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Portland General Electric Mid or Senior Enterprise Project Manager (Limited Duration) in Portland, Oregon

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!

This is a limited duration position that may last 6 months to 3 years .

Department Summary

Grid Operations manages PGE’s electrical system to ensure the delivery of safe and reliable power to our customers while enabling the integration of renewable resources, distributed energy resources, and the expansion of distribution automation.

Position Summary

Enterprise Project Management plans, monitors and manages internal projects from initiation through completion. Secures required resources and uses formal processes and tools to manage resources, budgets, risks and changes. Manages projects to ensure on-time completion according to specifications and within budgeted costs. We are hiring at either the mid or senior level for two positions that will be in the World Trade Centers in downtown Portland until early 2022 when they will transition to the new integrated operations center in Tualatin, OR. These are Limited Duration roles that will end on 12/31/2022.

Responsibilities for the mid-level:

  • Leading a single moderate-sized or for multiple minor projects. Types include, but are not limited to, business systems or process improvement, department reorganizations and strategy implementation, training, feasibility studies and pilots.

  • Consults with operations managers to ensure strategic alignment, cost effectiveness and mitigation of negative operational and/or customer service impacts of business initiatives and projects; works with

  • Develops project plan(s) including WBS, schedule and cost baselines, dependencies and project roles and resource requirements; identifies project risks and mitigation strategies; partners and strategizes with Supply Chain, Legal, IT and project sponsor on vendor contract negotiations. project sponsor to develop objectives and scope; assists in or develops business case/justification.

  • Leads multiple project teams or one major team in completing a project. Provides staff leadership to team members; 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.

  • Establishes and maintains formal controls to manage and monitor project budget, scope, quality, schedule and risks to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget and effectively. Negotiates necessary project changes with project sponsor. Maintains, adjusts and updates project plans as needed.

  • Develops communication plans and strategies; provides timely, accurate communication of project plans and status to stakeholders.

  • Leads and/or facilitates BPI activities; assists managers and subject matter experts to identify, understand and improve or revise processes, practices and policies; assists managers in establishing process controls in order to measure baseline and post-improvement performance to monitor success of improvement initiatives.

  • Partners with project managers to improve overall organizational competencies in project management; collaborates with project manager peer group to continually improve.

  • Ensures all project documents are catalogued and archived in a secure and efficient manner; documents and files all “lessons learned” along with all project artifacts.

In addition to the mid-level the senior level is responsible for:

  • Leading a single major project or multiple moderate projects. Types include, but are not limited to, business systems or process improvement, department reorganizations and strategy implementation, training, feasibility studies and pilots.

  • Oversees development of project plan(s)

  • Acts as a change agent, systematically driving continuous improvement using lean, Six Sigma and other continuous improvement techniques.

  • Develops and maintains key relationships across the business, including with senior executives; provides subject matter expertise for project management and/or process improvement. Collaborates with, mentors and/or assists in training other PMs or leads to continually improve project standards and methodology.

  • Actively partners and participates with other utilities to strengthen and create opportunities to share best practices.

Qualifications

Education:

Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, communications, psychology or computer science or other related field or equivalent experience.

Experience:

Mid-Level - Typically five or more years in project management or a related field. (e.g., scheduling, project coordination, business analyst). PMP certification preferred.

Senior Level - Typically eight or more years in project management or a related field. PMP certification Required.

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.

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date.

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Staffing@pgn.com

This job posting will close at 12:01 am Pacific Time on the closing date listed below:

At Portland General Electric, we’re innovators, builders, and achievers. We’re committed to powering our customers’ potential and making a difference for our community and the planet. Today, that commitment includes developing an intelligent and resilient electric grid, electrifying transportation and de-carbonizing the energy sector.

We’re proud to deliver an exceptional experience to help our customers thrive. Our mission is to make clean, reliable and affordable energy services available to all. We obsess over serving customers and are committed to growing employee career paths with purpose. Equity and inclusion are core business values; we celebrate our differences and are committed to developing teams that reflect the communities we serve.

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