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Consulting Engineer - Regional System Planning Reliability Planner

Date:  Jan 18, 2023
Job ID:  3459
Location: 

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Hybrid (WA Based)

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.

 

PSE's Gas Operations team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Consulting Engineer - Regional System Planning Reliability Planner position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) Regional System Planning department is looking for an Engineer to join our team!  The Regional System Planning group is responsible for the performance of the 1000+ distribution circuits, predominately operating at 12.5 kV from nearly 300 distribution substations across PSE’s service territory. System Planners identify project solutions that support regional load growth and improve system reliability for our customers. They also assist in the day to day operation of the distribution system by providing technical assistance to both internal and external customers. The engineer in this position will have an emphasis on improving the reliability of the distribution system, in line with PSE’s Reliability Roadmap.

Provides professional engineering service and support in the planning, construction, operation, maintenance, and analysis of PSE facilities and assets with a focus on improving system reliability. Schedules and coordinates major segments of complex projects to meet cost and time objectives. Reviews design and documentation to ensure compliance with PSE expectations. Interprets and applies existing guidelines and engineering principles, practices, and theories toward the completion of assignments involving a substantial degree of complexity, with many interrelated elements requiring considerations not previously encountered. Supports the continued development of PSE’s engineering workforce by sharing knowledge with others. Supports emergency response operations when needed.  Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Monitors electric distribution system reliability performance for the regional area.
  • Performs reliability studies using a variety of tools including Synergi to run power system simulation, modeling and analysis.
  • Develops, prepares and justifies reliability improvement projects for the electric distribution system, to meet cost, design standards and time objectives.  Collaborates with Electric System Design to ensure the scope of work is efficiently and clearly communicated.
  • Provides technical support in the planning, construction, operation, maintenance, and analysis of PSE facilities and assets.
  • Reviews design and documentation to ensure projects achieve the justified benefits, and comply with codes, standards and design requirements.
  • Coordinates with the Planning teams to ensure all issues are addressed holistically.
  • Evaluates new emerging technologies that support system reliability.
  • Interprets requirements and application of company and industry standards, guidelines, and methods.
  • Applies engineering principles, practices and theories.
  • Supports emergency response work as requested including immediate and extended restoration efforts driven by weather and other system failures.
  • Lead or coordinate the work of junior engineers, engineering assistants, field technicians, and others who assist on specific projects. (This includes contractor/consultants.) 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree or PE license in electrical, mechanical, civil or other appropriate engineering field.
  • Extensive experience in planning, design, specification preparation, maintenance, project cost estimating and scheduling (typically achieved after 10 or more years practice as a degreed engineer).  Years of acquired experience is provided as a guide and alone does not constitute readiness for job level as individual’s skill acquisition rates can vary significantly.
  • Advanced technical and scientific expertise.
  • Experience leading engineering projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaborate with a wide range of internal and external customers.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working within the utility industry.
  • Possession of a Professional Engineering License.
  • Knowledge of engineering economics and utility accounting practices.
  • Experience working on complex engineering projects.

Additional Information

At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer a competitive compensation and rewards package.

 

The pay range for this position is $112,400.00  - $187,100.00, and this position is eligible for annual goals based incentive bonuses. 

 

PSE offers a suite of benefits to our employees. Employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, basic life, and short- and long-term disability insurance.  There are additional voluntary options of supplemental life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent daycare, and an Employee assistance program (EAP).  For long term savings, PSE offers a 401(k) investment option and a cash balance retirement plan.  Employees will also receive Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays throughout the calendar year. Detailed benefit overviews can be found on our Career page - Why Work For Us (pse.com). 

 

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy. 

 

At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program. 

 

Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.

 

Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue