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Supv Substation Operations

Date:  Aug 26, 2021
Job ID:  1876

Renton, WA, US, 98056

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 Supv Substation Operations position!

Job Description

Provides leadership and operational expertise needed to ensure safe, reliable, compliant and cost effective construction, maintenance and repair operations for electric transmission and distribution substations and complex transmission and distribution systems and equipment.


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

  • Employee Safety, Development & Team Building - Providing employees with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:
    • Promotes and supports a culture of safety and enforces safety practices, training, precautions for employees and the general public.
    • Oversees training and development of employees directly 
    • Accountable to ensure employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements, as well as safety standards.
    • Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to team members in order to achieve employee, business, customer and safety results.
  • Provides technical and operational expertise, as well as leveraging technical worker skills to ensure successful resolution of complex problems. 
  • Maintains current knowledge of construction standards, work methods, and technology available to improve the efficiency of construction and maintenance operations.
  • Innovate and enhance planning, project prioritization, team performance, maintenance and operational work practices and procedures.
  • Manages contracts and service agreements, billing, change orders, etc. and ensures that contractor provided work is in accordance with contract specifications.
  • Develops Substation Resource plans. Schedules work, training and assignment of personnel and resources to improve the efficiency of substation construction, maintenance and operations.
  • Executes emergency response plans when necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in engineering or electro-mechanical technology, or other related degree; or combination of education and/or relevant experience.
  • 5 years utility/business relevant work including financial management, operations and/or planning.
  • Knowledge of electirc distribution and transmission system.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions in a real-time environment with regard to customer service and safety to the public, company and/or contractor personnel and equipment.
  • Excellent customer relations skills, including problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • Demonstrated skills leading and developing personnel in a collaborative work environment and managing projects.
  • Demonstrated safety leader.
  • Strong teamwork, coaching, and organizational skills and an aptitude for process improvement.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating with a wide range of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work independently and with teams.
  • Strong business acumen including the ability to organize/prioritize/evaluate work and within budget constraints.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite.
  • Availability to respond to emergencies, such as outages and storm events, on a 24/7 basis.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline; such as, Mechanical, Electrical and Civil
  • Prior operational field experience in specific area of supervision (such as lineman, service lineman, wireman, relay technician, system operator, meterman, substation, EFR or distribution engineering).
  • 1 year prior supervisory experience.
  • Previous utility experience working in electric operations
  • Comprehensive understanding of construction and operations procedural and safety standards.
  • Knowledge of SAP, EMS, OMS, SharePoint
  • Experience working in a unionized environment.

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 jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

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