Renewables Reliabitily Engineer (I, II SR) Casper, WY, Salt Lake City, UT or Portland, OR #111255

Date: Nov 8, 2023

Location: CASPER, WY, US, 82601

Company: PacifiCorp


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

Applies prescribed methods and standard practices in performing specific tasks within projects and assists other engineering staff on more complex projects. Develops engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, and design documents. Curates, collects and analyzes data from over 1,000 wind turbine generators.  Compiles collected information and submits required reports internally and to local, state and federal agencies.


Responsibilities of the Engineer I position include the following:  
•    Analyze the system design, programming, and modification.
•    Develop NERC GADS reports for wind generation.
•    Provide weekly and monthly equipment availability reports for wind generation to management.
•    Conduct site inspections to ensure adherence to engineering standards. 
•    Respond to regulatory data requests.

In addition to the above, the Engineer II responsibilities include:  
•    Design, develop, modify, and evaluate systems, process, or facilities to support Company objectives, utilizing engineering methods.
•    Develop performance models to maximize energy production and turbine availability. This task will require utilizing a variety of data repositories and modeling software, including but not limited to: (MS SQL DB’s, PI Data Historians, Wind Turbine SCADA Systems, R Studio, Python).
•    Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.
•    Guide and direct associate level engineers, technicians and drafters.
•    Recommend alternative solutions to management in area of specialty on engineering solutions to meet business needs.
•    Deliver on commitments and manage outside engineering services to accomplish the assigned work.
•    Maintain project timelines and budgets.
•    Analyze and design engineering methods. 

In addition to the above, the Senior Engineer responsibilities include: 
•    Act as a lead/expert in the work group; train and mentor associate and career level engineers, technicians and drafters.
•    Act as data architect for asset inventory databases and PI Asset Framework models to facilitate PacifiCorp’s transition to Asset Performance Management (APM) and to improve field operations efficiency.   


Requirements for the Engineer I position include the following: 
•    Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited college/university.
•    Basic knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty.
•    Ability to interact favorably with project and work teams. 
•    Communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations.
•    Proficient with the use of personal computers and automated tools.  

In addition to the above, the Engineer II requirements include: 
•    A minimum of two or more years of directly related experience in the applicable engineering field. 
•    Demonstrated knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty.
•    Understanding of Company’s business, and relevant policies, procedures, and practices. 
•    Intermediate SQL Query proficiency (MS SQL Server experience preferred).
•    Experience improving production efficiency and asset reliability in energy resources.
•    Experience with data architecture and data repositories including SQL databases, OSI PI Historians, and SCADA Clients.
•    Experience with predictive modeling using Python or R Studio is a plus. Expertise in Excel is a must. 
•    Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness.
•    Ability to provide timely assessments with limited information and/or assumptions.

In addition to the above, the Senior Engineer requirements include: 
•    A minimum of five or more years of experience in industrial power systems or electric utility power systems, or related professional experience.
•    Project management and leadership skills including the ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments. 
•    Ability to travel/drive to field locations.


•    Engineering experience specific to wind generation and asset performance management and data analytics.
•    Familiarity with wind turbine generator SCADA systems.
•    Completion of internship with an electrical utility.

Additional Information

Req Id: 111255
Company Code: Pacificorp
Primary Location: CASPER    
Department: Pacific Power
Schedule: Days
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $74,300-$115,500 

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12.00% 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.


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

Nearest Major Market: Wyoming
Nearest Secondary Market: Casper

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