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Portland General Electric Wildfire Community Engagement Consultant 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.

The embedded Wildfire Community Engagement Consultant will be responsible for the oversight, management, execution, and leadership of the Wildfire Mitigation Community Outreach and Engagement Plan. The outcome of this work directly impacts the Wildfire Mitigation Plan and

relationship creation with the public safety partners

Job Function Summary

Manages programs to develop and maintain positive relationships with the community and to connect employees and the community.

Key Job Information

Specialist: Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise

  • Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices

  • Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions

  • Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations

  • May lead functional teams or projects

Key Responsibilities

General Typically specializes in one or more areas (sustainability, educational programs) and develops overall strategy for area(s) of specialization.

Consultation Serves as a companywide subject matter expert in one or more areas of specialization, as well as corporate social responsibility in general. Provides strategic guidance and consultation to senior managers and officers related to community initiatives, events and programs.

Events Proactively identifies needs based on corporate and departmental strategic objectives and proposes or designs events to further those objectives. May lead or oversee event coordination in collaboration with other departments or community partners and in alignment with strategic objectives.

Program Management Develops community investment and impact strategy and builds relationships with key community partners and other departments to further PGE’s goals. Designs and implements community programs in alignment with corporate strategic objectives.

Vendor Management Manages all aspects of vendor relationships, including developing statement of work, developing service level agreement, selecting vendor and monitoring deliverables and services.

Reporting and Analysis Proactively anticipates data needs. Develops and runs reports, reviews analytics and monitors trends. Adapts strategy for area of specialization based on data inputs. Designs and monitors metrics aligned to corporate and departmental strategic objectives.

Other Participates in or leads department and company events and training activities. Coordinates use of PGE brand assets to optimize brand exposure. Serves as a company subject matter expert in area of specialization.


Education Requires a bachelor’s degree in public policy, natural resources, environmental science, communications, liberal arts or other related field (depending on area of specialization) or equivalent experience.

Experience Typically eight or more years in program management, sustainability/corporate responsibility, community outreach or other field related to area(s) of specialization.

Certifications, Licenses and Training Corporate social responsibility or sustainability professional certification a plus, depending on area(s) of specialization.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

Functional Competencies

Advanced knowledge of utility industry and PGE

Advanced skills in vision or strategy

Advanced skills in organization, prioritization and attention to detail

Advanced knowledge of area(s) of specialization

Intermediate skills in project management

Advanced skills in program management

Thorough knowledge of PGE culture and history

Advanced knowledge of community organizations and networks

Advanced skills in delegation

Advanced knowledge of PGE mission, strategy and vision

Advanced skills in building relationships

Advanced skills in influence without authority

General Competencies

Intermediate business acumen

Intermediate problem-solving skills

Advanced written and oral communication skills

Advanced organization and prioritization skills

Working knowledge of business process interrelationships

Advanced analytical thinking skills

Physical and Cognitive Demands

Cognitive Level

Substantial: Consistent use of logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions (for example, engineer, HR director, plant manager, etc.).


Ability to adhere to set response times, deadlines and time-sensitive tasks

Ability to follow accuracy standards

Ability to follow through on decision-making tasks

Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively within a team environment

Ability to communicate and problem solve when under stress

Ability to respond and adapt to frequent change

Ability to accept and demonstrate self-awareness when provided constructive feedback

Ability to discern feedback and acknowledge ownership of areas of improvement

Ability to avoid future mistakes by applying reasonable skills to new but similar work situations or tasks

Ability to successfully collaborate with peers, managers and others within the organization Demonstrates sound memory

Ability to process new information to be applied consistently to work tasks


Ability to adhere to pre-established schedule, including start/stop time and break/lunch schedule

Ability to work long hours

Ability to work a variable schedule

Ability to report to work and perform work during periods of severe inclement weather

Ability to consistently meet attendance standards for regular, reliable, predictable, full-time attendance

Ability to work shift schedule

Ability to work on-call schedule

Physical Capabilities

  • Driving/travel/commute: Daily within service territory - Frequently (at least once a week or more)

  • Driving/travel/commute: Daily within service territory - Occasionally (one to two times a month or less)

  • Driving/travel/commute: Overnight inside/outside the service territory - Frequently (at least once a week or more)

  • Driving/travel/commute: Overnight inside/outside the service territory - Occasionally (one to two times a month or less)

  • Computer use (use computer regularly for entire work shift)

Environment - Indoor/Outdoor

  • Office

  • Field

Compensation Range:

$101,925.00 - $169,875.00

In addition, this position is eligible for a performance-based incentive bonus. Actual total compensation is commensurate with experience, skills, and education

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 ( .

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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 .

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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.