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Pacificorp Engineer II (Dam Safety) - Portland, Oregon - #105682 in PORTLAND, Oregon

Engineer II (Dam Safety) - Portland, Oregon - #105682

Date: Jul 28, 2021

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

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.

If you ever dreamed of working with large dams and have heavy civil design, construction, and project management experience…have we got an opportunity for you. PacifiCorp is seeking a civil engineer/project manager to join our dam safety team which is becoming regionally known as a leader in the dam safety field. In dam safety you will have the opportunity to not only stretch your current engineering knowledge into multiple facets of civil engineering (i.e. structural, geotechnical, hydrology, and hydraulics) but also regularly interact with national experts on those disciplines. In addition, your work will take you into the remote and scenic areas of our hydroelectric projects in six different states.

The work is fast paced, varied, challenging, and rewarding. PacifiCorp also offers a full benefits package, generous paid time off, flexible scheduling (after six months of employment), paid parental leave, and participation in the employee Annual Incentive Plan which for this position can be up to 12% of the salary advertised annually.

Our ideal candidate will be a licensed professional engineer with four or more years of relevant experience. So if you are looking for a change into an exciting and ever evolving field, have an inquisitive nature, a desire for continuous learning, and are an excellent communicator, please consider applying.

General Purpose

Under limited supervision, applies prescribed methods and standard practices in performing all phases of projects and assists other engineering staff on more complex projects. Develops engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments associated with the planning, design, licensing, construction, operation, and maintenance of the Company’s generation, transmission, distribution, telecommunication, or other utility facilities/systems.


  • Develops engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments associated with the planning, design, licensing, construction, operation, and maintenance of the company’s hydroelectric projects located in seven western states. This position will have significant involvement in dam safety activities.

  • Perform field inspections on assigned hydroelectric projects. Hydroelectric projects are generally located in remote areas with rugged unimproved terrain.

  • Communicate in writing and verbally, technical information to regulatory agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

  • Manage heavy civil capital improvement projects.

  • Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.

  • Guide and direct associate level engineers, technicians and drafters.

  • Recommend alternative solutions to management in area of specialty on engineering solutions to meet business needs.

  • Deliver on commitments and manage outside engineering services to accomplish the assigned work.

  • Analyze and design engineering methods.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering or a related field from an accredited college/university

  • A minimum of four years of directly related experience in engineering related field.

  • Knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations.

  • Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness.

  • Ability to provide timely assessments with limited information and/or assumptions.

  • Proficient with the use of personal computers and automated tools.

  • Possess a valid drivers license and be able to drive in accordance with Company policies.


  • Registration as a professional engineer.

  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field.

Additional Information

Req Id: 105682

Company Code: PacifiCorp

Primary Location: Portland, Oregon

Department: Pacific Power

Schedule: Full-time

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: $81,800 - $96,200

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