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Project Manager III

Date:  Nov 23, 2021
Job ID:  2234

Bothell, WA, US, 98011

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.

As a federal contractor, PSE is requiring that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – and provide proof. As a condition of employment, you will need to provide proof of vaccination. However, accommodations will be considered for those unable to be vaccinated due to a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance.

PSE's Customer Energy Mgmt & Renewables team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Project Manager III position!

Job Description

Puget Sound Energy is looking for a Project Manager to support the Business Lighting Incentive program. This position will manage the PSE incentive process for a wide variety of customer owned commercial lighting projects. The successful candidate should have experience in project management working on multiple customers/contractors initiated projects at the same time. A general knowledge of, or the desire to learn, the technical aspects of commercial lighting is necessary as you will be the subject matter expert while working with customers.


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

  • The ideal candidate will have experience managing multiple projects in various phases of the construction process at the same time. The candidate will evaluate submitted lighting projects for energy savings potential, including review of the existing lighting system and the proposed lighting fixture and control upgrades to the systems while ensuring compliance of all tariffs and financial procedures. Provides technical and project management functions to customer projects to produce sustainable energy savings by performing or overseeing energy audits of building energy systems including: review of facility energy-usage patterns; detailed analyses of complex efficiency measures including energy use modeling, the applicability and recommendations of measures for achieving greater energy efficiency of measures to customer facilities and operations, final inspection of completed projects, and end-use monitoring of electrical loads with data analysis.
  • Provides exceptional customer service by managing customer expectations by clearly communicating status and next steps.
  • Implements, and assists with the analysis and development of market-centric programs and related tariffs to produce sustainable energy savings more effectively by identifying barriers and developing solutions.
  • Markets efficiency programs to eligible customers and various organizations.
  • Implements projects and programs while ensuring compliance of all financial procedures; assists in the development of new and revised department policy proposals to increase effectiveness of programs and services.
  • Maintains positive contractor relationship to ensure positive project development and follow-through.
  • Consults with others on technical, regulatory policy and financial analyses.
  • Monitors the development and market acceptability of new energy technologies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.
  • At least six years relevant work experience, including managing simple to medium complexity projects.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills and techniques to bring about agreement between divergent points of view. Ability to write clear, concise and direct narrative and reports.
  • General knowledge and experience in scheduling, estimating, accounting and finance principles.
  • Experience with methods, techniques and procedures involved in budgeting, procurement and contract administration.
  • Strong knowledge in project management discipline to effectively arrange resources and manage multiple simple to medium complexity projects in a cross-functional environment.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and conceptual skills for single or multiple technical areas.
  • Strong negotiating and critical thinking skills.
  • Customer-oriented, a positive, team-oriented attitude, flexibility, an understanding of the business issues driving the need for the project, and solid work ethic are expected.
  • Leadership skills that can energize a multidisciplinary work team to respond to business needs.


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in aspects of lighting project development, including understanding both internal and external processes necessary to market, sell, deliver, verify and track lighting efficiency project activity.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Utility energy efficiency project experience.
  • CEM credentials or other energy credentials.

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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