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Strategy Development Manager

Date:  May 18, 2022
Job ID:  2639

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 VP Clean Energy Strategy team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Strategy Development Manager position!

Job Description

PSE’s Distributed Energy Resource strategy team is looking for a Strategy Development Manager to lead PSE’s efforts to develop the platforms and processes needed to integrate DERs into the existing energy system. The DER Strategy Development Manager works in highly matrixed and cross-functional settings, bringing together operational, customer, IT, regulatory, and other requirements to conceptualize and deploy platforms and processes for PSE’s future DER portfolio, including resources owned by PSE, customers, and 3rd parties. This role works across both customer-facing and operational parts of the utility to ensure the right IT projects, IT/OT strategies, Asset Management Strategies, and Operational strategies are prioritized and developed such that DERs can be deployed at-scale. The successful candidate will be comfortable working across multiple parts of the utility to bring PSE’s DER vision to fruition.  
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.
Demonstrates commitment to conduct business honestly, ethically and consistent with our core values and Code of Conduct.  Ensures duties are performed in accordance with all regulatory compliance obligations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead a PMO organization that coordinates strategies for DER Asset Management, Dispatch and Operations Management, and IT/OT Management.
  • Work with multiple internal groups to ensure that the processes and platforms necessary for the end-to-end customer experience with Distributed Energy Resources are appropriately resourced and meet budgets and schedules.
  • Work with multiple internal groups to ensure that the platforms and processes necessary to dispatch Distributed Energy Resources are appropriately resourced and meet budgets and schedules.
  • Coordinate budgets and schedules for DER enablement projects.
  • Meet regularly with internal stakeholders to track progress and provide updates
  • Leads operational planning, including vendor and partnership management:  Leads team to identify best means to deliver DER products to customers, including customer experience, sales process, technology requirements, personnel and equipment for operations and maintenance, mechanisms for delivery to customers, billing processes, and customer service.  Identifies, builds relationships with, and negotiates contracts with external partners or vendors as necessary to support strategy development.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, finance, engineering or related field
  • 7 years’ experience in leading/implementing complex multi-disciplined market/program/product analysis, research, evaluation, or product launch
  • Proven ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams and stakeholders to deliver complex customer-facing products or projects
  • Excellent organizational, analysis, and problem solving skills including applying analysis and statistical methods to study complex and unique business issues.
  • Proven ability to lead or oversee financial modeling
  • Proven ability to identify and use advanced customer and marketing analytics
  • Proven project management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to synthesize data and other information into clear, actionable deliverables
  • Ability to build trust and and value-based relationships with employees at all levels of internal and external organizations.
  • Ability to effectively manage conflict
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, other presentation and analytical tools

Desired Qualifications

  • MBA
  • Experience in energy sector

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, 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.

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