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Portland General Electric Senior Project Controls Analyst 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 a Project Controls Analyst, you will support generation, transmission and distribution capital projects by monitoring and controlling costs and scope, developing, maintaining and analyzing project schedules, and supporting the project authorization process. This position requires in-depth knowledge and experience, uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services, solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions and works independently, receives minimal guidance.

*This position can be filled as a Project Controls Analyst, P2 or a Sr. Project Controls Analyst, P3. See determining qualifications below.


Project Controls Designs and implements project controls to help ensure scheduling, cost control, regulatory, reporting and other project requirements are met. Identifies risks and recommends remediation.

Project Cost Control Management Develops, monitors, and updates project cash flows on a monthly basis, monitors against corporate budget governance and identifies any scope creep. Ensures costs are accurately reflected in PGEs financial statements, future financing needs for the company are accurately portrayed, and accurate annual cash flow forecasts are provided to Portfolio Management for annual budgeting needs.

Project Scheduling Develops project schedules with the appropriate level of detail and scope to maximize efficiency, effectiveness and to meet the needs for timely and accurate project development and execution; coordinates and integrates schedules from other organizations supporting the project; works with project workgroups to resolve important and critical material and schedule issues or concerns. Develops and maintains milestone schedules.

Monitoring Monitors project during all phases to identify real or potential deviations to project plans; identifies scoping changes, analyzes impacts and adjusts project plans accordingly. Communicates variances and works with project/program team to obtain appropriate level change approval as required.

Project Reporting and Documentation Works with project/program team to ensure coordination of efforts to issue timely, accurate project reports on project schedules, costs, problems, risks and other significant issues; develops and provides information, reports and presentations to key stakeholders and other company entities.

Metrics Develops project metrics or operational performance metrics to report on project performance. Develops and maintains schedule metrics to communicate schedule status updates, planned action and deviations requiring development of recovery plans. Prepares reports for management.

Process Analysis and Improvement Provides or leads teams in the analysis of business processes, resource requirements and work efficiency; develops processes, analyzes throughput and refines and streamlines processes; recommends improvements; translates processes into quantitative metrics/KPIs for measuring and reporting on project performance. Makes recommendations on systems and potential enhancements; manages and prioritizes improvements and enhancements; collaborates broadly with operations, IT and other stakeholders to define the evolving objectives and deliverables.

Coordination and Communication Build relationships with key stakeholders and develops communication plans. Provides updates and coordinates tasks with stakeholders as needed. Designs communications specific to each audience. Provides technical guidance and expertise to stakeholders.



P3 – Senior Project Controls Analyst

  • Education/Experience/Certifications Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, finance, project management, engineering, construction management or other related field or equivalent experience.

  • Experience Five or more years working in a technical field in a regulated utility company or large complex engineering and construction programs or a related field.

P2 – Project Controls Analyst

  • Education: Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, finance, project management, engineering, construction management or other related field or equivalent experience.

  • Experience: Two or more years working in a technical field in a regulated utility company or large complex engineering and construction programs or a related field.


  • Experience in cost control management; projecting and managing project forecasts.

  • Intermediate knowledge and skill in project management/project controls principles, techniques, methods and standards; particularly related to the development and construction of projects and programs

  • Intermediate knowledge of project management computer applications and tools such as scheduling software, team collaboration software, financial tools and spreadsheets

  • Intermediate knowledge of asset, financial and inventory management software

  • Intermediate knowledge of job planning, scheduling, design, estimating, construction activities, project risk management, project scope control and project communication management Intermediate knowledge of utility accounting, procurement and budgeting

  • Intermediate knowledge of principles, concepts and methods used in Generation and T&D substation engineering, construction and maintenance Intermediate knowledge of the utility business

  • Intermediate skills in using Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint; intermediate skills in project management systems

  • Advanced skills in learning and applying new technologies

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 19, 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.