System Engineer

System Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Shelton, WA
  • Salary: $84,108 - $126,156 per year, DOQ
  • Posting End Date: June 30, 2021

Website Mason PUD 3

Wage or Salary:
$84,108 - $126,156 per year, DOQ

Position Summary:

The System Engineer performs, under general supervision, engineering duties in design, project management, construction, inspection and maintenance of various electric utility facilities that accommodate system growth, automation, operation and reliability.



  • Design, layout, prepare cost estimates, specifications and contracts for major distribution system projects, including overhead and underground distribution and transmission lines, subdivisions, major industrial and commercial installations, as well as substations, using recognized engineering practices and PUD standards as a basis.
  • Provide project management in coordinating activities and work with contractors, consulting engineers and other agencies on design, construction and specifications of distribution, transmission and substation projects.
  • As part of the Grid Modernization initiative, provide assistance in designing and implementing systems to provide greater downstream operational visibility of the District’s substation feeders. Design new or modify existing protective relays and schemes to support Grid Modernization.
  • Familiarity with performing Arc Flash analysis with the assistance of a Modeling Software, the guidance of the NESC and IEEE-1584 as required.
  • Assist in developing System Long Range and 5-year Plans for District Growth and Maintenance.
  • Assist in developing engineering standards.
  • Understand Wildfire Risk and developing Wildfire Mitigation plans, Action Statements and Reports.
  • Regular coordination with BPA (Bonneville Power Administration) for the filing of LLIRs (Line Load Interconnection Requests), the completion of Annual System Reviews, submitting Load Shift reports, performing maintenance coordination (both District and BPA driven), and other similar duties as required.
Additional Information:

Knowledge Skills/ Experience Required:

·        Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering.

·        A minimum of four years of engineering experience with an Electrical Utility or eight years of engineering experience with a similar industry or consulting firm. A PE in the State of Washington will be given preference.

·        Working knowledge of system protection theory, design and implementation with regards to substation protective relaying and downstream sectionalizing devices, fusing & voltage regulators.

·        Experience with distribution electrical analytical software packages such as Synergi DEW, SKM, Milsoft WindMil or CYME.  Familiarity with AutoDesk and AutoCAD.

·        Experience with aspects of a SCADA system design, implementation and maintenance.

·        Working knowledge of single phase and three phase metering as well as experience working through power quality, harmonic and flicker concerns.

·        Working knowledge of switching, tagging and related electric distribution operations procedures.

·        Have the ability to interact in a courteous and respectful manner with the general public and use excellent human relations skills as a representative of the PUD. Effective communications are necessary with all levels of the organization.

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