Senior Engineers – Electrical Standards and Commodities #71988

Company Name: Puget Sound Energy
City: Bellevue
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98009
Job Title: Senior Engineers – Electrical Standards and Commodities #71988
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: September 27, 2017
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours


Senior Engineers – Electrical Standards and Commodities #71988

Puget Sound Energy’s Standards Department is looking to fill multiple Senior Engineer positions on the Electric Standards team.

The Standards Department is responsible for developing operating standards and material selections that will drive PSE’s Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP) and ensures the safe, dependable, and efficient delivery of electricity and natural gas to customers.

The selected candidates will be responsible for managing a portfolio of key electrical components including switches, reclosers, fault indicators, pole/line hardware, insulators, connectors, and cutouts. These candidates will also be responsible for managing some key manuals and publications such as the Electric Distribution Line Construction Standards manual, Electric Transmission Line Construction Standards manual, Switching and Clearances Handbook, Safety Equipment, Tools, and Materials Catalog, Electric Customer Service Handbook and the Builder Handouts.  In these  roles, you will work with many different people including engineers, electrical craft employees, equipment buyers, safety personnel, project managers, and construction crews (both internal and contractor).  You’ll also work in a wide variety of environments such as office, field, lab, and, occasionally, manufacturing facilities.

The ideal candidates will:

  • Enjoy working on unstructured problems which require consultation with many stakeholders
  • Have an appreciation for how our standards affect others’ work
  • Have an ability to evaluate and manage risk
  • Have a keen ability to identify solutions that work best for PSE, its customers, and its investors. After settling into your position, you will possess an excellent historical perspective on the construction of PSE’s electric system, and an understanding of what needs to be considered as we adapt to meet the rapidly changing and continuously evolving needs of our internal clients and external customers.

At the discretion of the hiring team, these positions may be filled as a Senior Engineer or Engineer depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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 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 cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program. 

Experience Required:


  • 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.
  • Experience working on complex engineering projects
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external customers such as engineering, planning, electric operations, construction management, purchasing, compliance, and our electric service partners


  • Experience working in the utility industry.
  • Possession of or ability to acquire a Professional Engineering license.
  • Experience leading engineering projects.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating process improvements, and communicating challenging initiatives in a positive manner
  • Experience in developing business cases for system improvements, commodity selection, and standards
  • Knowledge of engineering economics and analysis.
How to Apply:

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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.


Posting End Date: October 25, 2017