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Energy Northwest Electrical Design Engineer - 6451 in Richland, Washington

Job Title

Electrical Design Engineer

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Energy Northwest

Full/Part Time


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General Summary

The Electrical/I&C Design Engineering Group has the opportunity to team up with other engineers involved in nuclear plant electrical equipment modernization projects. The successful candidate will be part of a team of engineers designing the replacement of obsolete analog equipment with digital equipment such as protective relays and solid state control systems. Additional work may include preparation of complex calculations, transient analysis and short circuit analysis, motor starting analysis and overcurrent protective device coordination, preparation of documented design inputs and preparation of design reports.

Provide independent engineering service and support to perform highly complex engineering tasks requiring specialized skills and broad experience in the application of engineering fundamentals in support of the design modification, operating, and independent assessment of Energy Northwest facilities. Serve as an advisor to others.


Perform complex engineering plans, designs, specifications, evaluations, studies, instructions, utilizing specialized analytical skills. Support systems, programs, audits, inspections, and assessments using skills and experience gained through application of engineering methods and analysis, codes, standards, and regulatory requirements. May provide unconventional or advanced problem solving techniques. Routinely provide technical leadership on complex and/or extended programs and projects. Integrate design, regulatory, operating maintenance and administrative requirements into tasks. Perform tasks within schedule and budget. Ensure effective coordination of efforts with other departments and disciplines. Work with minimum supervision.

Provide technical guidance to other engineers; check and review technical products of others. Serve as a mentor.

Identify potential schedule or quality problems and initiate corrective actions in accordance with plant CR process.

Develop plans for programs, projects, audits, testing, and inspections; lead audits and inspections. Use engineering judgment in evaluating results for findings.

Interface with regulatory agencies as required.

A limited amount of industry participation is required.

Engineering employees are expected to be available and to support the following activities as a condition of employment with Energy Northwest:

  • Emergency Response Organization (ERO) including being on-call (24/7) during your required team duty (2 weeks out of every 8 weeks).

  • 12 hour work shifts during outages as part of our overall Outage support (24/7) including Outage Command Center and Engineering Outage Center

  • Engineering duty cycle support (24/7) including call-out availability during your responsible duty assignment. (This is a shared responsibility across all engineering positions).


Senior Level: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university and five years of discipline specific engineering experience; OR a PE license obtained by an accredited examination and five years of discipline specific engineering experience. High school diploma or GED is required.

Principal Level: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university and eight years of engineering experience, plus one diverse assignment; OR a high school diploma or GED and PE license obtained by accredited examination plus eight years of engineering experience and one diverse assignment.

Salary Range

Senior Level Salary: $85,762 minimum to $107,203 midpoint

Principal Level Salary: $98,635 minimum to $123,294 midpoint

Typically, selected candidates are hired at a salary rate between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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This posting open until filled.