Manager, Transmission Policy - Portland, OR #110671

Date: Jun 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

Design, develop and implement energy market related initiatives associated with transmission business unit including modifications to the relevant regulatory tariffs. Lead and manage the Company’s strategic transmission policy development with external stakeholders. Manage the  process of requests, negotiations, and projects with third party transmission customers and neighboring utilities. Manage and allocate financial and employee resources. Responsible for selecting, coaching, and developing employees and responsible for management of employee salaries. 


  • Develop and implement energy market initiatives for the transmission business unit.
  • Lead and manage tariff development.
  • Maintain an internal and external leadership role in regional and regulatory work groups in order to maximize opportunities and minimize cost exposures that result from regional and federal legislation, regulation, and policy changes impacting PacifiCorp
  • Manage multiple complex projects, research, track, report on initiatives, and provide guidance and strategic direction to a team.
  • Analyze, recommend and/or implement technical, procedure and process enhancements. 
  • Manage interaction between customers and the project team.
  • Apply transmission services management principles to support the Company's transmission market designs and transmission enhancements, including studies, and implementing capital projects.
  • Ensure transmission service processes are supported and manage issues associated with transmission interconnections, including customer interfaces as required to manage customer issues.
  • Communicate and coordinate with transmission customers and neighboring utilities to ensure successful completion of Company projects.
  • Promote activities that have an overall transmission services perspective and recommend and implement action plans and process improvements.
  • Provide regulatory support for Federal and Regional Transmission Policy and Strategy Development and Positioning.
  • Develop positions and responses to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) filings, as appropriate
  • FERC – Regulatory order advocacy, interpretations and implementation into the business
  • Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) –tracking & coordination, support and policy development and positioning
  • California Independent System Operator (CAISO) – Active policy development at the regional level on emerging transmission & market initiatives developed through a regional collaborative
  • Advise management of the impact of proposed market rule and design changes and develop potential strategies and recommendations for economic optimization and compliance. 
  • Select, train, coach, and develop employees.
  • Responsible for daily communication of expectations, coaching employees, providing ongoing feedback, and working collaboratively with other departments. 
  • Facilitate change, develop others, foster continuous improvement and drive for compliance to a developed standard. 
  • Promote activities that have an overall asset level perspective.
  • Assess industry practices as well as local factors that have a direct impact on performance both physical and financial.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Finance or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in market policy, system operations, transmission system planning or a related field. 
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in people management. 
  • Knowledge of Company's strategic plan, objectives for specific area, as well as Company policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of the Company’s Open Access Transmission Tariff.  
  • Management skills including the ability to establish objectives, execute policy, monitor resources, and manage the development or implementation of a system, program, or process.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills to manage and motivate employees. 
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers including spreadsheet, database, word processing, presentation applications and SAP.


  • Advanced Degree.
  • Supervisory experience or demonstrated leadership skills is highly desirable. 
  • Experience in market design or operation.  

Additional Information

Req Id: 110671 
Company Code: PacifiCorp   
Primary Location: PORTLAND     
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: FT  
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $113,100 - $133,000  
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15.00% 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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