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Portland General Electric Principal Resource Integration Analyst, Power Operations in Tualatin, 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!

Principal Resource Integration Analyst, Power Operations

Career Level: P5

Power Operations is looking for a candidate with experience in resource integration and project management to ensure new energy supply resources (e.g., renewable, distributed energy resources, etc.) or wholesale contractual services are properly integrated into the multiple systems, business practices and platforms used by operational teams at PGE.

A successful candidate will be comfortable in a leadership role with cross-functional teams and eager to drive the establishment of standards and business processes that more efficiently align Power Operations with IT, Engineering, Balancing Authority, Mid- and Back-office functions, Structuring and Origination, and Demand Response programs. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role at PGE and strengthen partnerships across departments. Participation in “first of its kind” projects is to be expected as PGE advances its strategic priorities to decarbonize, electrify and perform.

What you will work on:

Project Management: Manage or oversee highly complex projects and/or project portfolio in support of PGE Power Operations. Oversee or directly develop project plans, design standards, and procedures that you will ultimately use to lead (or co-lead) project implementation. Collaborate or oversee collaboration with stakeholder’s assignment of work tasks or sub-projects within larger corporate wide resource integration projects. Continually monitor projects to ensure alignment across matrix teams of subject matter experts while meeting tight deadlines. Reprioritize and adapt plans in response to changing environment.

Planning and Standards Design: Guide, facilitate, and prioritize overall company resource integration projects. Provide consultation and guidance on development of enterprise-wide standards and gain commitments from multiple departments for requirements.

Research and Analysis: Lead or oversee development of overall technical requirements through interview of subject matter experts in departments across PGE to gain insights into what is next. Using current lessons learned and standards to makes recommendations for changes to other departments standards and procedures. Develop reports and dashboards for monitoring projects progress.

Requirements and Compliance: Ensure processes and deliverables meet regulatory requirements, contractual terms, and internal standards. Research and develop proactive updates to standards and processes.

Process Management: Oversee and lead efforts to improve processes, practices, and cross departmental communications and coordination. Develop or oversee the development of overall process documentation system or methodology.

Third-Party Management: Establish overall third-party engagement strategy and communication plan. Includes interaction with third party generation project developer, transmission operator, and neighboring balancing authority.

Consultation: Serve as PGE internal subject matter expert on new resource integration.

You will be someone with:

Education/Experience/Certifications

Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, engineering or related financial or scientific discipline or equivalent experience.

Typically, 12 or more years in utility or similar energy sector experience in the area(s) of engineering, power operations, balancing authority area operations, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • Expert knowledge of energy supply and demand drivers and dynamics

  • Expert knowledge of laws and regulations around energy supply

  • Expert knowledge of resource integration processes

  • Expert knowledge of PGE’s technical needs for a generating resource

  • Expert knowledge of wholesale markets dynamics

  • Expert knowledge in system integration and workflows.

  • Expert knowledge of applicable operational needs for generating resources

  • Expert skills in systems and programs used in several related departments

  • Expert project management, negotiation, and analytical thinking skills

  • Expert business acumen

  • Expert decision-making skills

  • Expert presentation/facilitation skills

  • Expert written/oral communication skills

Physical and Cognitive Demands

Cognitive

  • 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.).

  • Cognitive 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 the latest information to be applied consistently to work tasks

Physical Capabilities

  • Driving/travel/commute: Occasionally (one to two times a month or less)

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

Environment - Indoor:

  • Hybrid: office Tuesday through Thursday and working from home Monday and Friday

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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.

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Staffing@pgn.com

The posting closes at midnight (Pacific Time) on the closing date 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.

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