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Engineering Specialist

Date:  Apr 6, 2021
Job ID:  1536
Location: 

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.

 

PSE's Customer & System Projects team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Engineering Specialist position!

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.
 

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

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