System Operator Trainee – Dispatch #85252

Company Name: Puget Sound Energy
Phone Number: (425) 462-3017
City: Bellevue
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98004
Job Title: System Operator Trainee – Dispatch #85252
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Operations
Posting Start Date: May 20, 2016
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time Type: Hours

Puget Sound Energy’s System Operations Department is looking for a System Operator Trainees-Dispatch (SOT-D) to join our team.  Employees in these positions dispatch servicemen and other operating personnel for emergencies, maintenance, inspection, customer construction and the operation of overhead and underground systems consistent with PSE practices and safety regulations.


SOT-D’s will coordinate with PSE personnel, Service Providers, State and Federal agencies, contractors, other utilities, customers and the public regarding outage restoration, emergency conditions and other routine daily activities.


Other responsibilities include conducting analysis and research utilizing Company computer systems (including the outage management system, asset and outage information databases, logging systems, customer information systems, and various mapping systems, etc.) with respect to outages, line and service construction and maintenance.  SOT-D’s will be expected to perform similar and incidental duties as assigned.


SOT-D’s will participate and progress through Dispatch training requirements.  Both formal and informal training will be offered to prepare SOT-D’s to competently perform the duties of the job.  They will also participate in and conduct training as necessary for relief, new and back-up SOT-D’s.


This position is a pathway to becoming a System Operator/System Operator Trainee (SOT).  Candidates accepting this position must be willing to progress to the SOT role when offered.  It is expected that Employees selected into the SOT-D position shall progress through the requirements as determined by the System Operator Training Committee (SOTC).


This is an excellent opportunity to play an integral role within PSE to help us better serve the environment, our customers and the communities in which they live. PSE provides an environment where all employees are valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to achieve maximum performance. We offer a comprehensive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan and an employee assistance and wellness program. Gain the energy to do great things through a career with Puget Sound Energy! 

Experience Required:


  • Applicant must have high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a basic understanding of electrical distribution and transmission.
  • 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 driver’s license.



  • Previous electric distribution experience at a utility.
  • Advanced computer skills.



  • This is an IBEW Represented position and the successful candidate will become a member of the IBEW.
  • This position will require rotating shift work and voluntary and mandatory overtime.  Initial shift will be 6:45am – 2:45pm.
  • This position is located in Redmond, WA.
How to Apply:

In order to be considered for this opportunity, please visit to submit an online application.

PSE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.


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.

Posting End Date: June 19, 2016