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Damage Prevention Rep

Date:  Jan 17, 2023
Job ID:  3427

Seattle, WA, US, 98103 Seattle, WA, US, 98108

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Field 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 Gas Operations team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Damage Prevention Rep position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description


Responsible for preventing damages by monitoring third party excavation near PSE facilities to address potential compliance concerns with safe digging standards; filing complaints with the UTC Safety Committee; investigating damages to underground gas and electric facilities; and educating contractors about safe digging.


This position can be in one of three locations: Tacoma, South King County, or North Seattle. Please indicate which is your preferred location in the application questions.


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.

This position may be subject to random DOT drug and/or alcohol testing.

Job Responsibilities

  • Field visits:  Visit active construction sites of third party contractors to inspect for compliance with state law and safe excavation practices, coach contractors on safe digging practices, and enforce compliance with state dig laws.
  • Conduct formal training and outreach with contractors in safe excavation processes and the requirements of the state dig law.
  • Damage investigation and mitigation:  Visit the site of underground damages by contractors, including on nights and weekends, to interview witnesses, photograph the damage, and provide documentation to Claims. Work with the contractor to develop a corrective action plan to prevent the reoccurrence of damages by that contractor.
  • Report damages via the UTC's Damage Information Reporting Tool.
  • Participates in emergency response efforts as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • 5 years relevant work experience
  • Extensive experience in underground utility construction
  • Knowledge of Company’s field operations and practices, industry construction standards and safety requirements
  • Thorough understanding of underground utility installation standards, methods and best practices
  • Thorough understanding of the Washington state dig law and the procedures for enforcement
  • Ability to give presentations, both formal and informal, to groups of construction workers
  • Ability to communicate diplomatically and firmly in situations where conflict may arise
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record

Desired Qualifications

  • Journeyman or equivalent experience in construction and/or O&M inspection
  • Knowledge of gas and electric utility rates, business objectives, to include operations, customer service, claims, and corporate relations
  • Ability to locate underground gas and electric facilities as part of the investigation process
  • Knowledge of damage investigation and documentation procedures
  • MS Office, PCAD, Tensing

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 $73,900.00  - $122,900.00, 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 ( 


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