Commissioning Operations Manager - Salt Lake City, UT/Portland, OR- #112111

Date: May 18, 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

Under minimal direction from the managing director, oversees planning and commissioning effort for multiple large, complex, high-risk, and sensitive projects, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration. Responsible for overseeing all schedule development and procedural requirements for the development of construction milestones. Provides direction and support to contractors during all phases of testing and commissioning, and supports the engineering department with the development of detailed construction sequence and protection plans.


  • •    In conjunction with engineering department, develop construction sequence and protection plan CSPP and maintain CSPP throughout project lifecycle.
    •    Oversee testing and commissioning effort on capital projects.
    •    Support project management in development of contingency plans.
    •    Review outage constraints to verify construction milestone and vet timing and sequencing.
    •    Acts as a technical advisor for all project managers and Director of PMO/PMW
    •    Coordinate with grid operations on all COMPASS outage requests required for all phases of construction and commissioning.
    •    Conduct review and issues final approval of all commissioning documents and execute Initial Energization Authorization authority.
    •    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.
    •    Manage the development of conceptual and detailed designs.  
    •    Provide leadership regarding commissioning field testing and construction practices and issue resolutions.
    •    May have direct supervisory responsibility for a construction/commissioning team.
    •    Travel may be required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of seven years of experience in industrial power systems, electric utility power systems, plant operations, maintenance, engineering or related professional experience.
  • Thorough understanding of the grid system and operational impacts of outages and construction events.
  • Demonstrated experience with the operation and maintenance of intelligent electronic devices and all utility apparatus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of principles in equipment operations, testing, and commissioning.
  • Leadership skills including the ability to manage and work as a team member to maintain construction timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments


  • Field experience as a meter and relay tech or demonstrated similar experience.
  • Experience as protection and controls engineer.
  • Utility field construction experience.
  • Supervisory experience.

Additional Information

Req Id: 112111
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: Salt Lake City
Department: PacifiCorp/Rocky Mountain Power
Schedule:  Full-Time
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $115,900 - $136,300 


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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