APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 26, 2016
This position is responsible for the facilitation and development of Scope of Work (SOW) packages for projects sponsored by Strategic Asset Management (SAM). The Scoping Engineer will utilize demonstrated experience in distribution, substation, and transmission engineering and design to successfully conduct field verification, SOW development, estimate acquisition, and funding project development activities. This position contributes significantly to the successful development and implementation of the SAM investment portfolio thorough the execution of cost effective, accurate project scoping activities and engineering expertise and judgement.
The ability to perform a variety of complicated tasks while managing a large volume of work in a collaborative and dynamic environment is essential. The responsibilities for this position require close and frequent interaction with a wide variety of topics, subject matter experts, and departments. As a result, a high degree of communication skills, both verbal and written, is required.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (functions with percent of time spent performing function)
40% – Scope of Work Development
- Lead project scoping and SOW development efforts for all SAM sponsored work.
- Scope and develop projects identified via SAM analysis tools or stakeholder input in collaboration with team members and SMEs.
- Develop business processes, documentation, and templates to support the scope of work development process in collaboration with T&D stakeholders and partners.
- Acquire estimates for scoped projects by working with partners in Substation Engineering and Transmission Engineering & Specialty Design.
- Propose and lead improvements related to field validation, option development, and project scoping.
- Provide technical support and communication regarding unusual and complex operational problems including significant system outages.
30% – Field Validation
- Lead field validation efforts for transmission, substation, and distribution assets/systems targeted by SAM projects.
- Oversee professional services utilized for field verification efforts as required.
- Work with SAM Program Manager, SAM Data and Analytics Engineer, and Geospatial Information Systems team to manage and process data captured from field validation efforts.
20% – Funding Project Development
- Utilize Power Plan to develop and populate SAM Funding Projects.
- Work with SAM Economist to develop processes and tools for consistent, efficient entry of project information.
- Collaborate with SAM Program Manager and SAM Economist to organize portfolio of SAM projects.
10% – Miscellaneous Engineering Support/OMS Back-Up
- Provide miscellaneous engineering expertise and input based on experience and knowledge.
- Utilize Outage Management System (OMS) tools and processes to provide back-up support for SAM team members.
COMMUNICATIONS (description and reason for contacts)
- Communicate regularly and effectively with subject matter experts from various parts of the business.
- Communicate with Executives, stakeholders, management, customers, and peers regarding SAM sponsored projects and programs.
- If necessary, communicate with external entities (e.g. peer utilities, consortiums) regarding benchmarking and best practices and well as PGE’s approaches, methodologies, and lessons learned.
- If necessary, communicate with OPUC (Oregon Public Utility Commission) Staff regarding topics related to SAM projects.
CHALLENGES (complexity and diversity of actions)
- Investigate complex technical problems that may not be easily understood and propose solutions.
- Manage multiple priorities with varying degrees of consequences.
- Understanding internal culture and operations in order to effectively and efficiently gather and communicate information.
- Evaluate and resolve complicated project issues and operational limitations.
DESCISIONS MADE (this position makes the following decisions)
- Required to make independent decisions impacting project scopes and costs.
- Determine requirements, establish governance practices/procedures, and develop/enhance processes and specifications for project scoping.
- Assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority to project team personnel as required.
- Oversee third-party consultant activities and priorities as required.
- Escalate decisions and issues to the appropriate level of management for resolution.