Engineer (Reliability Asset Management)

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Date: Apr 3, 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: 12, 14, 16, 17*
*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level*
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled

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 to supports maintenance and production departments with problem solving and program/project execution in order to reduce down time, improve process and lower operating costs by effectively applying Reliability Asset Management methods and predictive/preventive maintenance programs for the design, construction, maintenance, and operation activities of our generation plants.  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

  • Attends seminars, continuing education opportunities for professional development  
  • Evaluates and recommends new standards, products, and/or services
  • 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

Oral/Written Communications
Personal Computer Usage
Project Management

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures in this field to complete duties and assignments.
Demonstrated mastery of engineering discipline skills
Ability to lead cross-functional business initiatives and teams
Demonstrated ability to effectively handle a broad range of engineering assignments with minimum supervision
Ability to lead cross-functional teams on internal projects
Demonstrated ability to manage project costs, timeline, scope, and risks
Ability to effectively check work product for adequacy, quality and accuracy
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

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university
  • Working knowledge of power plant systems and utilization of that knowledge to solve existing power plant problems
  • Working knowledge of Reliability Processes.
  • Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) or Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) Certification.
  • Experience in the electric utility business


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

Minimum Education

Bachelors of Science degree in an engineering field from 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: Power Plant, Construction, Business Process, Manufacturing Engineer, Manager, Energy, Engineering, Management

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