Substation Civil Engineer or Professional Engineer

Date: Sep 22, 2017

Location: Everett, WA, US

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Job ID  5981  Department  Substation Engineering (10000087) 
Union Classification  Non Union  Type  Full Time - Salaried  
# of Openings  1.0  Job Location  Everett, Washington (US-WA) 
Closing Date  09/26/2017   Salary/Wage  $78,483.00 - $131,852.00 annually DOQ


Job Definition

This position will be filled at either the Engineer or Professional Engineer level depending on qualifications.


Design 115kV and 12kV substation projects.  Design includes site layout, grading, drainage, TESC, oil spill containment, underground conduit, vaults, support structures, bus assembly and fences.  Administer land-use and construction permit applications; represent PUD at permit hearings and in meetings with public permitting agencies.  Proficiency in applying codes and standards such as NESC, ASCE7, ASCE Guide for Design of Substation Structures, ACI, AISC, ANSI and WA State DOE Stormwater Management for Western WA.  Prepare project scope, detailed budgets, schedules, plans and cost estimates.  Prepare RFP's and review bids.  Inspect contractor work and perform contract management and associated project design coordination.

Distinguishing Characteristics


Independently performs most assignments with supervision and guidance as to objectives. Receives technical guidance on unique, unusual or complex problems and issues. Work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment and conformance to objectives. Manages time to work concurrently on multiple assignments.

Essential Job Functions

Performs conventional engineering design and analysis in an area of engineering specialty requiring significant knowledge of related fields by compiling and analyzing statistical and technical data and conducting a wide variety of studies including report development.


Performs as Project Leader on medium to large projects and/or on projects which may have relatively few complex features requiring an overall knowledge of engineering principles and methods.


Prepares Specifications, Request for Proposals, evaluates Bids, and prepares recommendations on material, contracts, purchase of materials and equipment for management consideration for conventional projects. Manages contract work on assigned projects.


Plans and conducts engineering assignments to develop and recommend new and improved concepts, techniques, operating procedures, engineering and construction standards, and practices in the related engineering field. 


Directs, coordinates, and reviews/approves work of the project team and consultants’ work on conventional projects based on pre-established District standards and practices.


Provide consulting services, including training, to District staff, vendors, customers, consultants, and others in the related field.


Responds to and investigates customer questions and complaints; interprets and provide information concerning services, programs, projects, policies and objectives. Effectively interacts, responds, and coordinates activities with customers including governmental agencies.


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


Recommends, develops, and implements new or changed processes, standards, and procedures to improve efficiency in the assigned area.

Specialized Job Functions


Other Job Functions

Responsible for budgets and schedules on assigned projects and/or tasks.


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


Serves as acting supervisor in the absence of supervisor.


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


Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

• Principles, practices, methods, analysis, and techniques in the field of applicable engineering discipline.

• Construction methods, design codes and standards, safety practices and codes, project management, and District’s work authorization procedures.

• Fundamental economic analysis and evaluation techniques.

• Technical aspects of field of specialty.

• Regulatory requirements applicable to the District, District policies and procedures.

• Principles and practices of providing work direction and guidance to others.

• Facility and system operation and maintenance.

• Computers and applicable computer applications.

• Customer relations techniques.

• District's mission, objectives, values and business drivers.

Ability to:

• Work in a team environment with a strong customer focus on both internal customers and external customers.

• Successfully lead engineering and construction, research and assigned projects.

• Plan and organize work, incorporating changing District priorities.

• Proficient use of latest technologies applicable and available at the District in performing assigned tasks and projects.

• Interpret, apply, and explain codes, regulations, policies and procedures.

• Learn the District’s work authorization procedures.

• Learn and apply District policies and procedures.

• Develop scope of work, schedules, budgets, methods, and manage projects through completion.

• Provide work direction, guidance and technical assistance to others.

• Perform conventional and technical engineering duties in the analysis, design and coordination of projects in the area of engineering expertise.

• Compile and analyze statistical and technical information and data including preparation of reports.

• Use independent and discretionary judgment.

• Act in a lead capacity on assigned tasks and projects.

• Drive District vehicles.

• Use engineering tools required for the job.



  • Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Engineering ; and,
  • Four (4) years directly related engineering experience and FE** or EIT; or 6 years related engineering experience; and,
  • *Must have demonstrated the successful accomplishment of work of the nature defined for this job level, “Engineer”.


  • Washington State Professional Engineer License (PE), or ability to obtain through reciprocity; and,
  • Eight (8) years directly related engineering experience, four (4) of which are performed at an electric utility; and,
  • *Must have demonstrated the successful accomplishment of work of the nature defined for this job level, “Engineer”.


Professional Engineer

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in Engineering; and,
  • Six (6) years related engineering experience, with two (2) of those years as a Lead or Project Engineer and Washington State Professional Engineer License (PE), or ability to obtain through reciprocity


  • Ten (10) years directly related engineering experience and Washington State Professional Engineer License (PE), or ability to obtain through reciprocity.


**Note: FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) Certification is recognized by the Washington State board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors and is equivalent to an EIT (Engineer in Training).


*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


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.

• Requires the ability to walk and/or climb around uneven terrain and construction sites in possible inclement weather.

• Must drive District vehicles to various work sites/locations.

• Must be able to lift and carry equipment, boxes, tools, drawings, packages, etc., up to 25 pounds.

• Incumbents perform repetitive movements from use of a computer and mouse.

• Frequent phone contact with various customers.



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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