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Area Transmission Planner (Level II, Sr., or Sr. II) - Salt Lake City, UT #109717

Date: Feb 5, 2023

Location: SALT LAKE CITY, UT, US, 84116

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.

General Purpose

Contributes to planning and implementation of transmission projects necessary to ensure that the transmission system continues to reliably and efficiently meet customer needs while striving for Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions goal.  Utilizes engineering methods to demonstrate compliance with NERC/WECC Reliability Standards.

 


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 generation, transmission facilities/systems. 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Area Transmission Planner II position include the following:
•    Design, develop, modify, and evaluate transmission systems, processes, or facilities to support Company objectives, utilizing engineering methods to demonstrate compliance with NERC/WECC reliability standards.
•    Develop complex engineering studies & report, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments.
•    Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.
•    Recommend alternative engineering solutions to management to meet business needs.
•    Deliver on commitments and manage outside engineering services to accomplish the assigned work.
•    Maintain project timeliness and budgets.
•    Participate in the development of new WECC/NERC standards to influence the successful implementation of clear/concise standards that support improved reliability for the electric system.

 

In addition to the above, the Sr. Area Transmission Planner and Sr. Area Transmission Planner II responsibilities include:
•    Act as a lead expert in the work group; train and mentor associate and career level planners, engineers, technicians and drafters.
•    Coordinate with neighboring utilities on planning studies for interconnected transmission and generation facilities.
•    Prepare the annual screening studies for NERC compliance.
•    Perform main grid power flow and stability studies.

Requirements

Requirements of the Area Transmission Planner II position include the following:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
•    A minimum of two or more years of directly related experience in transmission modeling, transmission system engineering and/or transmission system planning.
•    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 applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations, the National Electric Codes, and NERC and WECC reliability standards.
•    Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calm.
•    Demonstrated communication (written, verbal and presentation) and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations.
•    Proficient with the use of personal computers including automated tools and software applications including power flow and dynamic analysis, data base management (PI), Visio, Microsoft Office Suite including Access, and use of EMS or SCADA.

 

In addition to the above, the Sr. Area Transmission Planner requirements include:
•    A minimum of five or more years of directly related experience in transmission modeling, transmission system engineering and/or transmission system planning. 

 

In addition to the above, the Sr. Area Transmission Planner II requirements include:
•    A minimum of eight or more years of directly related experience in transmission modeling, transmission system engineering and/or transmission system planning. 
•    Advanced technical degree or professional engineer (PE) required.
•    Experience with the use of power flow and dynamics analysis tools (Siemens PSS/e, GE PSLF, PowerWorld) 

Preferences

Preferences for both the Area Transmission Planner II and the Sr. Area Transmission Planner include the following:
•    Professional Engineer (PE) certification
•    Power Option (particularly Power System Analysis) 
•    Advanced Degree

 

Preference for the Sr. Area Transmission Planner II include:
•    Power Option (particularly Power System Analysis) 
•    Advanced Degrees
•    Siemens PSS/e

Additional Information

Req Id: 109717 
Company Code: PacifiCorp  
Primary Location: SALT LAKE CITY     
Department: Transmission Planning Eastside - TF 
Personnel Subarea: EXEMPT
Hiring Range: $83,400.00 - $129,800.00  
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12% or 15% of salary based on job level.

 

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

 

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.


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