Associate Standards Engineer
Portland General Electric
Portland, OR
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 29, 2019 (extended)

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.

Associate Standards Engineer (R-19-1850)

This role is a part of the ongoing maintenance and development of best in class electric utility standards. In this role you will get to provide engineering expertise in a broad range of assignments related to transmission and distribution electric utility standards including both design and construction. This role is essential to the utility as it moves forward into the future of the electric grid. Your primary assignments willinclude overhead distribution design, transmission line design, materials specifications, construction practices and tools, and equipment specifications.

You will support our journey by:
Engineering Standards

Maintains currency in state-of-the-art engineering practices and independently applies professional knowledge of engineering processes and standards to assignments/projects.

Applies knowledge of transmission and design standards, including overhead/underground distribution design, construction practices and materials, design tools, techniques, regulatory requirements and applicable state and federal codes.

Engineering Production

Prepares a variety of moderately complex engineering deliverables; leads smaller project teams. Develops engineering solutions that meet technical requirements, all applicable codes, regulatory requirements and follow sound engineering practice.

Completes a range of overhead or underground material and equipment specifications. Updates existing standards and work practices. Revises and implements underground material and equipment specifications, participates in standards review meetings and obtains input and technical data from various technical stakeholders.

Project Coordination

Assigns tasks and coordinates with other internal/external team members on assigned projects; shares information and provides professional guidance in executing project tasks.

Provides engineering expertise to T&D standards projects with complex design, construction, operation, maintenance or testing elements in support of engineering and construction needs; contributes to capital budget and job estimates.

Knowledge Sharing

Shares current knowledge of latest technology and processes; may assist with mentoring, less experienced engineers. Will be expected to partner with both field and office personnel and communicate updates to Standards beign developed and modified by the group.

You will bring the following skills to our team:
Requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical, or civil engineering from ABET accredited engineering program or program accredited by an equivalent agency.

Preference for civil engineering degree

Typically two or more years in engineering.

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam strongly preferred; may be required based upon role.

Intermediate knowledge of engineering and economic principles and concepts.

Intermediate knowledge of other engineering disciplines and intermediate ability to interpret engineering deliverable content as assigned.

Intermediate knowledge and application of engineering processes and procedures.

Intermediate industry knowledge and technology trends.

Working knowledge of construction feasibility.

Working knowledge of transmission and distribution construction methods

Working knowledge of procurement and contract administration.

Intermediate knowledge of the NESC

Working knowledge of applicable IEEE/ANSI Standards

Intermediate knowledge of process, procedures for project controls and estimates.

Intermediate knowledge of initiating electrical improvements and corrective actions for distribution.

Intermediate knowledge of physical electrical and control and protection distribution design

Intermediate ability to review, evaluate and analyze technical information, policies and reports.

Strong desire to perform in-depth research into electric utility topics

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.

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Talent Acquisition Contact:
Danny Fajardo