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Colorado Springs Utilities Substation Project Engineer - Civil in Colorado Springs, Colorado

**Substation Project Engineer


Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $80,000 to $99,361

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 1/30/20

**Substation Project Engineer


Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a Civil / Structural Engineer to join the Substation and Transmission Engineering team. In this position, you will provide civil design and technical support for substation and transmission projects. Our system is growing, and we are building our substation engineering team for the future.

As an integral member of the Substation and Transmission Engineering team, this position provides an opportunity to contribute your civil engineering expertise to a wide range of projects. 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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Key responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in the development of design layouts, scopes, and estimates for substation projects

  • Develop physical designs for new substations and expansion of existing substations including site grading, drainage and erosion control, access roads, and fences

  • Perform structural design and analysis of anchorages, steel structures, connections, concrete foundations, and spill containments using industry codes and standards, ensuring adherence to environmental and safety requirements

  • Work with Project Managers, Electrical Engineers, Designers, and other Civil/Structural team members to confirm all project requirements are addressed

  • Develop project schedules, and ensure all tasks are completed on time to support project delivery and completion

  • Visit project sites and work with field teams to develop solutions and corresponding designs

  • Work with internal and external sources to get designs fabricated, reserve or procure materials and deliver to the sites

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

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

  • Perform structural engineering quality reviews of peers and / or consultants

  • Provide quantity estimation for bid preparation for substation and transmission facilities

What will it take to be successful in this position? A bachelor’s degree in Civil / Structural Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology from an accredited university is required for this position. The ideal candidate will offer 4 or more years’ experience in structural engineering, analysis, and foundation design, ideally with experience in the civil/structural design of substations. Professional Engineer (PE) license is desirable. Additionally, we are interested in your experience in the following areas, so please be sure to highlight them on your resume/application:

  • Working knowledge and application of industry standards, safety standards and current design codes such as AISC, ACI, ASCE 113, IEEE, NESC and others

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • Working knowledge of PLS-CADD

  • Experience with structural modeling software such as STAAD Pro

  • Project and contract management

  • Substation design requirements and construction techniques

  • High-voltage transmission structure and foundation design

  • Excellent communications skills to effectively communicate, using both written and verbal communications, with diverse groups

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!

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