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Associate or Mid-Level Area/Transmission Planner - SLC, UT - #45984

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Date: Jan 29, 2019

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84116

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

Contributes to planning and implementation of transmission projects necessary to ensure that the transmission system continues to reliably and efficiently accommodate customer needs. Utilizes engineering methods to demonstrate compliance with NERC/WECC Reliability Standards. 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 facilities/systems.


Responsibilities of the Associate level position includes the following:

  • Design, develop, modify, and evaluate transmission systems, processes, or facilities to support Company objectives, utilizing engineering methods to demonstrate compliance with NERC/WECC reliability standards.
  • Develop moderately complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments. 
  • Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.
  • Recommend alternative engineering solutions to management to meet business needs. 
  • Deliver on commitments and assist in the management of outside engineering services to accomplish the assigned work. 
  • Maintain project timeliness and budgets.
  • Participate in the development of new WECC/NERC standards to influence the successful implementation of clear/concise standards that support improved reliability for the electric system.

In addition to the above, the Responsibilities of the Mid-Level position include:

  • Develop complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments.
  • Deliver on commitments and manage outside engineering services to accomplish the assigned work.


Requirements for the Associate Level position includes the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • 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, the National Electric Codes.
  • Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calm.
  • 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 and software applications including power flow and dynamic analysis, data base management (PI), Visio, Microsoft Office Suite including Access, and use of EMS or SCADA.    

In addition to above, the requirements for the Mid-level position include:

  • A minimum of two or more years of directly related experience in transmission modeling, transmission system engineering and/or transmission system planning.
  • Knowledge of applicable NERC and WECC reliability standards.


  • Power Option (particularly Power System Analysis)
  • Advanced Degree
  • Knowledge NERC and WECC reliability standards.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification 

Additional Information

Req ID: 45984

Primary Location:  Salt Lake City, UT

Department:  RMP Area Planning

Schedule:   Full-Time - Days

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 66,600 - 93,300


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

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