EES Program Manager (Demand Response)

Date:  Apr 14, 2024
Job ID:  4551

Bothell, WA, US, 98011

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 Customer Energy Mgmt & Renewables team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open EES Program Manager (Demand Response) position!

Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

Develops and manages strategic design and delivery of Demand Response (DR) programs to PSE customers. Participates in all relevant program planning exercises including (but not limited to) goal setting, budget planning, market research, evaluation activities, and business case development. Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement in order to better serve our customers through innovative program design and implementation. Supports efforts around program marketing and outreach campaigns for successful customer engagement.


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.


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

  • Manages sizable customer-facing program(s) with complex scope and substantial budget.
  • Develops and manages all program related activities including goal and target setting, budget planning, and program direction.
  • Monitors program progress to ensure achievement of annual targets within budget while minimizing monthly variances through accurate forecasting.
  • Developing cost effective product specifications, such as energy savings measures, through custom calculations or regionally developed deemed values.
  • Drives program planning activities including strategic program direction and implementation as well as business case development.
  • Conducts market research, critically analyzes multiple data sources, and incorporates best practices into program design.
  • Develops strategic concepts and consistently pursues innovation.
  • Manages third party vendor relationships including scope and contract management, budget negotiation, and vendor performance against key performance indicators.
  • Manages and fosters positive relationships with trade professionals and internal/external stakeholders.
  • Evaluates customer issues, proposes solutions, and manages customer expectations while providing excellent customer service.
  • Managing the successful implementation of marketing and outreach strategies with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Works with senior management to maintain consistency across department.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute high profile assignments with diligence.
  • May provide input to the supervisor regarding program team performance.
  • May provide training and development of team members, as needed, to support program objectives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience in a program coordination and/or management
  • Demonstrated experience managing a project or portfolio of projects including scope, budget, forecasting, dependencies, schedule, and risks
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written, and presentation
  • Computer skills and aptitude, advanced-level knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to bring together various resources to work collaboratively and identify integration opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and provide solutions to complex problems
  • Experience coordinating and managing relationships with outside vendors
  • Demonstrated experience creating and implementing quality control processes
  • Experience with trade organizations and/or community outreach
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Knowledgeable in accounting, finance, and/or mathematics principles
  • Exceptional attention to detail

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in the utility industry
  • Industry knowledge such as demand side management, distributed energy resources, or customer utility program experience and regulatory considerations
  • Desire to drive program innovation and take initiative
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Experience with contract management and negotiation
  • Desire to develop subject matter expertise in demand side management
  • Technical experience or industry certifications such as BPI, CEM, LEED, or PMP

Additional Information

At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer a competitive compensation and rewards package.


The pay range for this position is $88,000.00 - $146,500.00, and this position is eligible for annual goals based incentive bonuses. 


PSE offers a suite of benefits to our employees. Employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, basic life, and short- and long-term disability insurance.  There are additional voluntary options of supplemental life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent daycare, and an Employee assistance program (EAP).  For long term savings, PSE offers a 401(k) investment option and a cash balance retirement plan.  Employees will also receive Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays throughout the calendar year. Detailed benefit overviews can be found on our Career page - Why Work For Us ( 


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. 


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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