Director, Transmission & Distribution Training (Portland, OR) 111752

Date: Apr 3, 2024

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

Lead the strategy, design, and delivery of the T&D training programs, including the Company management training program and supervisory and leadership development, as well delivery of organizational objectives for assigned disciplines. Work across multiple departments in program development and implementation to include long-term planning and budgeting. Conduct training assessments and gap analyses to determine individual training requirements. May conduct training or co-facilitate with subject matter expert. Manage and allocate financial and employee resources. Implement and support Company programs and policies.  Responsible for establishment and adherence to department budget. Typically reports to an executive or head of a unit/department.

Responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Plan, develop and administer training programs using a variety of methods including, classroom training, web-based training, demonstrations, on-the-job training, meetings, conferences and workshops. 
  • Analyze, recommend and/or implement new training programs and improvements to existing procedures for improved business results. 
  • Coordinate training development with cross department subject matter experts in a way that ensures compliance with regulatory requirements and company policies and practices.
  • Oversee the design of training manuals, computer-based training, multimedia visual aids and other educational materials. Coordinate simulator based training development with subject matter experts.
  • Oversee job task documentation, task surveys, training assessments and gap analysis to determine individualized requirements
  • Facilitate team projects, provide guidance and direction to team members, and communicate project objectives, parameters, status, and outcomes.
  • Ensure that the T&D Operations organization is compliant with external and internal training requirements by discipline.  
  • Lead development and implementation of processes and procedures to enhance operational effectiveness. 
  • Manage complex projects between cross functional areas including represented and non-represented personnel.
  • Evaluate policies, procedures and other documentation and ensure training program complies with Company safety procedures and operational requirements. 
  • Develop and evaluate operational metrics to assess effectiveness of training program; take measures to modify training as needed to address operational gaps or performance needs. 
  • Responsible for selecting, coaching, and developing employees and management of employee salaries. 

Requirements of this position include the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in, Electrical Engineering, or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in training, program or project management in the utility power delivery business.  
  • Knowledge of established operational practices and procedures for utility transmission and distribution systems with emphasis on dispatching and outage management.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult and resolve internal and external customer issues which maybe critical, sensitive, or urgent in nature.
  • Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Experience in developing a training program for an electric utility operational organization.
  • Project management skills including the ability to work as a team member, develop and implement training schedules and timelines, and deliver on commitments.
  • Excellent oral and technical written presentation skills required in order to prepare training materials and deliver training sessions.
  • Ability to quickly develop subject matter knowledge on a variety of training topics.
  • Understanding of applicable Company policies, practices and procedures.
  • Understanding of NESC requirements and field work practices
  • Leadership and teamwork skills to develop and promote cooperative working relationships within and among departments.
  • Travel will be required up to 20% of time.


  • Previous training experience in the electric utility industry working with all levels throughout the organization. 
  • Knowledge of PacifiCorp’s business, products and services, policies, procedures and practices, and applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Additional Information

Req Id: 111752 
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: PORTLAND     
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: FULL TIME 
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $133,000 - $156,500  
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 20% 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.

Unless otherwise required by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening including for marijuana. While marijuana is legal in several states, including Oregon, a positive test for positions in Oregon may disqualify a candidate. The company complies with the laws of Washington and California and only obtains and considers positive tests for marijuana in safety-sensitive positions or those covered by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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