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Design Project Manager Trainee

Portland General Electric, Portland, OR

Job - Engineering

Close Date: 03/05/2020

R562 Design Project Manager Trainee

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!

Application Deadline: March 5, 2020

We’re hiring 10 positions from this posting.

This role is a Design Project Manager trainee position that will go through a yearlong training program which includes rotations, classrooms training, mentorship, and creating design work. In this training, you can expect to learn the design and construction process several times throughout and each project will offer many opportunities to practice the skills and use knowledge from previous milestones that you are expected to successfully meet. You will build a strong foundation not just in technical design and project management, but also in communication and relationship building, empathy, conflict resolution, safety and PGE’s core practices. Applicants that are selected to move forward may be subject to completing an aptitude assessment.

Your journey includes:

Project Management
Manage multiple projects (e.g., streetlighting, single family, residential, ranch runner, pole replacement, minor maintenance and small road widening) of varying size and at varying steps within the project process; deliver project results that provide timely, effective, reliable and workable construction designs and customer connections.

Design Production
Conduct technical analyses and prepares complete designs using current design technology resources, including design software, drawings, material lists, design specifications, material specifications, corporate accounting, cost estimates, easements, permits, service requirements and line-extension agreements. Responsible for design decisions that reflect a cost-effective, reliable, safe, constructible/maintainable transmission and distribution system.

Project Execution
Accountable for ensuring all steps of the project process are completed, considering timeliness and responsiveness to internal or external customers; effectively prioritizes and balances multiple tasks and projects to meet customer expectations; interprets and coordinates work with other PGE departments to fulfill project requirements; generally works independently but receives some direct supervision. Fulfills project requirements consistent with company tariff, design standards, NESC requirements and applicable codes.

Customer Care
Serve as the primary point of contact on all assigned projects from first contact to final closing; consult with customers to identify requirements and translates them into design and service connection solutions consistent with tariff, company standards, requirements and applicable codes.

Leadership and Consultation
Respond to questions from stakeholders; may provide information to newer team members.

The successful candidate will typically have a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology, computer-assisted design or other related field or equivalent experience. Typically, one or more years in utility operations or a related field.

Join us today and power your potential!

To be considered for this position, please visit and complete an 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.
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