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Telecommunications Engineer 1-3 - Salt Lake City, UT - #105807

Date: Nov 21, 2021

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84121

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

Design and troubleshoot telecommunications and network communications systems in support of electrical system operations. Responsibilities include design and provisioning of telecommunications equipment including microwave radios, fiber optic terminals, multiplexers, and network switches. As well as specifying and ordering carrier services from telecommunications providers.


  • Assist in the design of data communications systems, wiring schematics and equipment configurations. Create system diagrams and provide scoping for simple substation, generation, and load interconnection projects.
  • Serve as a consultant to other business units for solving networking or communications needs. 
  • Take ownership of subject matter and/or geographic regions, work with limited supervision.
  • Complete detailed design of telecommunication systems and provide scoping for highly complex projects.
  • Create documentation on all projects and keep documentation updated.
  • Write equipment specifications and purchase equipment for projects.
  • Write job specifications and equipment specifications for contract jobs.
  • Provide technical input to assist in development of project planning.
  • Work with external utility, local, county, state and federal agencies to satisfy jurisdictional requirements. 
  • Support compliance efforts in support of all WECC, FERC, and NERC requirements pertaining to electronic communications.  
  • Perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.


Requirements for the level 1 position include the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field; or equivalent work experience. (Typically four years of additional related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of two years additional directly related technical experience is required.)
  • Basic knowledge of telecommunications or networking systems.
  • Ability to document design of systems using computer-aided drafting program or equivalent software.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. 
  • Effective analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently. 

In addition to the above, requirements for the level 2 position include the following:

  • Three years of Telecommunications or Networking experience
  • Experience performing microwave path analysis utilizing Pathloss 5.
  • Basic knowledge of trunking, circuit design, synchronous optical networking, multiplexing, T1’s, microwave and radio communication.

In addition to the above, requirements for level 3 position include the following:

  • Five years of telecommunications or networking experience with demonstrated experience developing Greenfield communications sites including towers, shelters, AC power systems, DC power systems and communications systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of trunking, circuit design, synchronous optical networking, multiplexing, T1’s, microwave and radio communication.
  • Knowledge of principles of communications assisted protective relaying.


Additional Information

Req Id: 105807
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: Salt Lake City    
Department: PacifiCorp Corporate
Schedule: FULL TIME
Personnel Subarea: Exempt 
Hiring Range: 71,100-110,500 

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12-15.00% 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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