Senior Engineer (Transmission Contract Administration)
Pacificorp - Portland, OR

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General Purpose

Develop transmission interconnection contracts including large generation interconnection agreements, state specific agreements (i.e. Utah / Oregon) and qualifying facilities agreements. Develop as needed engineering studies, analysis, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments associated with the planning, design, licensing, construction, operation, and maintenance of the company’s transmission facilities/systems.

Responsibilities of this position include the following :
Design, develop, modify, and evaluate systems, process, or facilities to support company objectives and contract development and handling processes, utilizing engineering methods.

Advise on technical contractual details including points of interconnection and determination of assignment of costs.

Participate in generation interconnection scoping and study meetings and provide technical input and review.

Consult with other departmental and legal staff in complex contract reviews and negotiations of terms with counter parties.

Develop highly complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments.

Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.

Act as a lead/expert in the work group; train and mentor associate and career level engineers, technicians and drafters.

Recommend alternative engineering solutions to management to meet business needs.

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

Maintain project timeliness and budgets.

Analyze and design engineering methods. Requirements of this position include the following:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering.

A minimum of five or more years experience in industrial power systems or electric utility power systems, or related professional experience.

Demonstrated knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty.

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 applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations and the National Electric Codes.

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

Demonstrated 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 including automated tools.
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the above requirements and have the following:

Knowledge of Transmission’s Open Access Transmission Tariff.

Knowledge of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s contract and filing requirements.

Experience with one-line diagrams and metering configurations.

Knowledge of the company’s transmission system, associated facilities and customers.

Understanding of company’s business, and relevant policies, procedures, and practices.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

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