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Design Specialist (Associate, Mid Level or Senior) - Portland, Oregon - #108314

Date: Nov 8, 2022

Location: Portland, Oregon, 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

 

The primary function of the Substation Engineering group is delivery of engineering designs for substation capital construction and modification projects The Design Specialist position provides detailed designs and provides expertise in a specialized field.  Acts as a resource to generalist personnel to investigate and resolve problem situations or complex issues.  Researches, analyzes, develops and implements new programs, systems and/or processes in response to changing internal and external conditions.  Develops and maintains operational and procedural documentation.

Responsibilities

 

Responsibilities of the Associate Design Specialist include the following:

 

  • Perform substation system drafting and designs utilizing established engineering guidelines and standards.
  • Draft construction drawings from engineering sketches, field mark-ups, and other information utilizing manual or automated methods.
  • Select and apply drawing techniques and layouts in accordance with established procedures and standards.
  • Prepare preliminary drawings for engineering approval.
  • Develop bill of materials from engineering drawings. 


In addition to Associate level responsibilities, the Mid Level Design Specialist position also include the following:

 

  • Draft plans, elevations and details for structures, installations, and other projects.
  • Draw maps, diagrams, and profiles.
  • Produce drawings using computer-assisted drafting systems (CAD). 
  • Prepare construction drawings utilizing established engineering guidelines, specifications, and standards.
  • Prepare wiring diagrams, equipment layouts, and panel designs.
  • Prepare the physical layouts, including general plans and elevations, grounding plans, cable and conduit plans, and construction specifications.
  • Develop bill of materials from engineering drawings.


In addition to Associate and Mid Level responsibilities, the Senior Design Specialist  position include the following:

 

  • Design facilities utilizing established engineering guidelines and specifications.
  • Oversee the development of construction drawings from engineering sketches and other information including delineation, instruction, and references, controls, limitations, and identification information utilizing manual or automated methods.
  • Develop complex tests or experiences, analyze results, and redesign or modify plans.
  • Design and support complex drawings.  
  • Guide and direct less experienced designers and monitor support personnel.  
  • Modify drawing archives.  
  • Develop three-dimensional models, foundation plans, details, and construction specifications.
  • Act as a liaison between system users, field personnel and contract firms to define, prepare, prioritize and validate accuracy of data change requests.
  • Develop bill of materials from engineering drawings
     

Requirements

 

Requirements for the Associate Design Specialist position include the following:

 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Basic knowledge of engineering principles as well as basic knowledge of electrical substations, generating facilities, and protection and control schemes. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and AutoCAD applications.
  • General knowledge of engineering standards/guidelines and drawings, established drafting and design techniques.
  • Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds.
  • Ability to interact with personnel (field and office) to obtain information.
  • Ability to create material lists from a drawing for engineering approval. 

 

In addition to Associate level requirements, the requirements for the Mid Level Design Specialist position also include the following:

 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • A minimum of three years electrical drafting experience.
  • A minimum of two years experience in electrical system design, using AutoCAD or Microstation.
  • General knowledge of electrical circuits and schematics. 
  • Knowledge of engineering principles, as well as general knowledge of generating facilities, power substations, and protection and control schemes. 
  • Design skills, including the development of detail design drawings from engineering guidelines and sketches. 
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers including spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation applications.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult and resolve internal and external customer issues which may be critical, sensitive, moderately complex, or urgent in nature.
  • Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds.

 

In addition to Associate and Mid Level requirements, the Senior Level Design Specialist position also include the following:

 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of five years electrical drafting experience.
  • A minimum of five years experience in electrical system design.
  • Expert knowledge of electrical circuits and schematics.
  • Strong knowledge of engineering principles as well as knowledge of generating facilites, power substations, and protection/control schemes.
  • Excellent design skills.
  • Ability to utilize CAD drafting equipment or traditional drafting technique
  • Ability to use PLS-CAD with the ability to create a transmission design by importing survey data and structure models.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers including spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation applications.  
  • Communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult and resolve internal and external customer issues which may be critical, sensitive, moderately complex, or urgent in nature.
  • Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds.
     

Preferences

 

  • Knowledge of electrical safety codes and design standards, as well as knowledge of the company's design standards and specifications. • Experience with SAP. • Associates degree or greater education in engineering or a closely related field.

Additional Information

 

Req Id: 108314
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: Portland, Oregon    
Department: Rocky Mountain Power
Schedule: Full-time
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $57,600 - $85,300 

 

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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