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Telecom Power & Facilities Engineer

Date:  Aug 4, 2022
Job ID:  3007

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 Telecom Power & Facilities Engineer position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

Designs, develops, secures and maintains the physical infrastructure of communication rooms, towers, AC & DC systems & environmental controls for IT Infrastructure at PSE remote telecommunication facilities.  Supports architectural framework for power, grounding, cabling, wiring, batteries, peripherals, connections and connectivity.  Follows standards and guidelines.  Ensures adequate HVAC, power, battery supply and bandwidth to maintain target environment for IT hardware in Communication Rooms and IT infrastructure for PSE remote telecommunication facilities.  Supports reliability testing and assists in planning emergency or disaster procedures.  Works under guided supervision and small to medium simple projects.  
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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides standard document template for Communication Room, DC Plant, grounding, & IT infrastructure for PSE Facilities as-builts
  • Determines requirements and provides design for generator and UPS systems
  • Designs and provides documentation of Telecom room rack and equipment assignments
  • Implements Communication Room, DC Plant and IT infrastructure for PSE Facility standards according to established plans, designs for room layouts including equipment, racks, power, battery, UPS, cabling, wiring, space, & cooling
  • Implements less complex technology solutions
  • Serves as a skilled technical resource for technologies which may span the enterprise.  Participates in complex troubleshooting efforts and root cause analysis
  • Works with various vendors to maintain equipment including firmware, service packs, security patches, etc. to ensure the maximum performance, security, and availability of the systems
  • Applies defined technology solutions to requirements and has an understanding of some infrastructure architectures
  • Implements new systems, tools, and techniques
  • Advises on selection of technology purchases
  • Understands and follows standards, guidelines, and policies for the use and integration of technology
  • Participates in capacity planning, system installations, upgrades, and other maintenance activities for enterprise and departmental systems
  • Reviews the environment and proactively implements changes to reduce problems and work stoppage
  • Analyzes performance indicators for system components.  Changes system software and parameters to ensure maximum system operating efficiency and availability as directed
  • Updates/creates system documentation that may affect multiple teams
  • Works with IT personnel across all segments
  • Estimates resources and costs for small to medium projects
  • Operates under moderate direction
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years experience in related field, or combination of specialized training or experience and two years of directly relevant experience.
  • Solid experience working in Data Centers and/or Communication Rooms and/or IT infrastructure for Facilities
  • Solid experience working with IT infrastructure and hardware in Data Centers and/or Communication Rooms and Facilities and/or DC Plant
  • Solid power knowledge related to Infrastructure Facilities
  • Solid cooling knowledge related to Infrastructure Facilities
  • Solid experience in Data Center and/or Communication Room and DC Plant system monitoring
  • Solid experience in Cable and Wire Management
  • Solid experience in Audio Visual/conference room technology
  • Solid experience with participating in projects in a cross-functional environment
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills and demonstrate attention to detail in documentation
  • Self-driven and comfortable bringing ideas to the table
  • Good teamwork and written and oral communication skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Engineering
  • Solid knowledge of Information Technology Information Library -  ITIL Process/Service Management
  • Solid knowledge of I-Triple E industry standards
  • Solid knowledge of BICSI standards
  • Solid knowledge in Cable Management
  • Solid knowledge in DC Plant design best practices
  • Solid experience in CAD  drawings
  • SharePoint
  • Microsoft Office products
  • Familiar with Service Management tools & use (Service Now)
  • NERC Security Standards
  • Must be able to operate & drive company vehicles safely & legally within PSE service territory

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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