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Engineering | Greenwood Village, CO | Full Time

Job Description

Reports to: CLP Denver Office
Work Location: Greenwood Village, CO
Employment Type: Full Time - Salary

City Light & Power, Inc. has built a reputation as an innovative, reliable and responsive private utility development leader, and is seeking qualified candidates with 2-5 years of Engineering/Utility Industry experience related to electrical distribution and substations.

If you are highly motivated, energetic, and hardworking individual seeking to expand and build your engineering career with a stable, innovative, and rapidly growing utility company, this is the position for you.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Possess and maintain working knowledge of principles, practices, procedures, and standards related to utility power distribution systems.

  • Assist in designing sub-transmission systems, substations, switching stations, and commercial/industrial power distribution system.

  • Develop concept design alternatives, engineering calculations, analysis and engineering estimates for small-scale system improvement projects for substations and distribution systems.

  • Maintain GIS database for large-scale electrical distribution systems

  • Assist with site surveys for new utility service requests, develop concept design alternatives and present the alternatives to CLP management and the customer.

  • Assist lead engineers with major capital upgrade projects. Responsibilities to include site visits, engineering calculations, drawings, drafting, filed inspections, technical reports, etc.

  • Keep up-to-date with utility industry standards and codes.  Enforce and maintain all applicable standards and codes for our O&M, replacement/renewable and new installations.

  • Analyze electrical fault events, power quality issues, system loading scenarios and assist CLP crew to implement corrective actions.

  • Gain and maintain intermediate knowledge of power system protection and relaying schemes for electrical distribution system.

  • Create system model for large-scale power system in ETAP (or similar software) and perform various power system analysis/studies.

  • Develop bill of material and technical specifications for various electrical projects.

  • Schedule and attend field walk-downs with customer, subcontractor, and construction personnel to understand and determine project requirements.

  • Perform field take-offs/evaluations for estimate preparation.

  • Compare various project documents for accuracy and consistency.

  • Participate in estimate review process with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Assist construction personnel throughout the project life-cycle in tracking and understanding the basis of cost estimate.

  • Assist in the preparation and submission of change orders.

  • Follow up at the end of a project to close any loops in the estimating process.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree from accredited university with emphasis in power systems required.

  • 2-5 years working experience in electrical utility industry.

  • Working level experience with medium voltage electrical substations and distribution system.

  • Familiar with power system analysis, distribution system modeling, and protective device coordination.  

  • Experienced in blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time/cost/labor estimates for projects and services.

  • Ability to prepare and maintain construction project schedules in Microsoft Project.

  • Experience with ETAP or similar software.

  • PE License or desire to get one preferred.

  • Must have excellent analytical, organizational, verbal, written, and communication skills.

  • Must be a team player and be able to work with various partners from start to finish.


  • Up to 20-30% out-of-the-area and overnight travel will be expected.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance:

  • You must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.  

  • Military Base Access is required for this position. 

  • Valid Driver’s License Required


  • CLP offers an excellent benefit package including health, dental, and life insurance, 401K, profit sharing, Paid Time Off, and holidays. 


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.