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Senior BA/EIM Program Manager - Portland, Oregon - #109132

Date: Sep 20, 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


The position supports PacifiCorp Balancing Area functions which include the Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) and Balancing and Interchange (B&I) real-time functions in identifying, analyzing, and resolving real-time issues.  This position is a key lead in the planning and implementation of CAISO EIM/Market and Balancing and Interchange (B&I) projects to ensure the PacifiCorp EIM Entity continues to integrate into CAISO EIM reliably and efficiently to accommodate customer needs and meet company goals. Develops plans, specifications/ requirements, calculations, evaluation, design documents and performance assessments associated with planning, design, and operation of the PacifiCorp EIM Entity and PacifiCorp Transmission involvement in CAISO EIM. 



  • Design, develop, modify and evaluate main grid transmission systems, processes, or facilities to support Company objectives, utilizing engineering methods to demonstrate compliance with NERC reliability standards and WECC regional criterion. 
  • Support PacifiCorp Grid Operations Energy Grid Operations/EIM (EGO) desk and the Balance and Interchange (B&I) desk in identifying, analyzing and resolving real-time issues, real-time project and event cutovers.
  • Develop complex engineering analyses, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments to CAISO EIM and market integration efforts.
  • Plan, analyze, design and support medium-term and long-term projects enabling PacifiCorp EIM Entity continued participation/integration in CAISO Energy Imbalance Market initiatives, new adjacent EIM entities, market model/design corrections, and CAISO market expansion initiatives.
  • Plan, design, revise and implement new adjacent EIM Entity intertie models with existing EIM Entities and new EIM Entities, including establishment of different base and dynamic CAISO intertie resources and constraints.
  • Track, analyze and plan for changes needed to accommodate CAISO market enhancement releases and integration for new EIM entities, specifically focused on the areas of interchange schedule submission and intertie representation in EIM.  
  • Determine requirements for enhancements needed (if any) to support CAISO releases and new EIM entity integration, work with internal departments and or software vendors to enhancement interchange schedule systems to support CAISO releases and new EIM entities.
  • Plan, analyze, design and support technical systems and processes for PacifiCorp Grid Operations B&I Desk, including scheduling system technical administration/configuration, balancing authority area schedule and actual interchange management, transmission path, and curtailment methodology implementation.
  • Collaborate with PacifiCorp interchange scheduling system software vendor in software bug identification and resolution, define requirements, and software enhancements to better support present and future PacifiCorp Grid Operations B&I needs.
  • Liaison with other PacifiCorp Grid Operations and PacifiCorp Transmission Services staff in planning, identification, designing and implementation of changes needed in OASIS/related systems (NAESB Web Registry/EIR, OATI Web Trans/Western Interchange Tool) and scheduling systems (MCG CAS) to support PacifiCorp Transmission Customer requested e-Tag changes, interchange implementation, and changes in Balancing Authority definition (i.e. load or generation changes).
  • Work in primary role in systems design, configuration and implementation of balancing authority area changes.
  • May act as a lead in the work group; train and mentor associate and career level planners, engineers, interns and analysts.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Economics, or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. 
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in EIM functions, or a related field performing the duties of this position.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of established operational practices and procedures for utility transmission, distribution, and generation systems.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate team efforts, provide guidance and direction to team members. 
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers including spreadsheet, database, word processing and presentation applications to compile, maintain, and present information.



  • Previous experience as a System Operator / Dispatcher or an Operations Planner/Engineer.
  • Knowledge and understanding of balancing functions as required to implement market and transmission schedules (e-Tag approvals, OASIS requests, actual/scheduled/inadvertent interchange confirmations).
  • NERC Certified System Operator certification.
  • Knowledge of the company’s strategic plan, objectives for specific area, as well as company policies, procedures, and practices and federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without direct oversight or supervision.

Additional Information


Req Id: 109132
Company Code: [[compCode]] 
Primary Location: Portland, Oregon
Department: Rocky Mountain Power
Personnel Subarea: [[personnelSubarea]]
Hiring Range: $110,300 - #129,800 
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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