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Engineer (Power Industry)

If you enjoy working with a great group of professionals, are accurate, like a fast pace, and enjoy using your engineering and organizational skills, then we have a role for you! Potelco seeks a great Engineer to join the professional team at our company headquarters in Sumner, WA and working both in office and in the field. If you enjoy the following, we encourage you to apply.

About us: Potelco, Inc., a subsidiary of Quanta West, LLC, is a leading full-service provider of power infrastructure, construction and support services in utility and energy contracting throughout the Pacific Northwest and neighboring states. We are proud to be working with some of the regions’ largest energy companies as we continue to modernize their electric systems, move towards de-carbonization, and maintain thousands of miles of overhead and underground lines serving millions of residential and commercial customers.

Seeking engineer to fill open role in our engineering department based near our Sumner headquarters building to support our Power Distribution Customers contracts. If you enjoy working with a great group of engineers and thrive in a fast-paced environment we encourage you to apply for one of our open positions.

We are looking to fill a Project Engineer roles within our company. There are 4 main groups within the Potelco Engineer Department: Structural Analysis, Joint Facilities Notification, Cable Replacement and Maintenance, and Overloaded Transformer Elimination Program where you may use your skills. Here’s more about this role:


  • Provides electric utility engineering for operation and maintenance projects. This includes interpretation and development of distribution designs congruent with utility standards.
  • CAD analysis (PLSCADD preferred) on existing or new transmission structures in relation to scope of work. Using CAD to analyze structural integrity of new or existing structures. Using standards and best practices to maintain clearances from existing structures.
  • Calculates and drafts designs, which include an understanding of voltage regulation, electrical load calculations, system protection, and fuse coordination for distribution systems
  • Provides cost estimates and updates budget for new and existing projects
  • Manages the project life cycle using work order management systems
  • Provides assistance to utility engineering team by performing field visits to gather information, as required
  • Administrative functions and other tasks as needed


  • Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree (BS, BA) in Engineering, Construction Management or related field from accredited educational institution OR 4-6 years related experience and/or training in lieu of education or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals and information, journals, technical procedures and data.
  • Familiarity with PLSCADD or other CAD software
  • Ability to write business correspondence and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from other managers, clients, customers, and local permitting agencies.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts, such as those commonly found in business transactions.
  • Ability to create and explain financial models and forecasts.
  • Ability to apply basic algebra, geometry, and engineering principals.
  • Ability to solve complex problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

More about Potelco: Founded in 1965, we specialize in engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services which include: designing, estimating, material acquisition, project management, construction, emergency power restoration, system maintenance and similar services. Our expertise is in power, transmission, distribution, and substation projects. We uphold high safety, productivity, and reliability standards as we work with our customers to provide both current and forward-thinking energy infrastructure, delivery and solutions.

Equality: Potelco provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Overtime

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