Telecom Specialist (R17-233)

Company Name: Portland General Electric
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: Telecom Specialist (R17-233)
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Energy Services / Energy Efficiency
Posting Start Date: September 22, 2017
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.


Telecom Specialist


Portland General Electric’s (PGE) Communications Services group is seeking a Senior Communications Engineer. PGE is an integrated, investor-owned electric utility with generation, transmission, and distribution operations. The Communications Services group resides within PGE’s Enterprise Telecommunications department and provides mission-critical telecommunications services to operating and corporate support lines of business. PGE’s telecomm infrastructure enables, protective relaying, SCADA, metering, mobile voice communications, and corporate network connectivity.

Experience Required:

Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

    • Requires a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, with 2-3 years of telecommunications engineering experience; or combination of 5 or greater years experience in lieu of degree.
    • Working knowledge of utility power and grounding, protective relaying, telemetry, data acquisition, line sharing, devices, line protection equipment.
    • Expertise in communications systems specifically supporting electric utilities preferred
    • Experience in the following technical areas,
      • Inside and outside plant cabling (copper and fiber)
      • Transport technologies (including TDM and WDM)
      • Remote control and monitoring
      • Packet networks (Ethernet, IP, etc …)
      • Digital point to point microwave
      • Private land mobile radio
      • Satellite communications
      • Communications infrastructure (comm rooms, power systems, etc …)
    • Working knowledge of policies, rules, regulations, and codes applicable to telecommunications.
  • There may be required travel within the PGE service area and to its generation facilities. Occasional overnight stays afterhours work may be required. Expected out-of-town travel would be no more than 5% of work time.

Valid driver’s license required.

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: October 19, 2017