Commissioning Specialist (I, II or III) - Salt Lake City, UT/ Portland; Medford, OR - #110836

Date: Feb 6, 2024

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84116

Company: PacifiCorp

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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

 

Applies prescribed methods and standard practices in performing all phases of projects and assists other commissioning staff on more complex projects.  Responsible for field verification, commissioning, and technical support for the Rocky Mountain Project Management Office (PMO) for transmission, distribution and substation construction projects.

Responsibilities

 

Responsibilities of Level I:

•    Under direction of Commissioning Specialist II or III support Substation and Transmission line start-ups in a safe manner without impact to customers and the system.  
•    Assist with coordinating PMO construction sequence plans, outage scheduling, job walkthroughs and punch list preparation/completion. 
•    Provide charging authorization for PMO projects to dispatch.
•    Conduct site inspections to ensure adherence to engineering standards and specifications.
•    May assist with CAISO data submission process for RMP PMO.
•    May act as a primary interface with the Project Management Office (PMO) staff and Operations, Engineering, Dispatch, etc. for all PMO transmission, distribution and substation projects.
•    May assist the RMP safety department with building training models and assisting in the writing safety of manuals.
•    Assist with evaluating systems and processes to support Company objectives.  
•    Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.
•    Recommend alternative solutions to management in area of specialty.

In addition, the responsibilities of the Level II position include:

•    Responsible for substation and transmission line start-ups in a safe manner without impact to customers and the system.  
•    Assure substation, transmission, communication, and metering equipment is installed and tested in accordance with the PacifiCorp Commissioning Notebook. 
•    Request and support start-up procedures, dispatch display and database builds associated with all RMP PMO transmission and distribution projects.   
•    Develop contingent plans for all PMO projects required to support customer loads during construction or in the event construction is delayed.  
•    Provide line phasing using the satellite phasing tool.
•    Support the PacifiCorp Tier I and Tier II major outage meetings.
•    Manage the CAISO data submission process for RMP PMO.

In addition, the responsibilities of the Level III position include:

•    Responsible for substation and transmission line start-ups in a safe manner without impact to customers and the system.  
•    Primary interface with the Project Management Office (PMO) staff and Operations, Engineering, Dispatch, etc. for all PMO transmission, distribution, and substation projects.
•    Provide charging authorization for PMO projects to dispatch.
•    Oversee development of contingent plans for all PMO projects required to support customer loads during construction or in the event construction is delayed.  
•    Provide line phasing using the satellite phasing tool.
•    Act as a lead/expert in the work group; train and mentor level I/II commissioning specialists.

 

Requirements

Requirements for the Level I position include the following:

•    Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or equivalent combination of education and/or technical experience from an accredited college/university.
•    Basic knowledge and related experience.
•    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. 
•    Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations and the national electrical safety code.

In addition, the requirements of the level II position include:

•    A minimum of two or more years of directly related experience.

In addition, the requirements of the level III position include:

•    A minimum of five or more years of directly related experience.

 

Preferences

 

  • Related experience specific to utility.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus.  
  • Electric Utility Operations experience in Relay, Substation, and Communications.  
     

Additional Information


Req Id: 110836

Company Code: PacifiCorp

Primary Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Department: PacifiCorp/Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule:  Full-Time

Personnel Subarea: ​ Exempt  

​Hiring Range: $93,900 - $110,500

 

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15% 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: https://careers.pacificorp.com/content/New-Benefits-Page/?locale=en_US 

 

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


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