ENGINEER I/II/III, ELECT (R18-384)

Company Name: Portland General Electric
Phone Number: (503) 464-7250
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: ENGINEER I/II/III, ELECT (R18-384)
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: June 21, 2018
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours
Duties:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 20, 2018 

For over 125 years, Portland General Electric has proudly served Oregon. Our dedication to helping customers is matched by our commitment to providing PGE employees with a diverse array of rewarding career opportunities. Diversity and community are at the heart of what we do for our customers and for each other. We are committed to a team that looks like the Oregon community that we know and love.

PGE team members are creative problem solvers who love to apply themselves to challenges, big and small. We are looking for team members who will grow their skills, their career and their future with us.

ENGINEER I/II/III,ELECT (R18-384)

ENGINEER I, Electrical

POSITION PURPOSE

Perform the functions of an entry-level maintenance engineer by providing engineering solutions and plans to resolve issues related to the maintenance of substation equipment and repair or replacement of failed equipment. Acts as the Company subject matter expert for assigned substation assets and maintenance programs.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • (50%) Operations Support
    • 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.
      • Conduct assignments as assigned requiring evaluation and application of engineering principles, theories and concepts.
      • Perform engineering work of a semi-complex nature with supervision.
    • Assist other engineers to provide management with cost-effective, efficient and technically accurate alternative solutions to problems.
      • Assist other engineers to investigate and clearly define problems.
    • Provide engineering input to resolve real-time operating problems.
    • Analyze and prepare technical reports and provide solutions to semi-complex technical matters.
    • Provide support to operational personnel for semi-complex switching and load restoration activities.
    • Collaborate with substation maintenance personnel to ensure maintenance and FITNES issues are addressed in design and construction plans.
    • Provide review and documentation to establish compliance with PGE design and construction standards.
    • Support enhancements to enterprise systems that utilize substation asset data and monitoring information.
    •  
  •  (40%) Maintenance Program Management
    • Develop and continue to enhance a high level of engineering proficiency within the field of specialization.
      • Develop and continue to enhance technical knowledge of all current techniques, applicable codes and regulations.
    • Develop and maintain detailed maintenance practices through research, observation, calculation, experimentation, and benchmarking with other utilities.
    • Develop and maintain detailed operations practices through research, observation, calculation, experimentation, and benchmarking with other utilities.
  • (10%) Root Cause Analysis
    • Conduct detailed investigations into system operational anomalies pertaining to substation operations to ensure safe, cost-effective and reliable operation of the substation assets. Anomalies may pertain to the substation assets, control and protective schemes, or to the SCADA system.
    • Develop and present analytical reports detailing the findings of investigations of complex system operational anomalies, including suggested preventive and corrective actions.
    • Create work orders in the work management system, and track to completion, preventive and corrective actions associated with the root cause of system operational anomalies.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Company management – To present decision packages.
  • Company personnel – to gather or provide information.
  • Customers and their representatives – to exchange technical information.
  • Other utilities’ personnel – to gather information.
  • Governmental and regulatory agencies – to provide or receive information.

CHALLENGES

  • Analyze causes of operational/maintenance problems.
  • Evaluate semi-complex but routine problems, e.g., fairly well-defined problems with limited number of variables of known relationship and magnitude.
  • Redesigning and/or modifying failed equipment of various vintage.
  • Responding in a timely manner to unanticipated requests for technical assistance from engineers and field personnel.

DECISIONS MADE

  • Specify materials for capital or maintenance projects.
  • Propose operations and maintenance methodologies and solutions to apply.
  • Propose when to engage key stakeholders and when to elevate issues.

