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Senior Transmission Compliance Specialists - Portland, OR/Salt Lake City, UT - #52341

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Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: Portland or Salt Lake City, OR, US

Company: PacifiCorp

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.

Responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Analyze transmission schedule data and design appropriate tools and processes to ensure the accuracy and completeness of data for invoicing Transmission Customers.
  • Implement and manage a compliance program to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT).
  • Design and implement process and IT solutions to streamline the verification of transmission schedule data for billing.
  • Design and enhance tools and processes to ensure data is complete and accurate for managing schedules, for billing and for regulatory reporting.
  • Represent Vice President, Transmission Systems on compliance questions, potential issues and resolution both internally and externally.
  • Recommend changes appropriate to PacifiCorp Transmission’s business practices to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT).
  • Manage transmission department to ensure all filing deadlines and requirements are met.
  • Ensure compliance with the requirements of the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) and Western Electricity Coordination Council (WECC) reliability standards.
  • Examine FERC OATT and Standards of Conduct changes and work with other departmental managers to ensure compliance as requirements change.
  • Collaborate with the office of general counsel to ensure that all standards of conduct requirements are maintained. 
  • Manage activities and resolve reporting issues as published by the independent market monitor and any transmission service coordination function that may be implemented in the future. 
  • Research and analyze relevant data, evaluate complex situations, develop creative alternatives, provide recommendations, and negotiate and influence outcomes.

Requirements for this position include the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of seven years of utility industry experience resulting in demonstrated technical, business, operational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Project management and leadership skills including the ability to work as a team member, maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments.
  • In-depth understanding of the NERC reliability compliance standards/measures.
  • 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.
  • Program design skills including development of interventions, processes, or new or modified programs to meet customer needs.
  • Knowledge of research, analysis and consulting techniques, Company policies, procedures, practices, and applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations.

Additional Information

Req id: 52341 


Primary Location: Portland or Salt Lake City

Department: Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 88,000.00 - 107,300.00


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.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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