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Area-Transmission Planner (Levels l, II or Sr. Level) Portland, OR #109357

Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

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

Contributes to planning and implementation of transmission projects necessary to ensure that the transmission system continues to reliably and efficiently accommodate customer needs.  Utilizes engineering methods to demonstrate compliance with NERC/WECC Reliability Standards.


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 generation, transmission facilities/systems. 

Responsibilities

 

Responsibilities of level I of this position include the following: 

  • Design, develop, modify, and evaluate transmission systems, processes, or facilities to support Company objectives, utilizing engineering methods to demonstrate compliance with NERC/WECC reliability standards.
  • Develop moderately complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments. 
  • Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.
  • Recommend alternative engineering solutions to management to meet business needs. 
  • Deliver on commitments and assist in the management of outside engineering services to accomplish the assigned work. 
  • Maintain project timeliness and budgets.
  • Participate in the development of new WECC/NERC standards to influence the successful implementation of clear/concise standards that support improved reliability for the electric system.

 

In addition to the above, the Level ll responsibilities include the following: 

  • Develop complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments. 
  • Deliver on commitments and manage outside engineering services to accomplish the assigned work. 
  • Maintain project timeliness and budgets.

 

In addition to the above, the Senior level responsibilities include the following: 

  • Develop highly complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments to the main grid.
  • Act as a lead expert in the work group; train and mentor associate and career level planners, engineers, technicians and drafters. 
  • Coordinate with neighboring utilities on planning studies for interconnected transmission and generation facilities.
  • Prepare the annual screening studies for NERC compliance. 
  • Perform main grid power flow stability studies

Requirements


Requirements of level I of this position include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Project management and leadership skills including the ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations, the National Electric Codes.
  • Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calm.
  • Demonstrated communication (written, verbal and presentation) and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers including automated tools and software applications including power flow and dynamic analysis, data base management (PI), Visio, Microsoft Office Suite including Access, and use of EMS or SCADA.    

 

In addition to the above, the requirements of the level ll position include the following:

  • A minimum of two or more years of directly related experience in transmission modeling, transmission system engineering and/or transmission system planning.
  • Project management and leadership skills including the ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations, the National Electric Codes, and NERC and WECC reliability standards. 

 

In addition to the above, the requirements of the Senior level position include the following:

  • A minimum of five or more years of directly related experience in transmission modeling, transmission system engineering and/or transmission system planning.

Preferences

•    Professional Engineer (PE) certification
•    Power Option (particularly Power System Analysis) 
•    Advanced Degree

Additional Information

Req Id: 109357
Company Code: PacifiCorp  
Primary Location: PORTLAND    
Department: Transmission Planning-WestSide - TF 
Personnel Subarea: EXEMPT 
Hiring Range: $72,500 - $112,700.00
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12-15% of salary.

 

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.


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