Electrical Engineer III – Substation Engineering (R16-395)

Company Name: Portland General Electric
Phone Number: (503) 464-7250
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: Electrical Engineer III – Substation Engineering (R16-395)
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: October 20, 2016
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Year
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 – Substation Engineering



Perform the functions of a substation electrical engineer by providing sound engineering solutions to complex problems. Develop and oversee designs for new substations and retrofit of existing facilities. Provide technical support to construction crews on department designs.


  • Provide quality assurance reviews of Electrical physical designs

o Electrical control designs

o Substation automation and SCADA designs

o Equipment specifications

  • Develop electrical physical designs for substations which include:

o Substation electrical arrangements, plans, and sections.

o High voltage bus designs and analysis.

o Grounding plans and analysis.

o Conduit and raceway plans.

o Substation yard lighting.

  • Develop electrical control designs for substations which include:

o AC and DC control schematic diagrams.

o Equipment and control panel wiring diagrams.

o Control house and control panel design and layouts.

o Lighting controls.

  • Develop substation automation and SCADA designs which include:

o RTU/PLC control schematics and wiring.

o Substation communications network layouts and block diagrams.

o Conceptual SCADA designs for new and existing facilities.

Experience Required:


  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, with emphasis in power systems preferred.
  • Typically requires five years of relevant engineering experience and a Professional Engineering License.
  • Thorough knowledge of fundamental engineering/economics principles and concepts.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective group presentation skills
  • Effective human relations skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to review, evaluate and analyze technical information policies and reports.
  • Demonstrated solid level of professional knowledge, skills, and proficiency with current tools and technologies.

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=R16-395  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:

Todd Singer

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Posting End Date: November 19, 2016