Supervisor V, Distribution (R16-744)

Company Name: Portland General Electric
Phone Number: (503) 464-7250
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: Supervisor V, Distribution (R16-744)
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Management
Posting Start Date: January 18, 2017
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Month
Work Time: full time
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.

Supervisor V, Distribution
Salem Line Center



Provide direct supervision of Service Design Project Managers (SDPM’s), Designers, and Design Technicians. Create an environment of open communication to build a strong local Service & Design team. Use creative problem solving to generate new solutions, share procedures and information with other design teams and Distribution.


Supervise and lead SDPM’s and the local Design group to meet internal and external customer needs for distribution design and project management. Understand customer design needs to better deliver high quality design services. Implement and measure effects of current programs and new work processes on Team goals. Work closely with local management, including area line managers, general foremen, storeroom, survey and other workgroups. Create a Service & Design Team that demonstrates excellence in all its work. 30%

Lead discussion and analysis of new and existing PGE design practices, standards, rules, and tariffs. Create cost savings and customer satisfaction while ensuring that PGE’s safety and electrical system requirements are met. Responsible for the technical work and relations with PGE customers to apply electrical service requirements (ESR book) and meet National Electric Safety Code, PGE Construction Standards, and OPUC tariff. Ensure continuous improvement of design processes. Work as a team with other Service and Design supervisors to address design issues, review and recommend potential changes to tariff or rule interpretations. Build upon the consistent application of PGE work practices. 20%

Experience Required:


High School Diploma or equivalent; some college courses in Business related studies are preferred.
Eight years of professional experience, with two years of project management or supervisory experience.
Knowledge of all aspects of line department operations, design, PGE (or other Utility) transmission and distribution systems, rules and regulations, and applicable codes relating to electrical service delivery. (NEC, NESC)

Thorough knowledge of PGE tariff, rules, policies, and practices. (standards, current accounting system, current Franchise Agreements, Electric Service Requirements Book ,etc)

Demonstrated abilities in problem solving, project planning, and evaluation techniques.

Strong leadership and supervisory skills, including creative problem solving and technical analysis.

Working knowledge of PGE’s or Utility related organization, finance, budget, human resources, and administrative procedures.

Excellent communication and presentation skills (oral and written).


Requires substantial decision-making activities–evaluating and prioritizing work, allocating resources, and personnel decisions. Will lead team to develop goals and team scorecard, review and recommend process improvements and implement design processes.

Requires substantial reasoning capabilities–synthesizing creative solutions with critical thinking to deal with complex problems.

Includes dispute resolution with customers to maintain PGE’s reputation within the community.

Possess a valid driver’s license and provide an acceptable, privately owned vehicle to conduct company business.

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.

Posting End Date: February 6, 2017