Consulting Engineer

Date:  Nov 18, 2023
Job ID:  4161

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 VP Clean Energy Strategy team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Consulting Engineer 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 is looking for a Consulting Engineer to join our team.  PSE is on a journey of investment in grid modernization and carbon reduction strategies to become a Beyond Net Zero Carbon company by 2045, balancing clean energy goals with customer expectations for uncompromised safety, reliability and affordability while advancing equity in the communities we serve.  


The Consulting Engineer will be a key contributor to the newly formed Operations Rate Plan Performance team within the Clean Energy Strategy & Planning Organization.  This position will be responsible for supporting, reviewing, coordinating, and developing multi-year rate plan testimony, exhibits, and data requests.  This position will also work closely and collaborate activities with other witness and witness coordinators to ensure consistent tone and appropriateness of testimony, data requests, and other written testimony responses.    Additionally, this position will assist with monitoring the delivery of the multi-year rate plan, reviewing benefit realization and performance indicators, supporting various reporting requirements, and coordinating with other internal PSE groups including Planning, Regulatory, Project Delivery, and Operations to track plan performance.  


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.


Demonstrates commitment to conduct business honestly, ethically and consistent with our core values and Code of Conduct. Ensures duties are performed in accordance with all regulatory compliance obligations.

Job Responsibilities

•    Assists with the development, maintenance, and improvement of rate case cross functional processes for multi-year rate plans from case preparation through regulatory process of case including data requests, responses, and hearings to performance monitoring and evidence gathering of plan implementation through final prudence case of actual completion and benefits compared to plan.
•    Manage the rate case data request process including strategizing responses, managing deadlines, reviewing tone & appropriateness of responses, and updating responses as new information becomes available.  
•    Facilitate consistent written testimony and response format, tone, and quality across multiple witnesses.
•    Draft rate case testimony, exhibits, and work papers; review rate case documents prepared by others for errors, consistency, and readability. 
•    Provide counsel on critical legal or regulatory matters that involve engineering knowledge or opinion.
•    Work collaboratively with staff from other departments to coordinate rate case processes, timelines, deadlines, testimony, and data request needs.
•    Assemble and mobilize multi-disciplinary and inter-departmental teams as necessary to develop appropriate  and timely solutions to identified issues
•    Assist with the development, tracking, and reporting of performance metrics associated with the multi-year rate plan, settlement conditions, and Commission orders.   
•    Understands corporate strategy and priorities, articulates these in conversations with their team and others to support leadership (supervisors, managers, directors) in communicating a shared vision.
•    Communicates complex concepts to a variety of audiences; can interact effectively with non-technical entities in both verbal and written forms.
•    Communicates technical matters and business needs to internal and external audiences to support effective decision making.
•    Successfully resolves escalated issues with limited support required from management.  
•    Participates in emergency response efforts as needed.
•    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

  • MBA, or related post graduate degree.
  • Experience in regulatory processes and rate cases.
  • Exceptional coordination and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with internal and external stakeholders including Commission Staff.

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 ( 


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. 


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 or 425-462-3017.

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