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Portland General Electric Civil Structural Engineer/Geotechnical Engineer in Portland, Oregon

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!


Power Supply Engineering Services provided technical engineering support to PGE’s generation facilities. Civil Engineering ensures that project, maintenance, and compliance work supports safe, efficient, and reliable power generation. Projects in support of the generation facilities may include fish passage, environmental compliance, and recreation facilities.

Civil/Geotechnical engineer will apply engineering design and analysis skills to a wide variety of challenging projects. Typical project work would be task focused in support of larger multi-disciplinary projects as well as design management of more defined scope work. This position provides the opportunity to develop with a combination of in-field and office work delivering results from conception to commissioning. Creativity, communication, and collaboration are key when working on state of the art and first of its kind projects.

Areas of Impact

Engineering Standards:

  • Maintains currency in state-of-the-art engineering practices and independently applies professional knowledge of engineering processes and standards.

  • Applies engineering theories and concepts to enhance knowledge of design and maintenance of generation and substation facilities and all applicable policies, rules, regulations, and codes in the civil engineering field; applies knowledge to assist with project engineering management for complex projects.

Engineering Production:

  • Prepares a variety of moderately complex engineering deliverables; leads smaller project teams.

  • Provides civil engineering and construction support for generation and substation facilities; prepares and verifies moderately complex designs for construction activities and projects.

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 complex design, construction, maintenance, and testing elements in support of engineering and construction needs of generation and substation facilities; contributes to capital budget and job estimates.

Knowledge Sharing:

  • Shares current knowledge of latest technology and processes; may assist with mentoring, recognition and any corrective actions required.

  • Communicates new design standards to technicians, draftsmen, designers, and less experienced colleagues; reviews design to ensure they meet standards and makes corrections as needed.

  • Guides and supports company decisions for both strategic and emergency situations.



  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from ABET-accredited engineering program or program accredited by an equivalent agency.

  • Eight or more years of professional experience in civil and or geotechnical engineering.


  • Professional Engineering license is strongly desired, but not necessary with qualified experience and the ability to obtain license.

  • Geotechnical experience is strongly desired.

  • Landslide mitigation and road drainage experience a plus.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

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:

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

At Portland General Electric, we’re innovators, builders, and achievers. We’re committed to powering our customers’ potential and making a difference for our community and the planet. Today, that commitment includes developing an intelligent and resilient electric grid, electrifying transportation and de-carbonizing the energy sector.

We’re proud to deliver an exceptional experience to help our customers thrive. Our mission is to make clean, reliable and affordable energy services available to all. We obsess over serving customers and are committed to growing employee career paths with purpose. Equity and inclusion are core business values; we celebrate our differences and are committed to developing teams that reflect the communities we serve.