T&D Specialist (Sr, Principal) Salt Lake City, Utah #111507

Date: May 8, 2024

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84302

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

Provide technical expertise in the specialized fields of substation apparatus, protection and control equipment or communications equipment. Act as an expert to personnel in a specialized field to investigate and resolve problem situations or complex issues. Facilitate internal training for substation journeyman, relay technicians or communications technicians.  Research, analyze, develop, and implement new programs, systems and/or processes in response to changing internal and external conditions. Develop and maintain operational and procedural documentation.
This position is in T&D System Operations – Apparatus, Substation Technical Support.


Responsibilities for Senior T&D Specialist position include the following:

•    Provide technical expertise to critical and highly complex substation, distribution and transmission operation and control functions within the business. 
•    Develop and modify policies and practices to improve the overall operational effectiveness of PacifiCorp's transmission and distribution system.
•    Lead development and implementation processes and procedures to enhance operational effectiveness. 
•    Evaluate policies, procedures and other documentation and ensure all aspects of electrical operations are in accordance with company safety procedures, legislative requirements and meet all NERC reliability standard requirements. 
•    Supervise local relay technicians, communication technicians, and substation journeymen and develop and review daily and weekly schedules when required.
•    Analyze schemes and prints and prepare field notebooks and outlines for installation of substation equipment.
•    Work with engineers and operations staff to resolve system and design issues.
•    Provide training as needed for various departments including dispatch, relay technicians, relay technician trainees, communication technicians, communication technician trainees, substation journeyman, substation journeyman apprentices and switchman.


In addition to the above, the Principal T&D Specialist position responsibilities include:

•    Provide technical oversight and guidance to the T&D system operations apparatus support staff.
•    Serve as the Company expert in a specialized field and provide authoritative consultation and recommendations to senior management.


Requirements for Senior T&D Specialist position include the following:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  
•    A minimum of five years of directly related experience. 
•    Knowledge of the power system. 
•    Assessment skills including problem diagnosis and identification of proper methods and techniques to resolve and prevent future problems.
•    Communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult and resolve internal and external customer issues which maybe critical, sensitive, or urgent in nature.
•    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.
•    Expert knowledge of current technologies, tools, systems, and vendors.
•    Proficient with the use of personal computers and automated tools.
•    Understanding of applicable company policies, practices, and procedures.
•    Ability to effectively translate technical jargon into layman’s terms. 
•    Travel may be required.
•    Respond after hours to support field crews as required.

In addition to above, the Principal T&D Specialist position requirements include:
•    A minimum of 15 years of industry experience as a substation journeyman, relay technician, communications technician or T&D Specialist 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 applications of principles in applicable area of specialty.


•    Experience supervising technical personnel.
•    Project management skills.
•    Substation equipment maintenance or engineering experience.

Additional Information

Req Id: 111507
Company Code: Pacificorp
Primary Location: Salt Lake City
Department: Rocky Mountain Power
Schedule: Days
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $98,200 to $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: 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.


Unless otherwise required by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening including for marijuana. While marijuana is legal in several states, including Oregon, a positive test for positions in Oregon may disqualify a candidate. The company complies with the laws of Washington and California and only obtains and considers positive tests for marijuana in safety-sensitive positions or those covered by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.


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