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Engineer II/ Sr Engineer, Salt Lake City, UT or Portland, OR #109082

Date: Jan 8, 2023

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

This position within the Protection and Control Engineering group will be responsible for the Development of advanced 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 , transmission and distribution facilities/systems.


Responsibilities of the Engineer II position include the following:  
•    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. 
•    Design, develop, modify, and evaluate systems, process, or facilities to support Company objectives, utilizing engineering methods.
•    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.
•    Maintain project timelines and budgets.
•    Analyze and design engineering methods. 

In addition to the above, the Senior Engineer responsibilities include: 
•    Act as a lead/expert in the work group; train and mentor associate and career level engineers, technicians and drafters. 


Requirements for the Engineer II position include the following: 
•    Bachelor’s degree in electrical 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.  
•    A minimum of two or more years of directly related experience in the applicable engineering field. 
•    Demonstrated knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty.
•    Understanding of Company’s business, and relevant policies, procedures, and practices. 
•    Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations and the National Electric Codes (if required for the position).
•    Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness.
•    Ability to provide timely assessments with limited information and/or assumptions.

In addition to the above, the Senior Engineer requirements include: 
•    A minimum of five or more years’ experience in industrial power systems or electric utility power systems, or related professional experience.
•    Project management and leadership skills including the ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments. 


  • Engineering experience specific to industrial power systems or electric utility power systems.
  • Engineering experience specific to applicable discipline.
  • Experience with distributed generation interconnection studies and requirements
  • Familiarity with Remedial action schemes
  • Experience with ASPEN Oneliner fault modeling program

Additional Information

Req Id: 109082
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: PORTLAND    
Department: Rocky Mountain Power
Schedule: FULL TIME
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $83,400-$112,700 


This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12.00% of salary.  


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.

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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