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Manager, Technician Operations (Meter/Relay) (R1-19-0313)

Portland General Electric
Tualatin, Oregon 97062
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time



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.


Manager, Technician Operations (Meter/Relay) (R1-19-0313)



Provides oversight to field transmission and distribution employees in safely installing, maintaining and repairing the power delivery system.

Manages a team of technical bargaining-unit personnel responsible for construction, maintenance, inspection, analysis, troubleshooting and investigation of PGE’s control, protection, and metering systems; provides technical management for the team, ensuring that objectives are met and all relevant standards/procedures are followed; ensures that operational problems are identified and resolved; ensures that operational procedures and working practices are current and fit for the purpose.

Contributes to execution of PGE power delivery and corporate capital investment plans, as well as integrated grid strategies. Adapts departmental plans to address business and operational challenges, including business, production and/or organizational priorities; assists with annual operations and maintenance plans, policies, goals and objectives of the Substation & Grid Integration business unit; implements procedures and standards that support the corporate strategic direction, NERC compliance, and industry best practices; assesses and implements new technology, particularly in support of the integrated grid.



  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science or other related field or equivalent applicable union technical experience.

  • Prefer eight or more years in the utility industry with five years in a related technology field, including management/supervisory or other leadership experience.

  • Working knowledge of NERC and OPUC requirements for construction and maintenance work as they relate to substation systems.

  • Intermediate knowledge of theory and practice of control, protection, and metering concepts.

  • Advanced knowledge of relevant equipment, computer systems and applications, policies, procedures and strategies to promote effective and secure operations.

  • Intermediate knowledge of engineering and economic principles relating to utility distribution systems.

  • Advanced knowledge of rules and regulations and applicable codes pertaining to the design and operation of a power supply or communication system.

  • Working knowledge of PGE’s transmission, distribution and generation systems.

  • Advanced knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC).

  • Working knowledge of Oregon OSHA rules.

  • Working knowledge of the union agreement and labor laws.

  • Working knowledge of operations planning and budgeting.

  • Basic knowledge of database and work management systems.


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:


https://PGN.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=R1-19-0313. 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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Posted: 2019-02-05 Expires: 2019-03-07

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Manager, Technician Operations (Meter/Relay) (R1-19-0313)

Portland General Electric
Tualatin, Oregon 97062

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