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Area-Transmission Planner 1 / Area-Transmission Planner II - Portland, Oregon - 105165

Date: Jun 3, 2021

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97216

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.



  • 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 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 manage 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.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations, the National Electric Codes, and NERC and WECC reliability standards.
  • 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 requirements listed above, the Area-Transmission Planner II requires:

  • 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.



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


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

Additional Information


Req Id: 105165


Company Code: PacifiCorp 


Primary Location: Portland, Oregon


Department: Pacific Power


Schedule: Full T ime


Personnel Subarea: Exempt


Hiring Range: $71,100.00 - $96,200.00  



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

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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