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Director, Field Operations Distribution - Albany, OR - #46164

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Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Albany, OR, US, 97321

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

Manage a geographic territory, region, location or cross-functional unit, which has a major impact on corporate, business unit, or organizational objectives. Establish strategic business objectives, strategies, and plans in support of company strategic goals. Manage and allocate financial and employee resources. Responsible for selecting, coaching, and developing employees and management of employee salaries. Implement and support company programs and policies.  Typically supervises Manager and/or Director level employees.

Responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Establish objectives, develop and execute policy, direct and monitor resources, and ensure regulatory compliance. Recommend and oversee development or implementation of systems, programs, or processes.
  • Deliver a consistent and focused operations and maintenance plan with responsibility for all work performed on the transmission and distribution facilities.
  • Direct the coordination of local field groups; such as Estimating, Service Coordinators, Metering, and Logistics. Provide leadership and technical assistance as needed.
  • Provide plans, processes, targets and implementation and feedback mechanisms or tools for establishing best practice operations and maintenance. 
  • Liaise with other business areas on the development of working relationships and agreements.  The business areas include System Operations, Asset Management, Finance, Construction and Support Services, Safety, Procurement, Customer Service, Transport and Regional Business Managers. 
  • Encourage and implement processes to ensure design and construction as well as maintenance standardization. 
  • Provide support for compliance audit activities. 
  • Develop and monitor industry and internal benchmarks to measure continuous improvements in financial and system performance.
  • Guide and direct team members and communicate project objectives, parameters, status and outcomes.
  • Create a vision, communicate strategy, and effectively interface with other company leaders.
  • Support the engagement of communities and large customers on behalf of the company.

Requirements for this position incluude the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of ten years of directly-related experience.
  • A minimum of five years of direct people management experience with the proven ability to manage and motivate employees.
  • Leadership and teamwork skills to negotiate with and influence peers and senior officers on policy and operational issues.
  • Knowledge of the utility industry, applicable company policies, procedures, practices, and understanding of applicable federal, state and local laws.
  • Excellent analytical and evaluation skills to define critical tasks and establish optimum sequence of events, and identify required resources. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Travel may be required.


  • Advanced Degree. 
  • Working knowledge of distribution and construction support responsibilities.

Additional Information

Req ID: 46164

Primary Location: Albany

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 133,800.00 - 163,200.00

Target Incentive percentage: 20.00

Hiring Manager: David M Lucas

Recruiter: Sherri E Frazier

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct
perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee
to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and
applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel
activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of
affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual
orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and
drug screening.

Nearest Major Market: Salem

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