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Associate Design Specialist - Portland, Oregon - #106469

Date: Jun 29, 2022

Location: Portland, 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 Associate 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.



  • 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. 



  • 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.



  • Five years  experience in drafting that involves interpretation of field mark-ups and engineering drawings.
  • Knowledge of electrical safety codes and design standards, as well as knowledge of the company's design standards and specifications.
  • Familiarity with FUSION and ability to find and check out drawings; review and update existing revisions.
  • Knowledge of applicable company policies, procedures, and practices.



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

Additional Information


Req Id: 106469
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: Portland, Oregon
Department: Rocky Mountain Power
Schedule:  Full-time
Personnel Subarea: Non-exempt
Hiring Range: $57,600 - $67,800 


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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