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Sr Engineering Specialist

Date:  Sep 8, 2022
Job ID:  3133

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 Sr Engineering Specialist 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 Engineering Specialist 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. The Engineering Specialist would support the System Planners in assessing system needs and identifying project solutions that improve system operations and capacity 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 Specialist in this position will work with the Planners on improving the capacity and operations of the distribution system. 

All employees are expected to uphold the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s procedures related to work responsibilities, as well as promoting and supporting a culture of total safety.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs complex and non-standard project work in support of department needs using applications and tools specific to job assignment and discipline. Examples may include: 
    • Prepares engineering plans, designs, specifications, and standards.
    • Support the Planners in developing and preparing engineering studies to support specific program objectives and drive investment levels.
    • Identifies, conducts and documents research for system compliance requirements.
    • Prepares cost estimates and project evaluations. 
    • Interacts and coordinates directly with internal and external customers to understand project requirements.
    • Performs or manages the creation work order notifications and project documentation including tasks, calculations, and reporting.
    • Conducts office and field research, measurement and verification of equipment data, and creates and updates equipment records.
    • Directs and performs data and records management.
  • Ensures compliance with codes, standards, and design, operation and maintenance requirements. 
  • Coordinates the work of others who assist in specific assignments (including contractors/consultants).
  • Identifies improvements to and updates department standards, processes, templates, tools and databases with oversight from more senior team members.
  • Solves problems independently with ability to work around barriers. 
  • Effectively communicates technical information to team members and internal and external customers.
  • Checks and reviews simple project work of others. Provides basic technical guidance to other personnel.
  • Supports emergency response work as requested including immediate and extended restoration efforts driven by weather and other system failures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two-year technical degree or equivalent technical certificate in design or pre-engineering and 3-5 years of relevant experience, or 8+ years of relevant experience. 
  • Extensive knowledge of subject matter within assigned area of focus, and basic knowledge of related disciplines.
  • Organization, documentation, prioritization, and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Expert with PC and design software, and other database applications.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in extracting PI Historian, SAP data, and other systems.
  • Experience in preparing, manipulating data on Excel spreadsheets for preparation of data in system studies or reports, especially in Power BI.
  • Experience in project cost estimating or scheduling.
  • Experience working with both internal and external customers on projects.
  • Knowledge of engineering economics & analysis.
  • Skills working with Microsoft Access
  • Skills in creating and managing SharePoint sites
  • Skills in building and managing webpages
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of electric utility functions

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 or 425-462-3017.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue