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Engineer (Associate, Mid & Senior) - Portland, OR - #53804

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Date: Aug 16, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose
Develops engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments associated with the planning, design, licensing, construction, operation, and maintenance of the company’s generation, transmission, distribution, telecommunication, or other utility facilities/systems.
Responsibilities

Responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Analyze the system design, programming, and modification.
  • Develop studies of limited scope and prepare data for cost estimations and analyses.
  • Run equipment and performance tests and install and inspect new equipment.
  • Conduct site inspections to ensure adherence to engineering standards.
  • Identify mechanisms for improving reliability or engineering analysis functions and where possible, automate these mechanisms.
  • Develop applications to support engineering and operational teams using engineering and computational skills.
  • Maintain engineering and operational programs on behalf of user communities, identifying areas for improvement, prioritizing and delivering quality product to users.

In addition to the above, the Mid-level responsibilities include:

  • Fundamental experience with developing studies
  • Design, develop, modify, and evaluate systems, process, or facilities to support Company objectives. 
  • Develop moderately complex electrical engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments. 
  • Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.
  • Guide and direct associate level engineers, technicians and drafters.
  • Recommend alternative solutions to management in area of specialty on engineering solutions to meet business needs.
  • Deliver on commitments and manage outside engineering services to accomplish the assigned work.
  • Analyze and design engineering methods.
  • Developing improvements to existing automation tools, designing, commissioning and maintaining new programs and tools and prioritizing user community needs in alignment with business priorities.

In addition to the above, the Senior Level Engineer responsibilities include:

  • Develop highly complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments.
  • Act as a lead/expert in the work group; train and mentor associate and career level engineers, technicians and drafters.
  • Act as advocate for the company on specific industry topics, and within broader user communities.
Requirements

Requirements for this position include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited college/university.
  • Basic knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations (if required for the position).
  • Ability to interact favorably with project and work teams.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers and automated tools.

In addition to the above, the Mid-Level Engineer requirements include:

  • A minimum of two or more years of directly related experience in the applicable engineering field.
  • Knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations.
  • Understanding of Company’s business, and relevant policies, procedures, and practices. Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations and the National Electric Codes (if required for the position).
  • Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness.
  • Ability to provide timely assessments with limited information and/or assumptions.
  • Experience developing software applications, including one or more standard programming languages.
  • Database design and development experience.

In addition to the above, the Sr. Level Engineer requirements include:

  • A minimum of five or more years experience in industrial power systems or electric utility power systems, or related professional experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty.
  • Project management and leadership skills including the ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations.
  • Substantial experience with performing needs analysis, detailing functional specifications, preparing and commissioning high quality software tools, including more than one commonly used programming language.
  • Experience designing, optimizing and fine tuning databases.
Preferences
  • Engineering experience specific to industrial power systems or electric utility power systems.
  • Web design experience using several programming alternatives.
Additional Information

Req Id: 53804

Company Code: PacifiCorp 

Primary Location: Portland

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt 

Hiring Range: 66,600.00 - 107,300.00 

 

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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