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Company: PGE
Location: Beaverton, OR
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Energy, Utilities, Environmental

Description

This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon's largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.

We're searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world's clean energy future!

***This position is posted at 2 Levels***

Staff Design Project Manager / Senior Design Project Manager

Job Family Summary

Provides transmission and distribution project management expertise with construction designs and customer connections. Serves as primary liaison from first contact to final closing on projects.
 

Staff Design Project Manager

In this role you will develop designs with constraints including electrical rooms, submersible electrical equipment, zero lot line developments, and services metered at primary voltage (13kV and above).

You will partner with multiple internal teams including engineering, construction, and customer service to guide customer driven project from conception to completion. Develop design, schedule, cost estimate, permitting scope, and construction plan while ensuring a positive customer experience for the applicant.  Some construction or trade experience is strongly preferred. 

Requires in-depth knowledge and experience.  Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services.  Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions.  Works independently; receives minimal guidance.  Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience

Key Responsibilities

  • Project Management - Manages multiple projects of increasing complexity all types (e.g., streetlighting, residential, commercial, industrial, system maintenance, capacity additions, major budgeted projects and major road widening) of varying size and at varying steps within the project process; delivers project results that provide timely, effective, reliable and workable construction designs and customer connections.
  • Design Production - Conducts complex technical analyses and prepares or oversees the preparation of complete designs using current design technology resources, including design software, drawings, material lists, design specifications, material specifications, corporate accounting, cost estimates, easements, permits, service requirements and line-extension agreements.  Responsible for design decisions that reflect a cost-effective, reliable, safe, constructible/maintainable transmission and distribution system.
  • Project Execution - Accountable for ensuring all steps of the project process are completed, considering timeliness and responsiveness to internal or external customers; effectively prioritizes and balances multiple tasks and projects to meet customer expectations; interprets and coordinates work with other PGE departments to fulfill project requirements; works independently and frequently serves in a lead and/or mentoring role for other project team members. Fulfills project requirements consistent with company tariff, design standards, NESC requirements and applicable codes.
  • Customer Care - Serves as the primary point of contact on all assigned projects from first contact to final closing; consults with customers to identify requirements and translates them into design and service connection solutions consistent with tariff, company standards, requirements and applicable codes
  • Leadership and Consultation - Serves as a department subject matter expert and provides training and instruction to other team members; may provide guidance for escalated issues.
     

Education/Experience/Certifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering technology, computer-assisted design or other related field or equivalent experience.
  • Typically, eight or more years in utility operations or a related field.
  • Requires a valid Driver's License.

Senior Design Project Manager

In this role you will develop new service designs for large industrial customers with service requirements including primary metering at up to 35kV and dedicated feeders.  You will work independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. Will mentor newer employees, including reviewing and approving their design submittals.

Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise.  Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices.  Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions.  Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations.  May lead functional teams or projects

Key Responsibilities

  • Project Management - Manages multiple projects of high complexity and all types (e.g., streetlighting, large and small residential, commercial, industrial customers, system maintenance work and road-widening projects) of varying size and at varying steps within the project process; delivers project results that provide timely, effective, reliable and workable construction designs and customer connections.
  • Design Production - Conducts or supervises complex technical analyses and prepares or oversees the preparation of complete designs using current design technology resources, including design software, drawings, material lists, design specifications, material specifications, corporate accounting, cost estimates, easements, permits, service requirements and line-extension agreements. Responsible for design decisions that reflect a cost-effective, reliable, safe, constructible/maintainable transmission and distribution system.  
  • Project Execution - Accountable for ensuring all steps of the project process are completed, considering timeliness and responsiveness to internal or external customers; effectively prioritizes and balances multiple tasks and projects to meet customer expectations; interprets and coordinates work with other PGE departments to fulfill project requirements; works independently and frequently serves in a lead and/or mentoring role for other project team members. Fulfills project requirements consistent with company tariff, design standards, NESC requirements and applicable codes.
  • Customer Care - Serves as the primary point of contact on all assigned projects from first contact to final closing; consults with customers to identify requirements and translates them into design and service connection solutions consistent with tariff, company standards, requirements and applicable codes.
  • Leadership and Consultation - Serves as company subject matter expert and provides coaching, training and feedback to other team members; may assign and direct work; may monitor work and provide guidance for escalated issues; may support manager in departmentwide planning and budgeting.
     

Education/Experience/Certifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering technology, computer-assisted design or other related field or equivalent experience.
  • Typically, eight or more years in utility operations or a related field.
  • Requires a valid Driver's License.
     

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities) – For both levels

Functional Competencies

  • Intermediate / Advanced knowledge and application of all company standards and tariffs, company policy, applicable codes and local jurisdiction requirements.
  • Intermediate / Advanced knowledge of common engineering concepts and principles.
  • Advanced knowledge of PGE's electrical system.
  • Intermediate knowledge of transmission and distribution standards and practices.
  • Intermediate knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and National Electrical Code (NEC). Basic knowledge of PGE's organization, finance, budget, human resources and administrative procedures.
  • Working skills in using computer design tools, including structural analysis, electric analysis, work management and GIS.
  • Intermediate / Advanced ability to apply complex engineering and design concepts, PGE and industry standards and governing codes.
  • Intermediate ability to use project management concepts and skills in planning and executing projects. Intermediate ability to effectively plan, organize, design, coordinate and manage multiple projects with changing timelines at different stages of the connection process.
  • Intermediate ability to work collaboratively in a teamwork environment with internal customers.

Schedule / Attendance

  • Ability to work long hours.
  • Ability to work a variable schedule.
  • Ability to report to work and perform work during periods of severe inclement weather.
  • Ability to consistently meet attendance standards for regular, reliable, predictable, full-time attendance.

Physical Capabilities

  • Driving/travel/commute - Daily within service territory
  • Computer use (use computer regularly for entire work shift)
  • Lifting/pushing/pulling - Up to 10 lb.
  • Carrying – Up to 10 lb.
  • Unstable surfaces requiring balance (i.e., moving equipment, boats):
  • Confined spaces.
  • Walking distances and surfaces (long distances and over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces)
  • Stairs (over 10 steps)
  • Ladders (over 10 rungs)
  • Environment – Office and Field

Join us today and power your potential!


To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. A cover letter may be needed with your application to be considered for this position.

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.

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.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.
Talent Acquisition Contact:
Staffing@pgn.com

This job posting will close at 12:01 am Pacific Time on the closing date listed below:


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