Substation Engineer (Eng. Proj Mgr III/Sr. Eng. Proj Mgr) Salt Lake City, UT #111868

Date: May 17, 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

With minimal direction from a department manager, a program manager, or the director of engineering/operations (project management office), oversees high-risk projects, which require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration. In addition to having responsibility for all aspects of the project over the entire project life (initiate, plan, execute, control, close), assembling project team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure timely completion of assigned projects, takes projects from original concept through final implementation. Interfaces with all areas affected by the project including end users, distributors, and vendors. Ensures adherence to quality and safety standards and reviews project deliverables. Communicates with senior management regarding the status of specific projects.


The successful candidate will be accountable for all project management responsibilities in the delivery of multiple high-risk large scale capital projects. Responsibilities include but are not limited to design, financial, permitting, assembling and managing multifunctional matrixed project teams across business platforms. Responsibilities also include coordinating team efforts, assigning tasks, developing detailed project plans, project schedules and ensuring timelines are met.

•Manage the planning, design, and construction of multiple large scale capital projects (e.g. modifications/additions to facilities and infrastructure) under minimal supervision.
•Establish, track, and control project cost, scope, schedule, and risk to deliver assigned projects within their approved scope, budget, and schedule. 
•Plan, schedule, and execute all phases of projects in accordance with project management processes, policies and guidelines, and corporate governance.
•Develop detailed project plans and ensure project scopes, team responsibilities, milestone dates, and the procurement strategy are clearly stated for all assigned projects. 
•Develop project schedules in accordance with project objectives. 
Coordinate the development of conceptual and detailed designs. 
•Develop and execute public involvement plan during the project permitting phase.
Interface with external customers throughout the project life cycle.  
•Establish responsibility for and manage the physical construction. 
•Provide project progress reports to management and other stakeholders in accordance with an approved communication plan.
•Provide quality project cost forecasting over the life of the project.
•Coordinate with procurement to solicit external materials and services as required for project deliverables.
•Manage the bid process, and contracts for external engineering and construction services. 
•Negotiate with vendors and contractors regarding work scope changes and ensure that all contract commitments are completed on time per the scope of work and technical specifications.
•Manage construction management team activities in conjunction with field operations.  
•Interface with appropriate management levels including senior management to gain necessary approvals and manage risk in accordance with corporate governance.
•Coordinate the tracking, expediting, and completion of material and equipment orders.
•Responsible for interdepartmental communication for the project team.
•Responsible for delivery of internal and external project stakeholders’ expectations.
•Provide coaching to less experienced project managers, engineers and other project team members to assist in their career development.


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or the equivalent combination of education and experience  
•    Three or more years directly related professional experience.  
•    Experience in project scheduling, cost controls, tracking and reporting methodologies
•    Knowledge of financial principles to quantify costs and benefits of projects and to track and maintain project budgets  
•    Experience in the application of Project Management Institute project management techniques or equivalent
•    Experience in managing vendors and contractors regarding work scope changes to ensure that all contract commitments are completed on time per applicable specifications.
•    Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills 
•    Demonstrated business management skills including consulting, customer service, and business acumen 
•    Interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate team efforts, provide guidance and direction to team members, and communicate project objectives, parameters, status, and outcomes to stakeholders 
•    Ability to analyze information, form conclusions and provide meaningful solutions.
•    Demonstrated skill in motivating and influencing others as well as skills and experience in team building, and conflict management
•    Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel  

In addition, the requirements of the Sr Engineering/Operations Project Manager position are:
•    Five years related professional experience. 
•    Proficient in project scheduling, cost controls, tracking and reporting methodologies.


  • Five years related professional experience.
  • Master’s in Business Administration or advanced technical degree
  • Current Professional Engineer License
  • Project Management Professional certification by the Project Management Institute, or Advanced Project Management, or Program Management Certification
  • Understanding of environmental regulations, National Environmental Protection Act, environmental impact statement, environmental assessment, State Historical Preservation Office, Army Corp of Engineers, etc.
  • Knowledge of the Company’s business, policies, procedures, and practices
  • Experience in the electric utility industry and applicable federal, state and local regulations
  • Working knowledge of SAP in cost tracking and forecasting
  • Working knowledge of Primavera scheduling or other project management software
  • Experience in electric utility design and/or construction

Additional Information

Req Id: 111868
Company Code: Pacificorp
Primary Location: SALT LAKE CITY    
Department: Rocky Mountain Power
Schedule: Days
Personnel Subarea:Exempt
Hiring Range: $100700-$136300 

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

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