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Transmission & Distribution HR Business Partner (R17-535)

Portland General Electric

Portland, Oregon 97204
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  • Consultant
  • EEO/Affirmative Action
  • Employee Relations
  • HR Generalist
  • Training/Development
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APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 16, 2017 or open until filled


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.


Transmission & Distribution HR Business Partner (R17-535)

In this position, you will provide consultation, guidance and calibration on complex business, leadership, employee and labor relations issues within designated business units on Human Resource programs, policies and guidelines. Effectively partner and collaborate with PGE’s transmission and distribution organization and HR to ensure alignment of solutions with business strategies and objectives.


Become part of our journey by…


  • Employee Relations

    • Provide consultation to management and employees on the performance management lifecycle.

    • Conduct group and individual problem-solving and conflict resolution sessions.

    • Provide mediation/negotiation services to client areas as needed such as coaching, facilitation, tools and resources.

    • Support Conduct investigations/interviews and provide recommendations on various employee relations issues.

    • Counsel and assist management regarding EEO, ADA, FMLA, OFLA, and AAP laws and their responsibilities.

    • Assess individual case risk and collaborate with Legal, Leaves and others to resolve complex cases.

    • Analyze and advise clients regarding deviations from established policy; recommend improvements to policies and guidelines.


  • Planning and Strategy

    • Consult with area management regarding organizational design.

    • Consult with area management on talent management, including workforce planning, succession planning, and leadership development.

    • Guide managers through strategy development.

    • Provide input to HR Centers of excellence for development of tools related to strategy development and workforce planning.


  • Labor Relations

    • Interpret and communicate to managers collective bargaining agreements.

    • Provide expertise to area operating management in preparing for and during contract negotiations and in conducting 2nd step union grievance meetings.

    • Facilitate joint management and labor relations meetings.


Bring the following skills to our team…      


  • Thorough knowledge of Human Resources best practices.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of employment law, including state, local and federal.

  • Thorough knowledge of organizational and Human Resources principles in order to deal with diverse organizational issues.

  • Working knowledge of utility or similar industry, including funding structure and business environment.


    The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in business, HR, or related field plus eight years of progressively responsible HR experience in a consultative or business partnering role or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least one year of experience in at least five areas of Human Resources (e.g., employee relations, labor relations, employee training, employee development, compensation, benefits, safety, performance management, EEO, staffing, organizational development). HR certification plus one year of experience in a regulated industry strongly preferred.


    A valid driver’s license and proven safe driving record is required. The successful candidate must be able to work variable hours and in variable locations to meet business need and be able to report to work and perform work during periods of severe inclement weather. Must be okay with using personal vehicle for local business travels. Mileage will be reimbursed per PGE’s reimbursement guidelines.


    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:

    Ee Xiong



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