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Telecom Engineer III - Portland, OR - #14722
PACIFICORP | Portland, Oregon
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Job Description

General Purpose

Design, implement and troubleshoot telecommunications and network communications systems. Responsibilities include documenting, provisioning and programming of telecommunications or network equipment including microwave and fiber optic systems,  remote terminal devices, and network devices, ; and specifying and ordering carrier services from telecommunications providers .


  • Design major networking or communications systems. Create system  diagrams and implement complex communications transport  and network systems. (
  • Serve as a consultant to other business units for solving networking and communications needs.  
  • Serve as project manager on major projects and system upgrades.  
  • Create and keep current project and system documentation .  
  • Write equipment specifications and purchase related equipment.
  • Design and test new telecommunications or network systems as required by the company.
  • Make budget recommendations for construction projects and future system requirements.  
  • Analyze system problems and implement solutions.  
  • Write scopes and specifications for service and equipment contracts for projects.  
  • Lead planning used for managing technology change and system growth, and make recommendations for approval by senior management.
  • Provide technical leadership to staff.  
  • Provide technical input to assist in development of complex project planning.  
  • Perform  additional related responsibilities as requested or assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering,  or related field; or equivalent work experience. (Typically four years of additional related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of two years additional directly related technical experience is required.)
  • Five years of telecommunications or network engineering experience.
  • Ability to document design of systems using computer aided drafting program or equivalent software.
  • Advanced knowledge of trunking, circuit design, MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, SONET, TDM,,  microwave, fiber optic and mobile radio communication.
  • Advanced knowledge of  technology terms, equipment, systems, functions, and major vendors.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.

Additional Information

Primary Location: Portland

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: [[personnelSubarea]]

Hiring Range: 79,900.00 - 103,100.00


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.


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)

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