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Portland General Electric Regulatory Attorney 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!

Regulatory Attorney

As the attorney supporting the company’s economic regulation activities, you will represent the company’s interests and position by assessing legal, business, and regulatory risks, emerging issues, and advising the business in a variety of Public Utility Commission dockets and proceedings. You will support the company’s work on clean energy imperatives working across the organization and with outside counsel to understand all perspectives, including those of our customers, and identify risks, mitigation, and appropriate solutions. You will lead the company’s efforts to recover all prudently incurred costs at the PUC and support the Company’s efforts to provide innovative solutions for customers’ needs.

You will utilize your legal knowledge and public utility commission experience to:

  • provide a full range of legal services to the organization, including regulatory advice and representation in state and federal administrative and court proceedings, including rate proceedings;

  • prepare and review written legal documents and provide legal analyses, interpretations and recommendations in compliance with policies and laws;

  • evaluate issues and cases, including complex emerging issues;

  • conduct research and investigations as necessary to support regulatory proceedings;

  • initiate and prosecute proceedings before regulatory commissions on behalf of, and defend proceedings against, the company;

  • support the company’s strategy development and execution;

  • recommend where appropriate the use and selection of outside counsel;

  • manage and oversee outside counsel, and manage outside counsel costs and budgets;

  • select and prepare witnesses; defend company witnesses and cross-examine other parties’ witnesses in regulatory proceedings;

  • identify and educate internal clients on risk mitigation;

  • exchange information, learn industry best practices and build relationships with other utilities’ attorneys.

Our ideal candidate is a member of the Oregon Bar and has a deep understanding of the state and federal legal systems and community, and preferably knowledge of the regulatory environment of an investor-owned utility. That candidate is strategic, organizationally savvy, enjoys working with a variety of different teams and personalities, and can achieve results with minimal oversight. Our ideal candidate brings a positive, can-do, collaborative approach to the work.

We are posting this position for two levels of experience:

  • Senior Attorney (L3) – JD and eight years legal experience

  • Specialist Senior Attorney (L4) – JD and fifteen years legal experience

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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The posting closes at midnight (Pacific Time) on the closing date 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.