Lead Senior Or Principal Generation Project Manager

Portland General Electric Portland , OR 97228

Posted 2 months ago

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!


As a Lead Senior or Principal Construction Project Manager you will provide engineering and project-related support, technical project and construction management and maintenance services for all asset classes, as well as planning and design of new and/or upgrade installation projects as required by PGE customers. You will also manage construction projects through engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning.


  • Leads large and medium scale generation and/or transmission and distribution (T&D) capital construction projects. Has responsibility for all aspects of a project, including development, permitting, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and closeout. PM is accountable for meeting a project's goals for safety, budget, schedule, scope, resources, compliance, and quality and ensuring projects deliver quality and value to the customer while meeting environmental, cultural and community requirements.

  • Leads development of RFP, including technical specifications, for potential renewable generation projects including wind, solar, and battery storage.

  • Develops strategic plans when applicable; assesses and evaluates technologies and potential sites for construction projects; develops estimates for capital costs, operating and maintenance costs for projects. Prepares project proposals for RFPs.

  • Develops overall project plan, including schedule and cost baselines, dependencies, roles and resource requirements and risk mitigation.

  • Communicates project updates via regular stakeholder meetings, formal reports, formal presentations, and regular electronic communications; ensures updates achieve effective corporate awareness. Accurately reports on project status, schedules, financials, problems, risks, and other significant issues. Resolves customer issues as applicable.

  • Leads a multidisciplined matrix team in a safe, cost-effective, and responsible manner. Provides leadership to team members; ensures effective coordination and collaboration among team members and between PGE stakeholder organizations, outside consultants and vendors. Facilitates team meetings; cultivates and reinforces group values, norms, and behaviors; provides guidance and motivation to team on performance and productivity issues; ensures compliance with established project management methodologies and standards; takes corrective action as needed.

  • Leads internal process improvement projects that improve efficiency of the business.


Principal level

  • Education: Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering, business or a related field.

  • Experience: Typically, 12 or more years of experience in project management, construction management or engineering, including design, operation or maintenance of electrical facilities; experience successfully managing at least one large, complex construction project of over $40 million in value highly preferred.

  • Certifications, Licenses and Training: PMP certification preferred.

Senior Level

  • Education: Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering, business or a related field.

  • Experience: Typically, eight or more years of experience in project management, construction management or engineering, including design, operation or maintenance of electrical facilities.

  • Certifications, Licenses and Training: PMP certification preferred.


  • Expert knowledge and skill in the application of project management principles, processes and best practices.

  • Expert knowledge of utility-scale construction projects, including feasibility, estimating and scheduling.

  • Advanced knowledge of procurement and contract administration.

  • Advanced knowledge of budget and resource forecasting principles and methods.

  • Advanced knowledge of construction/engineering disciplines and technical understanding of utility infrastructure.

  • Advanced knowledge of and skill in using MS Project, Word, PowerPoint and SharePoint.

  • Working knowledge of applicable policies, rules, regulations and codes in the utility engineering field.

  • Advanced skill in using corporate financial reporting software (e.g., PowerPlant). (PM) General Competencies

  • Expert ability to manage stakeholders.

  • Expert analytical thinking skills.

  • Expert business acumen

  • Expert business process interrelationships skills.

  • Advanced conflict management skills.

  • Expert decision-making skills.

  • Advanced negotiation skills.

  • Expert organization/prioritization skills.

  • Expert problem-solving skills.

  • Advanced team-building skills.

  • Advanced written/oral communication skills.

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.

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Lead Senior Or Principal Generation Project Manager

Portland General Electric