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T&D Program Specialist - Portland, Oregon - 105414

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 T&D Program Specialist within its newly developed Wildfire Safety Department to support overall coordination and manage the delivery of wildfire mitigation regulatory filings and programs across all of PacifiCorp’s service territory. 

General Purpose

The Program Manager is responsible for the coordination and administration of all aspects of assigned programs including, planning, organizing, leading, delivering and controlling program activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the internal organization or external regulatory agencies and proceedings. 


  • Promote a customer first culture and commit to delivering outstanding results for end users or customers, both internal and external.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of both long-term and short-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of assigned programs or projects.
  • Identify requirements, develop project and program implementation plans, and deliver upon key project and program milestones for assigned programs or projects. 
  • Coordinate the development of an annual budget and operating plan to support assigned programs or projects.
  • Develop, manage, and compile data and/or narratives pertinent to assigned projects or programs to support both internal and external reporting requirements. 
  • Support regulatory filings or external requests pertaining to assigned projects or programs, including coordination of data responses supporting programs as needed.
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement with contractors and internal staff to assess the strengths and weaknesses of assigned programs and identify areas for improvement.
  • Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures including all relevant commission regulations and professional standards.
  • Develop and manage new processes, as needed, to ensure continuous delivery of program requirements.
  • Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activities throughout the company to increase effectiveness and efficiency within the organization.
  • Monitor the cost/benefit of new programs or changes to existing programs, maintaining relevant measure performance assumptions, and making necessary measure assumption changes due to program evaluation information, changing market conditions and/or advancing codes and standards
  • Create necessary policies, project plans, decision documents or procedures to support implementation of assigned programs or projects. 
  • Develop and support presentations and external engagements with customer or regulators as needed for assigned programs and projects. 
  • Ensure assigned programs are planned, completed, and delivered consistent with the unique protocol established by each state commission, including proper cost tracking and allocation.
  • Monitor program activities on a regular basis and actively participate in evaluations.
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Management, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • A minimum of five to seven years professional experience with utility operations or other regulated environment, energy related operations management, project engineering, project management, and/or program management. 
  • Leadership and teamwork skills to provide input into policy decisions and to mobilize resources to produce desired business results.
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills to interface with team members and customers to promote positive customer outcomes.
  • Advanced Oral and written communication skills to communicate objectives and action plans.
  • 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.


  • MBA
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) and/or Program Management Professional (PgMP)
  • Knowledge of Program Management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the application of Demand Side Management (DSM) technologies. 
  • Professional Engineering Registration (P.E.) and/or Certified Energy Manager (C.E.M.) preferred

Additional Information

Req ID: 105414 
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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