Supv V, Engineering (Large Projects Group) R18-028

Company Name: Portland General Electric
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: Supv V, Engineering (Large Projects Group) R18-028
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Management
Posting Start Date: February 21, 2018
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Week
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours


For over 125 years, Portland General Electric has proudly served Oregon. Our dedication to helping customers is matched by our commitment to providing PGE employees with a diverse array of rewarding career opportunities. Diversity and community are at the heart of what we do for our customers and for each other. We are committed to a team that looks like the Oregon community that we know and love.

PGE team members are creative problem solvers who love to apply themselves to challenges, big and small. We are looking for team members who will grow their skills, their career and their future with us.


Supv V, Engineering (Large Projects Group) R18-028

Provide direct supervision of Engineers, Project Managers, Designers, and Design Coordinators. Create an environment of open communication to build a strong Project Engineering team. Use creative problem solving to generate new solutions, share procedures and information with other design teams.  Supervise all aspects of T&D line design for new construction, relocation, and upgrades.

You will support our journey by:

Supervision of Employees – 30%

Supervise and lead group to meet internal and external customer needs for transmission & 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 team that demonstrates excellence in all its work.

PGE Work Practices – 20%

Lead discussion and analysis of new and existing PGE design practices, standards, rules, and tariffs. Create cost savings and customer/stakeholder satisfaction while ensuring that PGE’s safety and electrical system requirements are met. Responsible for the technical work and relations with PGE customers/stakeholders 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 Engineering & 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.

Represent PGE with key external constituencies and customers – 25%

Build customer relations through job site visits, direct contact with individual customers, government agencies and involvement in local industry associations. Routinely communicate with customers/stakeholders to resolve issues or questions regarding transmission design projects. Participate in the local associations and industry groups. Use relationships and contacts to expedite the flow of customer information, meet customer needs and improve overall satisfaction with PGE. Motivate and encourage your team to collaborate with other PGE teams, such as the Line Department, Key Customer Management, Project Management, Property Services, Engineering, and Customer Service.

Responsible for the maximum productivity of your team and contract employees – 20%

Develop and manage operating budgets, team goals and scorecard to measure bottom line results. Select, manage and evaluate staff to build a team that demonstrates expertise, individual initiative, customer responsiveness and creativity. Support the implementation and successful use of new work tools, such as Maximo, various Design Tools and GWD. Engage team members to continually improve their skills and grow the Team’s productivity and positive results.

Storm Response – 5%

Provide leadership and coordination of the transmission engineering team during storm repair. Work with Area Line Manager, Dispatch and their respective staff to quickly and effectively respond during outage situations. 5%

Experience Required:

You will bring the following skills to our team:

  • Thorough knowledge of PGE tariff, rules, policies, and practices (i.e. PGE Engineering Standards, current accounting system, current franchise agreements, Electric Service Requirements Book, etc.).
  • Knowledge of all aspects of line department operations, design, PGE transmission and distribution systems, rules and regulations, and applicable codes relating to electrical service delivery. (NEC, NESC)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable policies, rules, regulations and codes relating to the design and operation of transmission lines.
  • 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 organization, finance, budget, human resources, and administrative procedures.
  • Typically eight years of professional experience, with two years of project management or supervisory experience.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (oral and written).
  •  A Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program is preferred.
  •  Registration as a Professional Engineer is preferred.
How to Apply:

Join us today and power your potential!

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.


PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.


Posting End Date: March 8, 2018