Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Puget Sound Energy - Senior Environmental Scientist (WA)

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Senior Environmental Scientist #699

Puget Sound Energy, the largest energy utility in Washington State, is seeking a Senior Environmental Scientist to join our Environmental and Program Services group. This position will assist power generation facilities in Goldendale, Tacoma, Longview as well as our Jackson Prairie Gas Storage facility in Chehalis. The base of this role will be discussed during the selection process and could be based out of Goldendale or Longview.

The selected candidate will work closely with company energy resource departments to conduct, review and monitor environmental and compliance activities. Work will include detailed monitoring and reporting activities related to compliance of PSE’s power generation operational permits and other infrastructure regulatory requirements. The selected candidate may assist in agency coordination and consultation as a representative of PSE. Specific areas of environmental work may be related to regulatory programs and company operations with air emissions, spill prevention, wastewater discharge and storm water discharge, as needed. Job duties will include development of standard operating procedures, documentation of programmatic evaluations, securing appropriate permits and/or regulatory approvals and conducting other administrative duties, in support of company programs and operations.

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!

* BS or Master’s Environmental Science, Biology, Hydrology, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, or similar with 7 or more years of experience in the field (four years of appropriate additional experience may be considered in lieu of advanced degree).
* Experience and proficiency with MS Office, including Excel and Access, or industry equivalent software applications.

* Experience with Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS)
* Experience with operating permits
* Advanced degree
* Experience or familiarity with electric or gas industry

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

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