Area Transmission Planner I - Salt Lake City, UT #112357

Date: Jun 24, 2024

Location: SALT LAKE CITY, UT, US, 84116

Company: PacifiCorp


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 studies 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 of this 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 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.
  • 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.

Requirements for this position include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Project management and leadership skills including the ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments.
  • 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.
  • Familiar 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.


  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification
  • Power Option (particularly Power System Analysis) 
  • Advanced Degree
  • Preferred one or more years of directly related experience in transmission modeling, transmission system engineering and/or transmission system planning.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations, the National Electric Codes, and familiar with NERC and WECC reliability standards.

Additional Information

Req Id: 112357 
Company Code: PacifiCorp   
Primary Location: SALT LAKE CITY     
Department: Power Delivery 
Schedule: FT 
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $76,200- $89,600  
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12.00% of salary.  

Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit: 


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.

Unless otherwise required by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening including for marijuana. While marijuana is legal in several states, including Oregon, a positive test for positions in Oregon may disqualify a candidate. The company complies with the laws of Washington and California and only obtains and considers positive tests for marijuana in safety-sensitive positions or those covered by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City

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