Director, Wildfire Mitigation Program Delivery (Portland, OR) #112044

Date: May 14, 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

Manages a cross-functional unit which has a major impact on corporate, business unit, or organizational objectives. The position is responsible for oversight of timely development, coordination, and delivery of Wildfire Mitigation Plans across PacifiCorp’s six states. Responsible for efficient delivery and tracking of the six state wildfire mitigation plans and filings, project/program development and management, overall company coordination, external stakeholder management, and compliance management and plan adherence. 


•    Plan and manage all aspects of development and implementation of wildfire mitigation plans, filings, programs and business processes to meet internal and external requirements.
•    Manage the complex, politically sensitive, on-going wildfire mitigation plan filings and delivery, ensuring coordination across all PacifiCorp’s states.
•    Responsible for overall company coordination, planning, scheduling, and completion of internal reviews and meetings, and development of PacifiCorp’s long-term wildfire mitigation delivery vision, strategy, and maturation. 
•    Develop detailed project and program delivery plans and new processes as needed, including definition of roles/responsibilities, milestones, and execution strategy. 
•    Direct teams to ensure program and project delivery ensuring all phases of projects or plans meet cost, schedule, quality, project and corporate governance requirements.
•    Coordinate and direct the activities of both internal departments (and external government private agencies (Public Utility Commissions and other utilities/stakeholders) in the process of delivering assigned projects, programs, or filings.
•    Act as “face-of-the-company” for wildfire mitigation plan delivery, including presentations at commission led workshops and meetings or with other internal and external stakeholders. 
•    Function as SME regarding wildfire mitigation program requirements and delivery.
•    Facilitate annual or quarterly external audits as request by state specific or federal regulators. 
•    Provide quality program cost forecasting over the life of the mitigation plans. 
•    Develop scopes of work and requests for proposals for external contracts as necessary.
•    Manage the wildfire mitigation delivery team; direct day-to-day activities and provide guidance and recommendations.
•    Select, coach, and develop employees.
•    Review and evaluate employee performance and prepare annual reviews.


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or the equivalent combination of education and experience  
•    Ten years related professional experience. 
•    A minimum of five years demonstrated leadership/supervisory or functional management experience.
•    Proficient in project scheduling, process development, cost controls, tracking and reporting methodologies
•    Proficient in financial principles to quantify costs and benefits of projects and to track and maintain project budgets  
•    Expert in the application of Project Management Institute project management techniques or equivalent
•    Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills 
•    Demonstrated advanced business management skills including consulting skills, customer service, and business acumen 
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate team efforts, provide guidance and direction to team members, and communicate project objectives, parameters, status, and outcomes to stakeholders 
•    Highly skilled in motivating and influencing others, experience in team building and conflict management
•    Ability to analyze information, form conclusions and provide meaningful and creative solutions to non-typical business issues
•    Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel


•    Master’s in Business Administration or advanced technical degree
•    Advanced Project Management or Program Management Certification by the Project Management Institute
•    Understanding of environmental regulations, National Environmental Protection Act, environmental impact statement, environmental assessment, State Historical Preservation Office, Army Corp of Engineers, etc. 
•    Knowledge of the company’s business, policies, procedures, and practices
•    Experience in the electric utility industry and applicable federal, state and local regulations.
•    Experience in managing direct reports.  

Additional Information

Req Id: 112044 
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: PORTLAND     
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: FT
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $133,000 - $156,500  
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 20.00% 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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