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Company: PGE
Location: Portland, OR
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Energy, Utilities, Environmental


This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon's largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.

We're searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world's clean energy future!


​As an Electrical Design Plant Engineer you will plan and implement the design, procurement, installation and/or maintenance of electrical systems and apparatus, such as electric motors, equipment controls, lighting, wiring, and power systems/devices, structures, foundations, and conductor systems for the generation, transmission, transformation and distribution of electric power.

You will also provide design improvements and engineering solutions to electrical problems at thermal, hydro, wind, solar plants or utility-scare battery facilities and maintain and improve the operation, reliability, safety, and regulatory compliance of the company's generating resources.

  • Requires in-depth knowledge and experience
  • Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services
  • Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions
  • Works independently with minimal guidance
  • Frequently and effectively communicates and collaborates with internal stakeholders and interdisciplinary engineering resources
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Standards

  • Maintains currency in state-of-the-art engineering practices and provides guidance and direction on engineering processes and standards to colleagues when requested.
  • Supports Compliance with extended professional knowledge of NERC/WECC Reliability Standards and NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Applies working knowledge of NEC and NESC for plant design, construction and support; applies working knowledge of power generation facilities for design and support
  • Applies IEEE standards for specification development, plant design and support
  • Provides technical guidance on plant designs, construction and support to other engineers and plant staffs.

Engineering Production

  • Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables for larger or multiple projects; coordinates or manages project requiring multiple- discipline activity.
  • Develops and provides quality assurance reviews of engineering solutions that meet technical requirements, all applicable codes and regulatory requirements and follow sound engineering practice.
  • Analyzes and completes complex electrical designs and studies, providing data and recommendations on technical matters to management
  • Conducts arc-flash studies on low and medium voltage system, ensures compliance with arc-flash safety protocols and recommends improvements to mitigate or reduce arc-flash hazards
  • Manages complex electrical projects.

Project Coordination

  • Actively manages moderately complex electrical engineering projects, coordinates with internal/external team members, and represent the team to interdepartmental and external (regulatory) stakeholders.
  • Plans, develops, manages and coordinates projects with complex design, construction, operation, maintenance or testing elements in support of engineering and construction needs of hydro, wind or solar plants or utility-scale battery facilities.
  • Provides accurate capital budget and job estimates.
  • Demonstrates technical expertise and overall responsibility for the design, construction, and commissioning of electrical projects.

Knowledge Sharing

  • Serves as a technical specialist and provides consultation/guidance to project teams in a practice area
  • Actively fosters knowledge management and provides mentoring
  • Implements resource-management strategy.



Requires a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from ABET-accredited engineering program or program accredited by an equivalent agency.


Typically eight or more years in related field.

Certifications, Licenses and Training

Professional Engineering (PE) license strongly preferred; may be required based upon role.


  • Experience in an electrical engineering role, typically in the electric power industry and a focus on electric power generation, balance of plant systems, electrical design, project management, operations engineering, control systems, and related fields.
  • Project Management Professional certification encouraged.
  • Advanced knowledge of engineering and economic principles and concepts.
  • Advanced knowledge of other engineering disciplines and advanced ability to interpret engineering deliverable content as assigned.
  • Advanced understanding and application of engineering processes and procedures; working knowledge of other related departments and functions.
  • Advanced industry knowledge and technology trends.
  • Advanced knowledge of company QA/QC process and procedures.
  • Advanced knowledge of process and procedures for project controls and estimates.
  • Intermediate knowledge of the project management lifecycle (PMBOK)
  • Intermediate knowledge of construction feasibility.
  • Intermediate knowledge of procurement and contract administration
  • Intermediate knowledge of initiating electrical improvements and corrective actions for power plants, dams and related facilities.
  • Intermediate knowledge in the utility-scale battery, thermal, wind, solar and/or hydro generation areas; knowledge of substations preferred.


Join us today and power your potential!

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. A cover letter may be needed with your application to be considered for this position.

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.
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