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Senior Engineer - Portland, OR / Salt Lake CIty, UT - # 51886

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Date: May 9, 2019

Location: Portland / Salt Lake CIty, 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.


  • Design, develop, modify, and evaluate systems, process, or facilities to support company objectives, utilizing engineering methods.
  • 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 development of cross company substation equipment specification within Berkshire Hathaway Energy.  Equipment responsibility includes substation power transformers, instrument transformer, voltage regulators, shunt reactors and capacitors banks.
  • Ability to understand and to create the technical bid packages required for the solicitation of proposals from potential supplier of substation equipment and the ability to evaluate the proposals.
  • Keep the Company’s abreast of new Industry standards development, technologies, practices and trends on substation equipment.
  • Maintain and keep updated the Company’s Substation construction specification and relevant policies.
  • Work in a collaborated team environment with many different departments and people of different backgrounds.
  • Ability to ; train and mentor students, associate and career level engineers, technicians and drafters as needed.
  • Recommend alternative engineering solutions to management to meet business needs. 
  • Deliver on commitments to accomplish the assigned work.
  • Maintain project timelines and budgets.
  • Analyze and design engineering methods


  • 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.


Additional Information

Req Id: 51886

Primary Location: Portland, OR or Salt Lake City

Department: 00000759 Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt


Hiring Range: 88,000.00 - 107,300


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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