Specialist III, Utility Asset Management (R18-263)

Company Name: Portland General Electric
Phone Number: (503) 464-7250
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: Specialist III, Utility Asset Management (R18-263)
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Miscellaneous Positions
Posting Start Date: May 16, 2018
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
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.


Specialist III, Utility Asset Management (R18-263)


Utility Asset Management (UAM) provides pole management services to PGE and other utility pole owners. UAM is charged with ensuring compliance with state public utility commission and applicable federal telecommunication regulations and tariffs, developing standards among pole owners, developing data and mapping services, and developing tailored pole management programs for PGE and other customers.

As members of Utility Asset Management, field inspectors are responsible for reviewing and analyzing permit requests to attach to PGE and external customer’s poles. Field inspectors gather data from poles in the field, to determine through structural analysis, whether the structures are adequate to support proposed attachments. Using accepted design practices and analysis programs such as Linesoft software and PGE Design Tools, inspectors ensure that support structures are maintained in compliance with applicable company standards and the National Electric Safety Code (NESC). Field inspectors routinely meet with other utility representatives and PGE General Foremen in the field to help determine the best design for correcting existing code violations and/or make ready for new licensee attachments. Field inspectors are responsible for ensuring that construction was performed in accordance with the design job and that licensees have attached in compliance with PGE requirements. Field inspectors may also be asked to manage projects of a utility or non-utility nature.

The position is responsible for leading efforts in development of Strategic Asset Management’s (SAM) economic life cycle models and business cases for transmission, substation, and distribution assets. The responsibilities for this position are complex in nature and require a clear understanding of economic principles, high analytical acumen, and strong modeling capabilities. This position will work closely with subject matter experts in a team environment to understand the various factors that affect PGE’s vital transmission, substation, and distribution assets.  Interaction with peer utilities and outside agencies, such as the Oregon Public Utility Commission and peer utilities, is also necessary.

Experience Required:


  • 5 or more years of applicable experience.
  • Minimum High School diploma or equivalent, business related college courses preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to use email and Microsoft Office software including Excel and MS Word.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply complex engineering and design concepts, and industry standards and governing codes.
  • Thorough understanding of common engineering principles and concepts.
  • Thorough knowledge of PGE’s or similar utility electrical system.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with internal and external customers and the ability to effectively plan, organize design and coordinate multiple projects with changing timelines.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external entities.
  • Thorough knowledge of transmission and distribution standards.
  • Excellent management, human relations, communications, analytical and leadership skills.
  • Excellent negotiations skills including the ability to develop, facilitate and manage organizational change on a corporate level.
  • Thorough knowledge of NESC codes.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good perspective of utility business.
  • Ability to manage time and work projects effectively.
  • Thorough knowledge of Maximo design software and PGE Design Tools
  • Demonstrated ability to follow through on projects to ensure successful and timely completion.
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: https://PGN.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=R18-263. 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: June 16, 2018