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Controls Electrical Engineer I – V

Grant County PUD

Beverly, Washington 99321
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Full Time
1st Shift
  • Control Systems
  • Power Engineering
  • Energy
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The Controls Electrical Engineer will be responsible for the design, implementation, asset management, and maintenance of control systems (and other electrical systems) related to hydroelectric power plants and other industrial applications.



  • Make cost effective recommendations to engineering supervisor on operation and maintenance of existing equipment and replacement of obsolete equipment.

  • Provides entry level long range planning to develop manpower and budgeting for orderly change out of obsolete equipment.

  • Prepare technical specifications for contract documents under the guidance of the engineering supervisor or peer engineers to be used for bidding purposes. Administer contracts for work performed on district facilities by contractors, including inspection of contractors work.

  • Assist other departments in the resolution of problems arising from daily activities. Work with consultants, contractors and other contract personnel.

  • Write detailed instruction, mark, revise and generate new drawings and manuals. Provide necessary supervision for craftsman to implement engineering changes in the field.

  • Maintain good relations with company representatives, craftsman, suppliers and other engineers while keeping informed of the latest equipment, practices and procedures in the power generation industry.

  • Provide recommendations on budget requirements, scheduling and management of projects.

  • Assist other engineers with work orders, budgeting, contracts, purchasing accounting and technical information.

  • Perform field inspection of work and provide required reports.

  • Conduct failure analysis and prepare equipment reliability statistics.

  • Promote team work between departments and divisions.



  • B.S Electrical Engineering or B.S in Electrical Engineering Technology



  • Previous experience designing and maintaining electrical instrumentation and control systems within a utility environment preferred.

  • Experience programming and commissioning Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s), Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s), and SCADA systems is beneficial.

  • Working knowledge of industrial controls networks and communications protocols desired.



  • Ability to communicate clearly with others both in writing and orally. Must be able to organize and conduct meetings. Must be able to lead/supervise others.

  • Entry level experience in scheduling, estimating, materials, manpower and tracking project tasks.

  • Must be able to work without direct supervision and work under pressure. Must be able to anticipate the needs and concern of others.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and schedule and accomplish a variety of tasks concurrently.

  • Must have a current Washington state driver’s license.



Duties are performed in a remote office environment and at the District’s power plants. Working conditions include climbing, crawling, working in hot and cold weather conditions, working in confined spaces and above ground. Employee risks physical hazards from energized equipment, construction areas and loud working environments.  


Position Open Until Filled


Excellent compensation and benefits package.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

References and Background Checks are done as part of our employment process.

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