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Project Manager III

Date:  Jan 24, 2023
Job ID:  3223
Location: 

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 New Product Development team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Project Manager III position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

PSE’s Pole Services team is part of the Product Development department which develops new energy products and services to meet customer needs. The Pole Services group specifically engages with PSE’s municipal, telecommunications, and construction development customers interested in street and area lighting, communication joint use, wireless collocation, and other pole-related services.

 

This role oversees the project management of communication joint use projects associated with the installation of wireline communications equipment on power poles throughout PSE's territory in Washington State. This individual ensures customer requirements are met and work is completed to support PSE's business and financial goals, and are responsible for ensuring consistent application of PSE standards, processes, and proactively driving continuous improvement activities. He/she will also participate in cross-functional teams internally and with our customers in both leadership and participant roles to develop appropriate solutions for PSE needs.

 

This job facilitates solutions to complex issues involving diverse opinions, and ensures that solutions are aligned with customer expectations, and PSE's business initiatives and environment. This position will provide technical advice to peers and will be responsible for delivering an excellent customer experience by removing obstacles, and working closely with other PSE departments to resolve issues.

 

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

  • Assembles and leads multi-disciplinary project teams.  Identifies the scope of an assigned project and decides logical action to meet project requirements and deadlines.
  • Communicate and manage the customer relationship as the primary point of contact.
  • Accurately identify customer needs, set reasonable expectations, identify potential issues and share alternatives.
  • Perform effective upfront project planning and advocacy of PSE’s operational objectives to minimize costs and change orders, identify risks, and maximize efficiency through negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Validate and refine the scope of an assigned project and decides logical action to meet project requirements and deadlines.
  • Recognizes technical issues that impact the projects under their leadership, and obtains resources to mitigate project risks.
  • Ensure compliance with codes, standards, and design, operation, and maintenance requirements.
  • Applies general rules, standards and guidelines to specific technical problems.
  • Communicate technical information clearly and concisely to non-technical audiences, sometimes in public settings.
  • Gathers, consolidates and analyzes facts in relation to project requirements.
  • Responsible for schedule and budget development, management and forecasting.
  • Supports emergency response work as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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

  • General knowledge of project management principles, processes and techniques, applied in a utility setting.
  • Experience with utility methods, techniques and procedures involved in budgeting, procurement and contract administration.
  • Advanced Project Management Training and Project Management or Construction Management Certification from an accredited institution (PMI or College).
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Construction Management, Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering.
  • General knowledge of techniques used to involve community members in development of project affecting their community.
  • General knowledge of team management and communication techniques to bring about agreement between divergent points of view.
  • Ability to write clear, concise and direct narrative and reports.

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 $85,000.00  - $141,500.00, 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 (pse.com). 

 

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