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Sr Construction Manager

Date:  Nov 11, 2022
Job ID:  3393

Bellevue, WA, US, 98005

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Field 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 Vice President of Operations team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr Construction Manager position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

Oversees the execution of the turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contractor and other project contractors of the construction, startup, and commissioning of PSE’s wind projects and other PSE resources.  Acts as PSE’s representative to ensure that project milestones are met.  Interfaces as necessary to ensure the project is safely completed on schedule, within budget, and within contract specifications.  Along with appropriate Plant, Program and/or Project Managers, takes responsibility for assessing contractor compliance, and forecasts any cost or schedule issues that would threaten PSE's interests and might call for remedial actions, such as acceleration. Along with appropriate Plant, Program and/or Project Managers, is responsible for negotiating change orders approved by PSE management.    Facilitates the handover of the project to the Plant Manager and the operations and maintenance contractor.  Works cooperatively and under the direction of the appropriate ERG Asset Manger and the assigned Project Manager from PSE’s project management group.  Works cooperatively with the Plant Manager for the wind project or other ERG resource.


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.

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

  • 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 experience in project engineering or construction with experience in Northwest highly preferred.

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