ENGINEER III, ELECT (Automation) R16-387

Company Name: Portland General Electric
Phone Number: (503) 464-7250
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: ENGINEER III, ELECT (Automation) R16-387
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: January 13, 2017
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open until filled

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 III, ELECT (Automation) R16-387

Perform the functions of a fully competent engineer under general direction by providing expertise for the conceptual design, programming and configuration development, testing, and commissioning of SCADA and Automation systems used in power utility substations and distribution systems. The work is all or part of broad and complex assignments, and consists of applying industrial and/or utility automation and SCADA standards for selecting and programming both field and central system components.  Ensure substation integration and automation systems provide clear, concise, and real time operational field information for System Control Center Dispatch functions, which coordinates with EMS and Pi databases that are structured to match substation equipment.  Ensure various systems are properly linked with EMS and Pi using applicable interfaces and protocols. At NERC critical asset sites ensure equipment and configuration meets CIP regulatory requirements.

Experience Required:

You will bring the following skills to our team:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering with 5+ years of experience in industrial automation, utility automation and/or SCADA experience.
  • A Professional Engineer license is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of various devices used for industrial control systems (PLC, Transducers, I/O devices)
  • A working knowledge of switching, tagging and other substation and distribution operational procedures and policies
  • Ability to develop logic using ladder logic programming and IEC61131-3 standards.
  • Thorough knowledge of communication and networking standards such as TIA/EIA RS-232 & RS-485, Fiber Optic and Ethernet.
  • Excellent knowledge of SCADA protocols DNP 3.0, Modbus (Serial and TCP/IP), Modbus Plus, L&G 8979, OPC and ICCP.
  • Thorough knowledge of Network design (TCI/IP and Modbus Plus) and OSI Layers.
  • Thorough knowledge of TCP/IP networks, subnets and routing and network services and management tools such as SNTP, NTP, PPTP, and SNMP.
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.

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Talent Acquisition Contact:
Todd Singer

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Posting End Date: February 24, 2017