Lead Service & Design Project Manager

Company Name: Portland General Electric
Phone Number: (503) 464-7250
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: Lead Service & Design Project Manager
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Miscellaneous Positions
Posting Start Date: July 11, 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.

Lead Service & Design Project Manager

Portland Service Center


Provide non-supervisory direct leadership for an Engineering & Design group. Also, on all projects assigned to you, act as the primary customer point of contact from first contact to final closing. This includes but not limited to: Providing transmission and distribution project management expertise resulting in cost effective, reliable and workable customer connection, including customer consultation and project coordination that meets customer needs consistent with company tariff, design standards, requirements and applicable codes.





  • Team Leadership


  • Provide non-supervisory support of the day to day operation of an Engineering & Design group
  • Cover for the department supervisor during their absence
  • Assist Supervisor with the assigning, reviewing and approving of Work Requests within approval authority
  • Act as the primary group technical resource and provide design guidance for projects
  • Provide coaching and training support to the E&D group, act as a mentor in the development and advancement of the team
  • Enforce consistency within the team, as well as ensuring consistency across regional E&D groups
  • Provide guidance to the team in handling and resolving customer concerns/complaints
  • Assist the Supervisor in providing evaluation input for IC’s performance assessment
  • Identify and provide feedback to the supervisor on individual and team problems, and suggested changes for improvement
  • Assist the supervisor in developing the department’s budget
  • Model and promote management values, principles and culture
Experience Required:


    • Typically 8-10 years of SDPM experience with 3 years as a Spec. IV, SDPM III, and associate’s degree or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Proven leadership skills and experience
  • Successful completion of PGE’s Leadership Training curriculum preferred
  • Good human relations skills and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use project management concepts and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to apply complex engineering and design concepts, PGE (or related) industry standards, and governing codes. Thorough understanding of common engineering concepts and principles.
  • Working knowledge of PGE’s or similar electrical system. Thorough knowledge of transmission and distribution standards and practices.
  • Working knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and National Electrical Code (NEC).
  • Ability to effectively plan, organizes, design, coordinate and manage multiple projects with changing timelines at different stages of the connection process.
  • Proficient communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external entities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a teamwork environment with internal customers
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills, including creative problem solving and technical analysis
  • Basic understanding of PGE’s organization, finance, budget, human resources and Administrative procedures

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: https://PGN.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=R16-335 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: July 29, 2016