Sr Civil/Geotechnical Engineer, Salt Lake City, UT #112401

Date: Jun 28, 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

Provides geotechnical and civil engineering, construction and surveying support by reviewing and developing plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments associated with the planning, design, permitting, construction, operation, and maintenance of the company’s generation, transmission, distribution, telecommunication, or other facilities/systems


  • •    Review, develop, modify, and evaluate geotechnical and civil inspection services, engineering standards, or facilities to support company objectives, utilizing engineering methods.
    •    Provide engineering support for 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 associate and career level 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.
    •    Provide construction and engineering quality assurance support for projects within the company.


  • •    Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited college/university.
    •    A minimum of five or more years’ experience in civil and geotechnical engineering or related professional experience.
    •    Understanding of geotechnical engineering practices and methods;
    •    Understanding in quality assurance and quality control process and inspections. Provide progress reports to management and other stakeholders in accordance with an approved communication plan.
    •    Coordinate with procurement to solicit external services as required for project deliverables.
    •    Manage bid process, contracts, for geotechnical, civil inspection and surveying services.
    •    Negotiate with vendors and contractors regarding work scope changes and ensure that all contract commitments are completed on time per scope of work and specifications.
    •    Develop scopes of work for contracting to external services in support of capital projects.
    •    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.
    •    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.


•    Masters degree in civil engineering or related engineering discipline; 
•    Be licensed as a professional civil engineer or related engineering.
•    Seven years professional engineering experience.
•    Understanding of company’s business, and relevant policies, procedures, and practices.
•    Experience in electrical utility design and/or construction support.

Additional Information

Req Id: 112401
Company Code: Pacificorp
Primary Location: SALT LAKE CITY    
Department: Power Delivery
Schedule: Days
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $100,700-$118,400 

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15.00% 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

Career Segment: Geotechnical Engineering, Drafting, Civil Engineer, Construction, Geology, Engineering