Grid Modernization Engineer (I, II, SR, SRII), Salt Lake City, UT or Portland, OR #111706

Date: Jul 1, 2024

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

Grid Modernization Engineer responsible for exploring and evaluating new technologies and innovative products to modernize our electrical grid infrastructure. This role involves developing business use cases, planning, and supporting field pilot deployments to ensure the seamless integration of cutting-edge solutions.
    
Applies prescribed methods and standard practices in performing specific tasks within projects and assists other engineering staff on more complex projects. 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, distribution, telecommunication, or other utility facilities/systems.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Engineer I position include the following:  
•    Analyze the system design, programming, and modification.
•    Develop studies of limited scope and prepare data for cost estimations and analyses.
•    Run equipment and performance tests and install and inspect new equipment.
•    Conduct site inspections to ensure adherence to engineering standards. 


In addition to the above, the Engineer II responsibilities include:  
•    Design, develop, modify, and evaluate systems, process, or facilities to support Company objectives, utilizing engineering methods.
•    Develop moderately complex electrical engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments.  
•    Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.
•    Guide and direct associate level engineers, technicians and drafters.
•    Recommend alternative solutions to management in area of specialty on engineering solutions to meet business needs.
•    Deliver on commitments and manage outside engineering services to accomplish the assigned work.
•    Maintain project timelines and budgets.
•    Analyze and design engineering methods. 


In addition to the above, the Senior Engineer / Senior Engineer II responsibilities include: 
•    Act as a lead/expert in the work group; train and mentor associate and career level engineers, technicians and drafters.  

Requirements

Requirements for the Engineer I position include the following: 
•    Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited college/university.
•    Basic knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty.
•    Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations (if required for the position).
•    Ability to interact favorably with project and work teams. 
•    Communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations.
•    Proficient with the use of personal computers and automated tools.  


In addition to the above, the Engineer II requirements include: 
•    A minimum of two or more years of directly related experience in the applicable engineering field. 
•    Demonstrated knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty.
•    Understanding of Company’s business, and relevant policies, procedures, and practices. 
•    Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations and the National Electric Codes (if required for the position).
•    Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness.
•    Ability to provide timely assessments with limited information and/or assumptions.


In addition to the above, the Senior Engineer requirements include: 
•    A minimum of five or more years’ experience in industrial power systems or electric utility power systems, or related professional experience.
•    Project management and leadership skills including the ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments. 


In addition to the above, the Senior Engineer II requirements include: 
•    A minimum of six or more years’ experience in industrial power systems or electric utility power systems.
•    Advanced technical degree or professional engineer (PE) license required or 8 years of directly applicable engineering experience required.
•    Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and reco
mmendations. 

Preferences

•    Strong knowledge of electrical grid infrastructure, smart grid technologies, and renewable energy integration.
•    Proven experience in evaluating and implementing new technologies and innovative solutions.
•    Excellent project management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
•    Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse teams.

 

Additional Information

Req Id: 111706
Company Code: Pacificorp
Primary Location: Salt Lake City, UT or Portland, OR
Department: Rocky Mountain Power
Schedule: Days
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $76,200-$127,400 

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: https://careers.pacificorp.com/content/New-Benefits-Page/?locale=en_US

 

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.


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