Student Engineer - Portland, Oregon - #110284

Date: Jun 7, 2023

Location: Portland, Oregon, OR, US, 97216

Company: PacifiCorp

Join Our Team!


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


Student Engineer will assist in performing system engineering studies, and providing real-time and planning engineering support to ensure increased reliability and performance to company transmission and distribution systems. This position will support System Operations plans, specifications, calculations, design documents, and performance assessments associated with system coordination, planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the company’s transmission and distribution systems.


We are seeking students who meet the following criteria:


  • A track record of outstanding academic performance.
  • Eagerness to effectively contribute in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Motivated and driven individual, who demonstrates personal initiative.



  • Contributes engineering analyses to planning and response efforts for system outages; works with System Operations team to solve daily and forecasted issues and contingencies; reviews outage reports daily for accuracy and develops solutions to mitigate similar future outages for straightforward issues.
  • Develop moderate to complex engineering studies with the support of system staff, at the possibility of limited scope, and prepare data for analysis and operation.
  • Perform system data analysis and present results to department company staff.
  • Conduct drawing reviews to ensure adherence to company and industry standards.
  • Research and test equipment, operations, software and applications provided by suppliers.
  • Assists in updates of company standards, policies, operating procedures, and drawings.
  • Analyze and enhance system operation, design, programming, and modification.
  • Support designing and implementing solutions to optimize the operation the company’s transmission and distribution systems.
  • Support strategies to increase operational reliability and performance, improve operational business processes, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction.



  • Currently enrolled full time at an accredited College or University.
  • Sophomore standing or higher in electrical/mechanical/civil engineering or a related field.
  • Ability to interact favorably with department personnel and work teams.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers and automated tools and systems.
  • Ability to work under pressure and communicate and problem solve in stressful situations.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Ability and willingness to work an average of 20 hours per week per calendar year.
  • Ability to respond and adapt to frequent change and challenges.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

Additional Information


Req Id: 110284 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Portland, Oregon     
Department: Rocky Mountain Power 
Schedule: Part-time
Personnel Subarea: Non-exempt
Hiring Range: $21.50 - $23.00 per hour   

Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit: 

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

Career Segment: Construction, Systems Engineer, Civil Engineer, Testing, Engineer, Engineering, Technology