Engineer I/II, Transmission Planning (R18-181)

Company Name: Portland General Electric
Phone Number: (503) 464-7250
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: Engineer I/II, Transmission Planning (R18-181)
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: March 21, 2018
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Week
Work Time: 8
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.


Engineer I/II, Transmission Planning




Perform the transmission planning studies and engineering analyses for PGE’s transmission system, and provide technical support/assistance to PGE’s compliance organization and company engineers. Document study results and develop capital improvements consistent with PGE’s asset management strategy under the guidance of the senior transmission planning engineer(s). This position requires ability to use power system simulation software applications. Perform engineering studies for PGE’s transmission and distribution systems, including dynamics and powerflow analyses. Evaluate system performance for the Near Term (years 1-5) and Longer Term (years 6-10) planning horizons and recommend engineering solutions to address reliability/capacity limitations.


Experience Required:


  • Position requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
  • Desire successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic knowledge of engineering/economic principles and concepts.
  • Basic knowledge of T&D protection schemes and automation solutions.
  • Basic knowledge of the utility business.
  • Basic knowledge of applicable policies, rules, regulations, and codes in the utility engineering field.
  • Familiarity with utility design standards and work practices.
  • Ability to use power system simulation software applications (e.g. PowerWorld and PSS/E).
  • Must have a valid Oregon driver’s license or the ability to obtain a license.
How to Apply:

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.

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.

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.


Posting End Date: April 16, 2018