Engineer II (R17-445)

Company Name: Portland General Electric
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: Engineer II (R17-445)
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: October 31, 2017
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 30th, 2017

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 II (R17-445)

Provides engineering solutions to problems, recommending actions and consultation in the area of transmission engineering.  Engineering involvement in all aspects of transmission line design for new construction, relocation, upgrades, and maintenance.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIESFunctions with percent of time spent performing function:

20%    Provides transmission engineering and design guidance for transmission line projects ranging from 500 kV to 57 kV.  Develop designs, plans, and specifications for transmission line capital and maintenance projects.  Evaluate possible alternatives to meet both major and minor transmission line project requirements, including site preparation, foundation design, structure design, specifications, and material orders, addressing issues and concerns identified by PGE field personal or the public, etc.

30%    Perform reactive engineering to emerging issues. This includes: jobs to repair damaged infrastructure, supporting external groups on complex designs,

5%      Provide structural design and foundation design for transmission line projects including piers, caissons, and spread footings.

10%    Initiate work orders and track expenditures as may be required to implement capital and maintenance project assignments.

15%    Understands all applicable safety codes and design concepts pertaining to transmission lines including the NESC and Company design/construction standards.

5%      Prepare budgetary cost estimates for transmission line projects to incorporate into the Company capital and O&M budget.

10%    Coordinate and work with material manufacturers, contract construction resources, and Company personnel to ensure the integrity and completion of transmission line projects on schedule and within budget.

5%      Work with Company surveyors on input to transmission line designs.

MINOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES – Not critical, but needs to be done

  • Assist Regions by providing technical support for transmission line projects.
  • Assist UAM by providing technical support for wireless installations on transmission structures.
  • Maintain transmission engineering documentation, maintenance database, and file system.
  • Support substation civil engineering activities.
  • Assist the Manager of Transmission Engineering & Specialized Design as directed.

COMMUNICATIONS – Description and reason for contacts


  • PGE Management – Present reports and analyses, coordinate activities and develop strategies.
  • PGE (Substation engineers, region engineers, line department, surveyors, designers) – Provide technical recommendations and direction, evaluate work products, and resolve issues.


  • Other Utilities and Utility Organizations – Represent PGE interests and positions on issues, solicit and provide information on issues relating to Transmission Engineering as required.
Experience Required:


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from ABET accredited engineering program is required.
  • Demonstrated skill designing overhead transmission lines including relevant civil, structural, environmental, and electrical sub-systems.
  • Knowledge of applicable policies, rules, regulations and codes relating to the design and operation of transmission lines.
  • Experience with PLS-CADD preferred.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL ABILITIES AND PROCESSES – Reasoning and decision-making activities that are involved in performing the job, including:

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle (valid driver’s license required)
  • Ability and willingness to work in a variety of work environments including outdoors in all weather conditions, around energized electrical equipment, and in noisy or dirty environments with proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

This job description is part three of a three-step continuum – EX07, EX09, EX11.

Advancement is based on skill level, experience and individual performance.

How to Apply:

Join us today and power your potential!

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.


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.


Posting End Date: November 30, 2017