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Portland General Electric Senior Construction Project 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!


Provides 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. Manages construction projects through engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning.


  • Manages medium- to large-scale transmission and distribution (T&D) or generation capital construction activities. Manages long- and short-term utility infrastructure development, repair, upgrade and replacement programs and oversees associated projects.

  • Serves as project manager for large, complex generation, substation, transmission and distribution base projects. Has responsibility for all aspects of a project, including development, permitting, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and closeout. PM is accountable for meeting a project’s 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.

  • Develops strategic plans when applicable; assesses and evaluates technologies and potential sites for construction projects; estimates for capital costs, operating and maintenance costs and performance for projects. Prepares project proposals for RFPs.

  • Develops technical specifications, prepares requests for proposals (RFPs) and evaluates bids.

  • Develops overall project plan, including schedule and cost baselines, dependencies, roles and resource requirements and risk mitigation.

  • Accountable for effectively managing projects to meet goals for safety, budget, schedule, scope, resources, compliance and quality.

  • Establishes formal project/program control processes; monitors and tracks project activities to timely identify variances from baselines and takes appropriate corrective actions.

  • Communicates project updates via regular stakeholder meetings, formal reports, formal presentations and regular electronic communications; ensures updates achieve effective corporate awareness. Accurately reports on project status, schedules, financials, problems, risks and other significant issues. Resolves customer issues as applicable.

  • Leads a multidisciplined matrix team in a safe, cost-effective and responsible manner. Provides staff 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.



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

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


  • PMP certification preferred.

  • Telecom, Utility or Military grade communications project delivery experience considered highly valued for this position.

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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The posting closes at midnight (Pacific Time) on the closing date below:

October 18, 2021

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.