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Area Distribution Manager - Grants Pass, Oregon - #107666

Date: May 10, 2022

Location: Grants Pass, Oregon, OR, US, 97527

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 operations of an electric utility in a geographic territory, region, location or cross-functional unit, which has a major impact on corporate, business unit, or organizational objectives. Establishes and implements business objectives, strategies, and plans in support of company strategic goals. Manages and allocates financial and employee resources including adherence to department budgets. Responsible for selecting, coaching, and developing both bargaining unit and management level employees. Implements and supports company programs and policies. Develops 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.



  • Establish and implement business objectives and plans in support of the company’s strategic goals. Develop and execute policy, direct and monitor resources, and 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. Participate in activities related to the planning, design, building, maintenance, switching and control of the electrical distribution and transmission systems. 
  • 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 Distribution and Transmission System Investment and Asset Management, Finance, Construction and Support Services, Dispatch, Safety, Procurement, Customer Service, Logistics and Transport. 
  • Encourage and implement processes to ensure design and construction as well as maintenance standardization. 
  • Provide support for compliance audit activities. Perform inspections and field audits on the transmission and distribution maintenance and/or capital work performed.
  • 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. Implement and deliver more efficient ways to complete work.
  • Create a vision, communicate strategy, and effectively interface with other company leaders.
  • Analyze market and competition and understand 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.
  • Manage and allocate financial and employee resources. Usually responsible for establishment and adherence to department budget.
  • Promote safety in the workplace through demonstrated leadership. Ensure that a zero accident workplace message is delivered in a convincing manner on a regular basis.
  • Respond to after-hour emergencies relating to the electrical system with both Distribution & Transmission activities/workload.
  • Interview hire, train, coach, and develop employees.



  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, industrial management or other similar field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience in the electric utility or related industry.
  • A minimum of seven years’ experience with operations and / or project management including financial oversight and personnel development.
  • A minimum of three years of functional or direct people management experience with the proven ability to lead, motivate and influence employees.
  • Leadership and teamwork skills to negotiate with and influence peers and direct reports 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.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency with computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets and mainframe applications.
  • 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. 



  • A minimum of five years’ 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 practi

Additional Information


Req Id: 107666

Company Code: PacifiCorp

Primary Location: Grants Pass, Oregon

Department: Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: Full-time

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: $126,700 - $149,000 


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


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 potential.  


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.

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