Compensation Program Manager - Puget Sound Energy - Seattle,WA

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 3:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


Compensation Program Manager #37932

Puget Sound Energy’s Human Resources Department is looking for a Compensation Program Manager to join our team.  This is a newly created position for the individual to manage the company’s compensation programs which includes the base salary structure, job evaluations, incentive plans and executive compensation. The ideal candidate will be experienced designing and administering compensation programs and comfortable communicating with all levels in the company.  

It is truly an exciting time to join the organization!  PSE has embarked on a multi-year project to upgrade and augment our entire people systems infrastructure with products by SAP SuccessFactors.  The Compensation Program Manager will play a pivotal role in this project with modules scheduled to go-live starting in spring 2019.  Our HR team is a fast-paced environment that will continue to involve quite a bit of manual processing work until our new system is implemented.  Our team works very hard… and we also like to joke around with one another and have fun!


The program manager will be responsible for recommending program design changes to adapt to the regulatory environment and/or industry trends, as well as communicating programs to employees and managers, administering plans in combination with vendors and HR teammates, and plan compliance. This person will develop program budgets and track budget performance. This role develops and maintains relationships with vendors, business managers, other HR program managers, and external labor attorneys. This individual contributor position will work with team members in the HR Operations group to administer programs and will work closely with the Director Compensation and Benefits to present compensation programs to company executives, including participating in meetings with the company’s Executive Plans Committee.

The Program Manager also serves as liaison to compensation vendors providing services to PSE when conflicts arise. We are looking for someone with experience in effectively using salary survey tools to analyze and present market data to managers and executives.  We need someone who is able to coordinate development of communication tools so that PSE’s compensation programs are well understood by managers and employees. There will be opportunities to deliver presentations to groups of managers and employees.  


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and 8 years progressive experience and responsibility in the design, development and implementation of compensation programs or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of HR personnel practices and principles, and pay laws and regulations.  
  • Able to handle high level of confidentiality regarding employee information.  
  • Excellent planning, time management, communication, decision making, presentation, organization, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and deadlines. 
  • Ability to quickly build trust and value-based relationships with managers, colleagues and employees.
  • Understanding of change management concepts and techniques. 
  • Ability to take initiative and work both independently and as a part of a team.


  • Master’s degree in Human Resources 
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) 
  • Experience using enterprise HR systems (such as SAP Success Factors) to deliver compensation information to managers and employees
  • Experience designing and administering equity compensation programs
  • Experience preparing and filing SEC Compensation Discussion and Analysis and Summary Compensation Tables

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 cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.  

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 jobs@pse.comor 425-462-3017.

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