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Portland General Electric Project Manager, Construction 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.

Summary

The Generation, Transmission and Distribution Project Management Organization (GTD-PMO) encompasses multiple disciplines: Construction Management, Project Controls, Project Services, Program Management and Project Management.

Project Management, Construction at PGE is the process of leading a project from engineering start to construction completion. It requires working with large teams of subject matter experts and coordinating their activities through schedules, forecasts, meetings, and reports.

In this role you will provide engineering and project-related support, technical project and construction management and maintenance services for all asset classes, as well as planning and design of new and/or upgrade installation projects as required by PGE customers.

This position is a talent pipeline posting with a focus on our future needs rather than necessarily being an immediate hire. By applying to this position, you are expressing interest in future positions at PGE. All applications will be reviewed on a timely basis and you may be asked to apply to a specific job posting when we have immediate needs.

Our team is well recognized across PGE for our ability to lead challenging projects and programs on time and on budget!

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages medium- to large-scale facilities, transmission and distribution (T&D) or generation capital construction activities. Includes new, upgrade and replacement capital projects.

  • Work with internal and external resources to meet project goals.

  • Serves as project manager with responsibility for meeting project goals for safety, budget, schedule, scope, resources, compliance and quality and ensuring projects deliver quality and value to the customer while meeting environmental, cultural and community requirements.

  • Has responsibility for all aspects of a project, including development, permitting, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and closeout.

  • Works with project team to develop Requests for Proposals (RFPs) including technical specifications, required schedule. Leads team through the evaluation of bids.

  • Works with Project Controls to develop and maintain project schedule and forecast.

  • Identifies important and critical cost and schedule issues or concerns to project work groups and leads the resolution.

  • Monitors and tracks project activities to timely identify variances from baselines and takes appropriate corrective actions.

  • Communicates project updates via regular stakeholder meetings, SharePoint updates, formal reports, formal presentations and regular electronic communications; ensures updates achieve effective corporate awareness.

  • Resolves customer issues as applicable.

  • Leads a multidiscipline matrix team in a safe, cost-effective and responsible manner.

  • Provides leadership to team members; ensures effective coordination and collaboration among team members and between PGE stakeholder organizations, outside consultants and vendors.

  • Facilitates team meetings; cultivates and reinforces group values, norms and behaviors; provides guidance and motivation to team on performance and productivity issues; ensures compliance with established project management methodologies and standards; takes corrective action as needed.

  • Represents and protects PGE’s interests in negotiations with government agencies, utilities and property owners and during public meetings. Meets with and keeps agencies and local officials abreast of project status.

Qualifications

Required, Senior Level P4:

  • Education: Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering, business or a related field.

  • Experience: Eight or more years of experience in project management, construction management or engineering, including design, operation or maintenance of electrical facilities. Experience in utility environment preferred.

  • Certification: PMP certification preferred.

  • Valid Driver’s License required

Required Staff Level P3:

  • Education: Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering, business or a related field.

  • Experience: Five or more years of experience in project management, construction management or engineering. Utility transmission and distribution experience highly preferred

  • Valid Driver’s License required

Preferred

  • Advanced knowledge and skill in the application of project management principles including risk management, scope control, project communications, and PMBOK.

  • Advanced knowledge of the principles, concepts and methods used in generation, transmission, and/or distribution engineering, construction and maintenance.

  • Advanced knowledge of utility accounting, procurement and budgeting.

  • Knowledge and skill in the application of project management principles, processes and best practices.

  • Advanced knowledge of the methods used in T&D engineering, construction and maintenance.

  • Advanced knowledge of construction estimating, project risk management, project scope control and project communication management.

  • Advanced knowledge of budget and resource forecasting principles and methods.

  • Advanced knowledge of utility infrastructure.

  • Advanced knowledge of utility accounting, procurement and budgeting.

  • Advanced knowledge of procurement and contract administration.

  • Advanced knowledge of and skill in using Word, PowerPoint and SharePoint.

  • Working knowledge of applicable policies, rules, regulations and codes in the utility engineering field.

* Our PGE team is always interested in speaking with exceptional Project Managers with construction experience. Please note this is a talent pipeline posting with more of an eye towards our future needs rather than necessarily being an immediate hire. By applying to this talent network posting, you are expressing interest in future positions at PGE. All applications will be reviewed on a timely basis and you may be asked to apply to a specific job posting in the future.

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PGE believes in rewarding dedicated 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.

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 talentacquisition@pgn.com 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 dei@pgn.com .

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.

December 29, 2022

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