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Reliability Planner - Engineer III

Date:  May 11, 2022
Job ID:  2840
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 Planning team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Reliability Planner - Engineer III 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 a Reliability 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. Through data analysis and prioritization, Reliability Planners identify project solutions that improve system reliability and resiliency for our customers, as well as supporting regional load growth. 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 and resiliency of the distribution system, in line with PSE’s Reliability Roadmap.

 

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 1886. 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 all employees are valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to excel professionally. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.

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.
  • Leads investigation teams and produce root cause outage analysis reports.
  • 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. 
  • May 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.
  • Substantial experience in planning, design, specification preparation, technical field work, project cost estimating and scheduling (typically achieved after 5 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.
  • Demonstrated organization, documentation, prioritization, and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Computer programming and data visualization (Power BI) ability considered a plus.
  • Ability to be creative and thoughtful.
  • Demonstrate a questioning attitude and desire to continue to learn, produce results, and develop relationships with other departments and customers.
  • Capacity for working independently and in team environments.
  • Experience working with both internal and external customers on projects.
  • Familiar with codes and equipment utilized in the design and operation of utility systems.
  • Experience with coordinating external consultants in the execution of a project.
  • Possession of EIT certificate and ability to acquire PE license
  • Knowledge of engineering economics and utility accounting practices.

Additional Information

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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue