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Power Engineers PTE Area Lead in Vancouver, Washington

PTE Area Lead



Department:PTE Vancouver WA Group


PTE Area Lead

Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:

  • This position will be based in one of our western offices: Anaheim, CA; San Diego, CA; Meridian, ID; Portland, OR; Clarkston, WA; or Vancouver, WA. The work is located throughout western North America, predominately in the US

  • Job planning, schedule management and task control

  • Lead service delivery through in-field work and back-office support (commissioning plan development, QA review, work scoping, and planning contributions)

  • Technical and Administrative support for personnel in field

  • Technical and Safety Development

  • Document and share project lessons learned

  • Contribute to team growth through recruiting and performance development activities with support of the department manager

  • Perform clerical responsibilities such as timecard and expense report approvals

  • Contribute to business development through client relationship development, conference and trade-show participation, and proposal preparation/review

  • Contribute to team development through technical training preparation and delivery and industry publication

Required Education/Experience

  • Associates of Science in Electrical Engineering or Technology degree in similar discipline

  • 5+ years of professional experience in the electrical testing industry, including experience in medium and high voltage circuit breakers, power transformers, instrument transformers, and substation protection and controls testing

  • Familiarity with industry best practices in electrical/field safety and Human Performance Improvement

  • Proven experience with Electrical Field-Testing standards, practices, and procedures such as NETA, IEEE, NFPA applicable standards

  • Outstanding organizational skills; ability to prioritize and process multiple, simultaneous demands and initiatives

  • Outstanding communication skills: personal, written, telephone, email

  • Outstanding computer skills: MS-Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to travel in the US and Canada up to 50%

  • Current driving license and excellent driving record; ability to pass entry and random drug and alcohol screening tests

Desired Education/Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Technology degree in similar discipline

  • 7+ years of professional experience in the electrical testing industry, including experience in low, medium and high voltage apparatus, and industrial and substation protection and controls testing

  • Experience in testing firm and/or engineering consulting firm. Advanced technical or professional degree or related experience

  • Experience delivering the above-mentioned services in adjacent markets, such as power generation, and/or industrial plants

  • Deep background in human performance and safety program development and delivery

  • Staff supervision, hiring, and leadership development experience, with preference given to individuals leading staff in comparable working environments

  • Professional registration or ability and desire to obtain it

  • NICET Certification

At POWER Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diverse and unique initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. We encourage new ideas and fresh approaches and most importantly, we strive to be our clients’ first choice. These traits – and deep technical skill – account for our success.

Have fun, do good work, make money. As an employee-owned company, we strive to make POWER Engineers an appealing place to work, where we perform projects that we find challenging and in which we excel. We provide competitive compensation, a full benefit package, professional development, and an appealing work environment. POWER Engineers is a unique and fun engineering firm, which may be contradictory to some, but it works well for us.