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Manager Real-Time Trading

Date:  Jan 19, 2023
Job ID:  3633

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Hybrid (WA Based)

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.


PSE's Policy & Energy Supply team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Manager Real-Time Trading position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

This role has full ownership of power cost results, which includes the optimization of Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) power and gas portfolio during the real-time trading windows/purview.  Additionally, this role manages, trains and mentors Energy Traders who are expected to be active in Real Time markets.  Makes independent economic decisions surrounding PSE’s assets, executes wholesale commodity natural gas and power purchases and sales transactions to manage these assets, and acquires or releases regional transmission rights.



Job Responsibilities

  • Development & Team Building - Provides employees with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities:
    • Sets clear expectations and holds employees accountable for performance
    • Oversees training and development of employees and makes effective staffing decisions.
    • Ensures required training is successfully completed and employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements
    • Challenges and inspires employees to achieve business results.
    • Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.
    • Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to team members in order to achieve employee, business, customer and safety results.
  • Manages a dynamic organization consisting of real-time traders who are responsible for optimizing a diverse generation fleet of resources with the goal to reduce power costs.
  • Ensures optimal generation dispatch and wholesale market purchases relative to market price.
  • Represents the company externally on issues pertaining to regional markets and asset optimization.
  • Collaborates with long-term resource and planning groups inside PSE to review asset acquisitions.
  • Keeps abreast of current industry market trends and developments and updates management of any relevant changes.
  • Represents PSE in regional and national organizations and forums.
  • Helps develop goals and set objectives, as well as relay the corporate vision to team members.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a technical or commercial focus from an accredited 4-year college or university, or equivalent experience. 
  • Proven record of accomplishment in power and/or natural gas trading.
  • Knowledge of financial and accounting principals. 
  • Minimum of four years experience in energy trading or operations. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to interact with all levels of a corporation.

Desired Qualifications

  • Specific experience in west-coast energy markets.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work effectively without direct supervision in a fast paced, multi-tasking, team environment. 
  • Advanced spreadsheet and database computer skills.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and conflict resolution skills.
  • Able to effectively present analyses in a public forum.
  • Prior supervisory experience.

Additional Information

At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer a competitive compensation and rewards package.


The pay range for this position is $148,700.00 - $247,500.00, and this position is eligible for annual goals based incentive bonuses. 


PSE offers a suite of benefits to our employees. Employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, basic life, and short- and long-term disability insurance.  There are additional voluntary options of supplemental life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent daycare, and an Employee assistance program (EAP).  For long term savings, PSE offers a 401(k) investment option and a cash balance retirement plan.  Employees will also receive Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays throughout the calendar year. Detailed benefit overviews can be found on our Career page - Why Work For Us ( 


Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy. 


Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.


Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at or 425-462-3017.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue