Senior IRP Program/Regulatory Specialist - Portland, Oregon - #112155

Date: Jun 7, 2024

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

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


Provide regulatory, legislative and project management support including for the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and associated stakeholder and regulatory process, active regulatory dockets supporting commercial and resource acquisitions, and legislative activities impacting modeling and planning inputs and assumptions.



  • Draft comments and contribute to testimony and other regulatory filings in the IRP dockets and other related rulemakings and legislative activities.
  • Coordinate and respond to discovery requests from state commissions and stakeholders.  
  • Oversee regulatory deadlines and maintain a regulatory schedule for state and federal requirements and meetings impacting the IRP and other regulatory findings.
  • Develop an IRP project plan with the project scope and objectives, major activities, and timelines for completion. 
  • Oversee and maintain the IRP project plan and monitor progress against the plan. Communicate with the Director regarding project status.
  • Contribute to development of the IRP document.
  • Serve as the IRP and regulatory subject matter expert for the department. 
  • Develop other regulatory filing project plans with the project scope and objectives, major activities, and timelines for completion. 
  • Oversee and maintain other regulatory filing project plan and monitor progress against the plans. Communicate with the Director regarding project status.
  • Contribute to development of other regulatory filing documents.
  • Responsible for regulatory interface, developing regulatory strategy and representation of company in regulatory proceedings.
  • Perform analysis as needed supporting commercial resource acquisition and valuation, development of the annual integrated resource plan, and associated studies.
  • Prepare and develop tables, figures and charts supporting analysis.
  • Oversee stakeholder public input meeting logistics, issues tracking and distribution of materials for the IRP and other regulatory processes.
  • Maintain the IRP and CEIP mailboxes, distribution lists, and track and respond to stakeholder feedback forms.
  • Create training documents and train new and existing staff on best practices, processes and procedures.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • A minimum of seven years’ experience performing analytical, planning or project management work in the utility industry or a related field. 
  • Knowledge of regulatory rules, policies, procedures and practices. 
  • Strong analysis, assessment and planning skills to determine recommendations or plans of action. 
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines. 
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult with internal and external stakeholders regarding matters/issues which may be sensitive in nature.
  • Project management experience.
  • Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work as a member of a team and ability to present alternatives and recommendations. 
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers including spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation applications. 



  • Demonstrated experience organizing and writing large technical documents and project plans.
  • Knowledge of integrated resource planning principles and IRP regulatory obligations.
  • Knowledge of PacifiCorp’s resources, transmission system, stakeholders and/or regulatory environment.
  • Knowledge of power system economics.
  • Experience working in a regulated environment. 

Additional Information


Req Id: 112155 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Portland, Oregon     
Department: Pacific Power 
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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