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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Electric Distribution Engineer  in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Electric Distribution Engineer

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $103,000 to $127,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 3/8/21

Senior Electric Distribution Engineer

This position is eligible for relocation assistance

Colorado Springs Utilities is looking for a Senior Electric Distribution Engineer to join our Energy Standards Engineering team. As a senior member of our team, you will support the technical needs of the electric distribution system and provide in-house expertise to support the integration of renewable resources, effectively support and lead electric standards requests.

Our team’s mission is to strategically and collaboratively plan and support the future of safe, reliable, and competitively-priced energy for the citizen owners and customers of Colorado Springs Utilities. Be a part of a team that is literally planning the energy future for Colorado Springs, consistently recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States!

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, review, and approve specifications.

  • Evaluate products and alternate manufacturers for lowest system lifecycle costs

  • Assure conformance of standards to applicable laws, codes and regulations.

  • Perform electric failure investigations and analysis.

  • Prepare information and reports, communicate findings and provide opinions/recommendations.

  • Conduct studies and research including integration of Renewable Energy, Electric vehicles, and Distribution Automation.

  • Perform tests and coordinate trials of new products.

  • Monitor changes in regulations and the profession.

  • Review and update guidelines for utility engineering practices.

  • Determine areas for improvement or greater efficiency.

  • Coordinate technical efforts of strategic alliance teams to leverage effectiveness.

  • Manage and coordinate project assignments of engineering support staff.

  • Provide instruction and consulting on design and construction standards for designers, construction crews and suppliers.

Why should you apply? This position will reward you with constantly changing, intellectually challenging work where you will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) in electric standards. In this job, you will have the opportunity to learn Colorado Springs Utilities business processes in relation to electric standards including electrical overhead and underground distribution design, over-current protection and coordination, failure analysis, system reliability, materials, and cost analysis. You will work with a dynamic team of individuals providing electric engineering support to our internal and external customers.

If you have a background in defining electric construction standards/methods based on industry best practices/developing technologies, have a passion for solving problems, and enjoy helping others, we want to hear from you!

What will it take to be successful in this position? A bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering is required. Additionally, most people will have 7+ years of engineering experience in Electric Engineering, with specialized knowledge in electric distribution systems. Professional accomplishments in the following are desired:

  • Identifying standards in need of development or maintenance and identifying work needed on problems with designs, materials or practices

  • Use of your body of knowledge of national and industry standards and applying them to electric construction projects and materials selection

  • Troubleshooting electric distribution engineering issues or investigations

  • Performing cost-benefit analysis and evaluation of materials to be used in the electric distribution system and working with construction crews and engineering teams to develop construction standards

  • EIT, P.E. license and/or Master's degree is a plus

This job is eligible for relocation assistance to aid with the costs associated with moving to the Colorado Springs area. The amount offered for relocation assistance is based on the distance from Colorado Springs.

Our Commitment…

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 comprehensive benefits program.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs

Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits

Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • Colorado Springs Utilities is considered an essential business delivering critical services to our community. During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are hiring for a variety of positions. Interviews for many positions will leverage remote technology solutions, including the enhanced use of email, telephone, and video solutions where possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

  • All postings will close at 11:59 pm 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 .

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • 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