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Engineer In Training

Date:  Oct 13, 2021
Job ID:  2063

Kent, WA, US, 98032

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.

As a federal contractor, PSE is requiring that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – and provide proof. As a condition of employment, you will need to provide proof of vaccination. However, accommodations will be considered for those unable to be vaccinated due to a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance.

PSE's Planning team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Engineer In Training position!

Job Description

Puget Sound Energy is looking to hire early-career engineers as “Engineers in Training” (EITs) to participate in our Engineering Development Program.  This is an entry level position for those interested in pursuing a career in Engineering who have between 0-2 years of experience in engineering design, preparation of specifications, technical field work, or system studies.  These positions will be working remotely while the Work From Home policy is in place.  Office locations may include South King, Factoria, or Bothell.

As a participant in the Engineering Development Program, you will complete a series of in-depth assignments to grow knowledge and skills for a successful and rewarding career in the energy and utility industry.  Your progression through this program will be demonstrated by increasing responsibilities and opportunities to provide exceptional customer service, improve reliability of PSE’s electric and gas systems, and support adoption of emerging technologies and sustainable resources.

Your performance will be rewarded by advancement through multiple levels of engineering positions.  Your EIT experience will begin with an approximate two-year field assignment on a Customer & System Projects or Distribution System Design team.  You will learn about materials and equipment used in our electric and gas distribution systems, gain valuable experience in project management negotiate with customers and jurisdictions, and coordinate with construction teams to see your projects through to completion.  After this initial assignment, you will move into engineering positions which may include responsibility for:

• major and complex engineering designs related to electric and gas transmission
• substation design and operations
• generation plant maintenance and support
• modeling and analysis of electric and gas systems
• selecting and specifying commodities and equipment
• developing field procedures, standards and specifications to ensure PSE operates successfully in a regulated business environment
• assisting customers in managing their energy use through participation in PSE’s efficiency and renewable energy programs

Job Responsibilities

  • Supports the preparation of engineering plans, designs, specifications, standards, cost estimates, system studies, and other such evaluations.
    • Applies fundamental engineering principles and theories commonly used in engineering investigations and analysis.
    • Collects and organizes data from multiple existing and new sources.
    • Performs background research and provides simple analyses.
    • Assists more experienced staff with interpretation and analysis of data.
  • Gains an understanding of the basic functions of PSE’s engineering departments.
  • Performs field visits and gathers information to aid in the design and construction of gas, electric, and energy infrastructure.
  • Develops contacts in each department that can be utilized in the future when engineering expertise is required.
  • Supports emergency response operations when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in electrical, mechanical, civil or other appropriate engineering discipline.
  • Entry level to 2 years of experience in engineering design, preparation of specifications, technical field work, or system studies.

Desired Qualifications

  • Possession of or ability to acquire an EIT certificate
  • Work or internship experience in utility engineering or related fields
  • Knowledge of projec cost estimating or scheduling
  • Knowledge of engineering economics and analysis
  • Curriculum emphasis in power engineering (for BSEE applicants)

Additional Information

Please submit an application prior to Friday, November 19th for consideration. 

Interviews are anticipated to begin in early 2022 with tentative start dates in Spring/Summer. 

Candidates are encouraged to apply prior to graduating but must have a BS in an appropriate engineering discipline prior to starting. 

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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