Manager, Distribution - Portland, Oregon #108753

Date: Jul 15, 2024

Location: Portland, Oregon, OR, US, 97218

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


Manages the day-to-day operations of an electric utility in a geographic territory, region, location or functional unit that has a significant impact on corporate, business unit or organizational objectives. These operations pertain to the high voltage substation department. Manages three different union crafts: Apparatus, Meter/Relay protection technicians and Communication technicians. Establishes and implements business objectives, strategies, and plans. Implements and supports company programs and policies. Develops innovative leadership techniques that will improve the safety of each team member and the quality of work each team member performs in an effort to improve efficiencies.



  • Promote safety in the workplace through demonstrated leadership.
  • Ensure that a zero accident workplace message is delivered in a convincing manner on a regular basis.
  • Implement strategic business objectives, strategies and plans in support of the company’s strategic goals.
  • Facilitate development of performance appraisals, team member goals and expectations to effectively motivate, encourage, monitor, measure, and improve performance.
  • Interview hire, train, coach, and develop team members.
  • Conduct one on ones with team members to develop teamwork, communicate company direction, and foster team and individual growth of each team members.
  • Manages multiple unionized crafts, Apparatus personnel, Meter/Relay technicians (protection & control) and Communications Technicians (fiber optic, SCADA, radios, microwaves).
  • Manage schedules and complete the annually budgeted substation maintenance plan and/or capital work.
  • Perform inspections and field audits of the substation maintenance and/or capital work performed.
  • Participate and make decisions related to the planning, design, building, maintenance, switching and control of the electrical distribution and transmission systems for high voltage substations ranging from 120v-500KV.
  • Able to troubleshoot equipment and systems from one-lines, wiring prints, system diagrams.
  • Available for 24/7 response as required for outage coordination and reporting for after-hour emergencies relating to both Distribution & Transmission activities/workload pertaining to Substation Operations.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience in the electric utility or related industry pertaining to transmission & distribution high voltage systems.
  • Completion of the Assistant Manager training program, or equivalent amount of directly related electric utility experience pertaining to transmission & distribution high voltage systems.
  • Previous supervisory experience or completion of the Assistant Manager training program. 
  • Demonstrated management, administrative, supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Provide a workplace environment that demonstrates fair and equitable treatment and respect for all team members.
  • Must be flexible and available in responding to after-hour emergencies under short notice on any given day, at any given time.
  • Must live within assigned work area as agreed upon by the hiring director in order to support daily and after hours operational issues.
  • Travel may be required.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and influence team members.
  • Proficiency with computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets and mainframe applications.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.



  • A minimum of five years’ experience in transmission/distribution operations, maintenance and construction of high voltage substation equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of labor agreements, accident prevention manuals, code requirements, personnel procedures, budgeting and general company policies and procedures.

Additional Information


Req Id: 108753
Company Code: PacifiCorp  
Primary Location: Portland, Oregon    
Department: Substation Operations West 
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.


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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