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Senior Drafting Specialist- Portland, Oregon # 43031

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Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Portland, OR, US, 84116

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

Provides expertise in a specialized field.  Acts as a resource to generalist personnel to investigate and resolve problem situations or complex issues.  Researches, analyzes, develops and implements new programs, systems and/or processes in response to changing internal and external conditions.  Develops and maintains operational and procedural documentation.


  • Create and develop detailed and complex designs that are ready for construction.
  • Interpret field mark-ups and engineering drawings per detailed drawings from engineering and department standards/guidelines.
  • Design utilizing standards to update existing plan and profile drawings.  
  • Train, monitor, and provide guidance to less experienced drafters.
  • Prepare plans, material lists, and drawings for both capital and maintenance work.
  • Prepare as-built drawings for emergency work and designs performed by third parties.
  • Perform technical and complex engineering-related assignments.
  • Resolve internal and external customer issues which may be critical, sensitive, complex, or urgent in nature.
  • Coordinate with external vendors on outsourced drafting packages to ensure company standards are maintained and drawings are updated correctly.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of three years of related experience.
  • General Fusion P8 knowledge.
  • Knowledge of engineering specifications and drawings, established drafting and design techniques.
  • Knowledge of current technologies, tools, systems, and vendors.
  • General EDMS knowledge.
  • Design skills involving redesign and development of detailed drawings from engineering guidelines.
  • Assessment skills including problem diagnosis and identification of proper methods and techniques to resolve and prevent future problems.
  • Previous utility design experience in poles and wires, and field experience in line construction.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Understanding of applicable company policies, practices and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively translate technical jargon into layman’s terms.


  • Knowledge of electrical safety codes and design standards, as well as knowledge of the company’s design standards and specifications
  • Advanced computer skills, including SAP
  • Associates degree or greater education in engineering/drafting or a closely related field.
  • Experience with and understanding of electrical one lines, schematics, panel schedules, etc.
  • A minimum of three years of electrical drafting experience.
  • A minimum of three years of working with electrical utility drawings, plans and maps.
  • A minimum of three years of working with drawings referencing raster image files of hand drawn drawings and converting raster image files to vector format.
  • Experience working with as-built Substation and or Transmission drawings marked up for correction by company field employees.

Additional Information

Req ID: 43031

Primary Location: Portland

Department: 00000759 Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: [[personnelSubarea]]

Hiring Range: 49,700-63,200


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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