Sr Data Scientist, Salt Lake City, UT or Portand, OR #111702

Date: Mar 24, 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 technical support on complex and business critical projects related to wildfire mitigation, ass    Provides technical support on complex and business critical projects related to wildfire mitigation, asset performance, and T&D Operations across six states. Leverages large quantities of data, such as weather, environmental, outage, vegetation, and grid attributes, to inform long term risk analysis and aid in decision making. Works alongside senior leadership to develop tools and analysis and inform the future of data driven decisions. Develops presentations for senior management and recommends and implements changes to meet company goals. Supports long term grid planning and load forecasting. Contributes to internal training for engineers and technicians in subject area.


•    Conduct complex research studies and technical analyses in areas of specialized data science to support company objectives and enable Transmission and Distribution Operations. 
•    Support data science projects, processes, or systems over the life cycle of the project, including project identification, scope development, implementation, and long-term operations and maintenance. 
•    Collaborate with engineering, operations, dispatch and regulatory teams to analyze complex problems, identify issues, innovate and deliver solutions consistent with schedules established.
•    Provide technical expertise across business in the area of data science to support functions such as wildfire mitigation and reliability within the T&D Operations organization. 
•    Develop detailed computational analysis, including data science, computer modeling, and scripting and tool development, and integrate methods and products within and across company software products.
•    Participate in government, industry, collegiate and other applicable associations or work groups which have the ability to influence or set policy impacting the future of our utility.
•    Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.
•    Support data literacy and scripting knowledge development across the team. 
•    Strong customer service focus.


•    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Analytics, Data Science, Math, or Physics from an accredited college/university.
•    A minimum of five years’ experience in a power/utility/energy industry or related professional experience.
•    Some experience in Python (or related language) and associated libraries for machine learning. 
•    Knowledge of SQL query construction and optimization
•    Exceptional technical writing skills.
•    Ability to communicate complex data in a simple, actionable way through visualizations.
•    Ability to review scientific literature and incorporate knowledge into ongoing projects. 
•    Ability to work cross functionally and support multiple departments.
•    Demonstrated leadership and/or project management skills. 
•    Knowledge of industry best practices for data science and data governance. 


•    Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.   
•    Professional Engineering license.
•    MS or PhD in quantitative fields.
•    Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws regulations and electrical codes.
•    Experience working in the utilities, risk management, or wildfire mitigation sector. 
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning environment.
•    Experience with C#, Spark, or R.
•    Experience with time series modeling and forecasting.
•    Understanding of the Company’s business and relevant policies, procedures, and practices.

Additional Information

Req Id: 111702
Company Code: Pacificorp
Primary Location: PORTLAND
Department: Rocky Mountain Power
Schedule: Days
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $115900-$136300

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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