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Pacificorp System Protection Engineer II, Salt Lake City, UT or Portland, OR #111586 in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

System Protection Engineer II, Salt Lake City, UT or Portland, OR #111586

Date: May 26, 2024

Location: SALT LAKE CITY, UT, US, 84116

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

Applies prescribed methods and standard practices in performing all phases of projects and assists other engineering staff on more complex projects. Develops protection system settings, engineering calculations and design documents associated with the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Company’s transmission and distribution, facilities/systems. Supports the construction and commissioning of protection systems deployed on company transmission and distribution facilities.


• Develop Protection system schematic designs

• Conduct Short circuit and symmetrical component analysis

• Perform protection system coordination studies

• Relay settings and protection system automation logic development

• Conduct arc flash analysis

• Manage Integration with SCADA systems

• Comply with NERC, FERC and WECC regulations

• Develop moderately complex electrical engineering studies.

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

• Deliver on commitments to accomplish assigned work.

• Analyze and design engineering methods.


• Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology from an ABET-accredited university

• A minimum of two years directly applicable engineering experience.

• Knowledge and application of engineering principles in the area of substations design, power system protection and/or power system analysis.

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

• Understanding of Company’s business, and relevant policies, procedures, and practices.

• Knowledge of applicable FERC, NERC and WECC standards and the National Electric Codes.

• Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations.

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

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

• Occasional travel for project work and training


• Engineering experience specific to industrial power systems or electric utility power systems.

• Engineer In Training certificate (EIT)

• Familiarity with substation design

• Familiarity with power system protection

Additional Information

Req Id: 111586

Company Code: Pacificorp

Primary Location: SALT LAKE CITY

Department: Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: Days

Hiring Range: $87,600-$103,100

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12.00% 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.