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Substation Engineer (Sr. or Principal Level)- Salt Lake City, UT- #52635

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Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US, 97232 Salt Lake City, UT, US, 97232 Salt Lake City, UT, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

The primary function of this position is delivery of engineering designs for substation capital construciton projects and development of substation engineering.

Sr. Level:  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 generation, transmission, distribution, telecommunication, or other utility facilities/systems.

 

In addition, the Principal Level:  Provides technical leadership on the most complex and business critical engineering projects. Facilitates internal training for engineers and technicians. Develops presentations for senior management and recommends and implements changes to benefit the company. 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Sr. Level Engineer:

  • Design, develop, modify, and evaluate systems, process, or facilities to support company objectives, utilizing engineering methods.
  • Develop highly complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments. 
  • Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.
  • Act as a lead/expert in the work group; train and mentor associate and career level engineers, technicians and drafters.
  • Recommend alternative engineering solutions to management to meet business needs. 
  • Deliver on commitments and manage outside engineering services to accomplish the assigned work.
  • Maintain project timelines and budgets.
  • Analyze and design engineering methods.

In addition to the above, the responsibilities of the Principal Level include:

  • 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 oversight and guidance to all Engineering staff.
  • Lead project teams in the development of critical engineering solutions.   
  • Provide technical expertise for critical plant and/or facility components.
  • Serve as the Company expert in the discipline and provide authoritative consultation and recommendations to senior management.
  • Develop detailed design specifications and prepare 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.
Requirements

Requirements of the Sr. Level Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • A minimum of five or more years experience in industrial power systems or electric utility power systems, or related professional experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty.
  • Project management and leadership skills including the ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments.
  • Understanding of company’s business, and relevant policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations and the National Electric Codes. 
  • Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness.
  • Demonstrated 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 including automated tools.

In addition to the above, the requirements for the Principal level include:

  • A minimum of 15 years industry experience as a practicing engineer, including experience performing highly technical work of a specialized nature.
  • A PE license is required.
  • 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.
Preferences
  • Advanced Degree
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.  
Additional Information

Req ID: 52635

Company Code: PacifiCorp 

Primary Location: Salt Lake City

Department: 00000759 Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt 

Hiring Range: $88,000 - 123,500

 

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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