Principal Electric System Transmission Engineer #77329

Company Name: Puget Sound Energy
Phone Number: (425) 462-3536
City: Bellevue
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98009
Job Title: Principal Electric System Transmission Engineer #77329
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: November 22, 2017
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours


 Principal or Senior Electric System Transmission Engineer #77329

Puget Sound Energy’s Electric System Engineering (Electric Transmission/Distribution) Department is looking for an experienced, technical transmission lead engineer.  The successful candidate would meet the qualifications at either a Consulting Transmission Engineer (equivalent to Principal Engineer at many other organizations) or a Senior Transmission Engineer level.

The technical lead engineer shall possess a depth of experience, expertise and understanding of engineering topics especially related to transmission design and construction. Solutions typically provided by the engineer may involve complex issues, requiring interpretation of requirements, application of advanced analytical techniques and non-standard solutions.

The position requires substantial experience developing permit and construction drawings for new and existing pole re-locations, thermal up-rates, reconductoring, communication siting & services, underground and overhead system projects.  The engineer shall provide professional engineering service and support in the planning, construction, operation, maintenance, and analysis of PSE electrical transmission facilities and assets.

Working understanding of PSE, industry, state, and municipal standards is essential.  The candidate should have the ability to create and support schedules and coordinate major segments of complex projects to meet cost and time objectives along with design reviews to ensure compliance with design criteria, construction and department standards.

The successful candidate should demonstrate they are well experienced in transmission calculations, reports, technical specifications and cost estimates.  Additionally, an ideal candidate should demonstrate their ability to support internal and external customer needs and requirements. The ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely, both verbally and written to diverse audiences is desirable.

The candidate is expected to provide training, technical direction, and leadership to other engineering positions in order to promote development.  Coordination of work with engineers, engineering assistants, designers, and others who assist in specific assignments (including contractors/consultants) will be required.

The candidate should have the flexibility to deal with shifting budgets and priorities; the ability and resiliency to adapt to changes; and a personality that promotes optimism and synergy.

This position has the potential to be based out of Kent or Snoqualmie office.

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 1886.  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 all employees are valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to excel professionally. We offer an expansive 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil Engineering or other appropriate engineering field.
  • Extensive experience in planning, design, specification preparation, maintenance, project cost estimating and scheduling (typically achieved after 10 years’ practice as a degreed engineer)
  • Advanced technical and scientific expertise.
  • Experience leading engineering projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaborate with a wide range of internal and external customers.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil 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).
  • Demonstrated organization, documentation, prioritization, and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.


  • PLS CADD and/or Sag 10 software applications.
  • Experience working with NESC code.
  • 10+ years of experience in engineering design, preparation of specifications, construction interfacing or system studies.
  • Organization, documentation, prioritization, and project engineering skills.
  • Experience with Electrical 115kV and 230 kV overhead transmission construction practices.
  • Possession of or ability to acquire a Professional Engineering license.
  • Knowledge of engineering economics and analysis.
  • Experience working on complex engineering projects.
  • Leadership and mentoring experience
  • Quality Management experience
  • Experience in Process Improvement (example: Six Sigma)

 PSE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.

 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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Posting End Date: December 31, 2017