Manager, Distribution - Bend, Oregon - #112365

Date: Jul 5, 2024

Location: BEND, OR, US, 97702

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.


General Purpose


Manages the day-to-day operations of an electric utility in a geographic territory, region, location or functional unit that has a significant impact on corporate, business unit or organizational objectives. Establishes and implements business objectives, strategies, and plans. Manages and allocates financial and employee resources. Implements and supports company programs and policies. Usually responsible for establishment and adherence to department budget. Develop innovative leadership techniques that will improve the safety of each employee group and the quality of work each employee group performs in an effort to improve efficiencies.



  • Participate in activities related to the planning, design, building, maintenance, switching and control of the electrical distribution and transmission systems. 
  • Analyze market and competition and understands organization’s strengths and weaknesses to identify external threats and opportunities.
  • Adapt strategy to changing conditions by overcoming resistance and supporting those affected by change.
  • Implement strategic business objectives, strategies and plans in support of the company’s strategic goals.
  • Manage and allocates financial and employee resources.
  • Usually responsible for establishment and adherence to department budget.
  • Promote safety in the workplace through demonstrated leadership.
  • Respond to after-hour emergencies relating to the electrical system with both Distribution & Transmission activities/workload.
  • Manage schedules and complete the annual substation maintenance plan and/or capital work.
  • Perform inspections and field audits of the substation maintenance and/or capital work performed.
  • Ensure that a zero accident workplace message is delivered in a convincing manner on a regular basis.
  • Interview hire, train, coach, and develop employees.
  • Implement and deliver more efficient ways to perform the job.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience in the electric utility or related industry.
  • Completion of the Assistant Manager training program, or equivalent amount of directly related electrical or utility experience.
  • Previous supervisory experience or completion of the Assistant Manager training program.
  • Demonstrated management, administrative, supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Must be flexible and available in responding to after-hour emergencies under short notice on any given day, at any given time. This includes responding to emergencies outside of normal work shift.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and influence employees.
  • Proficiency with computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets and mainframe applications.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must live within assigned work area as agreed upon by the hiring director in order to support daily and after hours operational issues.  
  • Ability to conduct business and work with employees while understanding that information acquired in this position is confidential and must be treated as such in all communications both internal and external. 
  • Travel may be required.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.



  • A minimum of five years of experience in distribution operations, maintenance and construction.
  • Thorough knowledge of labor agreements, accident prevention manuals, code requirements, personnel procedures, budgeting and general company policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of electrical system construction, operation, and maintenance practices.  

Additional Information


Req Id: 112365 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Bend, Oregon
Department: Power Delivery 
Schedule: Full-Time
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $115,900 - $136,300
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15% of salary.    

Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit: 

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

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.


Unless otherwise required by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening including for marijuana. While marijuana is legal in several states, including Oregon, a positive test for positions in Oregon may disqualify a candidate. The company complies with the laws of Washington and California and only obtains and considers positive tests for marijuana in safety-sensitive positions or those covered by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.

Nearest Major Market: Bend

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