Senior Apparatus Transmission & Distribution Specialist

Company Name: PacifiCorp
Phone Number: (503) 813-5623
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97232
Job Title: Senior Apparatus Transmission & Distribution Specialist
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Substation
Posting Start Date: May 17, 2016
Salary: 78,800.00 - 101,600.00
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours
Provides expertise in a specialized field (Substation Apparatus). Acts as a resource to generalist personnel to investigate and resolve problem situations or complex issues. Researches, analyzes, develops and implements new programs, systems and/or processes in response to changing internal and external conditions. Develops and maintains operational and procedural documentation.
Responsibilities of this position include the following: 
  • Provide technical support 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.
Experience Required:
Requirements of this 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 experience related.
  • 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.
  • 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
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the above requirements and have the following:
  • Experience supervising technical personnel.

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.
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Posting End Date: June 17, 2016