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Portland General Electric Staff Interconnection Specialist 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!

Staff Interconnection Specialist


At PGE, we are committed to helping our customers and the communities we serve achieve a clean energy future. This vision is embedded in all functions and across all roles. The Interconnection Services team manages the generation interconnection process in order to provide extraordinary customer experiences that ultimately help create an integrated, clean energy future for all.

The interconnection Specialist will be highly motivated to deliver on measurable outcomes; care about employee and customer experience and will experiment with different approaches to arrive at imaginative solutions to roadblocks in the renewable interconnection space.


Manage Programs and/or Projects

Manages the interconnection process for small generators and qualifying facilities; manages and executes PGE’s role as provider during development, construction, commissioning and operation phases of distributed generation projects; provides training and guidance to less experienced colleagues as needed.

Participates in or may lead the commissioning and testing of interconnections of distributed generation systems at customer and privately developed sites. Independently conducts or oversees site inspections and system testing as needed.

Participates, or represents PGE, in various regulatory hearings/matters and industry trade shows/conventions; contributes to PGE’s participation in the regulatory process with FERC and OPUC matters related to distributed generation, interconnection processes, special billing processes and incentive program design.

Monitors regulatory changes and makes appropriate programmatic adjustments; maintains awareness of distributed generation market trends to contribute to team goals and objectives.

Planning, Scheduling and Costing

Coordinates with applicants to develop project scope, requirements, schedule and deliverable for complex interconnection projects; identifies PGE equipment for customer interconnection with grid; reports to management and/or senior staff and others on project status and milestones; may provide guidance to less experience colleagues in planning, scheduling and costing projects.

Customer Support

Participates in customer complaint and dispute resolution; completes or participates in formal and informal OPUC complaint investigations.

Serves as interconnection single point of contact for PGE-owned distributed generation projects; investigates potential unauthorized customer generation systems and works with customers to achieve compliance with State and Federal interconnection rules.

Tracking and Reporting

Prepares reports as requested by other PGE departments and as required by regulatory entities.

Inputs data into PGE’s interconnection database



Bachelor’s degree in Business or other related field or equivalent experience.

Five or more years of utility experience in a technical field such as, energy efficiency, metering, facility operations or other energy related field, or a degree and two years of experience in a technical field.

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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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.