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Engineer I or II - Portland, Oregon - #106057

Date: Sep 30, 2021

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.


Seeking ENTRY LEVEL and CAREER LEVEL Civil Engineers:


If you ever dreamed of working with large dams and have some heavy civil design, construction, and/or project management experience…have we got an opportunity for you. PacifiCorp is seeking a civil engineer/project manager to join our dam safety team which is becoming regionally known as a leader in the dam safety field. In dam safety you will have the opportunity to not only stretch your current engineering knowledge into multiple facets of civil engineering (i.e. structural, geotechnical, hydrology, and hydraulics) but also regularly interact with national experts on those disciplines. In addition, your work will take you into the remote and scenic areas of our hydroelectric projects in six different states.


The work is fast paced, varied, challenging, and rewarding. PacifiCorp also offers a full benefits package, generous paid time off, flexible scheduling (after six months of employment), paid parental leave, and participation in the employee Annual Incentive Plan which for this position can be up to 12% of the salary advertised annually. So if you are looking for a change into an exciting and ever evolving field, have an inquisitive nature, a desire for continuous learning, and are an excellent communicator, please consider applying.



General Purpose


Applies prescribed methods and standard practices in performing specific tasks within projects and assists other engineering staff on more complex projects. 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.



The responsibilities of the Engineer I position include:

  • Analyze the system design, programming, and modification
  • Develop studies of limited scope and prepare data for cost estimations and analyses
  • Run equipment and performance tests and install and inspect new equipment
  • Conduct site inspections to ensure adherence to engineering standards

In addition, the responsibilities of the Engineer II position are: 

  • Design, develop, modify, and evaluate systems, process, or facilities to support Company objectives
  • Develop moderately complex electrical engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments
  • Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results
  • Guide and direct associate level engineers, technicians and drafters
  • Recommend alternative solutions to management in area of specialty on engineering solutions to meet business needs
  • Deliver on commitments and manage outside engineering services to accomplish the assigned work
  • Analyze and design engineering methods



The requirements for the Engineer I include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited college/university.
  • Basic knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations (if required for the position).
  • Ability to interact favorably with project and work teams.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers and automated tools.


In addition, the requirements for the Engineer II include:

  • A minimum of two or more years of directly related experience in the applicable engineering field.
  • Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness.
  • Ability to provide timely assessments with limited information and/or assumptions.



  • Educational experience focused on Structural or Hydraulic Engineering.
  • Engineering internship or other experience specific to applicable discipline.
  • Completion of internship with an electrical utility.


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

Additional Information


Req Id: 106057
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: Portland, Oregon
Department: Pacific Power
Schedule: Full-time
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $71,100 - $96,200 


This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12% 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

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