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Sr Project Manager

Job ID:  814

Burlington, WA, US, 98233

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with like-minded, 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 & Natural Gas Storage team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr Project Manager position!

Job Description

Puget Sound Energy's Dam Safety Department is looking for a Senior Project Manager to join our team.


This is a high profile technically challenging project at our Baker River hydroelectric plant.  Design work is approaching it's final stages on this complex project.  The successful candidate must have extensive knowledge, skills and abilities in all aspects of project management including commuication (oral and written), scheduling, and budgeting. 


The project involves a multi-million dollar capital improvement to mitigate foundation features at the Lower Baker Dam.  The selected candidate will be part of the PSE Dam Safety team working closely with contracted engineering specialists, construction contractors, an oversight board of world renowned consultants and FERC.  The project requires a unique and technically complex solution because of the site location and known geologic conditions. 


The ideal candidate will have experience in dam design, construction and working relationships with the FERC.  A geotechnical, geologic, hydrogeologic, or rock mechanics background is preferred.  Professional registration in engineering or geology from a state licensing board is a plus.

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.
  • Applies general rules, standards and guidelines to specific technical problems.
  • Recognizes technical issues that impact the projects under their leadership, and obtains resources to mitigate project risks.
  • Communicates 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.
  • Support emergency response work as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.
  • At least eight years relevant project management experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills and techniques, with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms. Ability to write clear, concise and direct narrative and reports.
  • Extensive knowledge of team management techniques to bring about agreement between divergent points of view.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in scheduling, estimating, accounting and finance principals.
  • Extensive experience with utility methods, techniques and procedures involved in budgeting, procurement and contract administration.
  • Strong knowledge in project management discipline to effectively arrange resources and manage multiple medium to high complexity projects in a cross-functional environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of techniques used to involve community members in development of project affecting their community.
  • Strong negotiating and critical thinking skills.
  • Customer-oriented, a positive, team-oriented and collaborative 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
  • Extensive knowledge of project management principles, processes and techniques, applied in a utility setting.
  • Advanced Project Management Training and Project Management or Construction Management Certification from an accredited institution (PMI or College) Continuing Education appropriate to the profession.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Construction Management, Engineering, or Geosciences.
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. 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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