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System Operator Trainee

Date:  Nov 26, 2022
Job ID:  3281

Redmond, WA, US, 98052

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  In Office

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 Vice President of Operations team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open System Operator Trainee position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

Responsible for operating the Company's Electrical System on rotating shifts.


Issue clearances and switching orders to qualified field personnel for all distribution lines and equipment 34kV and below, transmission lines as directed by the Senior Power Dispatcher and SCADA switching in compliance with established Company Standard Practices and Procedures.


Perform duties within the assigned Standard Operating Practices (SOP) for System Operations. Must be knowledgeable and comply with all Company standards, policies, practices and procedures and State and Federal safety regulations as they pertain to the job. Perform similar and incidental duties as assigned.


The System Operator Trainee will be required to perform all of the above duties under the direct supervision of the System Operator and/or System Operator Training Committee (SOTC) until they successfully pass the Level I exam.


Minimum Qualifications

Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent and have a basic understanding of electrical distribution and transmission. Must have five (5) years with the Company, of which at least three (3) years must have been in an electrical operations group. Must have successfully satisfied pre-qualification requirements as determined by the SOTC.


Must have the ability to communicate effectively with Company personnel, Service Providers, Contractors and the public. Must have basic computer skills. Must possess a valid drivers' license.


Additional Information

The duties and responsibilities are performed in an office environment. The position involves sitting, standing, walking, light to moderate lifting, light carrying, bending, reaching, keyboarding, and radio and telephone operation. Conditions may also involve climbing stairs and/or ladders.


The environmental conditions include ambient inside temperature, lighting, noise levels and occasional outdoor work. Conditions may also include vehicle and/or air transport. Requires an irregular work schedule and overtime hours.

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