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Sr Construction Manager

Date:  Jun 10, 2021
Job ID:  1605

Bellevue, WA, US, 98005

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 Electric Operations team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr Construction Manager position!

Job Description

Puget Sound Energy’s Construction Services Department is looking for a Senior Construction Manager to join our team.  The Senior Construction Manager is responsible for complete oversight and coordination of site activities during the construction phase of all work. This position will primarily support electric transmission and distribution line construction. This individual will also support Project Management staff through all phases of project development for a variety of electric utility projects.  This position’s primary responsibility will be in support of public improvement projects with additional duties supporting other types of construction.

This role will be responsible for coordinating contractor activities and provide oversight on construction projects.  The ideal person will be able to work successfully with contractors, agencies, jurisdictional representatives, and customers to settle field issues/conflicts and facilitate completion of projects.  Activities include construction management, identification of solutions, limited inspection, payment approval, performance feedback, proposal review, constructability review, and project documentation.  The successful candidate will be able to assure compliance with budget, schedule, design specifications, standards, contractual agreements, and construction requirements as well as consult with other internal departments to support the execution of Service Provider activities. This role will also be expected to support emergency response efforts and other duties as assigned by the hiring manager.


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.


This position may be subject to random DOT drug and/or alcohol testing.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assesses and identifies contractor compliance, and forecasts any cost or schedule issues that might call for remedial actions, such as acceleration.
  • Negotiates change orders approved by PSE management.
  • Identifies and works with appropriate PSE experts in technical areas to review project design specifications and drawings and to ensure that contractor-provided work is in accordance with the contract specifications.
  • Supports Regulatory Affairs in demonstrating prudence of resource acquisitions.
  • Assists the appropriate Plant, Program and/or Project Managers to assure project documentation is complete, including documentation of as-built and documentation of any non-conformances to the agreements and their resolution.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other related field or equivalent experience.
  • At least ten years of increasingly responsible positions in the energy sector. 
  • Previous involvement in project management, site management or project engineering of energy projects.
  • Strong analytical skills to effectively and efficiently analyze a wide array of potential business challenges. 
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams and stakeholders. 
  • Proven experience achieving structured results for unique acquisition, resource integration, operations and/or maintenance projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop and cultivate strong working relationships with contractual counterparties, regulators and other industry participants.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to contemporaneously document evaluation, due diligence and negotiation initiatives for later prudence purposes.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage complex projects.
  • Proficient with suite of word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications.

Desired Qualifications

  • 10 years of experience in construction of major complex electric utility projects or site development projects (transmission, substation, high-pressure gas, and generation).
  • Previous involvement in project management, site management or project engineering of energy projects.
  • CUSP Certified Utility Safety Professional credentials
  • Journeyman Lineman's certificate

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue