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T&D Data Scientist (Mid-Level or Senior) Portland, OR (Remote work available) - 108099

Date: May 12, 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

 

Provides technical leadership on the most 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 to 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. Facilitates internal training for engineers and technicians in subject areas, acts as company subject matter expert. 

Responsibilities for this position include:

 

  • 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.

 

In addition to the above, Sr-Level responsibilities include:

  • Independently conduct highly complex research studies and technical analyses in areas of specialized data science to support company objectives and enable Transmission and Distribution Operations. 
  • Work cross-functionally to develop and implement company standards and processes relating to data science and data governance within Transmission & Distribution Operations. 
  • Work effectively with engineering, operations, dispatch and regulatory teams to analyze complex problems, identify issues, innovate and deliver solutions consistent with schedules established.
  • Lead 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.    
  • Provide technical expertise across business in the area of data to support functions such as wildfire mitigation and reliability within the T&D Operations organization. 
  • Ability to coordinate or otherwise support fire data analysis and fire investigations.
  • Serve as the Company expert in the discipline and provide authoritative consultation and recommendations to senior management. 
  • 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.
  • Actively participate as company lead 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.
  • Provide leadership to develop data literacy and scripting knowledge across the team. 
  • Strong customer service focus.

Requirements for this position include the following:

 

  • 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

 

In addition to the above, the Sr-level requirements include:

  • A minimum of 7 or more years’ experience in a power/utility/energy industry or related profession, including experience performing highly technical work of a specialized nature.
  • Over 3+ years of experience working with Python (or related language) and associated libraries for machine learning. 
  • Ability to construct and optimize SQL queries (1+ years’ experience).
  • Expert knowledge of industry best practices for data science and data governance.

Preferences:

 

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

Additional Information

 

Req Id: 108099
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: PORTLAND
Department: Pacific Power
Schedule: FT
Hiring Range: $95,800 - $129,800 
Personnel Subarea: EXEMPT 
Target Incentive percentage 15.00 
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.


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