Distribution Engineering Supervisor V (R16-342)

Company Name: Portland General Electric
Phone Number: (503) 464-7250
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: Distribution Engineering Supervisor V (R16-342)
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: July 26, 2016
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: full time
Work Time Type: Hours


Please note we have one position remaining located at Beaverton Line Center.

Portland General Electric values the energy of teamwork, diversity, and innovation to provide our customers with safe and reliable power. As Oregon’s largest provider of electric service, PGE is helping to shape Oregon’s energy future.

What is it like to work at PGE? Well, it’s fun. It’s challenging. It’s enriching. And with the average employee spending nearly 14 years with us, we think you’ll like it too.

You’ll work with talented coworkers in a supportive and results-oriented environment. Our progressive vision and commitment to excellence in our service and operations will keep you and your coworkers engaged and aimed towards excellence.

Are you ready to be part of an essential, dynamic and motivating company? Join our team – apply for a position today. 

Distribution Engineering Supervisor V (R16-342)

Beaverton Line Center


Provide supervision for all Distribution Engineering capital and maintenance activities associated with the planning, maintenance, operation and construction of distribution facilities within assigned area of responsibility.  Recommend strategies, policies, and standards associated with design and construction of overhead and underground distribution facilities with emphasis on safety, customers, high reliability and quality of service.  Support field operations, customer services, outage restoration and system planning.  Perform all duties and represent the Company legally and ethically.


  • Supervise the training and mentoring of the team to develop the skills necessary to support the specification, design, construction and operation of PGE’s distribution system.
  • Manage employee performance – effectively motivate, encourage, monitor, measure, and improve performance.
  • Determine annual goals, monitor progress, and report status to management.
  • Evaluate employees’ job performance and conformance to regulations and recommend appropriate personnel action.
  • Conduct staff meetings with employees to develop teamwork, communicate company direction, and foster team and individual growth of employees.
  • Support a workplace environment that demonstrates fair and equitable treatment and respect for all employees, and one that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce.
  • Ensure that maximum productivity and efficiency of the group is maintained.
  • Mentor new engineers and monitor progress.  Orchestrate on-the-job training by coordinating work and team assignments.
Experience Required:


  • A Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering with a Professional Engineering license preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in electrical engineering specifically related to transmission and distribution.  Previous experience in a supervisory or leadership role preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of electrical engineering principles and concepts.
  • Thorough knowledge of PGE’s transmission and distribution system.
  • Thorough understanding of the utility business with experience in power engineering preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering economics and ability to prepare and review cost/benefit analyses.
  • Knowledge of system protection design practices and application.
  • Working knowledge of applicable codes and standards.
  • Effective human relations skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with internal and external customers.
How to Apply:

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.

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the deadline:

https://PGN.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=R16-342 If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

Interested in the extras? PGE offers a range of competitive benefits including medical insurance, paid vacation, a company matching gift program, tuition reimbursement and retirement savings that includes a 401(k) plan with matching company contributions and a PGE stock purchase plan. Additionally, PGE provides robust on-the-job development and training opportunities, as well as incentives for meeting company goals and encouraging health, safety and community volunteerism.

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

Staffing Services Contact:
Sandy Banister

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Posting End Date: August 8, 2016