Sr Telecommunications Engineer 4 (Portland, OR) #112043

Date: May 8, 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:

Design and troubleshoot telecommunications and network communications systems in support of electrical system operations. Responsibilities include provide provisioning and programming of telecommunications or network equipment including microwave radios, fiber optic terminals, multiplexers, and network switches. Specify and ordering carrier services from telecommunications providers and phone companies. 

Responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Provide functional leadership and technical expertise for engineering team.
  • Act as a subject matter expert, support needs of other business units and provide solutions for solving core and strategic business initiatives. 
  • Complete detailed design of telecommunications systems and provide scoping for highly complex projects.
  • Work with external utility, local, county, state and federal agencies to satisfy jurisdictional requirements. 
  • Support compliance efforts in support of all WECC, FERC, and NERC requirements pertaining to electronic communications.
  • Take ownership of geographic regions to support business needs, work with limited supervision.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements for this position include the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field; or equivalent work experience. (Typically four years of additional related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a Bachelor’s degree.  A minimum of two years additional directly related technical experience is required.)
  • Ten years of telecommunications or networking experience.
  • Ability to document design of systems using computer aided drafting program or equivalent software.
  • Expert level knowledge of Telecommunication systems, including but not limited to: Trunking, Circuit Design, Syncronous Optical Networking, Multiplexing, T1. Microwave Radio, and Optical Transmission.
  • Knowledge of information technology terms, equipment, systems, functions and major vendors.
  • Understanding of Electrical Utility operations and circuit requirements. 
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. 
  • Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently. 

Additional Information

Req Id: 112043 
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: PORTLAND     
Department: PacifiCorp Corporate 
Schedule: FT
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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