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Posted by: Central Arizona Project

Posted date: 2019-Mar-19

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

The Maintenance Control Department provides reliability engineering expertise to Central Arizona Project (CAP) and is seeking an experienced Electrical or Senior Electrical Reliability Engineer to provide discipline expertise to CAP's asset management program.  

CAP is the largest supplier of renewable water in the state of Arizona. We operate and maintain a 336 mile long aqueduct and pumping plant system that stretches from our source at the Colorado River to the communities of central and southern Arizona. On a yearly basis, we pump and deliver over 1.5 million acre-feet of water to enhance the state’s economy and quality of life and ensure sustainable growth for current and future populations of Arizonans. CAP is highly respected and takes great pride in providing the people of Arizona this service reliably, cost effectively and in an environmentally sound manner with the highest regard for employee safety and health, evolving public needs and customer satisfaction. Central Arizona Project is a family of caring people who work with pride to create a safe, supportive and friendly workplace.

Working as an Electrical or Senior Electrical Engineer, you would be exposed to a wide variety of equipment and technical challenges. This may consist of items such as power transformers, power circuit breakers, large synchronous motors and associated systems (excitation controllers, protective relaying, etc.) and low voltage pumping plant ancillary systems.

We employ nearly 500 people who enjoy the close community of a small company while helping to fulfill our extremely valuable mission. We offer highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits including membership in the Arizona State Retirement System, 401(k), medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, 4-10 work schedule, and significant investment in employee training and development. Eligibility for benefits begins on the first day of employment. CAP is truly a great place to work!



In this position you will guide CAP in identifying and implementing solutions to technical engineering problems while working to ensure that technical documentation is accurate, complete, and retrievable. You will be a member of multi-disciplined project teams focused on modernizing assets and maintaining reliable water deliveries to CAP customers. A few of the specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop, assess and modify equipment maintenance plans based on analytical processes such as reliability centered maintenance, failure modes and effects, root cause failure analysis; and reliability and cost targets.
  • Develop and manage asset condition assessment models that use predictive maintenance data to compute condition scores and grades for all major assets.
  • Monitor and analyze key performance indicators and metrics relating to the maintenance program for improvement opportunities.
  • Consult and communicate with CAP management to develop asset-based budgets and work plans.
  • Provide engineering expertise and experience-based knowledge in support of CAP Maintenance, Engineering Resources and Project Management personnel.



For the Engineer position: five (5) years of applicable electrical engineering experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Electrical or Controls Engineering; or three (3) years of engineering experience with a Master's in Electrical Engineering is required.

For the Senior Engineer position: eight (8) years of applicable electrical engineering experience with a Bachelor’s; or six (6) years with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Must have at least one of the following:

  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional.
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • Master’s Certificate in Reliability Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Maintenance Management & Reliability Engineering

Individuals with utility experience, or hydro-electric equipment experience are encouraged to apply.

Please note: The salary range indicated on this job ad reflects our target starting salary range and not the full position range for current employees.

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Post Details
Posted By Central Arizona Project
Job Function Engineer
Start Date
Salary 75,000-106,000
Cell Phone
Email dbuelow(at)
Location Phoenix, Arizona
Deadline 2019-Apr-08
Location Location -> USA - Southwest
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Classification Job Classification -> Reliability Engineers
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