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Portland General Electric Technical Writer 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!


The Technical Writer will work with Compliance Analysts, and multiple Compliance Program Owners throughout the company to develop and maintain policies and procedures that incorporate compliance requirements. They will work with these stakeholders to research processes, create, revise, and publish specifications, standards, work practices and procedural documentation. This is person will report to our Engineering Support Services team which consists of 15 individuals with a variety of roles supporting engineering, including our Technical Writers.

Our ideal candidate would have effective communication, collaboration, and consulting skills. Generation and Utility Operations experience and/or knowledge of Department of Energy procedures template and style guide would be a plus.


Technical Writing

Collaborates with stakeholders to identify process document needs. Researches and analyzes regulations, policies and other requirements and applies to standards and processes. Works with stakeholders to research processes and determine how best to document. Creates, revises, and publishes specifications, standards, work practices and procedural documentation with established deadlines. Determines best way to ensure documents meet corporate style guide requirements. Maintains content on various channels.

Standards or Procedures Consultation

Provides technical writing expertise to others. Reviews proposed comments on new and revised standards documents for accuracy and consistency with style guidelines. Negotiates with stakeholders to resolve content conflicts with subject matter experts. Develops, documents, and maintains standards style guidelines. Designs, prepares, and presents training on changes to format, content and access. Supports development of training manuals. May design and implement training on procedures in response to business need.

Document Control

Designs document control methods and archives and tracks documents. Compiles documents and develops indices and tags to facilitate searchability. Researches and analyzes document retention requirements and ensures documents are retained in accordance with those guidelines. Depending on position, may oversee or manage document control system.

Other Duties and Special Projects

Administers contracts for outside technical writers. Monitors vendor performance against established service levels. Provides guidance to vendors or contractors on style guidelines. Serves as subject matter expert on projects. May lead document-related projects.



  • Bachelor’s degree in technical writing, journalism or other related field or equivalent experience.

  • Two or more years in technical writing, corporate communications with a technical element or related field.


  • Experience and/or education in a technical field.

  • Experience writing procedures or policies for compliance programs.

  • Knowledge of Department of Energy procedures template and style guide.

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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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.