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Mgr Power Supply Operations

Job ID:  791

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with like-minded, 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 Energy Supply Merchant team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Mgr Power Supply Operations position!

Job Description

Manages PSE's short-term (real-time, day-ahead and balance-of-month) trading and scheduling activities for the Core Power and Core Gas portfolios to ensure reliable and cost-effective operations and to optimize excess capacity, energy and operational flexibility.  Directs activities in contract negotiations, asset integration, optimization and transmission agreements.  Dynamically leads the group and directs the short-term (within month) trading, contract negotiation, asset integration, optimization, gas transportation and transmission-related activities.


Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.

Job Responsibilities
  • Employee Safety, Development & Team Building - Providing employees with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:
  • Demonstrates a passion for safety. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety including eliminating at-risk behaviors by conducting safety audits and inspections, eliminating hazards and near misses, and attending safety meetings.
  • Sets clear expectations and holds employees accountable for performance as well as safety goals/targets where applicable.
  • Oversees training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions. Ensures required training is successfully completed.
  • Challenges and inspires employees to achieve business results.
  • Accountable to ensure employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements, as well as safety standards.
  • 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.
  • Co-chairs weekly trading floor staff meetings with Manager of Portfolio Hedging. 
  • Focuses on operational issues affecting physical energy supplies.
  • Works collaboratively with PSE Dispatch & Transmission, Electric Resource Planning, Long Term Power Supply management, Energy Production, Major Accounts, Accounting, Risk Control and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and communication skills.
  • 4 years in energy trading or operations.
  • 2 years natural gas or power trading experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Pacific Northwest gas and power energy infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of regional gas pipeline infrastructure, regional basis trading, gas storage inventory management and pipeline imbalance management.
  • Demonstrated experience in evaluating fundamental market trends, assessing forward market prices and developing hedging strategies.
Desired Qualifications
  • 6 years in energy trading or operations.
  • 4 years natural gas or power trading experience.
Additional Information

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.


At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.


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. 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 jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue