Telecommunications Engineer 3 / 4 (Portland, OR / Salt Lake City, UT) #112250

Date: Jul 2, 2024

Location: PORTLAND / Salt Lake City, 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 and troubleshoot telecommunications and network communications systems in support of electrical system operations. Responsibilities include provide provisioning and programming of telecommunications or network equipment including microwave radios, fiber optic terminals, multiplexers, and network switches. Specify and ordering carrier services from telecommunications providers and phone companies. 


Responsibilities of for Engr 3 position include the following::

  • Design major networking or communications systems. Create networking diagrams and implement complex network programming on phone systems and network systems 
  • Serve as a consultant to other business units for solving networking or communications needs. 
  • Serve as project manager on major projects or system upgrades. 
  • Create documentation on all projects and keep documentation updated. 
  • Write equipment specifications and purchase equipment for projects. 
  • Design and test new telecommunications or network systems as required by the company. 
  • Make budget recommendations for construction projects and future system requirements.
  • Analyze system problems and implement solutions. 
  • Write job specifications and equipment specifications for contract jobs. 
  • Lead systems capacity planning to manage technology changes and growth and make recommendations for approval by senior management. 
  • Provide technical leadership to staff. 
  • Provide technical input to assist in development of project planning. 
  • Perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. 


In addition to the above, the responsibilities of for Engr 4 position include the following:

  • Provide functional leadership and technical expertise for engineering team.
  • Act as a subject matter expert, support needs of other business units and provide solutions for solving core and strategic business initiatives. 
  • Complete detailed design of telecommunications systems and provide scoping for highly complex projects.
  • Work with external utility, local, county, state and federal agencies to satisfy jurisdictional requirements. 
  • Support compliance efforts in support of all WECC, FERC, and NERC requirements pertaining to electronic communications.
  • Take ownership of geographic regions to support business needs, work with limited supervision.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirements for the Engr 3 position include the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Electrical Engineering in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field; or equivalent work experience. (Typically four years of additional related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of two years additional directly related technical experience is required.)
  • Five years of telecommunications or networking experience.
  • Ability to document design of systems using computer aided drafting program or equivalent software.
  • Advanced knowledge of trunking, circuit design, SONET, TDM, T1s, ISDN, Frame Relay, voice mail, PBX administration and scripting, ATM microwave and radio communication.
  • Knowledge of large call center operational requirements.
  • Advanced knowledge of information technology terms, equipment, systems, functions, and major vendors.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. 
  • Effective analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently. 


In addition to the above, the Eng 4 requirements include:

  • Ten years of telecommunications or networking experience.
  • Top expert level knowledge of trunking, circuit design, SONET, TDM, T1s, ISDN, Frame Relay, voice mail, PBX administration and scripting, ATM microwave and radio communication.
  • Advanced knowledge of large call center operational requirements..
  • Expert level knowledge of Telecommunication systems, including but not limited to: Trunking, Circuit Design, Syncronous Optical Networking, Multiplexing, T1. Microwave Radio, and Optical Transmission.
  • Knowledge of information technology terms, equipment, systems, functions and major vendors.
  • Understanding of Electrical Utility operations and circuit requirements. 


Additional Information

Req Id: 112250 
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: PORTLAND / Salt Lake City     
Department: PacifiCorp Corporate 
Schedule: FT
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $100,700 - $136,300  
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15% 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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