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Portland General Electric Electrical Design Project Engineer - Power Generation in Portland, 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.


Join us at the forefront of revolutionizing the world's power generation through renewable energy initiatives. As an Electrical Design Project Engineer on our Power Supply Engineering Services team, you'll drive innovation in the renewable energy sector, ensuring sustainable and efficient electrical solutions that power the world around us.

Your Role: As an Electrical Design Project Engineer, you'll be instrumental in our mission to provide reliable and cutting-edge renewable energy solutions. Here's what you'll be doing:

  • Design Excellence: You'll lead the design, procurement, installation, and maintenance of diverse electrical systems for renewable energy projects, including solar arrays, wind turbines, hydroelectric generators, and energy storage systems. Your designs will directly contribute to the reliability and efficiency of renewable energy assets.

  • Innovation Hub: You'll be at the forefront of creative design improvements and engineering solutions for renewable energy challenges. From optimizing solar panel layouts to enhancing wind turbine efficiency, your ideas will drive the future of renewable energy generation.

  • Reliability Matters: You'll play a pivotal role in ensuring the operation, reliability, and safety of our renewable energy assets. By adhering to stringent regulatory standards and implementing innovative maintenance practices, you'll ensure that our renewable energy facilities operate smoothly and sustainably.

P osition available to be filled at either an Associate/p1 or Electrical Design Plant Engineering/p2 level.  See determining required qualifications below.

Key Responsibilities

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 professional knowledge of NERC/WECC Reliability Standards and NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection and professional knowledge of NEC and NESC to plant design and construction and applies engineering theories and concepts in enhancing knowledge of power generation facilities; enhances familiarity with and ability to find specific IEEE standards.

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

  • Develops engineering solutions that meet technical requirements, all applicable codes and regulatory requirements and follow sound engineering practice; completes a range of electrical designs and studies.

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, operation, maintenance or testing elements in support of engineering and construction needs of hydro, wind and thermal plants; 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. 


Electrical Design Plant Engineer - P2 Level

  • Education: Requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.  ABET-accredited engineering program or program accredited by an equivalent agency preferred.

  • Experience: Two or more years in related field.

  • Certifications, Licenses and Training: Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam strongly preferred.

  • Requires Valid Driver’s License

Associate Electrical Design Plant Engineer – P1 Level

  • Education: Requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.  ABET-accredited engineering program or program accredited by an equivalent agency preferred.

  • Experience: Two or fewer years in related field

  • Requires Valid Driver’s License


  • Experience in an electrical engineering role, typically in the electric power industry and a focus on electric power generation, balance of plant systems, electrical design, project management, operations engineering, and related fields.

  • Intermediate knowledge of initiating electrical improvements and corrective actions for power plants, dams and related facilities.

  • Intermediate knowledge in the thermal, wind and/or hydro generation areas; knowledge of substations preferred.

  • 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. 

  • Intermediate knowledge of company QA/QC process and procedures.

  • Working knowledge of construction feasibility.

  • Working knowledge of procurement and contract administration.

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

Physical Capabilities:

  • Driving/travel/commute:

  • Daily within service territory – Occasionally

  • Overnight inside / outside the service territory – Occasionally

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

  • Lifting/pushing/pulling – up to 10 pounds

  • Carrying – up to 10 pounds

  • Unstable surfaces requiring balance (i.e. moving equipment):

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

  • Field, Office, Hybrid

PGE supports hybrid flexible work arrangements; and will have a combination of in-the-office and working offsite. This individual must be based within 75 miles of the work location and will be required to work in-the-office at least once a week. However, these arrangements may change due to business needs or changes in responsibility.

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Compensation Range:

$65,850.00 - $130,125.00

Actual total compensation, including a performance based incentive bonus, is commensurate with experience, skills, qualifications, education, training, and internal equity. While we anticipate the selected candidate for this position will fall towards the middle or entry point of the compensation range, the decision will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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 ( .

Join us today and power your potential!

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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.

PGE does not discriminate on the basis of disability. We recognize individuals have a variety of abilities to offer and we believe there is much to value and celebrate by incorporating different abilities into the work we do. One very important way we live this out is in our application and interview process. We work hard to support individuals who may need an accommodation to fully participate in these processes. If you feel you may need an accommodation, or would like to request one, please notify the Talent Acquisition Specialist (Recruiter) associated with the job posting. You may also make this request by contacting or by calling 503-464-7250. The Recruiter will provide information and next steps for the accommodation process. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) team is also available for support. You can contact them at .

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. Posting closes at midnight (Pacific Time) on the closing date below. If no date is listed, job is open until filled.

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.