ENGINEER II, Electrical

POSITION PURPOSE

Perform the functions of a maintenance engineer by providing engineering solutions and plans to resolve issues related to the maintenance of substation equipment and repair or replacement of failed equipment. Acts as the Company subject matter expert for assigned substation assets and maintenance programs.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • (50%) Operations Support
    • Contribute 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.
      • Conduct assignments as assigned requiring evaluation and application of engineering principles, theories and concepts.
      • Perform engineering work of a semi-complex nature with supervision.
    • Assist other engineers to provide management with cost-effective, efficient and technically accurate alternative solutions to problems.
      • Assist other engineers to investigate and clearly define problems.
    • Provide engineering input to resolve real-time operating problems.
    • Analyze and prepare technical reports and provide solutions to moderately complex technical matters.
    • Provide support to operational personnel for moderately complex switching and load restoration activities.
    • Collaborate with substation maintenance personnel to ensure maintenance and FITNES issues are addressed in design and construction plans.
    • Provide review and documentation to establish compliance with PGE design and construction standards.
    • Develop and support enhancements to enterprise systems that utilize substation asset data and monitoring information.
  •  (40%) Maintenance Program Management
    • Maintain a high level of engineering proficiency within the field of specialization.
      • Maintain technical knowledge of all current techniques, applicable codes and regulations.
    • Develop and maintain detailed maintenance practices through research, observation, calculation, experimentation, and benchmarking with other utilities.
    • Develop and maintain detailed operations practices through research, observation, calculation, experimentation, and benchmarking with other utilities.
    •  
  • (10%) Root Cause Analysis
    • Conduct detailed investigations into system operational anomalies pertaining to substation operations to ensure safe, cost-effective and reliable operation of the substation assets. Anomalies may pertain to the substation assets, control and protective schemes, or to the SCADA system.
    • Develop and present analytical reports detailing the findings of investigations of complex system operational anomalies, including suggested preventive and corrective actions.
    • Create work orders in the work management system, and track to completion, preventive and corrective actions associated with the root cause of system operational anomalies.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Company management – To present and justify decision packages.
  • Company personnel – to provide consultation and technical expertise.
  • Customers, contractors, builders, architects, engineers and suppliers – to exchange technical information and resolve problems.
  • Other utilities’ personnel – to share information and provide technical expertise.
  • Governmental and regulatory agencies – to develop contract agreements, obtain permits or approvals and exchange information.

CHALLENGES

  • Investigate system construction, maintenance and operational problems and recommend corrective action.
  • Analyze causes and recommend solutions to complex but routine operational/maintenance problems.
  • Evaluate and resolve technically complex problems, e.g., broad problems with numerous variables of uncertain relationship and magnitude.
  • Redesigning and/or modifying failed equipment of various vintage.
  • Responding in a timely manner to unanticipated requests for technical assistance from engineers and field personnel.

DECISIONS MADE

  • Specify materials for capital or maintenance projects.
  • Determine operations and maintenance methodologies and solutions to apply.
  • Determine when to engage key stakeholders and when to elevate issues.


ENGINEER III, Electrical

POSITION PURPOSE

Perform the functions of a fully competent maintenance engineer by providing engineering solutions and plans to resolve issues related to the maintenance of substation equipment and repair or replacement of failed equipment. Acts as the Company subject matter expert for assigned substation assets and maintenance programs.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • (50%) Operations Support
    • Ensure 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.
      • Plan and conduct assignments requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, modification, and application of engineering principles, theories and concepts.
      • Perform engineering work of a broad and complex nature. Technical guidance may be required on unusual or extremely complex problems.
    • Provide management with cost-effective, efficient and technically accurate alternative solutions to problems.
      • Plan, develop, coordinate, and direct major project assignments or a number of minor project assignments with complex features associated with design, construction, operation, maintenance, or testing.
      • Investigate and clearly define problems. Coordinate major work activities requiring subjective judgment.
    • Provide engineering input to resolve real-time operating problems.
    • Analyze and prepare technical reports and provide solutions to complex technical matters.
    • Provide support to operational personnel for complex switching and load restoration activities.
    • Collaborate with substation maintenance personnel to ensure maintenance and FITNES issues are addressed in design and construction plans.
    • Provide review and documentation to establish compliance with PGE design and construction standards.
    • Develop and support enhancements to enterprise systems that utilize substation asset data and monitoring information.
    •  
  •  (40%) Maintenance Program Management
    • Maintain a high level of engineering proficiency within the field of specialization.
      • Maintain technical knowledge of all current techniques, applicable codes and regulations.
    • Develop and maintain detailed maintenance practices through research, observation, calculation, experimentation, and benchmarking with other utilities.
    • Develop and maintain detailed operations practices through research, observation, calculation, experimentation, and benchmarking with other utilities.
  • (10%) Root Cause Analysis
    • Conduct detailed investigations into system operational anomalies pertaining to substation operations to ensure safe, cost-effective and reliable operation of the substation assets. Anomalies may pertain to the substation assets, control and protective schemes, or to the SCADA system.
    • Develop and present analytical reports detailing the findings of investigations of complex system operational anomalies, including suggested preventive and corrective actions.
    • Create work orders in the work management system, and track to completion, preventive and corrective actions associated with the root cause of system operational anomalies.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Company management – to present and justify decision packages.
  • Company personnel – to provide consultation and technical expertise.
  • Customers, contractors, builders, architects, engineers and suppliers – to exchange technical information and resolve problems.
  • Other utilities’ personnel – to share information and provide technical expertise.
  • Governmental and regulatory agencies – to develop contract agreements, obtain permits or approvals and exchange information.

