Electrical Engineer III 

Reports to: Engineering Supervisor
Work Location: CLP Denver Office
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 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.

  • Create, update, and maintain GIS database for large-scale electrical distribution systems.

  • Perform 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, field 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 stake holders.

  • Assist construction personnel throughout the project life-cycle in tracking and understanding 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.

  • 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 construction schedules in Microsoft Project.

  • Experience with ETAP or similar software.

  • PE License or willingness 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.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance:

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

  • Military Base Security Clearance is required for this position. 

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel required.


  • Ability to travel out of state 20% to 30% of the time

Benefits & Compensation:
Compensation will be based on qualifications.  CLP offers great benefits package that includes medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, 401k with company contribution, paid time off and paid holidays.