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Project Manager III

Date:  Aug 28, 2021
Job ID:  1814

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

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 Planning team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Project Manager III position!

Job Description

PSE is seeking a Project Manager to join our Vegetation Management team under Asset Management. The Project Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing reliability improvement programs with a specific focus on vegetation related outages.  Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Development of business cases for vegetation specific reliability programs to be used in regulatory proceedings
  • Execution of vegetation specific reliability programs including initial scope development, budgeting and implementation
  • Incorporating new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, which will also require incorporation of various work management systems and/or data gathering applications
  • Collecting and reporting of benefits data, Key Performance Indicators, or other performance metrics for use in regulatory proceedings

Project managers direct and control projects that may require gaining the cooperation of multiple governmental or community based organizations.  Projects may involve multiple and dissimilar functions and impact a large geographical or regional area.  


Initiates project, including internal and external stakeholder commitments, demonstration of business need and project feasibility. Leads project teams to identify time frame, methods for accomplishing the project, and allotment of available resources to various phases of the project.  Works with stakeholders to develop contractor statements of work, bid documents, and coordination of estimates.


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

  • Assembles and leads multi-disciplinary project teams. Identifies the scope of an assigned project and decides logical action to meet project requirements and deadlines.
  • Applies general rules, standards and guidelines to specific technical problems.
  • Recognizes technical issues that impact the projects under their leadership, and obtains resources to mitigate project risks.
  • Communicates technical information clearly and concisely to non-technical audiences, sometimes in public settings.
  • Gathers, consolidates and analyzes facts in relation to project requirements.
  • Responsible for schedule and budget development, management and forecasting.
  • Supports emergency response work as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.
  • At least six years relevant work experience, including managing simple to medium complexity projects.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills and techniques to bring about agreement between divergent points of view. Ability to write clear, concise and direct narrative and reports.
  • General knowledge and experience in scheduling, estimating, accounting and finance principles.
  • Experience with methods, techniques and procedures involved in budgeting, procurement and contract administration.
  • Strong knowledge in project management discipline to effectively arrange resources and manage multiple simple to medium complexity projects in a cross-functional environment.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and conceptual skills for single or multiple technical areas.
  • Strong negotiating and critical thinking skills.
  • Customer-oriented, a positive, team-oriented attitude, flexibility, an understanding of the business issues driving the need for the project, and solid work ethic are expected.
  • Leadership skills that can energize a multidisciplinary work team to respond to business needs.


Desired Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of utility vegetation management experience.
  • ISA Certified Arborist or ability to obtain certification within 1 year.
  • Contractor management experience in utility vegetation management.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict without assistance.
  • Advanced technical skills in data analysis and reporting.
  • Advanced Project Management Training and Project Management or Construction
  • Management Certification from an accredited institution (PMI or College).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Additional Information

Project Manager III – Major Projects


  • Ability to speak effectively in public to communicate technical information.
  • Projects may involve new construction, upgrades, uprates and modifications of the electric distribution and transmission system; substations; gas pipelines, district regulators and other gas facilities. 
  • Projects also include the addition of new generation facilities and modifications and upgrades to existing facilities.




  • General knowledge of team management and communication techniques to bring about agreement between divergent points of view. Ability to write clear, concise and direct narrative and reports.




  • No additional


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 jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

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