Senior Engineer or Engineer - Electrical: Plant Technical

This support includes professional engineering services in the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of these facilities. The engineer will be responsible for the execution of major portions of complex construction and equipment installation projects to meet cost and time objectives, while maintaining high quality assurance and industry standards.  The engineer will work with established project teams to assist with installation and testing of new equipment.  Job tasks also include driving equipment reliability improvements through predictive maintenance testing, analysis, and condition assessments, supporting maintenance outage planning, and providing plant personnel technical training on new and existing systems and equipment.


This engineer will need to provide quick, professional response to assist the generating plant staff with troubleshooting operational problems on complex plant control systems as well as a variety of power generation equipment.  In addition, the position will require supporting broader company emergency response work when needed, including immediate and extended electrical system restoration efforts driven by weather and other system failures.  The work will consist of a mix of field and office responsibilities, with the majority of field work taking place at various plant locations.   Some overnight stays will be necessary when working at our most distant locations.  There will also be times where the engineer will drive up to 5 hours per day, walk at least 1 mile over uneven ground, climb and descend stairs, ladders, and temporary scaffolds to access equipment.


This is an excellent opportunity to play an integral role to help us better serve the environment, our customers and the communities in which they live. We provide an environment where all employees are valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to achieve maximum performance. We offer a comprehensive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan and an employee assistance and wellness program. Gain the energy to do great things through a career with Puget Sound Energy!



Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or other appropriate engineering field

Substantial experience in planning, design, specification preparation, maintenance, project cost estimating, and scheduling (typically achieved after 7 years’ practice as a degreed engineer for the senior level)

Technical expertise in electrical power systems in an industrial environment  

Experience leading engineering projects

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Demonstrated organization, documentation, prioritization, and project management skills

Ability to work effectively and collaborate with a wide range of internal and external customers

Ability to drive up to 5 hours per day, walk at least 1 mile over uneven ground, and climb and descend stairs, ladders, and temporary scaffolds to access equipment 



Experience working in the power generation industry

Experience preparing equipment specifications, performing design review and analysis of electrical systems

Experience with Low and Medium Voltage systems

Field engineering and troubleshooting experience

Technical expertise in plant control systems and instrumentation

Broad knowledge of power industry standards and best practices

Possession of, or ability to acquire, a Professional Engineering license



Benefits - Full

Relocation Assistance Available - Possible for ideal candidate

Bonus Eligible - Yes

Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes


Candidate Details

7+ to 10 years experience

Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree

Willingness to Travel - Often


Ideal Candidate, The ideal candidate would have at least 7 years working as an engineer in the power generation industry.  They would have experience with Low and Medium Voltage systems, technical expertise in Plant Control Systems and Instrumentation, broad experience in Field Engineering and Troubleshooting, and experience preparing Equipment Specifications, performing Design Reviews, and Electrical Systems Analysis.  They would have a BSEE or MSEE and hold a PE license.


Ideal Candidate should have worked for the following company(ies): Power utilities with at least Hydro and Thermal (Natural Gas) generation.