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Pacificorp Sr Business Specialist, Portland, OR or Salt Lake City, UT #111692 in PORTLAND, Oregon

Sr Business Specialist, Portland, OR or Salt Lake City, UT #111692

Date: May 3, 2024

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp


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

Provides advice and counsel to management and client organizations. Conducts special studies and analyses, develops alternatives, presents recommendations to management and influences management decisions. Researches, analyzes, develops and implements new strategies, programs, and/or processes in response to changing internal and external conditions.


  • Promote a customer first culture and commit to delivering outstanding results for customers.

  • Gather and analyze critical information (demographics, condition, costs, lifecycle) from various sources.

  • Audit business system data and examine actuals against targets.

  • Analyze business processes, conduct special studies, develop alternatives and present recommendations to management and influence management decisions.

  • Identify and recommend long-range asset data management and system improvements to strategically balance risk and reward.

  • Develop and approve long range programs for assets.

  • Implement optimum life cycle and companion costs models for network assets.

  • Manage the budget process to ensure that all stakeholders have their needs met.

  • Report complex financial information in simple terms, and communicate throughout the organization.

  • Act as expert on maintaining financial integrity of the FERC data.

  • Research and analyze relevant data, evaluate complex situations, develop creative alternatives, provide recommendations, and negotiate and influence outcomes.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • A minimum of seven years experience in an applicable field directly related to position responsibilities.

  • Program design skills including development of interventions, processes, or new or modified programs to meet customer needs.

  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills to interface with team members and customers to promote positive customer outcomes.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to establish trust, maintain confidence, and understand social behavior and interactions.

  • Ability to work with all organizational levels to influence actions and negotiate outcomes

  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively through oral and written means.

  • Proficient with the use of personal computers to gather, analyze, and summarize data.

  • Project management and leadership skills, including the ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments.

  • Knowledge of research, analysis and consulting techniques, Company policies, procedures, practices, and applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations.


• Previous Utility Operations experience in a financial or program support role.

• Experience working federal grants and portfolio management consisting of utility projects under one or more programs

• Previous supervisory or lead experience is desired

• Experience of guiding and creation of budget/reporting processes.

• The ability to manage client and vendor relationships.

Additional Information

Req Id: 111692

Company Code: Pacificorp

Primary Location: PORTLAND

Department: Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: Days

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: $100,700-$118,400

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to % of salary.

Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit:

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

Unless otherwise required by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening including for marijuana. While marijuana is legal in several states, including Oregon, a positive test for positions in Oregon may disqualify a candidate. The company complies with the laws of Washington and California and only obtains and considers positive tests for marijuana in safety-sensitive positions or those covered by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.