Sr Business Specialist, Portland, OR or Salt Lake City, UT #112072

Date: May 9, 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. 

The Asset Risk team is responsible for identifying, quantifying, and developing mitigation strategies for risks to electric transmission and distribution assets, including system performance/reliability improvement and wildfire risk reduction.  The organization will support several objectives to 1) complete accurate, timely reporting on system performance and responses to data requests from regulatory entities; 2) meet all commitments outlined in our Wildfire Mitigation Plans; 3) continue to foster trusted relationships with key stakeholders; and 4) provide ongoing technical support and manage technology development for existing and new applications.

General Purpose

Provides advice and counsel to management and client organizations within the Asset Risk department. Conducts special studies and analyses, develops alternatives, presents recommendations to management and influences management decisions.  Researches, analyzes, develops, and implements new strategies, programs, and/or processes in response to changing internal and external conditions. Specifically, deliver weekly, monthly, and annual reliability and outage reports across six states, including data compilation and analytics in a repeatable, sustainable way. Additional areas of focus include fire incident and major event reporting consistent with state specific and company requirements.


•    Promote a customer first culture and commit to delivering outstanding results for customers.
•    Prepare and submit required emergent and recurring regulatory filings and internal reports for system performance using reliability, outage, and fire incident data.
•    Gather and analyze critical information (demographics, condition, costs, lifecycle) from various sources to support risk model development and analysis. Audit business system data for accuracy, clarity, and completeness and evaluate actuals against targets.
•    Develop and implement program policies for regulatory and fire incident tracking and reporting including coordination across multiple business teams, data collection and validation, and preparing deliverables.
•    Research and analyze relevant data, evaluate complex situations, develop creative alternatives, provide recommendations, and negotiate and influence outcomes. 
•    Support regulatory activities by writing testimony, responding to data requests, meeting with regulators and other IOUs, and providing content for regulatory processes.


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  
•    A minimum of seven years experience in an applicable field directly related to position responsibilities. 
•    Program design skills including development of interventions, processes, or new or modified programs to meet customer needs.
•    Advanced communication and interpersonal skills to interface with team members and customers to promote positive customer outcomes.
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to establish trust, maintain confidence, and understand social behavior and interactions.
•    Ability to work with all organizational levels to influence actions and negotiate outcomes
•    Ability to listen and communicate effectively through oral and written means. 
•    Proficient with the use of information technology to gather, analyze, and summarize data including Microsoft Excel and data visualization tools
•    Project management and leadership skills, including the ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments. 
•    Knowledge of research, analysis and consulting techniques, Company policies, procedures, practices, and applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations.


•    Previous Utility Operations experience in a program management role.  
•    Previous supervisory or lead experience for complex projects or programs involving multiple stakeholders.
•    Experience developing and executing reporting processes for regulatory compliance.

Additional Information

Req Id: 112072
Company Code: Pacificorp
Primary Location: PORTLAND, OR or Salt Lake City, UT    
Department: Rocky Mountain Power
Schedule: M-F; 8-5
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $100,700-$118,400 

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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