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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Hydro - Portland, Oregon - 105662

Date: Nov 28, 2021

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

Join our team!

If you ever dreamed of working with hydroelectric facilities and have design, construction, and project management experience with large rotating machinery…have we got an opportunity for you. PacifiCorp is seeking a mechanical engineer/project manager to join our team which is regionally known as a leader in hydropower.  On our renewable resources team, you will have the opportunity to not only stretch your current engineering knowledge into multiple facets of mechanical engineering, but to interact with national experts in the discipline. In addition, your work will take you into the remote and scenic areas of our hydroelectric projects in six different states.

The work is fast paced, varied, challenging, and rewarding. PacifiCorp also offers a full benefits package, generous paid time off, flexible scheduling (after six months of employment), and participation in the annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15% of the salary advertised annual.

Our ideal candidate will be a licensed professional engineer with five or more years of relevant experience.  If you are looking to work in an exciting and evolving field, have an inquisitive nature, a desire for continuous learning, and are an excellent communicator, please consider applying.w process.

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 hydroelectric generation 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 work group; train and mentor associate and career level engineers, technicians and designers. 
  • Recommend alternative engineering solutions to management to meet business needs.  
  • Deliver on commitments and manage outside engineering services and general or specialty contractors to accomplish the assigned work.
  • Develop project timelines and budgets and monitor progress compared to plans.


  • 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 leader, to maintain project timelines and budgets, and to deliver on commitments.
  • Understanding of company’s business and relevant policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of applicable industry standards, laws, regulations and 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, to discuss alternatives, and to make recommendations. 
  • Proficiency with the use of personal computers including automated tools.


  • Hydroelectric engineering experience.
  • A master’s degree in engineering.
  • A professional engineering license.

Additional Information

Req ID: 105662 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Portland 

  • This position is eligible for a ‘Work From Home’ status, which will include some stipulations.  Candidates to be informed of stipulations during the interview process.

Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: No Selection 
Personnel Subarea: EXEMPT 
Hiring Range: 93,900.00 - 110,500.00 

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.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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