Senior Engineer or Below – Transmission Contracts #23706

Full Time • Posted Oct. 12

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Company Description

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 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. 

Job Description

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY AT PUGET SOUND ENERGY!

 

Senior Engineer or Below – Transmission Contracts #23706

 

Puget Sound Energy’s Transmission Policy and Contracts Department is looking for a Senior Engineer to join our team.  At the discretion of the hiring team, this position may be filled as Senior Engineer or Engineer, depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

 

This position provides technical leadership in support of Transmission Policy and Contracts functions, including transmission planning, studies to analyze generation interconnections and transmission requests, development and maintenance of inter-utility agreements, support of transmission operations, and ensuring PSE compliance with NERC and FERC requirements.  Assignments involve a substantial degree of complexity, with many interrelated elements, requiring considerations not previously encountered.  This position also supports emergency response operations when needed.

 

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 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. 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform transmission system impact studies using commercial modeling software to analyze generation interconnection and transmission service requests, as well as PSE and regional transmission projects and operations..
  • Provide leadership and technical support in negotiating complex inter-utility agreements dealing with high-voltage transmission and new generating resource integration and represent PSE at appropriate regional transmission planning forums.
  • Ensure PSE compliance with applicable NERC and FERC regulatory requirements, including applicable FAC, MOD, PRC, and TPL standards
  • Serve as a technical lead for the department and company, providing advanced skills and knowledge where needed to solve technical issues.
  • Interprets and/or modifies available guidelines for application to existing problems or processes.

  • Prepares complex studies and analyses.

  • Provides a detailed design review of internal or external technical documents.

  • Identifies potential areas of weakness with assigned work, and initiate corrective action.

  • Documents and shares work with others to strengthen the depth and breadth of skills within PSE’s engineering workforce.

  • Ensures that problem solutions are tailored to PSE’s business environment.

  • Supports emergency response work as requested including immediate and extended restoration efforts driven by weather and other system failures.

  • May lead or coordinate the work of junior engineers, engineering assistants, field technicians, and others who assist on specific projects. (This includes contractor/consultants.)

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or other appropriate engineering field

  • Substantial experience in planning, design, contract negotiation and preparation, (typically achieved after 7 years’ practice as a degreed engineer).

  • Demonstrated organization, documentation, and prioritization skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in the utility industry.

  • Possession of or ability to acquire a Professional Engineering license.

  • Knowledge of engineering economics and analysis.

  • Experience working on complex engineering projects and generation models, specifically inverter-based renewables (solar, wind).

  • Experience with in-depth transient stability analysis, including dynamics model verification.

  • Compliance experience with FERC regulatory standards and NERC reliability standards.

 

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 [email protected] or 425-462-3017.

 

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