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Sr Engineering Specialist

Date:  Aug 5, 2022
Job ID:  3103

Kent, WA, US, 98032

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 Vice President of 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

Develops solutions to a wide range of complex technical problems requiring an extensive knowledge of the subject and familiarity with related disciplines. Leads in the preparation of or prepares engineering plans, designs, specifications, standards, cost estimates, evaluations, or studies. Duties may include setting policies and procedures around data and records management, conducting and analyzing research, managing engineering projects, and working directly with customers. Exercises considerable latitude in determining the technical objectives of an assignment. Typical assignments are broad in scope, and may be composed of interrelated elements within and outside of the employees’ core area of expertise. 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 the most 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 and directs others in the preparation of engineering plans, designs, specifications, and standards.
    • Develops and prepares engineering studies to identify specific program objectives and establish investment levels.
    • Maintains up to date knowledge of industry codes and regulations. Leads the team in maintaining compliance with current requirements and directs necessary research.
    • Prepares cost estimates and project or program 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 complex office and field research, measurement and verification of equipment data, and creates and updates equipment records.
    • Leads, directs and performs data and records management.
  • Ensures compliance with codes, standards, and design, operation, and maintenance requirements.
  • Interprets and/or modify available guidelines for application to existing problems or processes.
  • Coordinates the work of others who assist in specific assignments (including contractors/consultants).
  • Responsible for driving improvements and maintaining department standards, processes, templates, tools and databases.
  • May function in a technical leadership role as part of a project team.
  • Effectively communicates complex technical information, both written and verbal to team members, internal and external customers.
  • Checks and reviews complex project work of others. Provides technical leadership, training, and mentorship to other personnel.
  • 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. 
  • 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

  • Ability to prepare dashboards and reports from multiple data sources
  • Skills working with Power BI
  • Skills working with Microsoft Access
  • Skills in creating and managing SharePoint sites
  • Skills in building and managing webpages
  • Skills working with MicroStation
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of electric utility functions
  • Skills working with utility Database software such as ASPEN or CYME
  • Knowledge of NERC/WECC Compliance
  • 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 or 425-462-3017.

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