Kleinschmidt Group
  • 22-Mar-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • System Engineering
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Full Time

Kleinschmidt has an immediate opening for an Electrical Engineer in our Portland, Oregon office (other office locations would be considered). Our flexibility and core value of relationships allow us to offer employees the opportunity to work in an office, or remotely, based on their personal needs. We understand the concerns with COVID-19 and have policies in place to help keep our employees safe.

Who You Are

Knowledgeable: An Electrical Engineer with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology, who is looking to obtain, or already possesses, EIT designation and ability to meet requirements for PE as soon as possible. Possess 0-2 years of experience in electrical engineering, with design experience with hydroelectric facilities preferred. Experience and/or personal interest in Power System, SCADA Controls and Automation design is an additional plus.

Technically Focused: Typical duties include electrical design tasks and analysis under the direction of mid- and senior level staff. This position involves work on industrial and utility electrical projects, especially concerning medium and low-voltage generation systems, switchgear, power transformers, power distribution cables and equipment, protective relaying, automation, and controls. The successful candidate will be part of a team of technical professionals working on various hydro and other renewable energy projects in the U.S. Project teams will be comprised of multidisciplinary staff members and will be mentored by senior staff in the fields of hydroelectric and fish passage facilities design while incorporating the skills of structural, civil, hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical engineering.

Relationship & Communication Focused: Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team while applying engineering skills from analysis and design throughout the life cycle of the project. The candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, and working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. An interest in conducting presentations and preparing written reports is a plus.

Additional Requirements

  • Permanent authorization to work in the United States and/or the ability to acquire work authorization in Canada is required.
  • Be willing to travel and possesses a valid driver's license.

Who We Are

Kleinschmidt is one of the few employee-owned consulting firms in North America specializing in hydropower and we have been doing it for more than 50 years. We focus on developing engineering, regulatory, and environmental solutions that benefit our clients by lowering costs, shortening schedules, and improving regulatory relationships.

Our people are passionate, engaged, and enjoy learning from one another while working on unique and creative projects. Technical excellence is at the heart of our continued success, and we strongly encourage learning and continuous improvement to create professional growth and new opportunities for our employees. Kleinschmidt places an emphasis on training with a very robust and active technical development program.


  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus Program - Annual and quarterly
  • Comprehensive medical/dental/vision package
  • 401(k) with 4% match employer match and 100% immediate vesting
  • 10 Floating Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Ownership

Kleinschmidt is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It is our company policy and culture to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, disability status, national origin, veteran status, and all other dimensions of diversity.

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As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Kleinschmidt is committed to a diverse workforce.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation.

If you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application or need other accommodations, you may request an accommodation by contacting our recruitment coordinator at 207.416.1262.


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