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Portland General Electric Mechanical Engineering Manager 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 provide quality engineering and technical solutions to maintain safe, reliable, and compliant operations of PGE generation assets. We support PGE’s generation fleet and other PGE departments in the following areas:

  • Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, & Plant Control Systems Engineering

  • Engineering Design Support

  • Generation Capital and O&M Project Management

  • Dam Safety, Arc Flash, Gas Pipeline and Welding Program Management

  • Company-wide survey services

PGE is seeking a highly motivated Mechanical Discipline Manager to manage the engineering and technical efforts of a diverse team of mechanical engineers and gas pipeline and material specialists, reporting directly to the Director of Power Supply Engineering Services. This role will manage discipline design and project execution to assure technical adequacy in accordance with industry standards. The Mechanical Discipline Manager will manage the prioritization of resources to support capital projects, compliance obligations, and emergent plant maintenance requests. In addition, the manager will oversee 3 major compliance programs for Welding Quality, Covered Piping, and PGE’s only Gas Pipeline, ensuring that all compliance obligations are met annually.


  • Manages a diverse team of mechanical design professionals in one or more of plant design and metallurgical engineering, welding, non-destructive examination (NDE), and gas pipeline integrity.

  • Engineering sub-functions are responsible for designing, developing, modifying and evaluating the design and implementation of cost-effective mechanically and structurally sound products and solutions to support reliable and safety-compliant power plant equipment and systems. The metallurgical engineer completes failure analyses and leads PGE’s cathodic protection and coating programs for corrosion protection and all activities required to maintain compliance with the company’s Covered Piping Program per ASME B31.1.

  • Welding and NDE sub-functions manage the activities contained in the company’s welding repair and replacement program and inspection procedures and provides oversight to all plant construction, modifications, fabrications and repairs performed internally or by vendors to ensure compliance with applicable code, standards and job-specific requirements.

  • Gas Pipeline sub-function develops the overall strategy for PGE’s only gas pipeline, establishing the overall program objectives and maintenance schedules to minimize risk. This individual works with contractors, other departments, outside entities, consultants, municipalities and government agencies and private property owners to oversee maintenance, expansions and other projects.

  • Provides technical management for the team, ensuring that objectives are met, and all relevant standards/procedures are followed; ensures that operational problems are identified and resolved; ensures that operational procedures and working practices are current and fit for the purpose.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Resolves priority conflicts between project, compliance, and emergent requests that compete for resources.



  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, industrial, metallurgical or welding engineering from an ABET-accredited engineering program or program accredited by an equivalent agency.

  • Eight or more years of experience in related field, such as power generation or industrial manufacturing. An M.S. in mechanical, industrial, metallurgical or welding will be considered for commensurate experience.


  • Professional Engineering (PE) license.

  • Experience with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section 5 and or Section 9

  • Experience with Piping Design and ASME Power Piping Code B31.1

  • At least 3 years in a combined technical / people manager role with ongoing requirement for performance of project technical scope, in addition to other manager responsibilities.

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.

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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.