Join a dynamic northwest electric utility and become part of a progressive team.

The Engineering Manager directs and supervises the activities of the engineering department, coordinates construction and maintenance projects with the Operations department to ensure our electrical and communications systems are designed and constructed with industry best practices and in compliance with Lewis County PUD policies and applicable government standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

  • Ensure the District’s electrical and communications systems are designed and constructed in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations and policies of the District.
  • Perform engineering analysis, including but not limited to system protection and coordination, substation, load allocations, system optimization, fault study, communication, and automation.
  • Develop materials specifications and coordinate procurement with purchasing department.
  • Coordinate with engineering consultants and other District engineer’s transmission, distribution and communication system analyses and improvements.
  • Ensure that the District’s electrical system is adequately designed to meet customer needs.
  • Develop the capital improvement program and incorporate program priorities into the annual engineering budget.
  • Respond to underground cable fault locates.
  • Conduct field investigations to examine transmission and distribution system status and requirements.
  • Consult with customers regarding service policies and requirements, and recommend courses of action, procedures, and costs of electric service.
  • Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships within the District, including community and government agencies.
  • Represent the District in various policy and technical forums.

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position directly supervises up to 15 employees in the Engineering department.  This position is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the department.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; monitoring performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with a degree in engineering or related field; and 7 to 10 years of experience in utility engineering activities; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations

Must have a valid Driver’s license.  Must be a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Washington or ability to obtain within 5 years.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in MS Outlook, Excel, and Word.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to walk, climb stairs, bend, reach, uses hands to finger, handle, or feel, and sit for extended periods of time.  Occasionally required to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.  Required to speak and hear clearly when communicating over the telephone and in person.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to indoor and outdoor environments.  Outdoor settings include all types of property and site conditions including open spaces, timberlands, urban developments, flat and hilly terrain, building construction sites, and road rights-of-way.  Indoor settings include residential, commercial and industrial sites that can involve cramped spaces, moving machinery, etc.  Individuals may be exposed to hazardous conditions, including but not limited to obstacles, heights, open trenches, highway traffic, electric lines, all types of vegetation, fiberglass insulation, paint fumes, wood preservatives, solvents, oils, and cleaning compounds.   The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

This position may be required to work all hours of a day, on holidays, and/or weekends as emergency conditions dictate.


Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  Lewis County PUD believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. This position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit our employees nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the company.

How to Apply

Lewis County PUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  This recruitment will remain open until filled.  To apply for this position you must complete our employment application and provide a cover letter and resume.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Application Packets may be submitted one of the following ways:

Online:  Apply Now


Lewis County PUD
Attn: HR
PO Box 330
Chehalis, WA  98532

In Person:
Lewis County PUD
321 NW Pacific Avenue
Chehalis, WA  98532

Job Details

April 26, 2017
May 24, 2017