CHALLENGES

  • Investigate system construction, maintenance and operational problems and recommend corrective action.
  • Analyze causes and recommend solutions to complex but routine operational/maintenance problems.
  • Evaluate and resolve technically complex problems, e.g., broad problems with numerous variables of uncertain relationship and magnitude.
  • Redesigning and/or modifying failed equipment of various vintage.
  • Responding in a timely manner to unanticipated requests for technical assistance from engineers and field personnel.

DECISIONS MADE

  • Specify materials for capital or maintenance projects.
  • Determine operations and maintenance methodologies and solutions to apply.

Determine when to engage key stakeholders and when to elevate issues.

Experience Required:

Engineer I:

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Basic knowledge of fundamental engineering/economic principles and concepts.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Good human relations skills.
  • Basic understanding of the utility business.
  • Basic knowledge of all applicable policies, rules, regulations and codes in a specific engineering field.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability and skills in a field of specialization.
  • Normally requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis on power systems preferred.
  • Typically entry-level professional position requiring zero to two years of experience.
  • Normally working toward F.E. Certification

PHYSICAL/MENTAL ABILITIES and PROCESSESS

  • Recommend procedural changes.
  • Interpret design and routine operating policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Deal effectively with pressure of real-time problem solving.
  • Possess the physical ability to access installed equipment at remote locations (substations, plants, facilities) and perform required duties at these locations in all weather conditions.
  • Job may necessitate working extended hours to meet schedules or to aid in recovery from forced outages.
  • Capable of learning complex computer network architecture and applying knowledge to improve system functions.
  • Substantial decision making, reasoning, and prioritizing.
  • Must have valid driver’s license with evidence of a safe driving record.

Engineer II:

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

 

  • Working knowledge of fundamental engineering/economic principles and concepts.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective group presentation skills.
  • Effective human relations skills.
  • A perspective of the utility business.
  • Working knowledge of all applicable policies, rules, regulations and codes in a specific engineering field.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability and skills in a field of specialization.
  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis on power systems preferred.
  • Typically requires three years of engineering experience.
  • Normally possesses F.E. Certification.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL ABILITIES and PROCESSESS

  • Set priorities for segments of assignments.
  • Recommend procedural changes.
  • Interpret design and routine operating policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Determine what problem-solving methodology to use to resolve problems/issues.
  • Deal effectively with pressure of real-time problem solving.
  • Possess the physical ability to access installed equipment at remote locations (substations, plants, facilities) and perform required duties at these locations in all weather conditions.
  • Job may necessitate working extended hours to meet schedules or to aid in recovery from forced outages.
  • Capable of learning complex computer network architecture and applying knowledge to improve system functions.
  • Substantial decision making, reasoning, and prioritizing.
  • Must have valid driver’s license with evidence of a safe driving record.

Engineer III:

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

 

  • Thorough knowledge of fundamental engineering/economic principles and concepts.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective group presentation skills.
  • Proficient human relations skills.
  • Broad perspective of the utility business and thorough knowledge of concepts and systems of assigned area.
  • Thorough knowledge of all applicable policies, rules, regulations and codes in a specific engineering field.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency to review, evaluate and analyze technical information policies and reports.
  • Demonstrated solid level of professional knowledge, skills and proficiency with current tools and technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability and skills in a field of specialization.
  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis on power systems preferred.
  • Typically requires five or more years of engineering experience.
  • Normally possesses P.E. License.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL ABILITIES and PROCESSESS

  • Set priorities for segments of assignments.
  • Recommend procedural changes.
  • Interpret design and routine operating policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Determine what problem-solving methodology to use to resolve problems/issues.
  • Deal effectively with pressure of real-time problem solving.
  • Possess the physical ability to access installed equipment at remote locations (substations, plants, facilities) and perform required duties at these locations in all weather conditions.
  • Job may necessitate working extended hours to meet schedules or to aid in recovery from forced outages.
  • Capable of learning complex computer network architecture and applying knowledge to improve system functions.
  • Substantial decision making, reasoning, and prioritizing.
  • Must have valid driver’s license with evidence of a safe driving record.
How to Apply:

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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=R18-384. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

 

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

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

 

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Posting End Date: July 20, 2018