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Engineering - Substation Design (Eng.1 /Eng. II) Portland, OR /SLC, UT - #22124

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Date: Jul 13, 2019

Location: Portland / Salt Lake City, UT, US

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

The primary function of this position is delivery of engineering designs for substation capital construction and modification projects. Applies prescribed methods and standard practices in performing specific tasks within projects and assists other engineering staff on more complex projects. Develops engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, substation 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 of the Engineer I position include the following:

  • Analyze the system design, programming, and modification.
  • Develop moderately complex studies of limited scope and prepare data for cost estimations and analyses.
  • Complete specifications and evaluate equipment supplier designs for substation and material acquisition.
  • Complete substation engineering designs including the physical and wiring designs.
  • Work collaboratively with other engineering disciplines to deliver complete project designs by the required due date to meet capital and maintenance budget requirements
  • Run equipment and performance tests and install and inspect new equipment. Conduct site inspections to ensure adherence to engineering standards.
  • Develop project delivery schedules and complete capital project scopes.

In Addition to above, Responsibilities for the Engineer II Level Include: 

  • Design, develop, modify, and evaluate systems, process, or facilities to support Company objectives. 
  • Develop 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.

Requirements for Engineer I 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 above, Requirements for Engineer II include: 

  • A minimum of two or more years of directly related experience in substation engineering design and substation construction support.
  • 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. Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness.
  • Ability to provide timely assessments with limited information and/or assumptions.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers and automated tools.

Preferences for this position include the following:

  • Engineering internship or other experience specific to substation engineering  discipline.
  • Completion of internship with an electrical utility.
  • Engineering experience specific to industrial power systems or electric utility power systems.

Additional Information

Req ID: 22124

Company Code: PacifiCorp 

Primary Location: Portland / Salt Lake City

Department: 00000759 Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt 

Hiring Range: 66,600.00 - 93,300.00


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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