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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Substation Project Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Substation Project Engineer

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $98,000 to $120,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 1/19/21

Senior Substation Project Engineer

  • This job is eligible for relocation assistance"_**

Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a Senior Project Engineer to join the Substation and Transmission Engineering group. Our transmission system is growing, and we are building our substation engineering team for the future. Your engineering expertise to produce quality and accurate designs works to ensure that the substation equipment and controls will serve the needs of the 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 :

  • Participating and providing input in developing engineering and construction standards

  • Strengthening technical knowledge as needed for designing substation equipment projects and specifications and knowledge share 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 substation equipment and controls

  • Providing substation technical support through planning, design, construction, commissioning, and energizations

  • Providing technical guidance to other engineers on complex engineering designs

Project Management:

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

  • Providing support in developing scope, schedule and budget for complex substation projects during project planning, then taking lead during project delivery (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:

  • Traveling to factories for equipment design review and testing

  • Coordinating with the procurement department to purchase large 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 substation projects from start to finish. The responsibility of performing in all project aspects enhances your engineering expertise while showcasing your propensity for self-directed work and ability to balance competing projects and priorities. 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 Energy Services Division and beyond.

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​What will it take to be successful in this position? A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering is required to be considered for this position; an emphasis in Power Systems engineering is strongly preferred. A Master’s Degree, Professional Engineer (PE) registration and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification are desired but not required. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess electrical design experience with displayed expertise with large and complex substation projects. This experience includes creating protective relay one line / three-line diagrams; current, voltage and trip schematics; and panel/equipment wiring diagrams including point-to-point and inter-panel wiring. Attention to detail is a vital skill for this position.

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 snowboarding 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!

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.

Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • 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