Senior BA/EIM Program Manager - Portland, Oregon - #112281

Date: Jun 27, 2024

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97216

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.

General Purpose


The position supports PacifiCorp Balancing Area functions which include the Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) and Balancing and Interchange (B&I) real-time functions in identifying, analyzing, and resolving real-time issues.  This position is a key lead in the planning and implementation of CAISO EIM/Market and Balancing and Interchange (B&I) projects to ensure the PacifiCorp EIM Entity continues to integrate into CAISO EIM reliably and efficiently to accommodate customer needs and meet company goals. Develops plans, specifications/ requirements, calculations, evaluation, design documents and performance assessments associated with planning, design, and operation of the PacifiCorp EIM Entity and PacifiCorp Transmission involvement in CAISO EIM. 



Design, develop, modify and evaluate main grid transmission systems, processes, or facilities to support Company objectives, utilizing engineering methods to demonstrate compliance with NERC reliability standards and WECC regional criterion
Support PacifiCorp Grid Operations Energy Grid Operations/EIM (EGO) desk and the Balance and Interchange (B&I) desk in identifying, analyzing and resolving real-time issues, real-time project and event cutovers
Develop highly complex engineering analyses, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments to CAISO EIM and market integration efforts
Plan, analyze, design and support medium-term and long-term projects enabling PacifiCorp EIM Entity continued participation/integration in CAISO Energy Imbalance Market initiatives, new adjacent EIM entities, market model/design corrections, and CAISO market expansion initiatives
Plan, design, revise and implement new adjacent EIM Entity intertie models with existing EIM Entities and new EIM Entities, including establishment of different base and dynamic CAISO intertie resources and constraints
Track, analyze and plan for changes needed to accommodate CAISO market enhancement releases and integration for new EIM entities, specifically focused on the areas of interchange schedule submission and intertie representation in EIM
Determine requirements for enhancements needed (if any) to support CAISO releases and new EIM entity integration, work with internal departments and or software vendors to enhancement interchange schedule systems to support CAISO releases and new EIM entities
Plan, analyze, design and support technical systems and processes for PacifiCorp Grid Operations B&I Desk, including scheduling system technical administration/configuration, balancing authority area schedule and actual interchange management, transmission path, and curtailment methodology implementation
Collaborate with PacifiCorp interchange scheduling system software vendor in software bug identification and resolution, define requirements, and software enhancements to better support present and future PacifiCorp Grid Operations B&I needs
Liaison with other PacifiCorp Grid Operations and PacifiCorp Transmission Services staff in planning, identification, designing and implementation of changes needed in OASIS/related systems (NAESB Web Registry/EIR, OATI Web Trans/Western Interchange Tool) and scheduling systems (MCG CAS) to support PacifiCorp Transmission Customer requested e-Tag changes, interchange implementation, and changes in Balancing Authority definition (i.e. load or generation changes)
Work in primary role in systems design, configuration and implementation of balancing authority area changes
Act as a lead expert in the work group; train and mentor associate and career level planners, engineers, interns and analysts



•    Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Economics, or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. 
•    Minimum of seven years of experience in EIM functions, or a related field performing the duties of this position.  
•    Demonstrated knowledge of established operational practices and procedures for utility transmission, distribution, and generation systems.
•    Interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate team efforts, provide guidance and direction to team members. 
•    Proficient with the use of personal computers including spreadsheet, database, word processing and presentation applications to compile, maintain, and present information.




  • Previous experience as a System Operator / Dispatcher or an Operations Planner/Engineer.
  • Knowledge and understanding of balancing functions as required to implement market and transmission schedules (e-Tag approvals, OASIS requests, actual/scheduled/inadvertent interchange confirmations).
  • NERC Certified System Operator certification.
  • Knowledge of the company’s strategic plan, objectives for specific area, as well as company policies, procedures, and practices and federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without direct oversight or supervision.

Additional Information

Req Id: 112281 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Portland, Oregon  
Department: Power Delivery 
Schedule: Full-Time
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $115,900 - $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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