Careers at PGE
The future called, it needs all of us to answer.

Time is of the essence. To successfully tackle one of the world’s most difficult challenges, we’re assembling a powerful team. When can you start?

If you like a good challenge, climate change will be one of the biggest you’ve ever faced. But don’t worry, you’ll be in good company.

You’ve chosen an exciting time to pursue a career at Portland General Electric. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we have a decade to make significant progress to curb greenhouse gas emissions in our atmosphere.

With climate change on the front burner, we’re on a mission to make sure that front burner is powered by clean, renewable energy. Ready to join us? Find your career at PGE.

We are a diverse group of talented individuals from different backgrounds and experiences, each with unique styles, approaches and ways of looking at things. We’re looking for innovative, visionary leaders who are fully engaged and driven. People who stir imagination, encourage innovations and inspire. Someone who can turn wishful thinking into concrete solutions. Is this you?

PGE is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources for years to come. We are decarbonizing Oregon, building advanced solar, wind and battery-storage power plants and setting ambitious goals, like reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the power we serve our customers 80% by 2030.

Your neighbor next door

As Oregon’s largest electric utility, we’re proud to be on the forefront of decarbonizing the state and beyond. But we also live here and raise our families here. This community matters to us and has been a home we’ve taken care of for over a hundred years.

"We want every employee to feel comfortable bringing their whole self to work. When you join PGE, you’re part of a team that welcomes you and your ideas. Your unique perspective and experiences are essential as we serve our customers, find new solutions to tough problems and lead the way to a cleaner energy future for Oregon."
— Maria Pope, president and CEO
We take pride in our policies – and our people

At Portland General, a diverse workforce is important to us. It is our lifeblood. And, while we don’t do what we do for the awards or recognition, we’d be lying if we said we didn’t like the attention.

The Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index tracks the financial performance of public companies committed to disclosing their efforts to support gender equality through policy development, representation and transparency.

For the eighth year in a row, we achieved a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index PGE, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality.

Employee spotlight

Many people who come to work at PGE tend to stay at PGE. Maybe it’s all the different career paths and possibilities. Who knows? But one thing’s for certain, it’ll never be boring. Just take a look.

“From policy reviews to health matters, my team is creating a safe work life for employees, so our communities stay powered.” - Carolyn Walker, Managing Attorney

“We’re regularly trimming trees and vegetation around our lines and equipment to insure the safe and reliable delivery of electricity.” - Izzy Weaver, Associate Forester

“I like being resourceful and creative. We’re always seeking out new manufactures and unique channels to obtain the equipment our crews need to stay safe and do their jobs.” - Risa Swanson, Supply Chain Category Manager

Featured job: Journeyman Lineman

Are you someone who thrives on hard work, is skilled with a hot stick, and is passionate about your profession and helping the community? If so, we need to talk. We’re on a quest for exceptional line workers to join our crews.

And if you love the outdoors, you’ll love this work. You’ll also love Oregon, which is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.

PGE Project Zero

With a focus on education, workforce development and the environment, PGE’s Project Zero empowers young adults on their journey to create a clean energy future.

Internships and apprenticeships

Starting down a career path can be a challenge. It’s sort of a catch-22…you need experience to get a job and you need a job to get experience. No problem. With an internship or apprenticeship at PGE, you’ll get both.

College isn’t for everyone. Becoming a line worker apprentice is a great career path with excellent income potential. And you can get started right away earning and learning. There’s no need to earn a college degree.

PGE’s internship programs are an excellent way for you to gain valuable experience while we tap into your new ideas and perspectives. And with PGE’s Project Zero, we’re helping more and more youth from front line communities find ways into the green jobs of tomorrow.

Benefits

Working at a world-class energy company has its perks. And we’re not just about the free coffee in the lunchroom.

Competitive salary

Medical/dental/ vision insurance

Paid vacation

Retirement savings with company match

Electricity discount (in PGE territory)

Company incentive program with potential bonus

Ongoing training opportunities

Mentorship and professional development programs

Education assistance for relevant professional licenses

Volunteer opportunities

Flexible work models

Employee groups

These groups mentor and support members’ professional goals and all employees are welcome to participate. They host events that promote cultural awareness and employee development. Our current list of groups includes:

  • Advocates & Champions for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • African American

  • Asian Pacific Island Cultures

  • ABLE Disabilities

  • LGBT+

  • Latin American

  • Native American

  • Military Veterans

  • Women’s

And now a word from our lawyers

PGE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Below is additional information you should know about us including our drug, alcohol and tobacco policies. It’s worth noting, while marijuana is legal in Oregon, PGE must follow Federal rules.

Let’s get started

Are you ready to join our team? Here’s where you’ll find all our current job listings. Or if you’ve already applied, you can check the status of your application.

Through events like the Employee Giving Campaign and the month-long Spring Into Action campaign, employees, retirees and PGE put their money and muscle into action.

Together, we gave more than $1 million in 2014 to local charities and we typically spend an average of 40,000 hours volunteering annually. Learn more about our commitment to build strong communities.

Join us on social media

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