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Area-Transmission Planner (Level I, II, Senior I or Senior II) - Portland, Oregon - #108499

Date: Aug 17, 2022

Location: Portland, Oregon, OR, US, 97216

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. This position supports real-time, day ahead, and short-term operations for all bulk electric systems (BES).

Responsibilities

 

The responsibilities of the Area-Transmission Planner I and II include:

  • Design, develop, modify, and evaluate transmission systems, processes, or facilities to support Company objectives, utilizing engineering methods to demonstrate compliance with NERC/WECC reliability standards.
  • Develop moderately complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments.  
  • Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results. 
  • Recommend alternative engineering solutions to management to meet business needs.  
  • Deliver on commitments and assist in the management of 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.

     

In addition, the responsibilities of the Sr Area-Transmission Planner I and II include:

  • 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.  
  • 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.  

Requirements

 

The requirements of the Area-Transmission Planner I include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

 

In addition, the requirements of the Area-Transmission Planner II include:

  • A minimum of two or more years of directly related experience in transmission modeling, transmission system engineering and/or transmission system planning.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations, the National Electric Codes, and NERC and WECC reliability standards.

 

In addition, the requirements of the Sr. Area-Transmission Planner I include the following:

  • 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.

 

In addition, the requirements of the Sr. Area-Transmission Planner II include the following:

  • A minimum of eight or more years of directly related experience in transmission modeling, transmission system engineering and/or transmission system planning. 
  • Advanced technical degree or professional engineer (PE) required.

Preferences

 

  • Advanced Degree
  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification
  • Power Option (particularly Power System Analysis) 
  • Knowledge of NERC and WECC reliability standards.

 

Additional Information

 

Req Id: 108499
Company Code: PacifiCorp  
Primary Location: Portland, Oregon    
Department: Rocky Mountain Power
Personnel Subarea: Exempt 
Hiring Range: $72,500 - $129,800.00 

 

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12% - 15% 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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