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Protection and Controls Engineer (Sr./Sr. II/ Principal) Salt Lake City, UT #109320

Date: Nov 23, 2022

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

Develops engineering design standards and configuration guides for the protection and control of transmission facilities and systems.  Create specifications, and performance requirements for protective relay systems and control functionality for all aspects of the transmission system.  This position is also responsible for the evaluations and performance assessments of protective equipment installed on the company’s transmission facilities and systems.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Sr Engineer and Sr Engineer II position include:

  • Design, develop, modify, and evaluate systems, process, or facilities to support company objectives, utilizing engineering methods.
  • Develop highly complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments.  
  • Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results. 
  • Act as a lead/expert in the work group; train and mentor less experienced engineers, technicians, and drafters. 
  • 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 timelines and budgets.
  • Analyze and design engineering methods.

In addition to the above, the responsibilities of the Princ Engineer position are:

  • Independently conduct highly complex engineering research studies and technical analyses in areas of specialized expertise not commonly available or obtainable in the competitive engineering market. 
  • Provide technical oversight and guidance to all Engineering staff.
  • Lead project teams in the development of critical engineering solutions.    
  • Provide technical expertise for critical plant and/or facility components. 
  • Serve as the Company expert in the discipline and provide authoritative consultation and recommendations to senior management. 
  • Develop detailed design specifications and prepare bid packages for external engineering services and similar contracts to support the needs of the business. 
  • Review, investigate and evaluate system and equipment performance, tests and analyses performed by senior engineering staff. 
  • Participate in government, industry, collegiate and other applicable associations or work groups which have the ability to influence or set policy impacting the future of our utility

Requirements

The requirements for the Sr. Engineer position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited college/university.
  • A minimum of five or more years’ experience in industrial power systems or electric utility power systems, or related professional experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty.
  • Project management and leadership skills including the ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments.
  • Understanding of company’s business, and relevant policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations and the National Electric Codes.  
  • Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness.
  • Demonstrated 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 including automated tools.

In addition to the above, the requirements for the Sr. Engineer II include:

  • A minimum of 6 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.
  • In addition to the above, the requirements for the Princ Engineer include:
  • A minimum of 15 years industry experience as a practicing engineer, including experience performing highly technical work of a specialized nature. 
  • A PE license is required.
  • Highest level of communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations.
  • Expert knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty. Understanding of the Company’s business and relevant policies, procedures, and practices.

Preferences

  • Advanced Engineering Degree, Masters or above
  • 15 or more years of directly applicable engineering Experience

Additional Information

Req Id: 109320
Company Code: Pacificorp
Primary Location: SALT LAKE CITY    
Department: Rocky Mountain Power
Schedule: FULL TIME
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $95,800-$129,800 

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.


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