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Portland General Electric Principal Enterprise Risk Advisor 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: 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!

Principal Enterprise Risk Advisor

Note: This role is located in Portland, Oregon. The work will be a hybrid model with some days working from home and some days in the office for in person collaboration opportunities.

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) roles is evolving and expanding. ERM plays an especially important role in the rapidly changing electric industry in general, and in PGE as an industry lead in particular. The ERM Principal Advisor plays a significant role helping the company to identify and manage risks and opportunities that are ahead of PGE in this dynamic and changing environment. The role of ERM is also expanding to assist internal clients to better assess and analyze operational risk and further integrate risk in corporate’s strategy, goals, and financial planning activities and decision-making processes. This role will work as an internal risk consultant and expert to business units. The successful candidate will have strong technical skills, strategic problem solving, client skills, and business acumen.

This position will play a significant role in establishing, shaping, and enhancing the ERM program and risk culture. The successful candidate will help the company to assess and analyze a wide range of risks utilizing structured and systematic risk management framework through regular interactions with subject matter experts and senior leaders throughout the company.

This position would work as a primary senior consultant and technical expert to the BUs, managers, and executive to help with analyzing enterprise and operational risks, in addition to risk assessment of projects and initiatives prior to taking those to one of the decision-making forums.

If you are someone with strong technical skills, strategic problem solving, client skills, and excellent business judgment this may be the job for you. In addition, this role will be responsible for leading assignments with a broad scope and complexity in a cross functional team environment, and on many occasions will be presenting results alongside of the executives to a larger group of decision makers. This will give you visibility and interaction with people across the company.

The ideal candidate is a risk subject matter expert with recognized experience in conducting enterprise, operational, and strategic risk management. In addition, strong project management, analytical, and client skills and excellent business judgment.

  • ERM Framework Enhancement: Support development and implementation of a more robust process for identifying, assessing, and mitigation of risks throughout the company

  • Enterprise Risks: Conducting risk assessments, coordinating, and consulting with all business units identifying risks not already being tracked (emerging or changing risks), evaluating the likelihood and potential impact of each risk, identifying, and assessing mitigations, and tracking and monitoring risks and mitigation plans

  • Risk Evaluation: Utilize advanced risk analysis tools such as Fault Tree Analysis, Probabilistic Risk Assessments, Failure Modes, and Monte Carlo Simulations to evaluate risk. Enable standardization of these tools across the company.

  • Operational/Asset Risk: Leading the work with internal and external subject matter experts to establish best methodologies in assessing wide range of risks across the company. This will require in-depth understanding of risk assessment techniques, statistical/probabilistic modeling, operations, asset management, and physical and financial loss control.

  • Root Cause Analysis: Supporting root cause analysis efforts to ensure that whenever possible, the underlying cause of any significant loss is understood. This also includes disseminating the results of the analysis to all areas of the company where this information could be used to reduce risk in the future

  • ERM Governance: Developing and implementing policies, procedures and systems required for maintaining and enhancing the overall ERM mission

You are someone with:


  • Education Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Experience Typically eight or more years quantitative analysis, risk management, loss prevention, technology implementation, business planning, strategic planning, or utility operations, or related field

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • Advanced knowledge of risk management concepts

  • Working knowledge of electrical system operations and other physical asset networks

  • Advanced financial modeling skills and experience using Microsoft Excel

  • Advanced knowledge of enterprise/business acumen

  • Advanced problem solving and decision-making skills

  • Advanced written and oral communication skills

  • Advanced negotiation and diplomacy skills

  • Advanced organization and prioritization skills

  • Advanced analytical thinking skills

  • 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 latest information to be applied consistently to work tasks


  • Ability to adhere to pre-established schedule, including start/stop time and break/lunch schedule

  • Ability to work long hours

  • Ability to work a variable schedule

  • Ability to report to work and perform work during periods of severe inclement weather

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


  • Frequently (at least once a week or more)

Environment - Indoor/Outdoor

  • Office environment (hybrid from home and in office)

  • Computer use (use computer regularly for entire work shift)


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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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.