Engineer III / Engineer Senior | Renewable Generation

Date: Sep 17, 2023

Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US, 85004-3903

Company: APS

Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.  


Engineer III / Engineer Senior | Renewable Generation: Responsible for providing technical consultation and expertise for key customer and utility-scale initiatives, projects, and programs. 

What your day would be like:

You are responsible for:

  • Work with emerging technologies. 
  • Collaborate with Project Managers, Consultants and Analysts to review and execute project deliverables.
  • Develop and deliver high level briefings and presentations to executive leadership.
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Provide technical expertise in the domain of on-site, distributed energy resources such as Microgrids and Energy Storage.  


Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge or Qualifications:

  • Expertise with battery safety, energy storage safety, knowledge of the chemistries involved in energy storage.
  • Knowledge of all regulatory requirements and safety requirements regarding energy storage.
  • Experience working with code regulation
  • Experience meeting with vendors, consultants, internal teams for self-directed research on new technologies in energy storage. 
  • Project management experience, to include budget, forecasting and implementation.
  • Technical writing skills and experience reviewing requests for proposals (RFP) for Energy Storage
  • Professional Engineer (PE) stamp preferred


Minimum Requirements

 Engineer III  | Renewable Generation

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline or related applied science discipline.
  • PLUS five (5) years working experience in Engineering-related positions.  

Engineer Senior | Renewable Generation

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline or related applied science discipline.
  • PLUS eight (8) years engineering experience, or Professional Engineer designation
  • In depth knowledge of energy analysis, engineering applications, business, and finance, applicable codes, standards practices and methods in the area of assigned discipline.

Approved Engineer Degrees:  Materials Science/Metallurgy, Physics, Chemistry, Math, Nuclear, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Electronics, Computer Science, Environmental, Chemical, Architectural, Structural.  (A four-year bachelor of Engineering Technology degree is not considered an automatic equivalent for a B.S. degree in Engineering.  A review of the degree program curriculum must be completed by Engineering department management.) 

Major Accountabilities

1) Develops and applies unique solutions and applications to a broad range of technical issues and problems (solutions that typically require original and creative approaches).
Makes decisions and recommendations that have a moderate to significant effect on the overall organization performance.
2) Prepares complex engineering plans, designs, analysis, specifications, cost estimates, evaluations, studies, technical reviews, investigations and verifications. Ensures engineering analyses, design, project control, schedule commitments or oversight work is technically sound, cost effective, and in compliance with established standards, codes, and regulations.  Checks and reviews analysis, evaluations, and investigations of others.
3) Integrates the many interrelated elements of complex projects that are broad in scope, require considerations not previously encountered and requires interpretation and/or modification to guidelines.  Complies with design, regulatory, operating and maintenance requirements.  Identifies potential schedule or quality problems and initiates corrective action.
4) Interfaces with customers and other departments to ensure project objectives are understood and that work scope meets customer requirements, budget and schedule.  Contacts customers and various levels of management to obtain or present technical data.  Presents the results of designs, studies projects (in terms of new techniques) or approaches to subordinates, colleagues, management and customers. 
5) Provides technical guidance, leadership and support to less experienced engineers.
6) Assists the organization in problem solving, as needed, by critically challenging assumptions and decisions to ensure the most optimal solutions and strategies are implemented.  Assists in developing long-range strategies for significant site problems.  
7) Leverages industry and organization resources to resolve key technical issues.  Develops a path forward to address these issues including bridging strategies.  May interface with outside agencies and regulatory authorities.
8) May plan and coordinate programs and large-scale engineering projects or multiple medium-scale projects while acting as a technical specialist for a specific engineering field.  
May be responsible for:  all aspects of work scope; directing consultants; conducting feasibility studies; determining staff, cost estimates and resource requirements; and recommending engineering criteria.
9) Monitors projects and recommends modifications to increase operating efficiency and /or reviews design and documentation of complex projects to ensure compliance with design specifications, schedules and any regulatory requirements.  May develop, negotiate and manage contracts and contract revisions.
10) May research new developments and technology and make recommendations to management on their feasibility for Company operations. 


Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Flex Role:
This position is not required to be performed at a specific APS facility as long as adequate technology and a solid ergonomic set up are present. Pending agreement with leadership, employees hired into this role will be able to choose where they prefer to perform their work. Employees will have two options to choose from: 

  • APS office based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from an APS facility.
  • Home based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from his/her home.


*Employees in Flex roles are required to reside in Arizona (or NM for Four Corners-based employees). Role types are subject to change based on business need. 

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