Job Details

Meter Engineering Inter

Portland General Electric, Portland, OR

Internship - Other

Close Date: 05/01/2020


APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2020 or until filled.

To be eligible for PGE’s Summer Internship program, you must be at least 18 years old as of June 1, 2020 and have met one of the following criteria:

A high school senior who has enrolled in a college or trade school
A current college or trade school student who is returning to college or a trade school in the fall of 2020 as a full-time student
A recent 2019 – 2020 college graduate

You must provide verification of your student status by submitting your college transcript (an unofficial one is acceptable) or letter of acceptance to a college or trade school with your online application. You will have the opportunity to upload your documents during the online application process.

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: decarbonize 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!

Key Responsibilities

Departmental Support Applies

Engineering knowledge and gains experience in live application to design; applies engineering skills to appropriately design products in day-to-day tasks; depending on area of specialization, may perform administrative, technical or scientific tasks, such as collecting samples or completing spreadsheets, in support of department assigned.

Research and Analysis

May perform research and analysis under general supervision. May gather qualitative or quantitative data and develop reports or spreadsheets.

Internship Program Events

May participate in company-sponsored internship activities.

Education/Experience/Certifications Education

Currently an actively enrolled undergraduate student (recent graduate or GED accepted) in good standing and be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering (or be enrolled in a pre-engineering program); GPA of 2.5 or higher preferred Experience Some prior volunteer or work experience preferred

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

Functional Competencies

•Working computer skills using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
•Basic knowledge of engineering and economic principles and concepts.
•Basic research skills Working knowledge of common software applications within field.

General Competencies

•Working accuracy skills.
•Working organization and prioritization skills.
•Working decision-making skills.
•Basic project management skills.
•Working written and oral communication skills.
•Working problem-solving skills.
•Working analytical-thinking skills.
•Working interpersonal skills.

Physical and Cognitive Demands Cognitive Level Basic: Competencies needed in order to use common sense to carry out simple or uninvolved instructions and pass initial screening.

•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 new information to be applied consistently to work tasks.

Schedule/Attendance Ability to adhere to pre-established schedule, including start/stop time and break/lunch schedule [depending on position; some internships have more flexibility than others]

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

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)
•Lifting/pushing/pulling: Up to 10 lbs.
•Lifting/pushing/pulling: Up to 50 lbs.
•Lifting/pushing/pulling: More than 50 lbs.
•Carrying: Up to 10 lbs.
•Carrying: Up to 50 lbs.
•Carrying: More than 50 lbs.
•Unstable surfaces requiring balance (i.e., moving equipment, boats) (check all that apply):◦Elevated areas (i.e., catwalks, roofs and high buildings)
◦Confined spaces
◦Walking distances and surfaces (long distances and over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces)
◦Stairs (over 10 steps)
◦Ladders (over 10 rungs)

Environment - Indoor/Outdoor (check all that apply):


Join us today and power your potential!

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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