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Principal Combustion Turbine Engineer

at Salt River Project

Posted: 8/19/2019
Job Reference #: 584168400A0

Job Description

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief

Regularly provides engineering services in an engineering discipline, as a project/program leader, or in an area of technical specialty, in a technically sound, safe, timely, and cost effective manner to enable SRP to realize its goals and objectives for providing water and energy related services.

Job Responsibilities

Performs as an engineering project/program leader/engineer on projects/programs which are large or have many complex features.

Prepares specifications, evaluates bids, and prepares recommendation materials for management consideration when evaluating large or complex procurements.

Performs as a staff consultant and/or advisor in a technical specialty.

May performs engineering design, analysis, and studies in an area of technical specialty requiring a significant knowledge of related fields.

Provides engineering discipline leadership when administering and reviewing work performed by consultants and others.

May prepare and/or conduct written and oral reports and presentations.

When required/requested, serves on industry committees and task forces as a representative of SRP.

Active leadership role in promoting safety within department.

Actively develops and trains engineers on technical, project management, and/or best practices related activities. Identifies or creates development opportunities.

Establishes standards and facilitates Standards Change Processes in the discipline when required.

Leads collaboration across SRP.

Represents SRP in legal and regulatory matters or proceedings of technical nature when required.

Demonstrates substantive thought leadership to further new ideas, products, services, and/or business processes to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and/or customer satisfaction.

Demonstrates substantive leadership in organizational change management to foster the success of new business products, services, and/or business processes.


Ten (10) years full time professional experience actively engaged in engineering practice.

Must have demonstrated the successful accomplishment of work as defined for this position.

Contributed to the authoring, publishing and/or presenting of internal or external technical papers.

Additional Information

Additional Job Responsibilities 

  • Documenting essential activities and planning future outages. Enhance the consistency between all SRP fleet regarding combustion turbines.
  • Must be willing to travel – repair shops for inspections and remote sites; estimating around 45 calendar days a year.
  • Strategic outlook on maintenance and life extension evaluations of all combustion turbines
  • Project engineering and budget development
  • Develop outage and component repair specifications
  • Provide turnkey bid evaluations for combustion turbine component repair and labor which is often contracted
  • Inspection and qualification of vendor repair shops
  • Evaluation of increased turn down and performance upgrade options
  • Part consolidation and refurbishment tracking. Analyze replacement strategy and outlook. Maintain combustion turbine part tracking database.
  • OEM technical information coordination and validation across the fleet with SRP
  • Monitor performance and maintain operating data; e.g. monthly tracking, cyclic, starts & loads, factored starts, run hours, operation procedures, auxiliary systems, control upgrades
  • Outage Inspections; e.g. combustion inspections, HGP, Majors, unplanned, etc.
  • Participant and collaborate in User Groups and R&D workshops/conferences

Responsible for budgets, schedules, and management of resources for programs and projects of major scope. Demonstrated network of internal and external contacts including customers, outside agencies, and suppliers of significant equipment and services. Occasional travel to suppliers' facilities, industry functions, and SRP facilities. Ability to work effectively with various organizations within SRP. Ability to use engineering tools required for the job. Must have a valid driver's license.



I - Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited curriculum


1. Additional specialty training (MS Engineering, MBA, or 18 graduate level college semester hours from an accredited institution in an engineering related field)


2. State Professional Engineering Registration

II - State Professional Engineering Registration


 Additional specialty training (18 graduate level college semester hours from an accredited institution)

Certifications or Testing Required
Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 9831

EOE - SRP encourages a diverse workforce

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.


Why Work at SRP


SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


* 401(k) plan with employer matching
* Retirement pension
* Paid vacation
* Parental leave
* Holiday pay
* Sick leave
* Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
* Wellness programs
* Pre-tax benefits
* Short and long-term disability plans
* Tuition assistance


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