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Puget Sound Energy Production Specialist in Kent, Washington

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 Production Specialist position! Job DescriptionManages the regional short-term and long-term work schedule in accordance with approved department budgets and the overall customer and system priorities. Works closely with regional stakeholders (including: Operations, Planning, and other customer facing departments) to prioritize and manage the work portfolio and all customer commitments. Coordinates closely with the Service Providers to accomplish regional priorities, support safe and efficient work management, and achieve company performance goals. 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 for PSE and Service Provider employees alike. Job Responsibilities *Responsible for creating, coordinating and managing short-term and long-term regional work schedules for a given region consistent with established corporate priorities. *Sets capacity plan in the schedule for use by all process stakeholders *Ensures released work portfolio remains in compliance with pre-determined business rules to drive crew efficiency and allow daily scheduling flexibility by the Service Providers. *Chairs weekly scheduling meetings with the Service Providers and PSE stakeholders to establish week-ahead and long-term schedules. *Uses balanced scorecard to drive safety and improve performance. *Maintains an understanding of the regional work priorities, as driven by various internal departments, including: Customer and System Project Services, System Operations, Planning, Gas/Electric First Response, etc. *Collects, analyzes and reports on project data from various stakeholders to keep stakeholders informed *Monitors upstream and downstream availability of ‘construction-ready’ emergent work for Service Providers. *Manages longer term scheduling of planned system projects. *Evaluates time estimates and underlying assumptions to ensure work schedules are achievable *Updates schedule per job package milestones for scheduled work. *Releases job to the Service Provider for crew assignment and scheduling. *Supports the Service Provider with short-term schedule changes, as required, in order to accomplish regional priorities in an efficient manner. *Researches and resolves scheduling conflicts with applicable stakeholders. *Maintains flexibility while working in a changing environment. *Supports emergency response work as requested including immediate and extended restoration efforts. *Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications *BS in Engineering, Project Management or Construction Management, or Journey Worker Certificate, or equivalent combination of education and appropriate technical field and construction management experience. *5 years proven construction, planning and/or project management experience with 2 years at a gas and/or electric utility. *Detailed, first-hand knowledge of utility construction practices including the ability to accurately estimate job duration and identify scheduling risks. *Ability to communicate effectively, orally and written, with a wide variety of individuals and groups internally and externally *Work independently on diverse and demanding requirements *Exc