Sr Transmission & Distribution Specialist - (Relay Support)- (All Locations) -#35454

General Purpose

Provide expertise in the relay protection and control testing, commissioning and training fields. Act as a resource to field personnel to investigate and resolve problem situations or complex issues associated with the installation, maintenance and operations of protective relays. Research, analyze, develop and implement new programs, systems and/or processes in response to changing internal and external conditions. Develop and maintain operational and procedural documentation.  The preferred candidate will have experience in testing relays and training relay technicans.


  • Provide technical support 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. 
  • Supervise local relay technicians, communication technicians, and substation journeymen and develop and review daily and weekly schedules when required.
  • 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 five years of directly related experience.
  • Knowledge of the power system.
  • Assessment skills including problem diagnosis and identification of proper methods and techniques to resolve and prevent future problems.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult and resolve internal and external customer issues which maybe critical, sensitive, or urgent in nature.
  • 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


  • Experience supervising technical personnel.
  • Project management skills.

Additional Information

Primary Location: All Locations

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: $81,500 - $105,200


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.

Full time
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116, US