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Principal Engineer/Operations Project Manager - Salt Lake City, Utah - #106457

Date: Sep 10, 2022

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


Under minimal direction from the managing director (head of Project Management office), the director of engineering/operations (project management office), or a vice president, oversees multiple large complex high-risk politically sensitive projects, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration.


 The successful candidate will be accountable for all project management responsibilities for the delivery of the most complex, high-risk and politically sensitive capital projects. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
•    Planning, directing and coordinating all aspects of the development and implementation of property acquisition, permitting and managing multifunctional matrixed project teams across business platforms.
•    Coordinating team efforts, assigning tasks, developing detailed project plans, project schedules and ensuring timelines are met.
•    Manage the most complex, high-risk and politically sensitive capital projects from assignment to closeout and direct project teams to ensure all phases of projects meet cost, schedule, and quality requirements.
•    Coordinate and direct the activities of internal departments including regulatory affairs, general counsel and customer and community affairs as well as external government and private agencies including Bureau of Land Management, Public Utility Commissions, County planning committees, tribal authorities and other utilities in the process of delivering assigned projects.
•    Establish, track, and control project cost, scope, schedule, and risk to deliver assigned projects within their approved scope, budget, and schedule.
•    Plan, schedule, and execute all pre-construction phases of projects in accordance with project management processes, policies and guidelines, and corporate governance.
•    Develop detailed project plans and ensure project scopes, team responsibilities, milestone dates, and the procurement strategy are clearly stated for all assigned projects.
•    Develop and update the project schedule in accordance with project objectives.
•    Define and manage interfaces with senior management, business units, regulators, contractors, vendors, customers, and auditors on assigned projects.
•    Coordinate the development of conceptual and detailed designs. - Develop and execute public involvement plan during the project permitting phase.
•    Interface with stakeholders and external customers throughout the project life cycle to assure their criteria and objectives are met.
•    Negotiate with vendors and contractors regarding work scope changes and ensure that all contract commitments are completed on time per the scope of work and technical specifications.
•    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.
•    Monitor the scope, cost, and schedule for variances and implement corrective measures.
•    Provide project progress reports to management and other stakeholders in accordance with an approved communication plan.
•    Provide quality project cost forecasting over the life of the project.
•    Manage career development of Associate, Career and Lead Senior level project managers and engineers.
•    Provide leadership regarding project management practices and issue resolution.
•    May have direct supervisory responsibility for a project team.
•    Stay abreast of new and emerging project management processes, tools, and techniques within the industry and provide recommendations on best practices/processes.


  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Ten years related professional experience. 
  • Proficient in project scheduling, cost controls, tracking and reporting methodologies.
  • Proficient in financial principles to quantify costs and benefits of projects and to track and maintain project budgets  
  • Expert in the application of Project Management Institute project management techniques or equivalent
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated advanced business management skills including consulting skills, customer service, and business acumen 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate team efforts, provide guidance and direction to team members, and communicate project objectives, parameters, status, and outcomes to stakeholders 
  • Highly skilled in motivating and influencing others, experience in team building and conflict management
  • Ability to analyze information, form conclusions and provide meaningful and creative solutions to non-typical business issues
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel


  • Master’s in Business Administration or advanced technical degree
  • Understanding of environmental regulations, National Environmental Protection Act, environmental impact statement, environmental assessment, State Historical Preservation Office, Army Corp of Engineers, etc. 
  • Knowledge of the company’s business, policies, procedures, and practices
  • Experience in the electric utility industry and applicable federal, state and local regulations.
  • Experience in managing direct reports.  

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

Additional Information


Req Id: 106457
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: Salt Lake City, Utah    
Department: PacifiCorp-Rocky Mountain Power
Schedule: Full-time
Personnel Subarea: Exempt 
Hiring Range: $124,200 - $146,100

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 20.00% 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

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