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Project Manager III

Date:  Aug 5, 2022
Job ID:  2992

Bellevue, WA, US, 98005

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 Customer & System Projects team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Project Manager III position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

A Project Manager Position III will manage scope, schedule and budget for a project or portfolio of projects, with minimal supervision that carry medium risk and financial impact. Projects may involve multiple agencies, private sector businesses and special interest groups.


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.

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

  • Assembles and leads multi-disciplinary project teams.  Identifies the scope of an assigned project and decides logical action to meet project requirements and deadlines.
  • Communicate and manage the customer relationship as the primary point of contact.
  • Accurately identify customer needs, set reasonable expectations, identify potential issues and share alternatives.
  • Perform effective upfront project planning and advocacy of PSE’s operational objectives to minimize costs and change orders, identify risks, and maximize efficiency through negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Validate and refine the scope of an assigned project and decides logical action to meet project requirements and deadlines.
  • Recognizes technical issues that impact the projects under their leadership, and obtains resources to mitigate project risks.
  • Ensure compliance with codes, standards, and design, operation, and maintenance requirements.
  • Applies general rules, standards and guidelines to specific technical problems.
  • Communicate 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

  • General knowledge of project management principles, processes and techniques, applied in a utility setting.
  • Experience with utility methods, techniques and procedures involved in budgeting, procurement and contract administration.
  • Advanced Project Management Training and Project Management or Construction Management Certification from an accredited institution (PMI or College).
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Construction Management, Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering.
  • General knowledge of techniques used to involve community members in development of project affecting their community.

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue