Electrical Engineer III, Distribution (R16-488)

Company Name: Portland General Electric
Phone Number: (503) 464-7250
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97206
Job Title: Electrical Engineer III, Distribution (R16-488)
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Administrative / Clerical Support
Posting Start Date: August 11, 2016
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
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 III, Distribution (R16-488)

Perform the functions of a 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.

Experience Required:
  • Typically a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.  A Professional Engineer license is preferred (work towards current certification will be considered).
  • Typically 5 more more years’ utility engineering experience and/or distribution engineering experience to reach competent level.
  • Thorough knowledge of fundamental engineering/economic principles and concepts.
  • Knowledge of system protection design practices and application.
  • A working knowledge of switching, tagging, and related electric distribution operational procedures and policies.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable policies, rules, regulations, codes, and standards relating to the design and operation of the electric distribution system.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in distribution operation and maintenance practices is desired.
  • Broad perspective of the utility business and thorough knowledge of concepts and systems related to distribution.

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.

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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How to Apply:

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


If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

Posting End Date: August 29, 2016