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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 529J
Category: Science & Engineering


Positions at this level perform professional engineering work under general supervision.  Some positions participate as agents of the Federal Office of Pipeline Safety and conduct inspections of intra-state pipeline operators for the Utilities and Transportation Commission.  Work is prioritized and assigned by the supervisor rather than determined or selected by the incumbent.   

Positions are delegated full responsibility to plan, organize and carry out the assignment without additional assistance, except for larger or more difficult assignments where methods or timetables may be specified. The end output is reviewed and spot-checked for quality, quantity and methods used.

Typical Work

Reviews regulations, orders and guidelines; 

Assists in field inspections and in providing supporting data and analysis for oral or written reports submitted on practices or operations; 

Conducts standard and specialized inspections of the operations of intrastate pipeline operators.  Determine whether operational practices comply with state and federal pipeline rules; 

Analyzes proposed construction plans for service and engineering feasibility; 

Prepares and analyzes less complicated depreciation, valuation and cost studies; 

Assists in the preparation and analysis of exhibits and data for formal hearings; 

Assists in the investigation of procedures for compliance with laws and regulations; 

Conducts site visits to assist supervisor in building design scoping meetings; 

Assists in maintaining project-tracking systems; 

Provides advice to architects, engineers, and others regarding requirements and procedures for reports; 

May supervise lower level staff.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.   

Some positions require certification as Engineer In-Training or as a registered Professional Engineer.

Desirable Qualifications

Positions typically require a Bachelor’s degree with a major study in engineering and one year of professional level experience performing energy or utilities related work.

Class Specification History

New class consolidates 46260 Energy Engineer 1, 61400 Utilities Engineer 2, 46270 Energy Engineer 2; adopted January 1, 2006.