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Senior Environmental Scientist

Date:  Jul 1, 2022
Job ID:  2821

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 Environmental Services team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Senior Environmental Scientist position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

At Puget Sound Energy we are focused on recruiting, retaining, and developing team members who share our passion and commitment to providing world class environmental compliance expertise. Our teams value different perspectives, care about the sustainability of our planet and are committed to upholding PSE’s commitments to the environment. In return, we offer you the opportunity to be part of a strong team of environmental professionals working to achieve the company’s compliance goals.

This role directs the design, implementation, analysis, and/or management of detailed environmental activities to fulfill PSE’s objectives and programs. Formulates programs to conduct, review, and monitor assigned compliance activities associated with environmental regulations for the construction and operation of company facilities. Creates and conducts environmental trainings and builds processes to maintain compliance with various environmental regulations (primarily, but not limited to SPCC, waste, and hazardous material).  Conducts work in inter-disciplinary teams designed to accomplish departmental and inter-departmental environmental compliance objectives. Coordinates work with personnel from operations and other departments.

The successful candidate will provide SME level regulatory support to the company. 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 inclusion, diversity and safety.

Job Responsibilities

  • Engages with PSE facilities in its compliance programs related to management of hazardous materials (e.g., EPCRA, SPCC), management and disposal of dangerous/hazardous wastes, and spill response at PSE facilities and offsite within its service area.
  • Directs or supports PSE environmental cleanup projects related to legacy activities (MTCA).
  • Conducts agency coordination and consultation as a representative of PSE on environmental compliance and permitting issues.
  • Develops standard operating procedures, documents programmatic evaluations, secures appropriate permits and/or regulatory approvals, and conducts other administrative duties in support of company environmental programs and operations.
  • Performs and coordinates a wide variety of complex environmental analyses in cross discipline areas and design tasks in the facility and office settings.
  • Prepares, plans and manages projects and supervises consultants in project support.
  • Develops compliance reports and programmatic compliance functions, and maintains records and documentation to support compliance audits.
  • Develops and maintains tools for managing daily and annual operating records for operations facilities.
  • Provides clear reporting and documentation of assigned activities.
  • Supports budget development and tracking.
  • Provides support for other departmental administrative activities, initiatives, and projects.
  • Familiarity with emergency spill response procedures and oversight.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or Master’s Environmental Science, Biology, Hydrology, Engineering, Anthropology, Mathematics, or similar with 7 or more years of experience in the field (four years of appropriate additional experience may be considered in lieu of advanced degree).
  • Experience and proficiency with MS Office, including Excel and Access, or industry equivalent software applications.

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree.
  • Experience or familiarity with electric or gas industry.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue