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Senior Business Specialist - Portland, Oregon - 105386

Date: Oct 6, 2021

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

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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. 

PacifiCorp is recruiting a Sr. Business Specialist within its newly developed Wildfire Safety Department to support overall coordination of regulatory filings and programs as well as compliance management activities to ensure delivery of complete and effective wildfire mitigation plans. 

General Purpose

Provides advice and counsel to management and client organizations. Conducts special studies and analyses, develops alternatives, presents recommendations to management and influences management decisions.  Researches, analyzes, develops and implements new strategies, programs, and/or processes in response to changing internal and external conditions.


  • Promote a customer first culture and commit to delivering outstanding results for customers.
  • Gather and analyze critical information (demographics, condition, costs, lifecycle) from various sources.
  • Audit business system data and examine actuals against targets.
  • Analyze business processes, conduct special studies, develop alternatives and present recommendations to management and influence management decisions. 
  • Identify and recommend long-range asset data management and system improvements to strategically balance risk and reward.
  • Develop and approve long range programs for assets.
  • Implement optimum life cycle and companion costs models for network assets. 
  • Manage the budget process to ensure that all stakeholders have their needs met.
  • Report complex financial information in simple terms, and communicate throughout the organization. 
  • Act as expert on maintaining financial integrity of the FERC data.  
  • Research and analyze relevant data, evaluate complex situations, develop creative alternatives, provide recommendations, and negotiate and influence outcomes. 
  • Develop tools to manage, track, and report compliance with a focus on Wildfire Mitigation Policy and Compliance 
  • Recommend and track corrective actions resulting from internal and external audits
  • Manage data collection and reporting to facilitate both internal and external audits regarding wildfire mitigation activities
  • Own, compile, analyze, and file annual compliance reports regarding wildfire mitigation initiatives and requirements
  • Create and manage policies, decision documents, and strategic position papers regarding wildfire mitigation activities and initiatives 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • A minimum of seven years experience in an applicable field directly related to position responsibilities. 
  • Program design skills including development of interventions, processes, or new or modified programs to meet customer needs.
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills to interface with team members and customers to promote positive customer outcomes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to establish trust, maintain confidence, and understand social behavior and interactions.
  • Ability to work with all organizational levels to influence actions and negotiate outcomes
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively through oral and written means. 
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers to gather, analyze, and summarize data.
  • Project management and leadership skills, including the ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments. 
  • Knowledge of research, analysis and consulting techniques, Company policies, procedures, practices, and applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations.


  • Previous Utility Operations experience in a financial role.  
  • Previous supervisory or lead experience is desired 
  • Experience of guiding and creation of budget/reporting processes. 
  • The ability to manage client and vendor relationships.

Additional Information

Req ID: 105386 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Portland 
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: No Selection 
Personnel Subarea: EXEMPT 
Hiring Range: 93,900.00 - 110,500.00 

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15.00% of salary.

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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