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Manager, Distribution - Walla Walla, Washington - #108207

Date: Feb 4, 2023

Location: Walla Walla, Washington, WA, US, 99362

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


Manages the day-to-day operations of an electric utility in a geographic territory, region, location or functional unit that has a significant impact on corporate, business unit or organizational objectives. Establishes and implements business objectives, strategies, and plans. Manages and allocates financial and employee resources. Implements and supports company programs and policies. May be responsible for establishing and accountable for adherence to department’s budget. Develop innovative leadership techniques that will improve the safety of each employee group and the quality of work each employee group performs in an effort to improve efficiencies. 



  • Participate in activities related to the planning, design, cost, building, maintenance, switching and control of the electrical distribution and transmission systems.  
  • Analyze market and competition and understands organization’s strengths and weaknesses to identify external threats and opportunities. 
  • Adapt strategy to changing conditions by overcoming resistance and supporting those affected by change. 
  • Implement strategic business objectives, strategies and plans in support of the company’s strategic goals. 
  • Manage and allocates financial and employee resources. 
  • Promote safety in the workplace through demonstrated leadership.
  • Ensure that a zero accident workplace message is delivered in a convincing manner on a regular basis.
  • Respond to after-hour emergencies relating to the electrical system with both Distribution & Transmission activities/workload. 
  • Manage schedules and complete the annual substation maintenance plan and capital work.
  • Perform inspections and field audits of the substation maintenance and capital work performed.
  • Perform inspections and field audits of substation crews
  • Interview hire, train, coach, and develop employees.
  • Implement and deliver more efficient ways to perform the job.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience in the electric utility or related industry.
  • Completion of the Assistant Manager training program, or equivalent amount of directly related electrical or utility experience. 
  • Previous supervisory experience or completion of the Assistant Manager training program. 
  • Demonstrated management, administrative, supervisory and leadership skills. 
  • Must be flexible and available in responding to after-hour emergencies under short notice on any given day, at any given time. This includes responding to emergencies outside of normal work shift and outside your normal area of responsibility 
  • Ability to lead, motivate and influence employees. 
  • Proficiency with computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets and mainframe applications. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must live within assigned work area as agreed upon by the hiring director in order to support daily and after hours operational issues.   
  • Ability to conduct business and work with employees while understanding that information acquired in this position is confidential and must be treated as such in all communications both internal and external.  
  • Travel may be required.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.



  • A minimum of five years experience in distribution and transmission operations, maintenance and construction.
  • Thorough knowledge of labor agreements, accident prevention manuals, code requirements, personnel procedures, budgeting and general company policies and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of electrical system construction, operation, and maintenance practices.   

Additional Information


Req Id: 108207
Company Code: PacifiCorp  
Primary Location: Walla Walla, Washington
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $110,300.00 - $129,800.00 

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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