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Seattle City (spot)Light: Jason Saisslin, Electric Service Representative

The Basics Division: Customer Engineering How long have you been at City Light? A little over a year. I started March 2023. Tell us about your role: It involves a little bit of everything. ESR’s are project managers. We are the people listening to residential customer requests for electrical changes and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light joins the third annual One Seattle Day of Service

On May 18, 2024, Seattle was charged with the power of community service. The third annual One Seattle Day of Service saw more than 2,500 volunteers at 130 service events across the Emerald City. The One Seattle Day of Service turns the values behind Mayor Harrell’s vision for One Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Honors Fallen Heroes at Annual Memorial Day Ceremonies

On May 23, Seattle City Light employees gathered for our annual Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremony. Dozens of employees met to pay their respects to the servicemembers who died serving in the United States Armed Forces. This annual tradition holds special value for City Light employees, many of whom have… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Sarah Miller, Administrative Professional

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? 8 months. Division: Transmission & Distribution Operations Tell us about your role: My role at Seattle City Light is to provide office support to the people who work behind the scenes supporting our lineworkers in the field. I truly admire… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Percy Schlimm, Senior Electric Service Representative

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? I started working for the City of Seattle in May 2003 and moved to Seattle City Light in January 2007. Division: Customer Engineering Tell us about your role: As an electric service representative, I coordinate projects between the utility and the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Paul Dockery, Senior Manager of Energy Resource Strategy & Planning

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Since December 2022 Division: Power Management Tell us about your role: I support and lead teams that plan, procure, and manage long-term energy contracts to ensure Seattle City Light has a reliable and balanced supply of power that can be delivered… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Ruslan Radzhapov, Right-of-Way Maintenance Worker

The Basics Division: Vegetation Management   How long have you been at City Light? Two years Tell us about your role: I maintain the vegetation, repair routes, and gates under the transmission lines, making sure there is clear access to the towers. I also patrol transmission lines for safety hazards… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Colton Phelan, Civil Crew Chief

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Almost 10 years. I started in March 2014. Division: Transmission & Distribution Tell us about your role: My crew maintains and installs all of Seattle City Light’s underground infrastructure. Background Hometown: Maple Valley, Wash. Alma mater: Tahoma High School and Central Washington University… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating the City Light Engineers Shaping the Future

It’s National Engineers Week! This year’s theme — Welcome to the Future — celebrates today’s achievements and paves the way for a brighter future in engineering. Whether developing smartphones or renewable energy solutions, engineers lead us forward. Their creativity, expertise, and dedication help address challenges, drive advancements, and positive influence… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Rob Mercer, Hydroelectric Maintenance Machinist

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Since June 2017 Division: Generation Tell us about your role: My main role as a hydro machinist at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project is to maintain, repair, and rebuild hydroelectric generators. There is a lot more to it than just generators though…. [ Keep reading ]