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Engineer (Senior & Principal Level) - Portland, OR

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Date: Aug 22, 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 within the asset management or field engineering departments.


In addition to the above, the Principal level Engineer general purpose includes:
Provides technical leadership on the most complex and business critical engineering projects. Facilitates internal training for engineers and technicians. Develops presentations for senior management and recommends and implements changes to benefit the company. 

Responsibilities
  • Design, develop, modify, and evaluate systems, process, or facilities to support company objectives, utilizing engineering methods for projects relating to asset management or field engineering.
  • Perform technical analysis of in-service and future assets, assess appropriate scope and schedule for preventative maintenance, and develop replacement recommendations for in-service distribution and transmission assets.
  • Develop highly complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments. 
  • Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.
  • Act as a lead/expert in the work group; train and mentor associate and career level engineers, technicians and drafters.
  • Provide technical support to field engineering staff in the areas of protection and control, load/system planning, new connects, outage restoration and switching, power quality investigations, and reliability based projects.
  • Recommend alternative engineering solutions to management to meet business needs. 
  • Deliver on commitments and manage outside engineering services to accomplish the assigned work.
  • Maintain project timelines and budgets.
  • Analyze and design engineering methods.

 

In addition to the above, the Principal level Engineer responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical oversight and guidance to all Engineering staff within the asset management and field engineering departments.
  • Lead project teams in the development of critical engineering solutions.
  • Function as departmental technical lead for Berkshire Hathaway Level initiatives and cross platform projects.
  • Provide technical expertise for critical plant and/or facility components.
  • Serve as the Company expert in the discipline and provide authoritative consultation and recommendations to senior management.
  • Develop detailed design specifications and prepare bid packages for external engineering services and similar contracts to support the needs of the business.
  • Review, investigate and evaluate system and equipment performance, tests and analyses performed by senior Engineering staff.
  • Provide highest level of technical support to field engineering staff in the areas of protection and control, load/system planning, new connects, outage restoration and switching, power quality investigations, and reliability based projects.
  • Participate in government, industry, collegiate and other applicable associations or work groups which have the ability to influence or set policy impacting the future of our utility.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • 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.
  • Understanding of company’s business, and relevant policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations and the National Electric Codes. 
  • Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness.
  • Demonstrated 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 including automated tools.

 

In addition to the above, the Principal level Engineer requirements include:

  • A minimum of 15 years industry experience as a practicing engineer, including experience performing highly technical work of a specialized nature.
  • A PE license is required.
  • Highest level of communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations..
  • Expert knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty. Understanding of the Company’s business and relevant policies, procedures, and practices.
Preferences
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.  
  • Ability to work towards a PE license.
Additional Information

Req ID: 53927

Company Code: PacifiCorp

Primary Location: Portland

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 88,000.00 - 123,500.00

 

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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