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Permit Specialist

Date:  Aug 3, 2022
Job ID:  3129

Kent, WA, US, 98032 Seattle, WA, US, 98108

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 Gas Operations team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Permit Specialist position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

The Permit Specialist completes jurisdiction-specific right of way and street use permits, permit requests and applications, tracks permit status, and ensures the timely processing and payment of related invoices. The Permit Specialist works with PSE’s project management organization, PSE’s service providers and customers to collect necessary information and communicates permitting scheduling and project requirements.


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

  • Records and updates permit information and status in database
  • Completes municipal permit requests independently and assists with more complex requests
  • Works with the customers to obtain project specific information related to jurisdictional permit requirements
  • Collect specific design information necessary for permit submittals and will provide schedule information to the project team.
  • As primary billing contact, works with municipal officials to process and track invoices in a timely and accurate manner
  • Performs research and runs reports on project status
  • Represents PSE’s interests with customers and governmental agencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • 2+ years permitting experience or 2+ years of experience entering data and running reports using enterprise resource planning software or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints, maps and one-line diagrams
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to handle conflicts in a professional and respectful manner
  • Excellent attention to detail

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with SAP
  • Knowledge of gas and electric distribution systems
  • Knowledge of data management and reporting

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 or 425-462-3017.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue