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Sr Engineer

Date:  Jun 22, 2022
Job ID:  2726
Location: 

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Full Remote (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 Load Serving Operations team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr Engineer position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

This position provides technical support of Transmission Policy and Contracts functions, including transmission planning, studies to analyze generation interconnections and transmission requests, development and maintenance of inter-utility agreements, transmission operations analysis, and ensuring PSE compliance with NERC and FERC requirements. Assignments involve a substantial degree of complexity, with many interrelated elements, requiring considerations not previously encountered. This position also 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.

 

This position may be subject to random DOT drug and/or alcohol testing.

 

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

  • Perform transmission system impact studies using commercial modeling software to analyze generation interconnection and transmission service requests, as well as PSE and regional transmission projects and operations.
  • Provide technical support in negotiating complex inter-utility agreements dealing with high-voltage transmission and new generating resource integration.
  • Represent PSE at appropriate regional transmission planning forums.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable NERC and FERC regulatory requirements.
  • Serve as a technical support for the department and Company, providing advanced skills and knowledge where needed to solve technical issues.
  • Interprets and/or modifies available guidelines for application to existing problems or processes.
  • Prepares complex studies and analyses.
  • Provides a detailed design review of internal or external technical documents.
  • Identifies potential areas of weakness with assigned work, and initiate corrective action.
  • Documents and shares work with others to strengthen the depth and breadth of skills within PSE’s engineering workforce.
  • Ensures that problem solutions are tailored to PSE’s business environment.
  • Supports emergency response work as requested including immediate and extended restoration efforts driven by weather and other system failures.
  • May support 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 engineering field.
  • Substantial experience in planning, design, specification preparation, technical field work, project cost estimating and scheduling (typically achieved after 8 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

  • Masters in Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience working in the utility industry.
  • Experience working on complex engineering projects.
  • Experience working with both internal and external customers on projects.
  • Experience with electric power flow models.
  • Experience with coordinating external consultants in the execution of a project.
  • Possession of a Professional Engineering (PE) License.
  • Knowledge of engineering economics and analysis.
  • Experience with NERC/FERC regulatory standards.

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.


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue