Engineering Associate

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Date: Apr 10, 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!


Deadline to apply: Open Until Filled

Work Location: Spruce Power Plant 

Pay Grade


Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level.

Position Summary

The Engineering Associate 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

  • 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
  • Handles work content that is complex
  • May provides engineering support to multiple work areas
  • Performs other project and process improvement initiatives as assigned

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Must obtain approval by Business Unit Executive Leadership, as related to the business need for Engineering Associate 3’s without their PE.
Extensive engineering experience
Solid knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of a particular field of specialization.
Demonstrated mastery of core engineering discipline skills or specialized functions required by business area
Ability to effectively lead technical initiatives and teams to successful completion
Demonstrated ability to effectively handle a broad range of engineering assignments with minimum supervision
Experience leading cross-functional teams, people and projects in a matrixed organization
Demonstrated ability to manage project costs, timeline, scope, and risks
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

  • Engineer In Training (EIT) designation from Texas Board of Professional Engineers
  • Texas Professional Engineer (PE) certification


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

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, Engineer, Business Process, Database, Energy, Engineering, Management, Technology

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