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Student Engineer (Electrical) - SLC, UT
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Job Description

General Purpose:

To assist in the development of engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, design documents, and performance assessments associated with the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the company's transmission and distribution system.
Responsibilities of this position include the following:

Assist company engineers in performing engineering studies and analysis of substation equipment, protection & control equipment, transmission structures & hardware, and distribution equipment.
Develop moderately complex engineering studies of limited scope and prepare data for analysis.
Perform electrical network data analysis and present results to company staff.
Conduct drawing reviews to ensure adherence to company and industry standards.
Research and test equipment provided by suppliers
Update company standards and drawings
Analyze the system design, programming, and modification.

Requirements for this position include the following:

Enrolled full time in accredited engineering college/university.
Sophomore standing or higher in electrical/mechanical/civil engineering or a related field.
Ability to interact favorably with project and work teams.
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.
Average hours of work per week not to exceed 20 hours per week per calendar year.
Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation. All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.


PacifiCorp is a regulated electric company serving 1.7 million retail customers, including residential, commercial, industrial and other customers in portions of the states of Utah, Oregon, Wyoming, Washington, Idaho and California. During the year ended December 31, 2008, PacifiCorp owned, or had interests in, 74 thermal, hydroelectric, wind-powered and geothermal generating facilities, with a net owned capacity of 10,188 megawatts (MW). PacifiCorp also owns, or has interests in, electric transmission and distribution assets, and transmits electricity through approximately 15,800 miles of transmission lines. PacifiCorp also buys and sells electricity on the wholesale market with public and private utilities, energy marketing companies and incorporated municipalities in connection with excess electricity generation or other system balancing activities. (Source: 10-K)