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Dispatcher

Date:  Oct 27, 2021
Job ID:  1792
Location: 

Redmond, WA, US, 98052

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 Dispatcher position!

Job Summary

Gas Dispatch is a 24/7/365 communications hub where employees rotate through non-traditional work weeks including 12 hour shifts, weekends and graves. Overtime is required. Teamwork and predictable attendance are requirements in Gas Dispatch to accommodate shift changes and hand-offs of emerging events in real time throughout the PSE gas territory.

Job Description

Safety is the number one priority for Puget Sound Energy. This position requires participation in safety meetings, identification and reporting of safety incidents and unsafe conditions, obtaining and maintaining required licenses and certifications and participation in emergency response drills.

 

This position holds responsibility for gas safety compliance with PSE's Gas Operating Standards and Gas Field Procedures when engaged in operating, maintaining, constructing PSE's natural gas system, customer equipment, and/or leased equipment. Construct, install, maintain, inspect, and operate gas-piping systems consistent with standard practices and safety regulations. Initiate and work within the Incident Command Structure.  Perform similar and incidental duties as required.  Interact and communicate with co-workers, contractors, emergency personnel and the public. Participate in meetings and problem solving groups with coworkers and management. Documenting inspections and work activities.  Should be readily available for call outs to respond to emergencies.

 

Achieve and maintain proficiency in current and new technologies.  Direct duties of others as assigned. Train others in department specific safety, operations, maintenance, and repair procedures.

Job Responsibilities

  • Receive and prioritize calls
    • Ensure documentation is complete
    • Establish or confirm priority of calls
    • Create work and/or manage orders according to PSE standards
  • Dispatch calls
    • Manage and prioritize work distribution according to work management system rules and PSE Standards
    • Create, schedule and reschedule notifications and work orders
    • Coordinate work with personnel skill sets
    • Facilitate internal and external requests
  • Emergency management
    • Initiate and complete required documentation in a timely and accurate manner
    • Initiate required emergency notifications
    • Initiate damage claims and leak work orders
  • Operate motor vehicles in a safe, professional, and courteous manner in accordance with Company Policy Manual Requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have working knowledge of the fundamentals of Gas as it pertains to utility systems.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with others and respond to public inquiries or concerns.
  • Must maintain necessary certifications and licenses, and have a working knowledge of all Company standards, practices, policies, procedures, safety regulations, codes and State regulations as they pertain to the job.   
  • Must be able to comply with safety sensitive components of the DOT Pipeline Operator Regulations

 

Must be able to demonstrate the ability to observe situations objectively under pressure and relay details accurately and effectively with company personnel, emergency response agencies and the public. Must be able to become fully qualified in all tasks required for the position of Dispatcher as defined in the Gas Dispatch Training Curriculum. This position requires skill in operation of required computer programs, radio system, multi-line telephone, and ability to work with other dispatchers as a team to support emergency operations.

 

Prior to performing all assignments of the position unobserved, the applicant must become fully qualified in all Operator Qualification (OQ) tasks required for the position of Dispatcher as defined in PSE's Operator Qualification Plan and must remain current in all Operator Qualifications required for the position.

Additional Information

JOB CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT

The duties and responsibilities are performed in an office environment. The position involves sitting, standing, walking, light lifting, bending, reaching, keyboard, computer and telephone operation.  The environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperatures, lighting and noise levels.

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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