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Sr IT Project Manager

Date:  Sep 11, 2021
Job ID:  1863

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

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 IT Project Management Office team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr IT Project Manager position!

Job Description

  • Manages the overall coordination, status reporting, financials, schedules and stability of project-oriented work efforts, ensuring that project goals and objectives are met within agreed-upon time, scope and resource requirements.
  • Coordinates work performed by IT staff and internal customers / partners by defining project requirements, and performing feasibility and needs / impact assessments. 
  • Develops detailed project plans and manages all implementation processes including resource allocation, vendor / procurement management, risk management, progress tracking, monitoring change control process, testing, documentation, training and on-time delivery within budget constraints.
  • Coordinates elements of communication and change / process management related to project outcomes across the organization as appropriate.
  • 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Applies advanced project management concepts and uses project management software to manage projects. 
  • Manages all aspects of medium to large projects throughout the project lifecycle including project scope, schedule, budget, resources, quality and change.
  • Translates project requirements into project objectives and tasks, managing task assignment to project resources and reporting on and managing project scope throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Develops detailed project schedules, project estimates, resource plans, project financials and status reports.  .
  • Collaborates with resource managers to define and assemble project team.  Responsible for managing and assigning project work to team members for duration of project. 
  • Sets and manages client expectations, managing and escalating issues, risks and changes. 
  • Facilitates team meetings to ensure effective business decisions are reached using knowledge of team dynamics.
  • Measures progress toward project goals and revises project objectives and documents by applying change control procedures.
  • Communicates regularly to core team and key stakeholders to strengthen team member engagement and/or influence stakeholder opinion of the process or results.
  • Identifies project risks and issues and determines mitigation / contingency strategies.
  • Responsible for project vendor management. Includes definition of work scope, alignment of expectations, following established procurement procedures and coordinating vendor activities.
  • Proficiently applies IT methods, professional knowledge and PSE standards and practices to complex tasks and situations. 
  • Responds to unfamiliar, undefined, unexpected, or unstable situations with the professionally prescribed standard response.
  • Relates effectively with business partners, professional peers, and other team members. 
  • Coaches less experienced IT professionals.
  • May mentor or coach other team members on project concepts and methodology.
  • Participates in project peer reviews.
  • Operates under minimal supervision.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of experience in related field, or combination of specialized training or experience and eight years of directly relevant experience.
  • Strong familiarity with project management software, including MS Project and Visio.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Strong team leadership and facilitation skills required.
  • Solid understanding of project management tools and methodologies, and ability to develop and manage project plans and budgets. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including excellent presentation skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP).
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification.
  • Six Sigma Certification.
  • Agilist or Scrum Master Certification.
  • Familiarity with the PPM Module in ServiceNow

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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue