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Smart Cities Program Manager (R18-667)

Portland General Electric, Downtown Portland, OR

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 12/31/2018


Portland General Electric values the energy of teamwork, diversity, and innovation to provide our customers with safe and reliable power. As Oregon’s largest provider of electric service, PGE is helping to shape Oregon’s energy future.

What is it like to work at PGE? Well, it’s fun. It’s challenging. It’s enriching. And with the average employee spending nearly 14 years with us, we think you’ll like it too.

You’ll work with talented coworkers in a supportive and results-oriented environment. Our progressive vision and commitment to excellence in our service and operations will keep you and your coworkers engaged and aimed towards excellence.

Are you ready to be part of an essential, dynamic and motivating company? Join our team – apply for a position today.

Smart Cities Program Manager

Develops business and customer strategies to strengthen and support business development and create long-term economic value for PGE; proactively identifies potential Smart Cities opportunities and facilitates realization; provides expert knowledge of the industry and developments in PGE’s service area to enhance internal system and product/service planning.
Proactively develops and maintains current market, industry, and technology knowledge; develops expertise in support of potential customer projects and PGE products and services; serves as subject matter expert for employees and clients on issues such as trends, technology, smart cities activity, and impacts to electric infrastructure and distribution.
Builds relationships with customers, potential customers; national, state, regional officials; and local business and economic development partners and agencies; ensures development efforts are supportive of Company goals/interests; represents PGE as the sole company representative in client meetings and communications; develops strategic relationships with providers of new and emerging technologies related to PGE’s business interests.


Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, management, economics or other related field or equivalent experience.
Typically, eight or more years in business/economic project or program development, real estate or commercial development, infrastructure development or related field.
Advanced knowledge of the various economic development principles, processes, programs, tools and incentives utilized for retention, expansion and recruitment in PGE’s service area, other regions of the United States and other countries.
Advanced knowledge of utility power production, transmission and distribution systems.
Advanced knowledge of electric utility practices and services in other markets in the United States and other countries.
Advanced skills in simultaneously managing multiple large, multi-faceted projects involving multiple sites and parties in PGE’s service area.
Advanced business development skills and techniques, marketing and promotion skills, financial feasibility, pro forma analysis, current economic trends, applicable laws, codes and regulations concerning land use and development processes.
Advanced skills in teamwork, facilitation and negotiation, style flexing, and conflict management, including collaborating and consulting with a wide variety of internal stakeholders and senior management.
Intermediate knowledge of the various organizations and elements that affect economic development, i.e., zoning, ordinances, taxes, transportation, etc.

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. 

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the deadline:
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

Interested in the extras? PGE offers a range of competitive benefits including medical insurance, paid vacation, a company matching gift program, tuition reimbursement and retirement savings that includes a 401(k) plan with matching company contributions and a PGE stock purchase plan. Additionally, PGE provides robust on-the-job development and training opportunities, as well as incentives for meeting company goals and encouraging health, safety and community volunteerism.

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

Staffing Services Contact:
Sandy Banister

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