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Portland General Electric Senior Safety Specialist in Portland, Oregon

Senior Safety Specialist




WTC - World Trade Center - Portland


817 - Health & Safety Programs

Job Description:


For over 125 years, Portland General Electric has proudly served Oregon. Our dedication to helping customers is matched by our commitment to providing PGE employees with a diverse array of rewarding career opportunities. Diversity and community are at the heart of what we do for our customers and for each other. We are committed to a team that looks like the Oregon community that we know and love.

PGE team members are creative problem solvers who love to apply themselves to challenges, big and small. We are looking for team members who will grow their skills, their career and their future with us.

Senior Safety Specialist (R-19-1377)

This role will take your passion for wellness and safety of others and put it to work managing all aspects of the organization’s soft-tissue injury prevention efforts, including workforce conditioning, ergonomics, and ADA accommodation programs.

You will support our journey by:

  • Evaluating the workplace and engaging with workers to identify ergonomic interventions and accommodation solutions.

  • Analyzing trends in company data and industry practice and preparing presentations and communications.

  • Maintaining and improving workforce conditioning and ergonomics programs, keeping them alive and effective.

  • Assisting with ADA accommodations, helping to ensure they meet business objectives and comply with all relevant state and/or federal laws and regulations. Integrating industry best practices into existing programs.

  • Serving as a subject matter expert to managers and employees on soft-tissue injury prevention, ergonomics, and accommodation.

  • In collaboration with other experts, designing and delivering educational programs to managers and employees.

You will bring the following skills to our team:

  • A bachelor’s degree in health or exercise sciences, or in studies related to health and safety; or equivalent experience.

  • Five or more years in professional health and safety, health care provision, or workplace accommodation, with a focus on soft-tissue injury prevention or ergonomics. Experience in electric generation, transmission and distribution operations and/or a bargaining unit supported organization preferred.

  • Professional certification is preferred and might include one or more of the following:

  • Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP)

  • Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST)

  • Occupational Health & Safety Technologist (OHST)

  • Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP)

  • Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS).

  • Advanced skills in writing reports

  • Advanced customer focus skills.

  • Advanced safety leadership skills

  • Advanced skills in problem solving

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills

  • Advanced interpersonal skills

  • Advanced organization and prioritization skills

  • Advanced business acumen.

  • Advanced skills in change leadership

  • A valid driver’s license and a history of safe driving practices.

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 deadline: If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

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.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Jane DeSimone


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