Energy Northwest EFIN (Fix it Now) Engineer in Richland, Washington

General Summary

We are currently hiring for two positions within our Fix It Now Group. One is a mechanical engineer and one is an electrical & I&C engineer. Please see the Preferred Experience section for more details on each position.

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 highly complex engineering analyses and designs in support of operations, systems, programs, audit inspections, and assessments requiring skills and experience gained through application of engineering methods and analysis, codes, standards, and regulatory requirements. Work with minimal supervision. Serve as an advisor providing advice and counsel on assignments concerned with specialized or unique engineering requirements. Solutions provided involve unconventional or innovative program solving techniques. Provide technical leadership and training on highly complex or extended projects.

Tasks typically involve highly complex problem solving techniques and require advanced application of practices and methodologies. Provide leadership of small groups to resolve complex issues. Available guidance generally does not exist to fit problems encountered and advanced technological skills are required to provide solutions.

Provide technical direction and leadership routinely to other engineers; serve as a mentor. Provide training to others.

Identify need and initiate development of new policies, programs, plans, and procedures to meet strategic objectives.

Assure compliance with regulatory and industry guidance. Provide interpretation of industry guidance for application.

Identify potential problems in design, quality, or operation and initiate corrective action in accordance with plant Condition Report (CR) process.

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 engineering experience; OR a high school diploma or GED and PE license obtained by accredited examination plus five years of engineering experience.

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.


Mechanical Engineering focus: Experience with valves, valve diagnostics, and mechanical troubleshooting.

Electrical and I&C Engineering focus: Knowledge of digital control systems, control circuits and associated troubleshooting.

Salary Range

Staff Level Salary: $71,674 minimum to $89,593 midpoint

Senior Level Salary: $82,432 minimum to $103,040 midpoint

Principal Level Salary: $94,805 minimum to $118,506 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 is open through February 2, 2019.


Full/Part Time:

Location: Energy Northwest

Job Title: EFIN (Fix it Now) Engineer

Job ID: 6156