Distribution Grid Management Analyst

Date:  Mar 22, 2024
Job ID:  4630

Redmond, WA, US, 98052

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 Electric Operations team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Distribution Grid Management Analyst position!

Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

This is a critical role that will support Puget Sound Energy’s grid modernization efforts to expand the capabilities of the electric distribution system supporting safe, reliable, smart, and flexible operations. The person who fills this role will ensure the ADMS (Advanced Distribution Management System) supports safe operation of the electric distribution system by delivering accurate and timely updates to the electric network model. Under direction of the Sr. Analyst or Supervisor, this individual gathers internal customer needs, works with IT to clarify requirements, and coordinates model revisions, conducts testing and QA of changes. This role also supports grid modernization efforts to expand the capabilities of the electric distribution system, supporting safe, clean, reliable, smart & flexible operations.


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

  • Responsible for updating and modifying data between GIS (Geographic Information System) and ADMS (Advanced Distribution Management System) in support of the real time operations model.
    • Creates and maintains the substation displays for ADMS; creates and maintains other schematics and displays in the ADMS.
    • Updates SCADA point information within GIS to support end to end connectivity testing, assists the Sr. Analyst with end-to-end connectivity testing and commissioning.
    • Under the direction of the Sr. Analyst or Distribution System Operations Engineer, performs load flow analysis assessing accuracy of data inputs and outputs.
    • Key role in process to integrate data corrections/redlines into model, working across multiple teams and systems. Performs redlines in ADMS for system operations and making display updates.
    • Retrieves, researches, analyzes and interprets GIS inputs, as-builts and engineering documents.
    • Requests field investigations to resolve conflicts.
  • Provides support to System Operations in the use of the OMS-ADMS and works with Sr. Analyst in managing the data configurations and operational roles.
  • Supports Grid Modernization and ADMS updates/enhancements.
    • Works across departments to help identify and resolve missing data required for new devices or modules supporting advanced applications like Volt-Var Optimization, and Fault Location.
    • Aligns modeling and behavior of new devices with customer requirements to support the safe operation of the electric distribution grid.
    • Supports ongoing network tuning to provide real time load flow.
  • Assists in developing system operational rules; as well as maintaining, designing, enhancing and implementing the ADMS training simulator and scenarios required for system operation training programs.
  • Provides support for ADMS data management during storms. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree and 3 years of experience in related field, or combination of specialized training or experience and 3 years of directly relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated creative thinking and analytical skills.
  • Experience in modeling geospatial data.
  • Some experience gathering system or user requirements.
  • Some knowledge of Quality Assurance and Data Validation methods.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS, or science/engineering field.
  • Experience in any of the following: Geographic Information System (GIS), Outage Management System (OMS), SCADA, ADMS/DMS.
  • Working knowledge of electric utility construction standards.
  • Working knowledge of Smallworld GIS (Electric Office), PowerOn OMS, or Schneider ADMS.
  • Experience working in a real-time Operations environment.
  • Experience MS online collaboration tools (Teams).

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 $69,600.00 - $108,100.00, 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. 


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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