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Engineering Specialist

Date:  Jan 24, 2023
Job ID:  2725

Bothell, WA, US, 98011

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 New Product Development team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Engineering Specialist position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

Under minimal supervision of more experienced staff, prepares solutions to a wide range of technical problems through the application of standard engineering practices and principles. Prepares engineering plans, designs, specifications, standards, cost estimates, evaluations, or studies. Duties may include data and records management, research, managing engineering projects, and working directly with customers. Assignments are broader in scope and may be composed of many interrelated elements requiring interpretation of project guidelines and adaptation of standard practices. 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

  • 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.
    • Develops and prepares 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 and updating of job work orders 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 2-3 years of relevant experience, or 6+ years of relevant experience. 
  • Level of knowledge of subject matter within assigned area of focus is sufficient for completing most project work independently.  Basic knowledge of related disciplines.
  • Organization, documentation, prioritization, and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficient with PC and design software, and other database applications.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in design, preparation of specifications, technical field work, or system studies.
  • Experience in project cost estimating or scheduling.
  • Experience working with both internal and external customers on projects.
  • Knowledge of engineering economics & analysis.

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 $65,200.00 - $94,900.00, 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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