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Sr Commercial Development Manager

Date:  Sep 8, 2022
Job ID:  2561

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Full Remote (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 Resource Acquisition & Risk Control team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr Commercial Development Manager position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

PSE’s aspiration is to be a beyond net zero carbon energy company by 2045. By 2045, PSE will have a 100% carbon-free electric supply. Join a team that will help make this happen by transforming PSE’s resource portfolio with new utility scale, carbon-free and capacity resources to reliably and cost-effectively meet our customer energy needs. 

Sr. Commercial Development Manager is involved in all stages of the process to identify and execute long-term energy resource acquisitions.  This includes assisting in the design of All-Source RFPs and other resource solicitations, evaluating resource proposals, and negotiating power purchase and ownership agreements.  Role is involved in both quantitative and qualitative evaluations of energy resources and is responsible for coordinating cross-functional teams to evaluate benefits and risks. Sr. Commercial Development Manager will work closely with legal and other advisors during negotiations and will create management presentations to support long-term energy resource decisions. Effectively managing contemporaneous documentation to support inclusion of energy resource acquisitions in PSE’s future rate cases is a must. 

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

  • Leads strategy development and implementation plans for presentation to senior management on value added projects and programs (including, but not limited to, renewable energy, battery storage, pumped storage, and liquefied natural gas).
  • Leads implementation of project plans across multi-disciplinary project teams; includes creating and maintaining project schedules, budgets, and action items.
  • Conducts or manages business, operational, financial, and policy level analyses needed to evaluate potential projects and programs while considering PSE’s current position and how best to maximize the value of current energy resource assets through new programs and initiatives.  Work includes analysis to quantify the impact of prospective state or federal policy changes.
  • Leads external representative(s) on assigned projects and programs, including identifying, negotiating, and managing partner relationships and commercial contracts.
  • Collaborates with long-term resource and planning groups inside PSE to review asset acquisitions.  Analytic techniques include net present value, discounted cash flow, Monte Carlo simulations, goal seek, and charting.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, finance, economics, business administration, or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience
  • 5 years relevant work experience, including 3 years asset development and acquisition experience
  • Experience in the utility, oil, gas or independent power sector and experience in project development or commercial acquisitions
  • Knowledge of financial and accounting principles
  • Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to interact with all levels of an organization

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in finance, economics, business, or related field
  • Knowledge of project management principles, processes and techniques applied in a utility setting
  • Knowledge of tax incentives and energy deal structures

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