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Sr. Area/Transmission Planner - Portland, OR #108511

Date: Aug 9, 2022

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

Contributes to planning and implementation of transmission projects necessary to ensure that the transmission system continues to reliably and efficiently accommodate customer needs.  Utilizes engineering methods to demonstrate compliance with NERC/WECC Reliability Standards.

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 facilities/systems. 


•    Design, develop, modify, and evaluate main grid transmission systems, processes, or facilities to support Company objectives, utilizing engineering methods to demonstrate compliance with NERC/WECC reliability standards. 
•    Develop highly complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments to the main grid.
•    Act as a lead expert in the work group; train and mentor associate and career level planners, engineers, technicians and drafters.  
•    Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results. 
•    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 timeliness and budgets. 
•    Participate in the development of new WECC/NERC standards to influence the successful implementation of clear/concise standards that support improved reliability for the electric system.
•    Coordinate with neighboring utilities on planning studies for interconnected transmission and generation facilities.
•    Prepare the annual screening studies for NERC compliance.  
•    Perform main grid power flow stability studies.  


•    Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
•    A minimum of five or more years of directly related experience in transmission modeling, transmission system engineering and/or transmission system planning. 
•    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 applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations, the National Electric Codes, and NERC and WECC reliability standards.
•    Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calm. 
•    Demonstrated communication (written, verbal and presentation) 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 and software applications including power flow and dynamic analysis, data base management (PI), Visio, Microsoft Office Suite including Access, and use of EMS or SCADA.


•    Professional Engineer (PE) certification
•    Power Option (particularly Power System Analysis) 
•    Advanced Degree

Additional Information

Req Id: 108511
Company Code: PacifiCorp  
Primary Location: PORTLAND    
Department: Transmission Planning-WestSide - TF 
Personnel Subarea: EXEMPT 
Hiring Range: $95,800.00 - $112,700.00
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15.00 % of salary.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.


At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  


It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.


All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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