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Sr Designer Drafter

Date:  Nov 22, 2022
Job ID:  3421

Snoqualmie, WA, US, 98065

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

Job Description

Puget Sound Energy’s Substation Design and Engineering department is looking for a Senior Engineering Specialist to join our team!

This role leads in preparation of civil or electrical engineering plan sets, designs, and specifications for permitting and or construction drawing packages that support the planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance of Puget Sound Energy’s energy delivery system. As a project team member, the successful candidate’s area of responsibility can include:

  • Electrical assembly site plan, elevations, and details
  • Conduit and cable site plan, cross sections, schedules, and details
  • Electrical grounding site plan view, cross sections and details
  • Detailing of electrical equipment and interconnections
  • Site layout and general notes
  • Grading plans, sections and details
  • Drainage plans, elevations and details
  • Temp erosion and sediment control plan and details
  • Fencing plans and details
  • Foundation and structural plans
  • Foundation/concrete detailing and design
  • Structural steel detailing

The ideal candidate would have either civil site layout design experience, electrical layout and assembly design experience, or both.


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

  • Works on projects that are composed of interrelated elements within the CAD designer’s area of focus, and require adaptation of standard practices.
  • Prepares and directs others in preparation of technical CAD drawings and documents.
  • Supports others during review of technical plans, designs, specifications, or standards.
  • Identifies potential areas of design conflicts with assigned work, and initiate corrective action.
  • Ensures compliance with standards, and design requirements.
  • Maintains scheduling of CAD work assignments supporting project needs.
  • Checks and reviews complex project work of others. Provides technical leadership, training, and mentorship to other personnel.
  • Solves problems independently with ability to work around barriers.
  • Coordinates the work of others who assist in specific assignments (including contractors/consultants).
  • May function in a technical leadership role as part of a project team.
  • Self-directs work assignments and communicates effectively with a variety of internal customers.
  • 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

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of CAD design platforms or applications (MicroStation, AutoCAD, CATIA, SolidWorks or other).
  • Familiarity with ProjectWise CAD file management system, MicroStation, or Bluebeam PDF file design software a plus.
  • Experience with creating and updating HTML files. 
  • Well experience in design, ideally civil site layout design experience and electrical layout and assembly design experience is preferred. However design/drafting experience involving mechanical, topographical, commercial building architecture, transportation, or other utility fields are relevant.
  • Understanding of design specifications.
  • Experience working with both internal and external teams on projects.

Additional Information

Please note: this job posting is one of three that will be used to advertise and fill only one vacancy at the Senior Engineering Specialist, Engineering Specialist, or Associate Engineering Specialist level depending on the most qualified applicant across the three job openings posted. Only apply to one of the three job openings based on which level best matches your work experience. Job postings involved with this opening are 3421, 3422, and 3423.

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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