Consulting Engineer - Regional System Planning Reliability Planner
Company: Puget Sound Energy
Posted on: January 20, 2023
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Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position
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Puget Sound Energy's (PSE) Regional System Planning department is
looking for an Engineer to join our team! The Regional System
Planning group is responsible for the performance of the 1000+
distribution circuits, predominately operating at 12.5 kV from
nearly 300 distribution substations across PSE's service territory.
System Planners identify project solutions that support regional
load growth and improve system reliability for our customers. They
also assist in the day to day operation of the distribution system
by providing technical assistance to both internal and external
customers. The engineer in this position will have an emphasis on
improving the reliability of the distribution system, in line with
PSE's Reliability Roadmap.
Provides professional engineering service and support in the
planning, construction, operation, maintenance, and analysis of PSE
facilities and assets with a focus on improving system reliability.
Schedules and coordinates major segments of complex projects to
meet cost and time objectives. Reviews design and documentation to
ensure compliance with PSE expectations. Interprets and applies
existing guidelines and engineering principles, practices, and
theories toward the completion of assignments involving a
substantial degree of complexity, with many interrelated elements
requiring considerations not previously encountered. Supports the
continued development of PSE's engineering workforce by sharing
knowledge with others. Supports emergency response operations when
needed. Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE's
operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities.
Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.
- Monitors electric distribution system reliability performance
for the regional area.
- Performs reliability studies using a variety of tools including
Synergi to run power system simulation, modeling and
- Develops, prepares and justifies reliability improvement
projects for the electric distribution system, to meet cost, design
standards and time objectives. Collaborates with Electric System
Design to ensure the scope of work is efficiently and clearly
- Provides technical support in the planning, construction,
operation, maintenance, and analysis of PSE facilities and
- Reviews design and documentation to ensure projects achieve the
justified benefits, and comply with codes, standards and design
- Coordinates with the Planning teams to ensure all issues are
- Evaluates new emerging technologies that support system
- Interprets requirements and application of company and industry
standards, guidelines, and methods.
- Applies engineering principles, practices and
- Supports emergency response work as requested including
immediate and extended restoration efforts driven by weather and
other system failures.
- 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.
- Bachelor of Science degree or PE license in electrical,
mechanical, civil or other appropriate engineering field.
- Extensive experience in planning, design, specification
preparation, maintenance, project cost estimating and scheduling
(typically achieved after 10 or more years practice as a degreed
engineer). Years of acquired experience is provided as a guide and
alone does not constitute readiness for job level as individual's
skill acquisition rates can vary significantly.
- 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.
- Experience working within the utility industry.
- Possession of a Professional Engineering License.
- Knowledge of engineering economics and utility accounting
- Experience working on complex engineering projects.
At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them
opportunities to excel. We offer a competitive compensation and
The pay range for this position is$112,400.00 -$187,100.00, and
this position is eligible for annual goals based incentive
PSE offers a suite of benefits to our employees. Employees are
eligible for medical, dental, vision, basic life, and short- and
long-term disability insurance. There are additional voluntary
options of supplemental life insurance, accidental death and
dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts for health care
and dependent daycare, and an Employee assistance program (EAP).
For long term savings, PSE offers a 401(k) investment option and a
cash balance retirement plan. Employees will also receive Paid Time
Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays throughout the calendar year.Detailed
benefit overviews can be found on our Career page - Why Work For Us
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 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 benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement
pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.
Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment
opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status
or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable
accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential
functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local,
state or federal law.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
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