Engineer (Plant Programs & Project Planning)

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Date: Mar 29, 2024

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!

Pay Grade

GRADE: 14, 16, 17*
*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level*

Position Summary

The Engineer position holds the responsibility for the safe, reliable, and economic round-the-clock operation of the generation, electric transmission, and distribution systems. Duties include Engineering responsibilities for the design, construction, maintenance, and operation activities of our power plants, transmission lines, substations, distribution system, gas systems, control centers and others. These Engineering duties may include continuous monitoring and balancing of energy flow and responding to system disturbances, along with all generation, distribution, and transmission activities that provide electric and gas services to customers.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Evaluates and recommends new standards, products, and/or services
  • Develops, implements and maintains asset management programs based on industry best practice
  • Manages and provides oversight for technical aspects of regulatory compliance programs
  • Provides technical support for electrical equipment to Power Generation fleet
  • Supports root cause investigation for equipment issues and protection system operations
  • Attends seminars, continuing education opportunities for professional development
  • Recommends and implements improvements to processes and procedures
  • May include limited supervisory responsibilities, including lower level engineers
  • Makes frequent independent decisions and recommendations that affect the section, department, and/or division
  • Participates in and provides input to area budget
  • Actively works within financial objectives set by management
  • Discipline expert to mentor and develop employees
  • Signs and seals required own engineering work and engineering work by staff under his/her oversight
  • Performs other project and process improvement initiatives as assigned

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Comprehensive engineering experience
Ability to effectively oversee design work of employees and contractors
Technical expert on engineering principles, practices and procedures of varied fields
Ability to oversee major engineering projects, programs and or initiatives with minimal supervision
Effective communication skills focused on understanding customer needs and developing resolution
Strong people skills, with bias for a collaborative working style
Ability to work call duty and occasional unscheduled work in the evenings, weekends, or holidays after experience level permits
Ability to travel occasionally, to off-site work, to seminars, manufacturing plant inspections, etc.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Package, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation software, electronic mail and scheduling

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science degree or higher in Electrical Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university
  • Experience with NERC operations & planning reliability standards
  • Experience with ERCOT operating guides and protocols
  • Experience with relay protective devices and power system protection


Working with Ambiguity
Communicates Effectively
Setting a Strategic Vision
Driving for Results
Building and Supporting Teams

Minimum Education

Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering or related field from an an ABET accredited four-year college or university

Required Certifications

Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas

Working Environment

Work is performed indoors & outdoors. Manual dexterity, talking, hearing, and repetitive motion. Use of computing equipment, telephone, & printer/copier. Ability to travel to and from business related events. After hours work may be required.

Physical Demands

Office Environment

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio

Job Segment: Project Engineer, Construction, Power Plant Operator, Manufacturing Engineer, Power Plant, Engineering, Energy

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