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Portland General Electric Manager Plant Design in Portland, Oregon

Manager Plant Design




WTC - World Trade Center - Portland


551 - Power Supply Engineering Srvcs

Job Description:


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.

Manager Plant Design R-19-2068

Job Function

Design — Plant

Provides civil, electrical and mechanical design expertise and services for generating plants and facilities.

Key Responsibilities

Plant Design Management

Manages a team of plant design staff responsible for providing civil, electrical and mechanical design expertise and services for generating plants and facilities; provides technical management for the team, ensuring that objectives are met and all relevant standards/procedures are followed; ensures that process flow problems are identified and resolved; ensures that operational procedures and working practices are current and fit for the purpose.


Ensures timely completion of as-built drawings, resolution of complex “as building” problems, and that as-built expectation are met; assigns resources and ensures department objectives for as-built backlog are met; ensures that accurate as-built features are recorded in permanent as-built drawing records and archived.

Geographic Information System (GIS)

Oversees Generation GIS functions, including GIS mapping, analysis and applications for generation-related data; oversees quality assurance for GIS software systems and mapping; maintains knowledge of trends and developments in the GIS field to apply to GIS function.

Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Standards

Owns and implements the CAD standards for engineering services; ensures standards are aligned with the National CAD Standard and industry best practices; ensures standards are communicated to CAD users and that design and drafting work meets established guidelines and engineering services CAD standards.

Drawing Management System

Oversees the drawing management system; evaluates, recommends and implements changes to the drawing management system; owns and maintains drawing management system procedures and job aids; refines and monitors drawing lifecycle process; identifies and evaluates technology improvements and enhancements to align with industry best-practice for design; evaluates and implements hardware systems to ensure software systems perform at optimum level; ensures drafting and design software licensing and maintenance are current.

Financial Management

Monitors and manages expenditures, ensuring that all financial targets are met, and examines any areas where budgets/expenditures vary from plan; assists with the definition and operation of effective financial controls and decision making.


Oversees resourcing decisions and planning for team; partners with HR in the definition of jobs, recruitment, evaluation and selection processes.

Professional Development

Reviews organizational development needs and training strategies to determine required learning and development outcomes for the team; provides guidance in the creation of development plans; monitors ongoing progress and provides coaching and mentoring and provides feedback; completes annual performance management reviews.



Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology or other related field or equivalent experience.


Prefer eight or more years in electrical, mechanical or civil design, drafting or related field.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

Functional Competencies

Advanced knowledge of engineering concepts/proposals and plant requirements and skills in translating those into sound detailed design solutions

Advanced knowledge of industrial practices, electrical theory, and civil and mechanical systems and subsystems

Advanced skills in resolving complex design problems and integrating new design technology into outdated plant systems

Advanced knowledge of GIS systems and geospatial data

Advanced knowledge of CAD standards and design procedures

Advanced knowledge of material selection, application and procurement for design projects

Advanced computer skills using drafting applications (e.g., AutoCAD, MicroStation), including researching and troubleshooting drafting methods and techniques

Advanced knowledge of capital and operations planning and budgeting process

General Competencies

Advanced analytical thinking skills

Advanced decision-making skills

Advanced interpersonal skills

Advanced negotiation skills

Advanced organization and prioritization skills

Intermediate organization management skills

Advanced problem-solving skills

Intermediate resource management skills

Advanced written and oral communication skills

Managerial Competencies

Intermediate ability to lead positive change

Intermediate ability to engage employees

Intermediate ability to achieve results

Intermediate ability to build capability

Intermediate ability to design work

Intermediate ability to uphold values

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.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Craig Pyle


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