APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 28th, 2018
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.
Mechanical Engineering III (R17-687)
In this role, you’ll provide mechanical engineering solutions to complex plant operations and maintenance problems at the Beaver combined cycle power plant. You’ll act as plant expert and resource in the mechanical engineering and gas turbine fields. This position is key to maintaining and improving plant safety, reliability, efficiency and regulatory compliance in a responsible and progressive manner.
You will support our journey by:
Providing engineered solutions and implement changes to resolve complex plant operations and maintenance problems, including, but not limited to:
Investigating, identifying and clearly defining plant problems.
Providing cost effective and accurate solutions to the problems.
Ensuring solutions meet technical requirements, applicable codes, and regulatory requirements and follow sound engineering practices.
Providing written and verbal technical guidance and instructions to support implementation of solutions to the problems.
Ensuring that projects are followed through to completion on time and on budget; provide direction to other engineers, technicians, drafters and designers.
Providing document revisions showing changes that were made to resolve the problems.
Planning, organizing, scheduling, coordinating, monitoring and reviewing several projects at a time.
Providing recommendations and input for short and long term outage planning.
Providing technical recommendations to management on various plant systems in regards to improvements, overhauls and emergency repairs.
Analyzing, responding to, and performing technical studies, reports and provide data in response to technical matters or reporting requirements as assigned, including:
Reviewing plant operation and maintenance information to identify problems and inform others of conditions.
Conducting assignments in a thorough and efficient manner ensuring accuracy and completeness of information.
Assisting personnel from government regulating agencies during inspections or as requested.
Supporting ongoing gas pipeline safety program at Beaver
Performing inspections of plant equipment and systems, including:
Visually inspecting equipment/component conditions to determine if repair, replacement or upgrading is needed to continue proper operation.
Inspecting and reviewing system operation and condition to determine if changes are needed to allow proper operation or to improve operation.
Inspecting fabrication/installation work to ensure it meets codes and standards.
Providing complete and proper documentation of conditions found.
Perform testing of plant equipment and systems, including:
Reviewing equipment and system operation to determine if it is maintaining its design condition or output, or whether it has deteriorated to the point that repairs are needed.
Performing performance tests on the major pieces of plant equipment to allow tracking of their condition and extent of deterioration.
Developing and updating test procedures.
Gain familiarity with the proper operation and function of systems and equipment.
Gain certification in non-destructive testing methods.
Assist other company departments in the resolution of associated plant problems, including:
Providing input and assistance to PSES on DCP’s, ABR’s and other plant related work.
Providing information and assistance to power scheduling, fuels, etc. on plant operation and maintenance.
Providing assistance to other plant departments such as ordering spare equipment parts, contacting vendors for information, training, developing procedures, etc.
Performing contract administration functions for work done by outside vendors or contractors and project manager functions including budgeting and scheduling.
You will bring the following skills to our team:
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, and 8 years of responsible engineering experience or 4 years of engineering experience with a professional engineering (PE) license.
Support a pro-active safety culture and lead by example.Thorough knowledge of fundamental engineering/economic principles and concepts.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent project management and leadership skills.
Basic knowledge of welding and inspections process.
Knowledge of Power Piping, Boiler Code and Industrial Gas Turbines
Good oral and written communication skills, including group presentation and human relations skills.
Basic perspective of the utility business.
Basic knowledge of concepts and systems of combine cycle power plant.
An ability to review, evaluate, and analyze technical information, policies, and reports.
Demonstrated ability and skills in a field of specialization.
A valid driver’s license and a history of safe driving practices.
The ability to climb ladders, stairs and remain on their feet for prolonged periods of time.
The ability to access restricted and confined entries such as manways and underground vaults without reservation, including hot, dirty, wet, suspended and confined spaces in a safe and at ease manner.
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: https://PGN.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=R17-687. 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 503-464-7250 Staffing@pgn.com Connect with us on Twitter (twitter.com/PortlandGeneral), Facebook (facebook.com/portlandgeneralelectric) and LinkedIn (linkedin.com/company/portland-general-electric) THIS IS AN INTERNAL / EXTERNAL JOB POSTING
About this company
For more than 125 years, we’ve been powering the pioneering spirit of our region — keeping energy safe, reliable and responsibly generated. We are deeply committed to the success of the communities we serve and strive to bring innovative solutions to our customers and a bright energy future for Oregon.
Location/Region: Portland, OR (US)