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Supv ERG Operations & Maintenance

Date:  Jun 7, 2022
Job ID:  2914

Blaine, WA, US, 98230 Tacoma, WA, US, 98446

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Hybrid (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 Generation North team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Supv ERG Operations & Maintenance position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

Responsible for overseeing the operations and maintenance of two power plant facilities including directing crews and contractors. 
Responsible to ensure compliance with safety, environmental and other regulatory requirements.

PSE employs Frederickson Generating Station facility primarily to provide back-up “peaking” energy for the utility’s power system during daily or seasonal spikes in customers’ power usage. 
The plant is located in Tacoma, WA, and contains two GE 7E “single-cycle” combustion-turbine generating units. Both units were installed in 1981.

PSE employs Whitehorn Generating Station facility primarily to provide back-up “peaking” energy for the utility’s power system during daily or seasonal spikes in customers’ power usage. 
The plant is located in Blaine, WA, and consists of two GE 7E  “single-cycle” combustion-turbine generating units. Both units were installed in 1981.


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

  • Employee Safety, Development & Team Building - Providing employees with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:
  • Demonstrates a passion for safety. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety including eliminating at-risk behaviors by conducting safety audits and inspections, eliminating hazards and near misses, and attending safety meetings.
  • Sets clear expectations and holds employees accountable for performance as well as safety goals/targets where applicable.
  • Oversees training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions. Ensures required training is successfully completed.
  • Challenges and inspires employees to achieve business results.
  • Accountable to ensure employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements, as well as safety standards.
  • Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.
  • Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to team members in order to achieve employee, business, customer and safety results.
  • Ensures appropriate staffing and response, to maintain reliability and compliance standards.
  • Monitors workload, accuracy, productivity and staffing levels and makes adjustments as appropriate.
  • Provides timely and accurate information and status updates to leadership, safety and compliance.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external entities including service providers.
  • Responds to and completes data requests to satisfy compliance requirements.
  • Contributes to the establishment of workforce management systems and reviews reports to support changes in work methods, in crew size and make-up, and personnel needed to maintain productivity.
  • Provides technical front line operational expertise, as well as leveraging technical worker skills to ensure successful resolution to a variety of issues/challenges, and to support the efficient operation of systems and/or equipment.
  • Interfaces with related PSE groups to ensure availability to meet electric or gas supply and demand.
  • Ensures standard operating procedures and emergency actions plans are in place.
  • Ensures maintenance of facilities is in accordance with company procedures/policies and regulations.
  • Oversees planned outages and/or schedules maintenance for equipment and machinery.
  • In collaboration with other management and supervisor team members, assures compliance with environmental and regulatory matters.
  • Responsible for proper management and control of parts and materials inventory.
  • Implements programs and/or participates in special projects including new equipment, monitoring efficiencies, operational process improvements, etc.  
  • Negotiates/manages related contracts and service agreements, contractors, billing, change orders, etc. and ensures that contractor provided work is in accordance with contract specifications.
  • Responds to infrastructure and resource emergencies on a 24/7 basis.
  • May prepare annual maintenance and operations budgets, conducts ongoing tracking and reporting to ensure cost control of activities within corporate financial objectives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in engineering or electro-mechanical technology, or other related degree; or equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.
  • 5 years operations experience in utility/power generation/natural gas storage (including engineering, construction/maintenance/repairs, and/or electric/gas utility industry), or equivalent experience in operations/maintenance or engineering in other heavy industrial fields.
  • Experience with specialized operational systems (such as plant controls, maintenance planning/scheduling, major mechanical/electrical systems).
  • Demonstrated skills leading and developing personnel in a collaborative work environment and managing projects.
  • Demonstrated safety leader.
  • Strong teamwork, coaching, and organizational skills and an aptitude for process improvement.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating with a wide range of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work independently and with teams.  
  • Strong business acumen including the ability to organize/prioritize/evaluate work and within budget constraints.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.  
  • Computer skills including MS Office Suite.
  • Availability to respond to emergencies, such as outages and storm events, on a 24/7 basis.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related degree.
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer.
  • 5 years of increasingly responsible positions in directing field crews or project management. 
  • Experience in electric and/or gas utility and storage or independent power sector.
  • Experience in power plants or electric generation facilities, process equipment, or high voltage equipment.
  • Familiarity with industrial gas / combustion turbines.
  • Experience with financial management and/or budgeting.
  • Prior supervisory experience. 

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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Everett