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Portland General Electric Senior or Principal Construction Project Manager -- Clatskanie, OR in Clatskanie, Oregon

At PGE, our work involves dreaming about, planning for, and realizing a smarter, cleaner, more enduring Oregon neighborhood. Its core to our DNA and we haven’t stopped since we started in 1888. We energize lives, strengthen communities and drive advancements in energy that promote social, economic and environmental progress. We’re always on the lookout for people passionate about leading and being a part of teams that are advancing innovative clean energy solutions that are also affordable and accessible to all.

Senior or Principal Construction Project Manager, Clatskanie, OR

Our Western Plants (Beaver and Port Westward) are hiring a construction manager (Senior or Principal level) overseeing large (Mechanical) O&M outage projects. This role includes managing projects such as the coordination with KB pipeline and management of the hazardous waste programs at both sites.

Job Function: Construction Project Management manages plant projects through engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning.

Key Job Information:

  • Senior Construction Project Manager 6896 Grade 8

  • Principal Construction Project Manager 6897 Grade 9

Key Responsibilities:

Manages generation capital and O&M activities, including managing long- and short-term plant development, repair, upgrade and replacement programs and oversees associated projects.

Program Development and Planning:

  • May develop program processes, activities and priorities that support long-term strategic asset management, utility asset management and other engineering goals for medium- to large-scale projects.

  • May identify long-term and short-term resources required to meet program goals, creates strategic actions for program direction, develops and implements new policies for resource management and plans, organizes and implements programs.

  • Serves as program project manager with responsibility for meeting project goals for safety, budget, schedule, scope, resources, compliance, and quality and ensuring projects deliver quality and value to the customer while meeting environmental, cultural and community requirements.

  • Serves as project manager (PM) for complex generation base projects.

  • Has responsibility for all aspects of a project, including development, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and closeout.

  • Accountable for meeting a project’s goals for safety, budget, schedule, scope, resources, compliance and quality and ensuring projects deliver quality and value to the customer while meeting environmental, cultural and community requirements.

  • Develops strategic plans when applicable; assesses and evaluates technologies and potential sites for construction projects; estimates for capital costs, operating and maintenance costs and performance for projects.

  • Prepares project proposals for RFPs.

  • Develops technical specifications, prepares requests for proposals (RFPs) and evaluates bids.

  • Develops overall project plan, including schedule and cost baselines, dependencies, roles and resource requirements and risk mitigation.

Project Management

  • Accountable for effectively managing projects to meet goals for safety, budget, schedule, scope, resources, compliance, and quality.

  • Determines and applies appropriate project controls; integrates project control processes between various PGE organizations; identifies important and critical cost and schedule issues or concerns to project work groups and assists in resolution.

  • Monitors project activities relating to permitting, engineering, procurement and construction.

  • Establishes formal project/program control processes; monitors and tracks project activities to timely identify variances from baselines and takes appropriate corrective actions.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Communicates project updates via regular stakeholder meetings, formal reports, formal presentations, and regular electronic communications; ensures updates achieve effective corporate awareness.

  • Accurately reports on project status, schedules, financials, problems, risks and other significant issues.

  • Resolves customer issues as applicable.

Team Leadership

  • Leads a multidisciplined matrix team in a safe, cost-effective and responsible manner.

  • Provides staff leadership to team members; ensures effective coordination and collaboration among team members and between PGE stakeholder organizations, outside consultants and vendors.

  • Facilitates team meetings; cultivates and reinforces group values, norms, and behaviors; provides guidance and motivation to team on performance and productivity issues; ensures compliance with established project management methodologies and standards; takes corrective action as needed.


Education: Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or a related field.

Experience: Typically, eight or more years of experience in project management, construction management or engineering, including design, operations, or maintenance of generation facilities.

Certifications, Licenses and Training: PMP certification preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Functional Competencies

  • Advanced knowledge and skill in the application of project management principles, processes and best practices.

  • Advanced knowledge of the principles, concepts and methods used in construction and maintenance.

  • Advanced knowledge of construction estimating, project risk management, project scope control and project communication management.

  • Advanced knowledge of budget and resource forecasting principles and methods.

  • Advanced knowledge of work management systems, i.e. Maximo.

  • Advanced knowledge of utility accounting, procurement and budgeting.

  • Advanced knowledge of construction/engineering disciplines and technical understanding of utility infrastructure.

  • Advanced knowledge of utility-scale construction projects, including feasibility, estimating and scheduling.

  • Advanced knowledge of procurement and contract administration.

  • Advanced knowledge of and skill in using MS Project, Word, PowerPoint and SharePoint.

  • Working knowledge of applicable policies, rules, regulations and codes in the utility engineering field.

General Competencies

  • Advanced ability to manage stakeholders.

  • Advanced analytical thinking skills.

  • Advanced business acumen.

  • Advanced business process interrelationships skills.

  • Advanced conflict management skills.

  • Advanced decision-making skills.

  • Advanced negotiation skills.

  • Advanced organization/prioritization skills.

  • Advanced problem-solving skills.

  • Advanced team-building skills.

  • Advanced written/oral communication skills.

Physical and Cognitive Demands :

  • Ability to adhere to set response times, deadlines and time-sensitive tasks

  • Ability to follow accuracy standards

  • Ability to follow through on decision-making tasks

  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively within a team environment

  • Ability to communicate and problem solve when under stress

  • Ability to respond and adapt to frequent change

  • Ability to accept and demonstrate self-awareness when provided constructive feedback

  • Ability to discern feedback and acknowledge ownership of areas of improvement

  • Ability to avoid future mistakes by applying reasonable skills to new but similar work situations or tasks

  • Ability to successfully collaborate with peers, managers and others within the organization

  • Demonstrates sound memory

  • Ability to process new information to be applied consistently to work tasks


  • 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 on site.

Physical Capabilities

  • This position requires a valid driver’s license and a history of safe driving practices.

  • Frequent driving/travel/commute within service territory

  • Occasional driving/travel/commute inside/outside the service territory

  • Computer use (use computer regularly for entire work shift)

  • Lifting/pushing/pulling/carrying: Up to 10 lbs.

  • Unstable surfaces requiring balance:

  • Elevated areas (i.e., catwalks, roofs and high buildings)

  • Confined spaces

  • Walking distances and surfaces (long distances and over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces)

  • Stairs (over 10 steps)

  • Ladders (over 10 rungs)

Environment - Indoor/Outdoor:

  • Office

  • Plant

  • Field

Compensation Range:

$113,925.00 - $233,610.00

In addition, this position is eligible for a performance-based incentive bonus. Actual total compensation is commensurate with experience, skills, and education

PGE believes in rewarding dedicated performance. We provide a total rewards 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. To find out more, click here ( .

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