Senior Engineer - Idleyld Park, Oregon (North Umpqua) - #111401

Date: Nov 15, 2023

Location: IDLEYLD PARK, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

Join Our Team!


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.


Be a part of the West’s clean energy future!  PacifiCorp is seeking a civil or mechanical engineer to join our renewable resources team which is regionally known as a leader in hydropower.  As a hydro engineer, you will have the opportunity to stretch your engineering knowledge into multiple facets of hydropower and to interact with national experts in the discipline. In addition, your daily workplace will be the scenic North Umpqua River basin in southern Oregon with occasional work at our other hydroelectric projects in six different states.


The work is fast paced, varied, challenging, and rewarding. PacifiCorp offers a full benefits package, generous paid time off, flexible scheduling and participation in the employee Annual Incentive Plan, which for this position can be up to 15% of the annual salary.

Our ideal candidate will be a professional engineer with five or more years of relevant experience in design, construction or project management.  If you are looking to work in an exciting and evolving field, have an inquisitive nature, a desire for continuous learning, and are an excellent communicator, please consider applying.

General Purpose


Serves as the on-site engineer supporting the North Umpqua hydro team. Develops engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments associated with the planning, design, licensing, construction, operation, and maintenance of the company’s hydroelectric generation or other utility facilities/systems.



  • Design, develop, modify, and evaluate systems, process, or facilities to support company objectives, utilizing engineering methods.
  • Develop highly complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments. 
  • Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.
  • Act as a lead/expert in the work group; train and mentor associate and career level engineers, technicians and designers.
  • Recommend alternative engineering solutions to management to meet business needs. 
  • Deliver on commitments and manage outside engineering services and general or specialty contractors to accomplish the assigned work.
  • Develop project timelines and budgets and monitor progress compared to plans.



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • A minimum of five or more years experience in industrial power systems or electric utility power systems, or related professional experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty.
  • Project management and leadership skills including the ability to work as a team leader, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments.
  • Understanding of company’s business, and relevant policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of applicable industry standards, regulations and codes. 
  • Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, to discuss alternatives, and to make recommendations.
  • Proficiency with the use of personal computers including automated tools.


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


Additional Information


Req Id: 111401 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Idleyld Park, Oregon (North Umpqua)
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: Full-Time
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $98,200 - $115,500  

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.

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

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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