Senior Fiber Engineer/Telecommunications Engineer

Date:  Jul 20, 2024
Job ID:  4785

Redmond, WA, US, 98052

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 IT Infrastructure team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Senior Fiber Engineer/Telecommunications Engineer position!

Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

•    Provides the planning, design, acquisition and implementation of the company’s fiber optic telecommunication infrastructure.  Evaluates business requirements to develop and implement solutions. Conducts project planning, cost analysis and vendor comparisons.
•    Researches, recommends and designs new configurations and enhancements to existing telecommunication network, providing consulting advice to team lead and management. 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.
•    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.
•    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. 

•   This job is considered “safety sensitive” as defined in RCW 49.44.240 and is subject to pre-employment drug screening that includes screening for the presence of marijuana and marijuana metabolites.


Job Responsibilities

•    Works with project manager to develop realistic work estimates, financial budgets and project schedules. Participates in mid to long-term telecommunication systems planning.
•    Reviews project deliverables for accuracy. Provides cost/benefit analysis on intermediate projects.
•    Participates in evaluation of vendor proposals.
•    Updates or creates documentation based on work performed.
•    Effective in relationships with business partners, professional peers, and other team members.
•    Works with IT professionals and managers, primarily within own department.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Two (2) year degree or certification in a technology-related field or equivalent combination of education, work experience or relevant military experience, and at least four (4) years of experience in related field.
  • Four (4) years of technical telecommunications experience.
  • Three (3) years of experience in related planning, analysis, configuration, installation, management, and coordination work.
  • Ability to manage projects, including schedules, resource allocations and budgets. 
  • Experience leading and participating in internal and external teams. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex systems, solve problems, and multi-task.
  • Knowledge and experience with IT infrastructure, MPLS, data, voice, Telco, concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of subject matter within telecommunications, with a basic knowledge of related disciplines.
  • MS Office skills.
  • Knowledge of industry best practices and technological leading edge developments. 
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within telecommunications field.

Desired Qualifications

•    Basic understanding of Utility infrastructure and field practices. 
•    Financial analysis capability to assess feasibility of projects and decisions.
•    Working knowledge of National Joint Utilities Notification System (NJUNS) 
•    Experienced in acquiring Right-of-Way permits and easements.
•    Working knowledge of Traffic Control Plans.
•    Ability to lead on-site pre-construction meetings.
•    Basic knowledg of Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping tool.
•    Working knowledge ordering Outside Plant/Telecommunication materials.
•    Current knowledge of NESC codes.
•    Knowledge of ADSS design and implementation procedures.
•    Knowledge of fiber splicing, terminations and post install testing.
•    Ability to conduct post installation analysis and execute punch list items with contractors.
•    Working knowledge of ordering ADSS material procurement and issuing to field resources.
•    Working knowledge of Forced Relocating fiber facilities as it relates to municipalities Right of Way

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 $96,200.00 - $169,300.00, 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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