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Portland General Electric Senior Renewable Design Mechanical Engineer 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.

Are you ready to make a real impact in the world of engineering? At Portland General Electric, we're looking for top-tier talent to take on an exciting role that combines innovation, hands-on experience, and the opportunity to drive positive change. As a Senior level Hydro Plant and Renewable Mechanical Engineer, you'll be the driving force behind our mission. Your expertise will extend to the very heart of our operations, from the intense combustion turbines to the intricate steam turbine systems.

Your Mission: Elevate Engineering Excellence

You’re not just another cog in the wheel. You're the visionary behind the engineering marvels that power our world. Here's what you can expect:

  1. Forge the Future: In this role, you won't just be an engineer; you'll be a visionary, an innovator, and a change-maker. You'll be the one who plans, designs, and orchestrates the maintenance of hydro power plant and renewable systems, ensuring they operate at peak efficiency. Your work will blaze a trail in the industry, establishing new standards and procedures that create cost-effective, sustainable solutions.

  2. Power the World: Ever dreamt of working on projects that have a global impact? As part of our team, you'll be at the forefront of planning, designing, and maintaining renewable energy systems (wind, hydro, solar) and components.

  3. Lead with Innovation: We're not just about maintaining the status quo; we're committed to pushing the envelope. Expect to pioneer new standards and procedures, creating cost-effective solutions that shape the industry.

  4. Hands-On Involvement: This isn't just a desk job. You'll be rolling up your sleeves, providing on-site engineering support, and ensuring our generation assets adhere to the highest industry standards, codes, and regulations. With a focus on renewable energy, you'll take the lead in major maintenance projects and component upgrades. You will shape the specifications, coordinate fabrication, and oversee every aspect of these critical systems' life cycles, from installation to operation, application, maintenance, and repair.

  5. Unleash Your Expertise: Specializing in Hydro Power, wind power, solar, etc, you'll be at the forefront of major maintenance activities and component upgrades. You'll be responsible for developing specifications, coordinating fabrication, and driving the success of these critical systems.

  6. Quality Matters: Your work will be the cornerstone of maintaining and elevating quality levels and industry standards. You'll be the one to ensure that excellence is the norm, not the exception.

  7. Always Learning: We're not just addressing today’s problems, but the future as well. This requires you to continue to grow and develop. At PGE, we believe in investing in our best assets, Our People. Few examples, continuing education for professional licensure or certification, membership to industry partner conferences, or further education; we are "Always learning".


  • Engineering Standards Maintains currency in state-of-the-art engineering practices and provides guidance and direction on engineering processes and standards to colleagues as requested. Utilizes thorough understanding and interpretation of applicable codes (i.e., American National Standards Institute, National Fire Protection Association Codes and Standards, etc.) and serves as a resource, providing guidance to other engineers.

  • Engineering Production Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables for larger or multiple projects; coordinates multiple- discipline activity. Analyzes and recommends overall design enhancements to the operation, reliability, safety and regulatory compliance of PGE’s generating resources; reviews calculations completed by other engineers; project work may include project work may include Turbine repower, wind enhancements, general modifications, wind turbine overhauls, vibration analysis, lube oil analysis, bearing alignment, specification development and review, etc.

  • Analyzes, responds to, performs and reviews complex technical studies; supports RCAs; prepares reports and design packages and provides data and recommendations on complex technical matters to company personnel and management.

  • Investigates and analyzes complex system construction, maintenance and operational problems. Develops solutions and initiates corrective actions.

  • Provides design direction to other engineers, technicians, draftsmen and designers within functional area.

  • Project Coordination Actively coordinates with other internal/external team members on moderately complex projects, including representing the team to interdepartmental stakeholders.

  • Reviews lower-level engineering work.

  • Selects design methodologies and solutions to apply; leads work with other engineering departments, plant staff, environmental services, nondestructive examination team and reliability-centered maintenance team.

  • Scopes, plans, schedules and directs major project assignments or a number of minor project assignments with complex features associated with design, construction, operation, maintenance or testing. Prepares project budget estimates and tracks project costs.

  • Knowledge Sharing Serves as a technical specialist and provides consultation/guidance to project teams in a particular practice area; actively fosters knowledge management and provides mentoring; implements resource-management strategy. Maintains a high level of engineering proficiency within a field of specialization.



Senior -P3

  • Education Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering. ABET accredited engineering program or program accredited by an equivalent agency preferred.

  • Experience Typically, five or more years in engineering, or four or more years in a related field with PE license.

  • Certifications, Licenses and Training Professional Engineering (PE) license strongly preferred; may be required based upon role.

  • Valid Driver's License required.


  • Advanced knowledge of hydro/wind turbine operations and maintenance.

  • Advanced knowledge of engineering and economic principles and concepts.

  • Advanced knowledge in design and maintenance of renewable plants/farms components to include hydro turbine/generator, wind turbines, wind inverter cooling systems, fish hatchery design, hydro plant design, condensers, cooling towers, pumping, pipes, valves and other auxiliary equipment.

  • Advanced knowledge of other engineering disciplines and intermediate ability to interpret engineering deliverable content as assigned.

  • Advanced knowledge and application of engineering processes and procedures.

  • Advanced industry knowledge and technology trends.

  • Advanced knowledge of company QA/QC process and procedures.

  • Aggressive issue resolution.

  • Excellent communication and coordination skills.

  • Working knowledge of construction feasibility.

  • Working knowledge of procurement and contract administration.

  • Advanced knowledge of process and procedures for project controls and estimates.

  • Working knowledge in design and maintenance of thermal power plant components to include power boilers, gas turbines, heat-recovery steam generators, steam turbines.

PGE supports hybrid flexible work arrangements; and will have a combination of in-the-office and working offsite. However, these arrangements may change due to business needs or changes in responsibility.

Your presence on-site at our generation assets will ensure that our commitment to industry standards, codes, and regulations remains unwavering. It's more than a job; it's a journey to uphold and elevate quality levels and industry standards. We invite you to be the driving force in our ongoing pursuit of excellence.

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Compensation Range:

$81,450.00 - $160,500.00

Actual total compensation, including a performance based incentive bonus, is commensurate with experience, skills, qualifications, education, training, and internal equity. While we anticipate the selected candidate for this position will fall towards the middle or entry point of the compensation range, the decision will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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!

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

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.