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Sr Project Control Specialist

Date:  Nov 19, 2021
Job ID:  1717

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 Vice President of Operations team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr Project Control Specialist position!

Job Description

Serves as lead resource regarding cost, schedule and change management capital project issues. Prepares conceptual and detailed estimates and schedules, and understands engineering and construction procedures and processes. Must be comfortable reporting in a matrix environment with little supervision.


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

  • Reviews project plans, schedules, cost estimates, and changes to meet quality guidelines and helps project managers to make necessary adjustments.
  • Provides project controls support for PSE projects as assigned including, WBS and work order development, schedule development, reporting of project status, price and schedule project changes, cost estimates including take-offs and conceptual estimating.
  • Assumes the role of project control systems expert and owner for assigned management systems, the training of staff in the use of assigned systems, development of procedures with respect to assigned systems.
  • Oversees the monitoring of project schedules to ensure compliance with procedures and specification.
  • Makes recommendations regarding schedule issues to management.
  • Participates in the negotiation of proposed work changes and schedule changes with field personnel and contractors.
  • Directs the processing of change orders and ensures that the work is performed within established agency guidelines including approvals and execution.
  • Oversees the preparation of cash flow analysis reports for capital projects.
  • Analyzes cash flow reports and makes recommendations to the department project manager on cost and schedule alternatives.
  • This position requires an expert knowledge of project cost and scheduling techniques/principles and working knowledge of construction inspection techniques, project management techniques, configuration and change control processes, and contract administration principles.
  • A working knowledge of thin and thick wire communication technology and networked computer applications is very desirable. 
  • Must show ability to communicate project management ideas and concepts both orally and in written procedures and plans.
  • The ability to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals on cost and scheduling matters is essential.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced skills and experience using project management systems including Primavera P3, accounting interfaces, cost analysis and reporting on large design-construct projects.
  • BS in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or closely related field. Relevant experience may be substituted for educational experience as determined by PSE.
  • Valid WA drivers license required. 
  • A minimum of 7 years proven experience in project controls of large design/construct projects.  Work experience and familiarity with cost/scheduling software and relevant processes are required.

Desired Qualifications

  • Specific utility experience and experience with accounting interfaces.
  • Advanced  proficiency in Primavera P3e for Construction.

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