Transmission & Distribution Rotational Engineer I

Date: Aug 30, 2023

Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US, 85021-1807

Company: APS

Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state’s largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.


Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country’s fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.


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.  


Successful candidates will participate in four 6-month assignments in various areas of the distribution, transmission, and substation organizations to assist them in learning the functions of these areas.  After the two-year rotational period, the candidate will be assigned to a department.

Areas where assignments are possible include:

  • Distribution, 69kV or transmission planning
  • Overhead and underground line design
  • Substation design
  • System Protection and Controls engineering
  • Distributed Energy Resources
  • Interconnecting non-APS generation to APS’s system
  • Distribution standards
  • Distribution or transmission operations engineering
  • Advanced Grid Technologies / Smart Grid

Given the logistics of APS’s operations within Arizona, candidates should be flexible regarding geographic work location within Arizona per the rotation requirements of the program.  Further, assignments are located within the Phoenix Metropolitan area, but may require travel throughout the State of Arizona.

Minimum Requirements

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering (Power Engineering emphasis preferred) or Civil Engineering
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply basic discipline engineering principles, practices and theories and use commonly applied engineering approaches and calculations 
  • Demonstrated ability in problem analysis/resolution techniques and knowledge of electrical systems design 
  • Must possess working knowledge of applicable codes, standards, practices and methods, and safety standards in the area of applicable engineering discipline 
  • Must possess general business perspective; problem solving skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills

Major Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities:     

  • Engineer will perform tasks requiring basic application of engineering fundamentals to support the design, development, modification and implementation of a variety of transmission, distribution and substation systems and new products and services.
  • Assists in conducting engineering, technical and economic analyses needed to assess proposed projects.
  • Assists and/or prepares business cases and operating plans.
  • Provide technical support for engineering systems in area of assignment. 


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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