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Engineer (Senior II, Principal) Salt Lake City, UT or Portland, OR #109943

Date: Mar 3, 2023

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

Provides technical leadership on the most complex and business critical engineering projects. Facilitates internal training for engineers and technicians. Develops presentations for senior management with recommendations and implements changes to benefit the company.  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 transmission, distribution, or other utility facilities/systems.


Senior Engineer II Level
•    Oversee installation, inspection, and commissioning of new equipment.
•    Conduct site inspections to ensure adherence to engineering standards
•    Run testing equipment and performance tests.
•    Provide technical oversight and guidance to all Engineering staff.
•    Lead project teams in the development of critical engineering solutions. 
•    Some travel is required to support various activities as assigned with overnight stays.
•    Serve as the Company expert in the discipline and provide authoritative consultation and recommendations to senior management. 

Principal Level additional responsibilities: 
•    Independently conduct highly complex engineering research studies and technical analyses in areas of specialized expertise not commonly available or obtainable in the competitive engineering market. 
•    Provide technical expertise for critical plant and/or facility components. 
•    Develops and updates detailed design specifications
•    Prepares bid packages for external engineering services and similar contracts to support the needs of the business. 
•    Review, investigate and evaluate system and equipment performance, tests and analyses performed by senior Engineering staff. 
•    Participate in government, industry, collegiate and other applicable associations or work groups which have the ability to influence or set policy impacting the future of our utility.
•    Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.


Senior Engineer Level II requirements:
•    Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited college/university.
•    A minimum of 6 years experience in industrial power systems or electric utility power systems. A Professional Engineer (PE) license is preferred.
•    Demonstrated knowledge and application of principles in a specialty area of electrical engineering.
•    Utilize project management and leadership skills to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver commitments.
•    Ability to achieve an understanding and adhere to company’s objectives, policies, procedures, and practices.
•    Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, industry standards, and National Electric Codes.
•    Ability to perform effectively in high pressure situations while maintaining ethical standards, focus, and professionalism.
•    Demonstrate professional oral and written communication and collaboration skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and make recommendations.
•    Proficient with the use of personal computers, plotters, printers, and other general office equipment.

Principal level additional requirements:
•    A minimum of 15 years industry experience as a practicing engineer, including experience performing highly technical work of a specialized nature. 
•    Project management and leadership skills including the ability to work as a team member, maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments. 
•    Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness. 
•    Highest level of communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations.
•    Expert knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty. Understanding of the Company’s business and relevant policies, procedures, and practices.
•    Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws regulations and electrical codes.


•    A PE license is preferred.
•    Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.   
•    Advanced degree in EE or ME with emphasis on power.

Additional Information

Req Id: 109943
Company Code: Pacificorp
Primary Location: Salt Lake City    
Department: Rocky Mountain Power
Schedule: Days
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $105,700-$133,000 

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.


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

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