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Data Scientist (Portland, OR) #107523

Date: Jun 28, 2022

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

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


Provides technical leadership on the most complex and business critical engineering projects related to wildfire mitigation. Facilitates internal training for engineers and technicians in subject area; acts as company subject matter expert. Develops presentations for senior management and recommends and implements changes to benefit the company.  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, distribution, telecommunication, or other utility facilities/systems.



  • Independently conduct highly complex engineering research studies and technical analyses in areas of specialized expertise not commonly available or obtainable in the competitive engineering market. 
  • Ability to work effectively with engineering, operations, dispatch and regulatory teams to analyze complex problems, identify issues, innovate and deliver solutions consistent with schedules established.
  • Lead or support project teams in the development of critical wildfire mitigation solutions.    
  • Provide technical expertise across business in the area of wildfire mitigation and data analysis. 
  • Ability to coordinate or otherwise support fire data analysis and fire investigations.
  • Serve as the Company expert in the discipline and provide authoritative consultation and recommendations to senior management. 
  • Develop detailed computational analysis, including data science, computer modeling, and scripting and tool development, and integrate methods and products within and across company software products.
  • Ensure analysis data and programming code meet regulatory and company standards and are consistently structured to extend across toolsets for efficient programming, reporting and code review 
  • Participate in government, industry, collegiate and other applicable associations or work groups which have the ability to influence or set policy impacting the future of our utility.
  • Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.
  • Lead technical/project manager for wildfire mitigation based technical projects required by regulations including annual California Wildfire Mitigation Plans.
  • Strong customer service focus.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Analytics, Data Science, Math, or Physics from an accredited college/university.
  • A minimum of 10 or more years’ power/utility engineering experience as a practicing engineer, including experience performing highly technical work of a specialized nature; and
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in data mining and data exploitation including:
  1. Coding knowledge and experience in one or more languages (Java, C, C++),
  2. Scripting knowledge and experience in one or more languages (R, Python, Bash, Spark),
  3. Some knowledge and experience in statistical and data mining techniques,
  4. Big Data Querying from one or more languages/platforms (SQL, NoSQL, R, Graph),
  5. Experience using libraries of advanced analytics techniques (statistics, machine learning, calculus, etc.),
  6. Experience using one or more 3rd party analytics tools (such as PowerBI),
  7. Experience visualizing/presenting data for stakeholders.
  • Project management and leadership skills including the ability to work as a team member, maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments. 
  • Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness. 
  • Highest level of communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations.



  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.   
  • Professional Engineering license.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws regulations and electrical codes.
  • Understanding of the Company’s business and relevant policies, procedures, and practices.

Additional Information


Req Id: 107523
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: PORTLAND
Department: Pacific Power
Schedule:  FT
Personnel Subarea: Exempt   
Hiring Range: 110,300 - 129,800 
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15.00% of salary.


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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