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Staff Grid Operations Engineer – Distribution (R1-19-0211)

Portland General Electric
Portland, Oregon 97204
  • 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.



Staff Grid Operations Engineer – Distribution (R1-19-0211)




Support PGE’s Control Center Distribution Operations and tools used for controlling, monitoring and operating PGE’s distribution grid such as OMS and DMS.

Ensure accuracy of electrical system model in OMS/DMS. Validate changes to the model and data resulting from construction and maintenance activities coming in through GIS, daily, prior to promoting model to operations. Work with Distribution Engineering and control center operations to ensure temporary and permanent changes to topology/connectivity is reflected in the OMS accurately. Provide support for control center distribution operations when OMS/DMS application or model issues are reported. Work with PGE IT to ensure automated process for model extraction from GIS and other OMS interfaces, such as AMI, Work management system, etc. are functional and is meeting operational requirements. Work with GIS team to identify and track modeling items that require corrections. Ensure outage/connectivity information is captured correctly for accurate reliability reporting. Support control center during storm restoration efforts.



  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program or program accredited by an equivalent agency.

  • Typically, eight or more years in engineering, or five or more years in related field with PE license. 

  • Experience in Transmission and Distribution Operations

  • Experience in tools used in Transmission and Distribution Operations (EMS, DMS, OMS)

  • Advanced understanding and experience in working on Outage Management System (OMS) and/or Distribution Management System (DMS) (Oracle NMS preferred)

  • Through understanding of utility outage management process.

  • Through understanding of PGE’s switching and tagging process.

  • Through understanding of PGE’s distribution Switch Order Management.

  • Through understanding of distribution network applications (Switching Study Tool, FLISR, VVO etc.)

  • Knowledge of GIS (Geographic Information System) data structure and interface as used in the OMS/DMS.

  • Experience with T&D Design is preferred.

  • Experience with T&D Construction Practices is preferred.

  • Some experience with Unix/Linux, Oracle database, and some shell scripting/SQL scripting/light C++ programming preferred.

Certifications, Licenses and Training

Professional Engineering (PE) license strongly preferred; may be required based upon role.


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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Posted: 2019-01-31 Expires: 2019-03-02

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