System Engineer

Position Opens: 2019-03-26


The PUD is currently seeking Transmission and Distribution Engineers to provide hands-on, technical oversight related to the District’s electric distribution/substation/transmission system. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone seeking to apply their skills and experience in a challenging, progressive and hands-on work environment.  The department offers excellent advancement opportunities.

The work location is in Newport, WA and offers four distinct seasons, two local ski resorts, recreational forest and numerous lakes/rivers. Newport is less than one hour away from Spokane, WA, Coeur d’Alene, ID, and the Montana State Line.  The District also provides high-speed fiber optic network service in the county.

Education and Qualifications

Successful applicants must have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, or higher is required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and effectively interact with District employees, customers, vendors/contractors and regulatory/compliance agency staff.
  • The selected individual(s) will be encouraged to obtain a Professional Engineer (PE) license in the state of Washington as an electrical engineer, if they do not already have one.

How to Apply

Interested candidates, please complete the online application referenced below, including a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. If preferred, you can email an application, along with a resume and cover letter, to:; or, mail application materials to P.O. Box 190, Newport WA 99156 Attn:  Human Resources.

Should you have any questions about the position or the application process, please contact Lloyd Clark (HR Manager) via email at

System Engineer Application

The District offers generous compensation ranging from $90K to $155K, depending on qualifications and experience.  Our benefits include Washington State Public Employee Retirement System (PERS 2 or PERS 3) defined pension plans, paid personal leave starting at 21 days per year, and Medical/Dental/Optical plans.

The position is open until filled.
Starting salary is DOQ.

The Public Utility District of Pend Oreille County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.