Resource Operations Analyst (Mid / Sr Level) Portland, Oregon #112122

Date: May 25, 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

Provides general operating guidance to staff and field control operators as required for resource operations, water management, generation schedules and generation planning. Primary responsibility is to ensure consistent and reliable planning and scheduling of the company’s generation assets capacity and energy. 

Responsibilities for this position include the following:


  • Develop operating plans to effectively manage water supply to satisfy all multi-use objectives.
  • Responsible for fulfilling PacifiCorp’s resource stewardship commitment to the environment and license compliance.
  • Perform routine water balance and scheduling calculations related to water management, environmental and recreation objectives.
  • Provide general resource operations and/or water management guidance to business unit staff, field, and union personnel, both internal and external to PacifiCorp related to hydro generation and project operations to ensure delivery of production plans and operational modifications. 
  • Provide technical operational and hydrologic support for project licensing efforts.
  • Proactively seek and plan optimal maintenance and outage planning strategies.
  • Prepare seasonal water supply forecasts as required for near term and long term hydro operations planning.
  • On call 24 hours for generation and water management assistance to hydro resource and field operations personnel.


In addition to the above, responsibilities for the senior Level include the following:

  • Responsible for technical flood control operations guidance to control operators and staff and compliance liaison.
  • Development of environmental policy strategy, to actively engage internal and external water and environmental stakeholders as required for effective water management and environmental decisions.
  • Prepare long term operating plans and direction for hydro position forecasting that achieves system and financial objectives for the company.
  • Manage the hydro book activities in order to maximize the value of hydro resource flexibility. Balance hydro availability and related uncertainty with market trading opportunities.

Requirements for this position include the following:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physical Science, Mathematics, Hydrology or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Minimum of three years of water management, power system operations, and/or environmental management.
  • Demonstrated professional experience in business and/or economics. Communication and interpersonal skills to provide concise understanding and support for actions to field staff and union personnel.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Excel, and Word applications.
  • Strong analytical skills with knowledge of mathematic applications, information management and data analysis. 
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a diverse team atmosphere.


In addition to the above, requirements for the Senior Level include the following:

  • Minimum of five years of water management, power system operations, and/or environmental management.
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in business and/or economics.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in physical processes related to weather and stream flow processes.


  • Understanding of Company policies practices procedures, applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Understanding of the WECC transmission grid, power plants, market hubs, and interchange points between companies.
  • Working knowledge of hydrology and water management strategies.
  • Working knowledge of water supply forecasting techniques.
  • Working knowledge of environmental issues related to rivers. 
  • Working knowledge of resource optimization strategies and modeling.
  • Working knowledge of hydroelectric facilities and power system operations

Additional Information

Req Id: 112122 
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: PORTLAND     
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: FT
Personnel Subarea: Exempt 
Hiring Range: $76,200 - $103,100.00  
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12% 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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