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Engineering Associate

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Date: Oct 13, 2021

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!


Deadline to Apply: October 27, 2021

Pay Grade

12, 14 & 15

Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level.

Position Summary

This Engineering Associate position manages the high profile and extremely visible process for CPS Energy utility projects associated with governmental agency right of way improvements.  Primary responsibilities include managing every aspect of civic improvement utility projects which involves the coordination between right of way improvements, design consultants, contractors, CPS Energy construction and CPS Energy engineering resources along with other internal and external stakeholders. Leadership of these cross functional teams is necessary to assure CPS Energy utility projects and programs are delivered on schedule for these governmental right of way improvements.  Other duties include managing streetlight projects and programs and leading process improvements initiatives and special distribution projects. 

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Leads the process for CPS Energy utility relocations and upgrades associated with governmental agency civic improvement projects. 

  • Leads the process and management of new streetlight installations for the COSA and suburban cities.

  • Manages schedules, critical paths and variances to complete projects in a timely manner.

  • Manages project risks including those related to compliance with CPS Energy policies and procedures while coordinating the work of various internal departments, external agencies, consultants and contractors. 

  • Meets with internal and external customers, state and local agencies, civic associations, business and community leaders, property owners and attorneys.

  • Reads and interprets construction plans to provide cycle times for design and construction completion and facilitates actions to complete projects successfully.

  • Performs analytical work such as schedule and resource projections.

  • Provides timely notification and resolution of project changes and risks.

  • Provides regular progress reports and project updates using maintained project data.

  • Participates in utility coordination meetings with external agencies throughout each project’s cycle.

  • Participates in field meetings as required to facilitate utility relocations associated with civic improvement projects.

  • Identifies and encourages safe working practices.

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Ability to handle complex assignments, be a self-starter, be able to meet goals and deadlines on own initiative with minimum supervision
Demonstrated ability to effectively work as an individual contributor and contributing team member
Ability to work in a team environment, coordinating with other related areas to complete tasks and projects
Ability to research and solve problems
Effective interpersonal skills and written communication skills to work with all levels of personnel within the organization
Ability to build relationships with coworkers and customers
Demonstrates proficiency in basic management of projects and assignments
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

  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

  • 2 - 4 years of experience in designing, leading or project-managing electric utility projects and/or civic improvement projects.

  • Ability to read and understand civil plan/profile drawings and electric and gas distribution drawings.

  • Working knowledge and experience with project management scheduling software, WMIS and SAP.


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 or Demonstration of advanced skills or specialization applicable to the business area (Approval by Business Unit Executive Leadership, as related to the business need for Engineering Associate 2’s without their EIT)

Required Certifications

Engineer In Training (EIT)

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.

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