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Talent Development Manager (R17-540)

Portland General Electric

Wilsonville, Oregon 97070
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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.

Talent Development Manager (R17-540)

Oversee the planning, design and delivery of the learning and development activities across the organization. Directs the strategic management of PGE’s Talent Development programs including Distribution, Generation and Customer Service operations to promote and ensure effective customer-oriented operations, safe work practices and maximize capabilities of employees, ensuring that our training continuously complies with regulatory requirements and are documented. This includes new employee technical training, training by position, compliance training as required by OSHA, refresher training, safety training, customer service training and apprenticeship training. Oversee and direct PGE’s employee learning and development, including the Onboarding Program, the Mentorship Program, Corporate University program, and the Learning Management System to ensure deliverables align with corporate strategies, goals and initiatives.

Ensure that all talent development and training functions are cost-effective and that resources are effectively utilized by directing, selecting, training, focusing, resourcing, coaching, motivating, disciplining, demanding accountability, evaluating and rewarding performance, developing operating plans and budget, monitoring expenditures, and directing the efforts of training staff and rotational and contract personnel. Provide the vision, strategy and leadership to energize and motivate talent development staff to take PGE’s development and training efforts into the future. Be a champion PGE’s commitment to employee development, training and continuous learning.

Direct training efforts and leverage resources with client management to ensure effective and efficient delivery methods to mitigate clients resulting operating costs when their employees are taken off line to train, thereby impacting scheduling of customer work and operating needs. Lead effort to coordinate and collaborate with client managers on training programs on a regular basis to ensure most effective training processes and utilization of overall resources.

Bring the following skills to our team:

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Distribution and Generation operating areas and work activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage employees in ways that stimulate them to put forward their highest skills and best efforts.
  • Demonstrated ability to delegate, plan, resource the work, reward employees for good performance and deal with poor performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to align employee’s skills to the right work; create good performance systems and leverage technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop staff to build employee competence for current and future work; develop a strong teamwork ethic; coach employees to learn and grow from experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to redesign and make improvements to the structure of roles, work processes and performance systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote initiatives to sustain and enhance the unit’s capability to perform in the future.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results by aligning the units efforts to the larger organization; goal setting; resourcing the work effectively; partnering with other work units to achieve common goals and review results to ensure objectives are met.

The successful candidate will typically have 10 years or more of management experience preferably in operations, human resources and/or employee education/training focus and a BS/BA degree with emphasis in operations management, HR management, business administration, Organizational Development or Education.

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.


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