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Portland General Electric Principal Key Customer Manager - Clean Energy 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.

Principal Key Customer Manager - Clean Energy

We are looking for a Key Customer Manager to join our team support PGE’s largest customers. You will be responsible for managing and developing relationships with a portfolio of key customers, identifying their needs and goals, and aligning them with our products, services, and solutions. You will also act as a clean energy subject matter expert, providing expert knowledge and guidance on clean energy technologies, policies, and trends to the entire team, and acting as a liaison on key customer clean energy needs and insights to product development teams.

As a Principal Key Customer Manager, you will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of key accounts, ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction and retention.

  • Develop and execute account plans and strategies to achieve goals.

  • Anticipates internal and or external business challenges and/or regulatory issues; recommends process, product or service improvements.

  • Solves unique and complex problems that have a broad impact on the business.

  • Negotiate contracts and agreements with key decision-makers and influencers.

  • Coordinate with internal teams, such as engineering, design and products, to deliver solutions and support to key customers.

  • Monitor and report on key account performance, market trends.

  • Stay updated on the latest developments and innovations in the clean energy industry.

  • Collaborating with clean energy program managers to understand program updates that impact manage accounts.

  • Providing feedback and help with customer information gathering that informs future program design.

  • Working with and staying in front of changing emissions guidance to ensure customer conversations are aligned with PGE ESG reporting.

  • Developing reports that highlight the clean energy needs of key customers.

  • Support construction project teams and reliability needs of your customers.

To be successful as a Key Customer Manager, you will need the following qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or related field or equivalent.

  • At least 8 years of experience in account management, sales, or business development.

  • In-depth knowledge of clean energy technologies, markets, and policies.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

  • Passionate about clean energy and sustainability.

Physical Capabilities

  • Driving/travel/commute: Daily within service territory - Frequently (at least once a week or more)

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

  • Lifting/pushing/pulling: Up to 50 lb

  • Carrying: Up to 50 lb

  • Unstable surfaces requiring balance: Stairs (over 10 steps)

  • Environment - Office, Plant, Field


Compensation Range:

$113,260.00 - $210,340.00

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 ( .

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.