Electrical Engineer III – Standards R16-573

Company Name: Portland General Electric
Phone Number: (503) 464-7250
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: Electrical Engineer III – Standards R16-573
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Administrative / Clerical Support
Posting Start Date: October 11, 2016
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours


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Electrical Engineer III – Standards R16-573


Perform the functions of a fully competent Standards Engineer by providing engineering solutions to complex problems while minimizing costs and maximizing reliability. Provide engineering expertise in a broad range of assignments relating to transmission and distribution standards including: overhead/underground distribution design; construction practices and materials; transmission line design, construction practices, and materials. Recommend improvements in the areas of transmission and distribution (T&D) standards, operations, maintenance, and materials.


• Inspect, analyze and perform Transmission and Distribution technical studies of a broad and complex nature.
• Provide technical guidance and interpretation of standards for complex and non-routine problems as requested, to Company management, engineers, and other clients.
• Analyze results of infrared inspections and identify necessary corrective actions.
• Provide engineering expertise for multiple engineering functions for problems of a complex nature.
• Work with regional personnel to address and/or resolve design, construction, and materials issues related to Standards.
• Ensure that solutions to technical problems meet all requirements, applicable codes, and regulatory requirements.
• Ensure solutions are cost effective, timely, functional, practical, and adhere to sound engineering practice.
• Plan and conduct assignments requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, modification, and application of engineering principles, theories, and concepts.
• Support field operations by coordinating the investigation and resolution of material defects or failures. Work with the Standards Lab to prioritize requests, testing requirements and methods, and review of lab analysis prior to publication. Identify trends impacting T&D reliability.

• Perform assignments requiring evaluation and application of complex engineering principles, theories, and concepts.
• Investigate and clearly define problems. Coordinate major project activities requiring subjective judgment.
• Develop, revise, publish, and implement standards, policies, and procedures that govern the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of PGE’s transmission and distribution system.
• Develop, implement, and revise underground material and equipment specifications. Coordinate Standards review meetings, and obtain input and technical data from various stakeholders to prepare well-written technical standards.
• Assist in ensuring that engineered solutions to problems meet technical requirements, all applicable codes and regulatory requirements, and that they are cost-effective, timely, and follow sound engineering practice.
• Perform material and vendor research to support new standards polices and approval of new materials.

• Maintain a thorough understanding of T&D design tools, techniques, regulatory requirements, and applicable state and federal codes to ensure compliance.

Experience Required:


• A Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering.
• Five-plus years of responsible engineering experience required.
• A Professional Engineering license required.
• Knowledge and experience in operation and maintenance of PGE T&D system desired.
• Broad perspective of the utility business and thorough knowledge of concepts and systems related to transmission and distribution.
• Thorough knowledge of fundamental engineering/economic principles and concepts.
• 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=R16-573 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.
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Staffing Services Contact:

Sandy Banister

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Posting End Date: October 31, 2016