Electrical Engineer – Distribution (R16-511)

Company Name: Portland General Electric
Phone Number: (503) 464-7250
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: Electrical Engineer – Distribution (R16-511)
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: September 22, 2016
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Month
Work Time Type: Hours


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.

Electrical Engineer II/III – Distribution


Perform the functions of a mid-level Distribution Engineer by providing engineering solutions to complex problems using sound engineering principles, theories and concepts under general supervision. Provide engineering expertise for Distribution Engineering capital and maintenance activities within assigned area of responsibility. Recommend improvements associated with design and construction of overhead and underground distribution facilities, standards, operations, materials, and new technology. Design, operate and maintain facilities with emphasis on high reliability and quality of service. Support field operations, customer account management, outage restoration and system planning, and key stakeholder groups. Perform all duties and represent the Company legally and ethically.


Field Operations (45%)
Monitor and analyze system performance with the goal to improve quality and reliability of service.
Prepare for and help manage system outages. Analyze, prioritize, and support restoration efforts. Review outage reports daily for accuracy.
Develop a high level of engineering proficiency supporting field operations. Develop and maintain knowledge of tools, materials, techniques, codes, regulations, and company procedures, programs and work practices.
Provide technical expertise in distribution design, code interpretation, and standards to resolve operational, maintenance, and engineering problems on PGE’s distribution system.
As assigned, act as consultant for other departments within the Company and for customers. Assist design specialists, engineers and others within the company relating to distribution facilities. Work with line crews to solve problems found in the field. Serve as a technical resource for others in the area of Distribution Engineering.
Conduct technical studies and report findings and recommendations independently or with input from other engineers.

Experience Required:


Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
An EIT registration or PE license preferred.
2-5 years’ experience required to reach competent level. 5 or more years experience preferred.
Knowledge of fundamental engineering/economic principles and concepts.
Knowledge of system protection design practices and application.
Working knowledge of applicable codes and standards relating to the design and operation of the electric distribution system.
Knowledge and experience in distribution operation and maintenance practices is desired.
Effective in reviewing, evaluating and analyzing semi-complex technical information, policies, and reports.
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
Valid driver’s license.

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.

How to Apply:

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=R16-511 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: October 14, 2016