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Pacificorp Associate, Mid-Level, Senior or Principal T&D Specialist (Substation Apparatus) - Portland, OR - #10 in MEDFORD, Oregon

Associate, Mid-Level, Senior or Principal T&D Specialist (Substation Apparatus) - Portland, OR - #10

Date: Oct 1, 2021

Location: MEDFORD, OR, US, 97501

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

The T&D Specialist provides real-time substation apparatus support to field personnel in order to expedite both planned and unplanned outages throughout Pacificorp. Employees in this role act as a resource to operations to investigate and resolve problem situations and complex issues. This support is provided either on-site or remotely depending on the situation. The T&D Specialist also researches, analyzes, develops and implements new programs, systems and/or processes in response to changing internal and external conditions and trains the operations group on evolving policies and procedures.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Associate Level position include the following:

Provide technical support to operation & control functions within the business

Provide solutions to issues with substation transformers, load tap changers, circuit interrupting devices, & cap banks

Support substation operations during equipment overhauls

Travel as necessary to support the operation effectiveness of substation equipment

Under direction, develop & modify policies & practices to improve the effective operation of PacifiCorp’s substations & transmission & distribution system

Recommend solutions to improve system performance & reliability

Analyze substation schemes & prints & prepare field notebooks & outlines for installation of relays, & maintain file of field tests

Assist with improvement of substation policies, procedures & other documentation that govern all aspects of electrical operations & ensure they are fully integrated with company safety procedures, legislative requirements & meet all NERC reliability standard requirements

Work with engineers & operations staff to resolve substation design issues

Provide training as needed for various departments including dispatch, relay technicians, relay technician trainees, substation journeyman, substation journeyman apprentices, communication technicians, communication technician trainees, & switchman

In addition to the above, Mid-Level will include the following responsibilities:

Provide technical support for moderately complex substation functions within the business

Develop & modify policies & practices to improve the effectiveness of PacifiCorp’s substation network

Improve substation policies, procedures & other documentation & ensure they are fully integrated with company safety procedures, legislative requirements & meet all NERC reliability standard requirements

In addition to the above, the Senior Level will include the following responsibilities:

Lead development & implementation processes & procedures to enhance the operational effectiveness of substations

Evaluate substation policies, procedures & other documentation & ensure all aspects of electrical operations are in accordance with company safety procedures, legislative requirements & meet all NERC reliability standard requirements

Supervise local relay technicians, communication technicians, & substation journeymen & develop & review daily & weekly schedules when required

Analyze substation schemes & prints and prepare field notebooks & outlines for installation of substation equipment

In addition to the above, the Principal Level will include the following responsibilities:

Lead apparatus support personnel to effectively & punctually complete tasks, projects, & training responsibilities

Requirements

Requirements for the Associate Level position include the following:

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of the power system and substation equipment.

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.

Ability to effectively translate technical jargon into layman’s terms.

Travel will be required.

Respond after hours to support field crews as required

In addition to the above, the requirements for the Mid-Level position include the following:

A minimum of two years of experience related experience.

Assessment skills including problem diagnosis and identification of proper methods and techniques to resolve and prevent future problems.

Knowledge of current technologies, tools, systems, and vendors.

Understanding of applicable company policies, practices and procedures.

In addition to the above, the requirements for the Senior-Level position include the following:

A minimum of five years of directly related experience.

Expert knowledge of current technologies, tools, systems, and vendors.

In addition to the above, the requirements for the Principal-Level position include the following:

A minimum of fifteen years of directly related experience

Leadership and project management experience

Preferences

Experience supervising technical personnel.

Additional Information

Req Id: 106207

Company Code: PacifiCorp

Primary Location: Portland, Oregon or Medford, Oregon

Department: Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: Full-time

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: $71,100 - $127,300

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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