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Project Coordinator - Vegetation Management

Date:  May 26, 2021
Job ID:  1699

Burlington, WA, US, 98233 Olympia, WA, US, 98501 Kent, WA, US, 98032

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 Electric Operations team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Project Coordinator - Vegetation Management position!

Job Description

PSE Vegetation Management is seeking a Project Coordinator to join our Vegetation Management team. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for administering day to day functions of PSE's Vegetation Management program. This position will include responsibilities across the entirety of PSE Vegetation Management including but not limited to:


  • Transmission, distribution, and substation maintenance
  • Service Provider oversight and contract management
  • QA/QC functions
  • Reporting and oversight of maintenance workload completion
  • Escalated customer complaints
  • Community forestry
  • Outage investigations and documentation


The Project Coordinator will uphold the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities along with promoting and supporting a culture of total safety.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide technical utility aboriculture expertise to various internal groups, outside agencies, and the public.
  • Develop collaborative relationships between PSE Vegetation Management and our customers both internally and externally.
  • Perform Service Provider oversight functions and ensure compliance with contractual requirements.
  • Partner with Service Provider to resolve issues and create a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Drive improvements in the Vegetation Management program and ensure alignment with industry best practices.
  • Attend regular regional operations meetings to address Vegetation Management issues.
  • Accurately identify customer needs, set reasonable expectations, identify potential issues and share alternatives.
  • Ensure compliance with codes, standards, and design, operation, and maintenance requirements.
  • Communicate technical information clearly and concisely to non-technical audiences, sometimes in public settings.
  • Assist in schedule and budget development, management and forecasting.
  • Support emergency response work as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two year Associate’s Degree or better in Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least two years relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communications skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Basic knowledge of cost estimating and scheduling concepts.
  • Knowledge of utility methods, techniques and procedures involved in budgeting, procurement and contract administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions independently, influence others and resolve issues.
  • 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.

Desired Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of utility vegetation management experience.
  • International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist.
  • Contractor management experience in utility vegetation management.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict without assistance.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms.

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.

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