Engineer II/III – Transmission & Specialized Design (R16-548)

Company Name: Portland General Electric
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: Engineer II/III – Transmission & Specialized Design (R16-548)
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Miscellaneous Positions
Posting Start Date: September 19, 2016
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Hour
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.

Transmission Engineering & Specialized Design

Provides engineering solutions to complex problems, recommending actions and consultation in the area of transmission engineering. Acts as a Company resource for expertise in a broad range of issues relating to transmission engineering including transmission capital projects and challenges associated with transmission maintenance projects and initiatives. Engineering involvement in all aspects of transmission line design for new construction, relocation, and upgrades.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES – Functions with percent of time spent performing function

40% 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.
20% Review the work of transmission designers and less experienced engineers.
10% 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.
5% 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.
5% 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.

Experience Required:


• Bachelor’s degree in engineering from ABET accredited engineering program is required.
• Registration as a Professional Engineer is required.
• Demonstrated skill designing overhead transmission lines including relevant civil, structural, environmental, and electrical sub-systems.
• Comprehensive knowledge of applicable policies, rules, regulations and codes relating to the design and operation of transmission lines.
• Demonstrated experience with PLS-CADD.
• Experience at a major electric utility to include:
– Three or more years’ experience in transmission engineering – eight years perferred
– Comprehensive knowledge of PLS-CADD
– Working knowledge of related professional fields, including power system operations and transmission planning.
– Excellent project management skills.
– Excellent negotiation and oral and written communication skills.
– Excellent human relations skills.

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: 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:

Sandy Banister

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Posting End Date: October 7, 2016