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Engineering Standards & Grid Program Manager (Salt Lake City, UT or Portland, OR) #108039

Date: Nov 22, 2022

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


Responsible for the identification, quantification, valuation and development of engineering standards and grid modernization resource opportunities, providing analysis and information critical for their consideration in one or more internal projects.  Establishes and implements business objectives, strategies and plans.  Usually responsible for establishment and adherence to department budget. Support development of data management and acquisition to lead to better program design in the future. Lead, analyze and understand reporting requirements, guide and implement reporting to specific regulatory bodies



  • Assist with the development and implementation of long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of assigned programs.
  • Coordinate the development of an annual budget and operating plan to support assigned programs.
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement with contractors to assess the strengths and weaknesses of assigned programs and identify areas for improvement.
  • Manage interaction between internal and external stakeholders to ensure success of the  programs.
  • Responsible for the technical analysis and cost/benefit analysis 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.
  • Analyze program opportunities and assist in department strategies and positions.
  • Adhere to corporate procurement guidelines for the acquisition of resources.
  • Develop and/or adhere to appropriate program, department, company and SOX financial controls and processes within programs assigned.
  • Develop data management tactics and reporting protocols to track program progress, usage and how to integrate into larger data strategies
  • Manage and coordinate resources, internally and externally needed to deliver programs. 
  • Present program design, procedures, budget, controls and results to internal and external audiences ranging from executive to technical audiences.  
  • Research and stay current on similar work performed by other utilities, and actively incorporate it into program designs, delivery and strategies as appropriate. 
  • Manage program vendors as appropriate.  
  • Develop and implement annual third party evaluations of programs assigned. 
  • Validate monthly program expense and savings reports. 
  • Measure and verify processes associated with assigned programs. 
  • Deliver program objectives, and report accurate and timely program results. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of five years professional experience with distribution or transmission technologies, resource evaluation and project management
  • Intermediate technical knowledge of utility system operation, distribution or transmission or substation technologies, smart grid technologies such as electric vehicles, distribution sensors, energy storage etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to network and maintain partnerships with key customer accounts, trade allies, industry professionals, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage program vendors and other delivery contractors.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers including spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation applications to gather, analyze, and model information.  
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to manage and motivate employees.
  • Use oral and written communication to communicate objectives and action plans.



  • Professional Engineering Registration (P.E.) preferred
  • MBA
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) 
  • Knowledge of Program Management

Additional Information

Req Id: 108039
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: SALT LAKE CITY or Portland, OR
Department: Rocky Mountain Power
Schedule: FT
Personnel Subarea: Exempt 
Hiring Range: $95,800 - $112,700 
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 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.

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City

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