Sr Engineer, Portland, OR or Salt Lake City, UT #112071

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

Develops engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments associated with the planning, design, licensing, construction, operation, and maintenance of the company's generation, transmission, distribution, telecommunication, or other utility facilities/systems.


•    Design, develop, modify, and evaluate systems, process, or facilities to support company objectives, utilizing engineering methods.
•    Analyze outage data, asset maintenance history, wildfire risk, and other data sets to identify project locations, design projects, and prioritize work across portfolios supporting different business objectives.
•    Support data analysis by providing engineering and operational insight into outage and asset information.
•    Develop highly complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments.  
•    Recommend alternative engineering solutions to management to meet business needs.  
•    Deliver on commitments and manage outside engineering services to accomplish the assigned work.
•    Maintain project timelines and budgets.
•    Analyze and design engineering methods.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • A minimum of five or more years experience in industrial power systems or electric utility power systems, or related professional experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty.
  • Project management and leadership skills including the ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments.
  • Understanding of company’s business, and relevant policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations and the National Electric Codes. 
  • Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers including automated tools.


Additional Information

Req Id: 112071
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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