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Colorado Springs Utilities Substation Maintenance Principal Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Substation Maintenance Principal Engineer

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $110,000 to $135,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date

Substation Maintenance Principal Engineer

  • Please note that this position will remain posted until filled** ._

Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a Substation Maintenance Principal Engineer to join the Substation and Transmission Engineering group. Our electric system is growing, and we are building our substation engineering team for the future.

This is an exciting, high profile opportunity to develop and execute a variety of maintenance duties related to design, expansion and upgrades of our substations. You will be using your engineering expertise to help sustain and maintain the needs of the Colorado Springs Utilities transmission and distribution systems today, tomorrow and into the future. The roles and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Performing substation transformer design review and oversee/analyze factory acceptance tests of new transformers. This will include travel to manufacturers’ facilities

  • Representing substations operations on major equipment purchase committees including the preparation of the RFP and technical specifications documents

  • Forecasting and planning equipment replacement, including developing and administering the budget for equipment replacement

  • Analyzing and prioritizing maintenance work and develop maintenance intervals for all substation equipment; develop and implement new and analyze existing maintenance intervals and practices

  • Analyzing and interpreting the results of various substation equipment tests and recommending actions to be taken in response to test results. These tests include: Dissolved Gas Analysis tests of the oil, and Doble Power Factor test results

  • Developing standards for substation spare parts and equipment and setting inventory levels based on past use, price and risk to the system

  • Developing and providing relevant training to substation personnel

  • Serving as Subject Matter Expert for relevant NERC standards

  • Providing technical support for field personnel as needed, including after-hours

Why should you apply? This position provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the protection of our system’s reliability. In joining the Substation and Transmission Engineering group, you will gain membership to 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.

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What will it take to be successful in this position? A bachelor's degree in Power System Engineering or Electrical Engineering from an accredited program is required for this position, and 10 or more years professional level engineering in substation maintenance, an emphasis in Power Systems is highly preferred. A Professional Engineer (PE) certification and/or master’s in engineering are desired but not required.

The ideal candidate will also possess excellent communications skills; the ability to quickly make prioritization adjustments due to system and operational needs; have a thorough understanding of various regulations unique to substations, i.e. EPA, Wildlife Protection, etc

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • Offering four services, Colorado Springs Utilities gives you experience unmatched by other utility companies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

  • We champion innovation, state-of-the-art facilities and clean, efficient technologies that sustain the Colorado Springs lifestyle.

  • Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, you will enjoy nature at its finest. From snow-boarding to biking to theater to community service to food and wine festivals, Colorado Springs offers something for everyone.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community!

ATTENTION: During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Colorado Springs Utilities will continue advertising open positions. However, in-person interviews will discontinue for most positions until further notice. Instead, our hiring process will leverage remote technology solutions, to include the enhanced use of email, telephone and video solutions where possible. Additionally, we anticipate delays confirming start dates for successful candidates until we are able to resume more normal business operations. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

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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E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: . If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

Colorado Springs Utilities does not participate in work visa programs or sponsorship of 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 on a permanent basis

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support