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Transmission Engineer I or II (Structural/Mechanical) Salt Lake City, UT or Portland, OR - #108500

Date: Jul 28, 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

The Transmission engineering role 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.  This position is for a Transmission Engineer who will design high voltage lines in the PacifiCorp/Rocky Mountain Power grid starting with the conceptual design and ending with the construction support.  Applicant will also work with other departments in the company answering day to day questions as well as support the field operations group with transmission engineering requests.  Applicant must be self-motivated and willing to work alone or on a team.



The responsibilities of the Engineer I position include:

  • Analyze the system design, programming, and modification.
  • Develop plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments.
  • Prepare systems scopes studies and 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, the responsibilities of the Engineer II position include:

  • Design, develop, modify, and evaluate systems, process, or facilities to support Company objectives. 
  • Develop  engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments. 
  • Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.
  • 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.
  • Analyze and design engineering methods.
  • Ability to work efficiently on your own or as part of a team.



The Requirements of the Engineer I position include:

  • 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, the requirements of the Engineer II position include:

  • A minimum of two years of directly related experience in engineering related field.
  • 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.
  • Ability to provide timely assessments with limited information and/or assumptions.


  • Engineering internship or other experience specific to applicable discipline.
  • Completion of internship with an electrical utility.
  • Engineering experience specific to electric utility power systems; specifically transmission line design.
  • Experience using PLS-CADD software (including PLS-POLE, PLS-Tower)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Additional Information

Req Id: 108500
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: SALT LAKE CITY or Portland, OR
Department: Rocky Mountain Power
Schedule: Full-Time
Hiring Range: $72,500 - $98,100.00 
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This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12.00% of salary.


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.


At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  


It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.


All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City

Career Segment: Construction, Transmission Line, Intern, Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Engineering, Energy, Entry Level