaboration, initiative, communication, and presentation are a must

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

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 weatherVacation 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 $5.00 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 purchaseEmployee 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 availableCurious about joining our team? Learn more at


  • 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