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SCADA Engineer

Date:  Nov 9, 2021
Job ID:  2142

Redmond, WA, US, 98052

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 IT Infrastructure team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open SCADA Engineer position!

Job Description

  • Plans, designs, acquires and implements the company’s SCADA services. Evaluates business requirements to develop and implement solutions. Conducts project planning, cost analysis and vendor comparisons.
  • Responsible for infrastructure related to SCADA including related hardware and software to ensure availability, recoverability, performance, integrity and supportability through production support and maintenance of existing SCADA, as well as development and implementation of enhancements.
  • Provides advanced customer support for new and existing SCADA systems.
  • Plans and executes designs, configurations, or enhancements to new and existing SCADA services.
  • Researches, recommends and designs new technologies, new configurations and enhancements to existing SCADA, provides consulting advice to customers on the capabilities of the environment.
  • 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Engineers, designs and documents basic SCADA infrastructure, interfaces and projects. Assists in the design of complex projects.
    • Tests SCADA functionality and software changes to ensure that SCADA applications produce consistent and credible results.
    • Develops and defines SCADA applications for various utility equipment using SCADA technologies.
  • Procures, configures, and deploys SCADA infrastructure.
  • Interfaces with vendors for procurement and deployment.
  • Performs complex technical analysis and tasks.
  • Monitors and reports on SCADA performance and capacity.
  • Participates in implementation and deployment planning and execution.
  • Works with project manager to define tasks and create team work plans. May delegate work to others and monitor progress. Idetifies issues affecting work progress and recommend solutions.
  • Supports the development of standards and processes.
  • Produces and updates system documentation impacting own team.
  • Works primarily with IT members, along with PSE protection, automation and controls personnel.
  • Demonstrates thorough understanding of the fundamental tools and concepts of one of the IT Teams. Applies that understanding to make independent, practical contributions to moderately complex IT work within a particular PSE function or department.
  • Operates under general supervision.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

As part of the IT Workforce Architecture Project, assigned level P2.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, or other related engineering field.
  • 2 years related experience in infrastructure/network environments performing SCADA engineering (hardware and software), designing, planning and implementing the latest technology.
  • 1 year experience in analytical work.
  • Strong knowledge of subject matter within assigned area of focus, with a basic knowledge of related disciplines.
  • Experience leading or participating in internal and external teams.
  • Organization, documentation, prioritization, and project management skills.
  • Basic business software skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree.
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification.
  • Federal Communication Commission (FCC) General Radio/Telephone Operators license or equivalent certificate.
  • Knowledge and experience utilizing issue tracking systems and processes (REMEDY, Visio, ISR’s, Budget process and Change Control,).
  • Knowledge of utility business processes
  • 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.
  • Strong statistical and analytical skills

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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