Share this Job

Sr SCADA Engineer

Date:  May 2, 2022
Job ID:  2144

Redmond, WA, US, 98052

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities: 

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 Sr 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 and designs complex SCADA infrastructure, services and interfaces to external networks.
    • 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.
  • Leads implementation and deployment efforts on intermediate projects.
  • Provides cost/benefit analysis on intermediate projects.
  • Participates in mid- to long-term SCADA systems planning.
  • Works with project manager to develop realistic work estimates, financial budgets and project schedules. 
  • Ensures internal and external security as well as adherence to compliance standards.
  • Participates in evaluation of vendor proposals.
  • Conducts studies and performance analyses and recommends changes.
  • Updates or creates documentation based on work performed.
  • Reviews project deliverables for accuracy and provides assistance and mentoring to others.
  • Proficiently applies IT methods, professional knowledge and PSE standards and practices to complex tasks and situations. 
  • Responds to unfamiliar, undefined, unexpected, or unstable situations with the professionally prescribed standard response.
  • May function in a lead capacity within department and represent department in workflow and escalation discussions with others.
  • Effective in relationships with business partners, professional peers, and other team members.
  • Works with IT and Operations PAC (protection, automation, and controls) professionals and managers, primarily within own department.
  • Coaches less experienced IT/SCADA professionals.
  • Operates under general direction.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, or other related engineering field.
  • 5 years related SCADA experience.
  • 3 years of experience related to planning, analysis, configuration, installation, management, and coordination work.
  • Knowledge and experience with IT infrastructure, MPLS, data, voice, Telco, concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Ability to manage projects, including schedules, resource allocations and budgets. 
  • Experience leading and participating in internal and external teams. 
  • Solid knowledge of department-specific applications.
  • Extensive knowledge of subject matter within assigned area of focus, with a basic knowledge of related disciplines.
  • Good computer and MS Office skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex systems, solve problems, and multi-task.
  • Knowledge of industry best practices and technological leading edge developments. 
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree.
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification.
  • Professional Engineer certification.
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) General Radio/Telephone Operators license, or equivalent certificate.
  • Knowledge and experience utilizing issue tracking systems and processes (REMEDY, Visio, ISRs, Budget process and Change Control). 
  • Working knowledge of SAP and PSE budgeting and planning process.  
  • Basic understanding of PSE electric and gas infrastructure and field practices. 
  • Financial analysis capability to assess feasibility of projects and decisions.
  • Knowledge of electric distribution and transmission infrastructure.  
  • 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 or 425-462-3017.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue