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Lead Technical Manager- Portland, Oregon #29939

General Purpose

Serve as a Company expert in the area of assessing risk and developing strategies to assess the health of Pacific Power’s Transmission and Distribution assets.  Develop engineering studies, plans, specifications, evaluations, design documents and performance assessments associated with the planning, design, licensing, construction, operations and maintenance of the Company’s transmission and distribution facilities and systems. Conduct special studies and analyses, develop alternatives, present recommendations to senior management and regulators, and influence decisions made by management and external parties. Research, analyze, develop and implement new strategies, programs, and/or processes in response to changing internal and external conditions.


  • Independently conduct highly complex engineering research studies and technical analyses in areas of specialized expertise not commonly available or obtainable in the competitive engineering market.
  • Lead project teams in the development of critical engineering solutions.
  • Provide lead technical oversight, guidance and training to asset management and engineering staff.
  • Design, develop, modify, and evaluate systems, processes, or facilities to support company objectives, utilizing advanced engineering methods.
  • Develop highly complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments.
  • Provide project identification, management and tracking for critical and highly complex substation, transmission, distribution, and metering projects driven by asset management.
  • Function as a Company expert in interpreting the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC); provide direction and support for T&D line inspection and correction program, and perform specialized studies requiring complex research and technical analysis.  
  • Develop new asset policies, and procedures and perform updates on existing policies as required. Communicate policy updates with all impacted stakeholder; which include the maintenance review committee, field operations, investment delivery, and field support staff.
  • Perform presentations and lead discussions with senior management, field operations staff and regulatory agencies on asset management programs and issues.
  • Conduct risk and reliability analysis on company owned assets to effectively prioritize maintenance and capital investments.
  • Facilitate joint-owned asset capital projects with other entities (e.g., IPC, IPC, BPA, etc.). Review capital projects to ensure investments are prudent and technical requirements are applicable.
  • Conduct maintenance review activities with field operations and support staff to ensure new and updated maintenance programs are effectively administered.
  • Develop performance assessments on T&D assets, identifying major issues and risks that can be used to make decisions to improve efficiency and reliability of assets.
  • Perform audits on equipment documentation and processes for major construction projects.   
  • Participate in government, industry, collegiate and other applicable associations or work groups which have the ability to influence or set policy impacting the future of our utility.
  • Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering.
  • A minimum of ten years related experience in an applicable field directly related to position responsibilities.
  • 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.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers and automated tools.
  • Expert knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty.
  • Program design skills including development of interventions, processes, or new or modified programs to meet customer needs.
  • Teamwork skills to provide input into policy decisions and to mobilize resources to produce desired business results.
  • Highest level of communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations.
  • Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to present alternatives and recommendations.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws regulations and electrical codes.
  • Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.


Additional Information

Primary Location: Portland

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: [[personnelSubarea]]

Hiring Range: 93,500-,121,100


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
Portland, Oregon 97232, US