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Portland General Electric Senior Industrial Hygienist 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!


As an Industrial Hygienist you will inspect facilities and premises and proscribe corrective action to mitigate employee health risks. You will prepare reports, ensure compliance with regulations and provide advice and consultation to management.

This role requires in-depth knowledge and experience. You will use best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services and solve complex problems.


Monitoring Under general supervision, develops plans for monitoring and sampling of occupational exposures. Responds to requests for ad hoc sampling or monitoring. Performs intake and develops site visit plan. Visits variety of work-sites to conduct air, water and other sampling and monitoring. Collects and analyzes data. Compares hazard levels with recommended exposure levels. Ensures compliance with state and/or federal laws.

Reporting Develops reports. Analyzes data and information and identifies trends. Recommends remediation strategies when exposure levels exceed desired amounts.

Program Management Develops and administers safety programs, guidelines and initiatives to meet business objectives and complies with all relevant state and/or federal laws and regulations. Integrates industry best practices into existing programs

Consultation Serves as subject matter expert to employees, managers and Human Resources. Provides information on industrial hazards. Collaborates with Human Resources and others to support operational units. Provides training to employees and managers.

Special Projects Under general guidance, leads special projects to meet corporate objectives engaging closely with other departments. Facilitates safety meetings and other safety processes. Depending on position may assume leadership roles in emergency and incident response.

Compliance May respond to requests for information from regulator and/or legal. Prepares legally required filings and reports. Ensures programs, policies, and procedures comply with applicable laws and regulations. Analyzes changes in regulations and recommends appropriate action.



  • Education Requires a bachelor’s degree in in biology, chemistry, environmental health and safety or other related field or equivalent experience.

  • Experience Typically, five or more years in safety, at least three of which are in industrial hygiene or toxicology.

  • Certifications, Licenses and Training Professional Engineering CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene) is required within one year of obtaining position.


  • Intermediate knowledge of employment laws related to area of discipline

  • Intermediate skills in report writing

  • Working knowledge of PGE’s policies, procedures, collective bargaining agreements and benefit plans intermediate knowledge of industry best practices related to area of discipline

  • Working skills in project management

  • Working skills in facilitation and presentations

  • Working skills in systems and programs used in functional area, including data retrieval

  • Intermediate customer focus skills

  • Working safety leadership skills

  • Working skills in analytical thinking

  • Intermediate skills in problem solving

  • Intermediate oral and written communication skills

  • Intermediate interpersonal skills

  • Working decision making skills

  • Intermediate organization and prioritization skills

  • Working knowledge of business process interrelationships

  • Intermediate business acumen skills.

  • Intermediate skills in change leadership Intermediate risk management skills

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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This job posting will close at 12:01 am Pacific Time on the closing date listed below:


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.