General Manager, Planning, Design and Construction (R18-451)

Company Name: Portland General Electric
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: General Manager, Planning, Design and Construction (R18-451)
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Management
Posting Start Date: July 25, 2018
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.

General Manager, T & D Planning, Design and Construction



The purpose of the position is to provide vision, direction and leadership for our T & D Design and Construction Group (Engineering/Design, Asset Management and Project Management Office/Customer Services & Inspection) in a manner that best supports our strategic initiatives. This representative will be responsible for a budget of approximately $400 MM – $500MM annually in capital plus departmental O & M activities and will manage a group of 230 or more employees.

This position reports to Vice President, Transmission & Distribution.

You will support our journey by:

  • Successfully managing our T & D Planning, Design and Construction Group
  • Directing the development and implementation of strategic direction to integrate operational groups and other cross-functional activities. Establish partnerships with other areas to develop and implement plans in response to changing markets, competitive pressures and customer expectations.
  • Responsible for creating effective contracting strategies that best supports effective and efficient operations.
  • Lead appropriate Company response to T&D system outage from major storms or other system emergencies.
  • Supports and helps develop activities surrounding our efforts to build a smarter, more resilient grid.
Experience Required:


  • Typically a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related subjects.
  • Typically 10 years demonstrated related professional experience and at least 10 years of management/supervisory experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the utility industry and engineering and construction theory and principles.
  • Strong knowledge of operational technologies applicable to the utility industry including electrical distribution, transmission and generation principles.
  • Thorough knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources and modeling, leadership technique, production methods and coordination of people and resources.
  • Strong emotional intelligence and change management skills.
  • Strong knowledge of electrical distribution, transmission, and generation facilities.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of design and transmission and distribution operations.
  • Excellent leadership development, coaching, feedback and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
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: August 25, 2018