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Pacificorp Principal T&D Specialist, Salt Lake City, UT or Portland, OR #111593 in Salt Lake City, Utah

Principal T&D Specialist, Salt Lake City, UT or Portland, OR #111593

Date: May 21, 2024

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84302

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

Provide technical expertise and support for protection and control equipment. Act as an expert to operation and field personnel to investigate and resolve problem situations or complex issues. Facilitate internal training for substation journeyman and relay technicians. Research, analyze, develop, and implement new programs, systems, and processes in response to changing internal and external conditions. Develop and maintain operational, procedural, commissioning, and maintenance documentation. Perform protection system coordination studies. Perform operational review of protective relays, remedial action schemes, and control systems. Provide equipment failure analysis and corrective solutions.


• Provide technical oversight and guidance to the T&D support staff.

• Serve as the Company expert in a specialized field and provide authoritative consultation and recommendations to senior management.

• Provide technical expertise 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.

• 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.


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

  • A minimum of 15 years of industry experience as a substation journeyman, relay technician, communications technician or T&D Specialist including experience performing highly technical work of a specialized nature.

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

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

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

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

  • Expert knowledge and applications of principles in applicable area of specialty.

  • Knowledge of the power system.

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

  • 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


Additional Information

Req Id: 111593

Company Code: Pacificorp

Primary Location: Salt Lake City

Department: Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: Days

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: $113100-$133000

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15.00% 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.