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Company: Portland General Electric
Location: Portland, OR
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Energy, Utilities, Environmental


For over 125 years, Portland General Electric has proudly served Oregon. Our dedication to helping customers is matched by our commitment to providing PGE employees with a diverse array of rewarding career opportunities. Diversity and community are at the heart of what we do for our customers and for each other. We are committed to a team that looks like the Oregon community that we know and love.

PGE team members are creative problem solvers who love to apply themselves to challenges, big and small. We are looking for team members who will grow their skills, their career and their future with us.

Job Function

Interconnection Services

Leads or coordinates projects to investigate, adopt, implement and support interconnection technologies and ensure compliance with tariffs

Key Job Information

Job Title/Code:

Staff Interconnection Specialist/6803


Grade 7/EX

Career Level:

P3 – Career

Key Responsibilities

Manage Programs and/or Projects

Manages the interconnection process for small generators and qualifying facilities; manages and executes PGE's role as provider during development, construction, commissioning and operation phases of distributed generation projects; provides training and guidance to less experienced colleagues as needed.

Participates in or may lead the commissioning and testing of interconnections of distributed generation systems at customer and privately developed sites. Independently conducts or oversees site inspections and system testing as needed.

Participates, or represents PGE, in various regulatory hearings/matters and industry trade shows/conventions; contributes to PGE's participation in the regulatory process with FERC and OPUC matters related to distributed generation, interconnection processes, special billing processes and incentive program design.

Monitors regulatory changes and makes appropriate programmatic adjustments; maintains awareness of distributed generation market trends to contribute to team goals and objectives.

Planning, Scheduling and Costing

Coordinates with applicants to develop project scope, requirements, schedule and deliverable for complex interconnection projects; identifies PGE equipment for customer interconnection with grid; reports to management and/or senior staff and others on project status and milestones; may provide guidance to less experience colleagues in planning, scheduling and costing projects.

Customer Support

Participates in customer complaint and dispute resolution; completes or participates in formal and informal OPUC complaint investigations.

Serves as interconnection single point of contact for PGE-owned distributed generation projects; investigates potential unauthorized customer generation systems and works with customers to achieve compliance with State and Federal interconnection rules.

Tracking and Reporting

Prepares reports as requested by other PGE departments and as required by regulatory entities.

Inputs data into PGE's interconnection database.



Requires a bachelor's degree in Business or other related field or equivalent experience.


Typically, five or more years of utility experience in a technical field such as, energy efficiency, metering, facility operations or other energy related field, or a degree and two years of experience in a technical field;

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

Functional Competencies

Advanced knowledge of program/project management principles and methods.

Intermediate knowledge of utility operations and business, including regulatory requirements, business principles, electricity fundamentals, pricing and power cost fundamentals.

Advanced knowledge of renewable energy opportunities, technologies and applications and programs.

Intermediate knowledge of PGE business contracts policy and PGE tariffs related to interconnection, solar payment option, net metering, small power production and all billing tariffs from residential to large customer.

Intermediate knowledge of FERC and OPUC regulations related to distributed generation, interconnection processes, special billing processes and incentive program design.

Advanced knowledge of PGE Safety procedures, including PPE requirements for construction sites and electrical rooms.

Working knowledge of marketing and sales processes.

Intermediate skills in using MS Office Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Working ability to understand practical elements of electrical engineering and electrical design.

General Competencies

Advanced analytical thinking skills.

Intermediate customer focus skills.

Intermediate conflict management skills.

Advanced decision-making skills.

Intermediate enterprise/business awareness skills.

Intermediate influence skills.

Advanced interpersonal skills.

Advanced organization and prioritization skills

Intermediate negotiation skills.

Advanced written/oral communication skills.

Physical and Cognitive Demands

Cognitive Level

Substantial: Consistent use of logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions (for example, engineer, HR director, plant manager, etc.).


Ability to adhere to set response times, deadlines and time-sensitive tasks

Ability to follow accuracy standards

Ability to follow through on decision-making tasks

Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively within a team environment

Ability to communicate and problem solve when under stress

Ability to respond and adapt to frequent change

Ability to accept and demonstrate self-awareness when provided constructive feedback

Ability to discern feedback and acknowledge ownership of areas of improvement

Ability to avoid future mistakes by applying reasonable skills to new but similar work situations or tasks

Ability to successfully collaborate with peers, managers and others within the organization

Demonstrates sound memory

Ability to process new information to be applied consistently to work tasks


Ability to adhere to pre-established schedule, including start/stop time and break/lunch schedule

Ability to work long hours

Ability to work a variable schedule

Ability to report to work and perform work during periods of severe inclement weather

Ability to consistently meet attendance standards for regular, reliable, predictable, full-time attendance [for part-time positions, change to part-time attendance]

Ability to work shift schedule

Ability to work on-call schedule

Physical Capabilities

☒ Does the job require a valid driver's license?

☒ No

☐ Yes

☒ Driving/travel/commute

☒ Daily within service territory

☐ Frequently (at least once a week or more)

☒ Occasionally (one to two times a month or less)

☐ Overnight inside/outside the service territory

☐ Frequently (at least once a week or more)

☐ Occasionally (one to two times a month or less)

☒ Computer use (use computer regularly for entire work shift)

☐ Lifting/pushing/pulling (check appropriate weight):

☐ Up to 10 lb

☐ Up to 50 lb

☐ More than 50 lb

☐ Carrying (check appropriate weight):

☐ Up to 10 lb

☐ Up to 50 lb

☐ More than 50 lb

☐ Unstable surfaces requiring balance (i.e., moving equipment, boats); check all that apply:

☐ Elevated areas (i.e., catwalks, roofs and high buildings)

☐ Confined spaces

☐ Walking distances and surfaces (long distances and over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces)

☐ Stairs (over 10 steps)

☐ Ladders (over 10 rungs)

Environment - Indoor/Outdoor

☒ Office environment

☐ Plant environment

☐ Field environment

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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