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Operational Technologies Engineering Specialist (Multiple Levels)

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Date: Jan 25, 2023

Location: Everett, WA, US

Company: Snohomish PUD

Job ID  14913  Department  Operational Technologies Engin (10000073) 
Union Classification  Non Union  Type  Full Time - Salaried  
# of Openings  Job Location  Everett, Washington (US-WA) 
Closing Date  01/31/2023   Salary/Wage  $78,741.00 - $165,938.00 annually 


Title and Salary

We are recruiting for 2 positions at multiple levels, from Associate Operational Technologies Engineering Specialist to Senior Operational Technologies Engineering Specialist. The successful candidate will be placed into the appropriate level and salary based on qualifications.

Job Definition

Provides leadership on all aspects of the planning, organization, scheduling and support functions of the Operational Technology (OT) systems (DMS/OMS/SCADA/eDNA).  Develops, implements, and improves technical work processes in the applications of OT systems and cyber security issues as they relate to OT systems to cost effectively meet District and internal customer needs.  Manages the planning, development, organization, communication, and implementation of large scale District OT projects requiring work and coordination of multiple internal and external individuals and groups with diverse interests.  Acts independently on OT technical matters.  

Distinguishing Characteristics


Essential Job Functions

Performs advanced software design, development and/or integration.  Coordinates and develops work processes and standards as they relate to OT systems; ensures compliance with FERC/NERC requirements.


Manages, organizes and schedules OT projects to meet District and division objectives which satisfies customer needs.  Serves as Project Leader responsible for design, administration and control of OT projects.


Provides technical expertise to the District’s management personnel, including presentation of feasibility and status of OT systems reports, project cost estimates and economic analysis, and technical alternative cost-benefit analysis.


Acts independently and retains full technical responsibility while defining, coordinating and delegating project task assignments, and maintaining liaison with individuals and groups within and outside the District.


Establishes goals, objectives, priorities, and schedules on projects.  Establishes project cost estimates including resource availability (labor and material) including alternatives to accomplish planned goals, and objectives.


Directs, coordinates, reviews, and approves work of the project team and consultants’ work. Provides technical leadership in problem solving on issues related to OT systems.


Provides consulting services including training to District staff, vendors, customers, consultants, and others in the area of technical specialty.


Keeps abreast of technological developments impacting electric facility design/construction/maintenance/operation and recommends changes warranted by these technical developments.


Assists in the development of staffing needs of the department and makes recommendations to the manager for optimum levels.


Performs assessment of current and future technologies to best position the District in a complex and significantly changing business environment.


Plans, develops and conducts management briefings with the manager and District senior management to ensure effective communication about the project scope, budget, and status with regard to the District’s business strategies.


Assures effective utilization of District and industry standards in completing OT work activities.

Specialized Job Functions


Other Job Functions

Responsible for project budgets, schedules, and management of resources for large and complex projects.


Prepares Capital and Operations and Maintenance program estimates for Capital and Operations and Maintenance plans.


Serves as acting manager in their absence.


Serves on task or work groups to improve engineering and work processes and methods.


Performs other duties as assigned.



Supervision and guidance relate largely to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters.  Consults with manager concerning unusual problems, developments, and customer issues.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
• Computer applications for operational technologies.
• Computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets and data bases and applications for engineering and electrical systems.
• Customer service techniques and practices.
• Advanced electrical engineering principles and practices.
• Project development and scheduling methodologies.
• Project management, negotiation, relationship building/partnering, and conflict management/mediation.
• District management philosophies, methods, and procedures, management sciences, organizational structures, accounting and productivity enhancement techniques.
• Financial and budgeting processes
• Technical knowledge and skills pertaining to OT systems.
Ability to:
• Teach, lead and coach staff on OT systems work including customer satisfaction.
• Build and manage effective teams and facilitate alignment with District goals and objectives.
• Communicate and work effectively, both orally and in writing, with various levels of the organization, outside agencies, and customers.
• Learn, interpret and apply District Directives, policies and procedures.
• Work with and manage confidential information.
• Analyze, apply principles, and develop effective solutions to technical issues.
• Use independent and discretionary judgement.
• Provide leadership to analyze, recommend and implement solutions to complex engineering problems.
• Work effectively with both technical and non-technical work groups.
• Develop, plan, organize, and manage timely completion of large scale and complex projects


Associate Operational Technologies Engineering Specialist

  • Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Physical Science, Computer Science, or Engineering related field; OR the equivalent combination of related education and experience; AND,
  • Three (3) years progressive engineering related or Operational Technologies systems experience.

Operational Technologies Engineering Specialist

  • Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Physical Science, Computer Science, or Engineering related field; OR the equivalent combination of related education and experience; AND,
  • Five (5) years progressive engineering related experience, with two (2) of those years as a project technical lead in the Operational Technologies field.

Senior Operational Technologies Engineering Specialist*

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Physical Science, Computer Science, or Engineering related field; OR the equivalent combination of related education and experience; AND,
  • Eight (8) years progressive engineering related experience, including five (5) of those years in the electric utility industry with three (3) years in a supervisory, lead, or project manager capacity in the Operational Technologies field.

*Note:  For the employee who has met the minimum entry education and experience requirements, the additional time required to be proficient in performing the job is six months to one year.


• Valid Washington State Driver License.

Preferred Qualifications

  • SCADA and/or ADMS experience at an Electric Utility

Working Conditions

• Duties are performed both in an office environment and in field situations in varying weather conditions that include utility construction sites and work in vicinity of energized equipment and conductors.
• Must be able to lift and carry equipment, boxes, tools, drawings, packages, etc., up to 25 pounds.



Snohomish County P.U.D. #1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Disabled and Veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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