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Outage Coordinator

Job ID:  841

Redmond, WA, US, 98052

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 Load Serving Operations team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Outage Coordinator position!

Job Description

Primary responsibility is to interface with PSE transmission construction and maintenance, generation operations, construction and maintenance and neighboring utilities to coordinate outages on the Bulk Electric system while maintaining system integrity and reliability. The Outage Coordinator participates in cross functional project teams providing guidance to optimize and prioritize outages, avoid conflicting outages, identify bulk electric system constraints and provide information to better plan outage 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.

Job Responsibilities
  • Coordinates all planned transmission, generation and interconnection system maintenance and construction projects/outages with both internal and external entities.
  • Collaborates across multiple groups and departments as necessary to resolve operational and outage planning issues.
  • Looks for opportunities to combine outages to optimize system availability, reliability, safety and economy.
  • Communicates outage information in accordance to NERC, WECC and PSE Standards and Procedures.
  • Maintains a comprehensive 5-year outage plan/schedule.
  • Develops, maintains and presents outage management data analysist tools and key performance indicators.
  • Leads the annual review and improvement of outage management roles and responsibilities. 
  • Leads the development of tools to increase the efficiency of outage planning, scheduling, reporting and data entry.
  • Participates in emergency response efforts as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Associates Degree in Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • 5 plus years relevant work experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Superior problem solving and analytical skills
Desired Qualifications
  • Operation certification per NERC standards
  • Transmission Operator experience
  • Transmission or energy scheduling experience
  • System Operation, Generation, Substation or Transmission experience
  • 5-7 years Transmission related work experience
  • 4 years of System Protection and Controls field experience
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.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue