Environmental Analyst (Mid/Sr), Portland, OR (Remote work available) #110492

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97703

Company: PacifiCorp


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

Provide technical environmental support to Pacific Power Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Operations’ projects.  Assure compliance with applicable environmental policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.  Support mandated environmental programs and activities. Conducts analysis through research, gathering and interpretation of environmental-related data and policies, develop recommendations to ensure compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations. Presents analysis and recommendations to management and implements selected alternative.  Analyses include, but are not limited to, feasibility studies, cost/benefit analysis, trending/forecasting, financial analysis, compliance risks, budget analysis and reporting.  Specifically, this position will provide professional level services for ensuring the company complies with regulatory requirements of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state and federal laws and regulations relating to avian protection associated with company generation, transmission, distribution, and substation operations.  A major focus of the position will be to develop avian retrofit jobs, which includes identifying appropriate avian guards to be installed on powerline and substation equipment,and see the jobs through completion.


•    Support implementation of company avian program, including the Avian Protection Plan (APP).
•    Monitor avian data collection and ensure that reporting is carried out in accordance with company policy, federal and state regulations.
•    Work directly with operations to address avian issues and provide solutions to make infrastructure avian-safe
•    Lead development and implementation of reactive and proactive retrofitting jobs to address avian electrocutions 
•    Provide guidance on nest management efforts and nest buffers during construction.
•    Conduct training and provide technical support for company field operations, engineering, construction, and other business units relative to avian protection and general environmental awareness.
•    Collect, analyze, and compile avian program data for annual reporting to the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service.
•    Provide technical input to assist in development of project planning.
•    Participate in company, public or regulatory agency meetings. 
•    Work with local, state and federal agencies, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Parks Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, State wildlife resource agencies, State Parks, and county and city planning departments.
•    Provide environmental support for T&D Operations’ projects (transmission, distribution, and substation construction projects), including NEPA-related permitting activities, CWA Section 404, NHPA Section 106, ESA Section 7, local land use permitting (county and city), and general construction permits
•    Review and comment on agency plans, documents, or proposed regulatory changes.
•    Supervise consultants and contractors to ensure that obligations, requirements, and compliance are met. 
•    Prepare budget forecasts and monitor performance of budgeted activities for assigned environmental services.   
•    Other duties as assigned.


In addition to the above, Senior-level responsibilities include
•    Perform complex environmental work requiring the considerable exercise of independent analysis and judgment in environmental services.
•    Develop and improve methods and procedures to ensure appropriate regulatory and company compliance.
•    Develop and update company policies and procedures on environmental matters.


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences or Engineering; or the equivalent combination of related education and experience.
•    A minimum of three years of experience in environmental or regulatory matters.
•    Working knowledge of regulations related to birds, other wildlife, threatened/endangered species, and public lands.  
•    Experience in environmental management and reporting, including auditing and training. 
•    Ability to develop and present training to appropriate field personnel.
•    Data gathering, analysis, interpretation, trending, forecasting, and modeling skills.
•    Knowledge of applicable Company policies and procedures; applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations.
•    Proficient with the use of personal computers including spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation applications to gather, analyze, and model information.
•    Communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult with internal and external customers regarding matters/issues which may be sensitive in nature.
•    Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work as a member of a team. Ability to present alternatives and recommendations.
•    Ability to prioritize workload under pressure.
•    Ability to travel locally and regionally. Amount of travel may vary but may include multi-day trips and range from 5-15% annually.


In addition to the above, Senior-level requirements include
•    A minimum of five years of experience in natural resource, environmental regulations and permitting, or other environmental-related regulatory matters.
•    Familiarity with Avian Power Line Interaction Committee (APLIC) guidelines
•    NEPA, SEPA, and CEQA experience including development and/or review of related documents.
•    Demonstrated leadership in dealings with federal and state agencies.
•    Project management skills including project leadership, task identification, scheduling, and cost/expenditure identification.
•    Advanced technical knowledge and understanding of environmental issues and the company’s business processes


•    Specialized knowledge of BGEPA, MBTA, and ESA.
•    Understanding of avian interactions with power lines.
•    Knowledge of electrical systems and terminology.  
•    Familiarity with permitting in Oregon, Washington, and California.  
•    Detailed understanding of regulations and impacts for environmental compliance, with emphasis on construction planning and mitigation measures, permitting, and environmental protection of lands.
•    GIS skills and proficient with use of ArcGIS software.  
•    Experience with cultural resources and associated regulations

Additional Information

Req Id: 110492
Company Code: Pacificorp
Primary Location: Portland    
Department: Pacific Power
Schedule: Days
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $85,500-$115,500 

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12.00% of salary


Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit: https://careers.pacificorp.com/content/New-Benefits-Page/?locale=en_US


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.

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