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Job Description

General Purpose

Assists Substation Managers of a geographic territory, region, location or unit that has an impact on corporate, business unit, or organizational objectives. Contributes to the establishment of strategies and plans, and implements business objectives. Acts as a resource to generalist personnel to investigate and resolve problem situations or complex issues. Researches, analyzes, develops and implements new programs, systems and/or processes in response to changing internal and external conditions. Works with management to observe and learn to manage and allocate financial and employee resources. Will be involved in selecting, coaching, and developing employees and responsible for management of employee salaries. Learns how to implement and support company programs and policies. Assist Managers in developing innovative leadership techniques that will improve the safety of each employee group and the quality of work each employee group performs in an effort to improve efficiencies.


  • Participate in a nine to twelve month training program designed to develop the required skill sets of an Operations Manager.
  • Rotate work location on an as needed basis to different operating centers throughout the course of the training.
  • Oversee and monitor departmental operations and employee activity in support of business objectives.
  • Analyze schemes and prints and prepare field notebooks and outlines for installation of substation equipment.
  • Provide support to critical and highly complex substation, distribution and transmission operation and control functions within the business.
  • Participate in activities related to the planning, design, building, maintenance, switching and control of the substation, distribution and transmission systems.
  • Promote safety in the workplace through demonstrated leadership.
  • Assist in implementing strategic business objectives, strategies and plans in support of the company’s strategic goals.
  • Search for methods to efficiently perform the job and provide recommendations.
  • Participate in the Customer Guarantee Program.
  • Assist in the control of the distribution and transmission systems.
  • Assist management in after hour’s emergencies relating to distribution, transmission and substation activities and workload.
  • Successfully complete the Rocky Mountain Power Substation Assistant Manager training course. 
  • Upon completion of training, may manage an operations district or perform other duties as assigned, if an Operations Management position is not immediately available.  This may include supervisory responsibilities.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • The ability to implement action plans for achieving objectives, and to oversee daily operations.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to communicate expectations, coach employees, provide feedback, and work collaboratively with other departments.
  • Leadership and teamwork skills to develop and promote cooperative working relationships within and among departments.
  • Desire to move into a leadership position with increased responsibility.
  • Ability to conduct business and work with employees while understanding that information acquired in this position is confidential and must be treated as such in all communications both internal and external. 
  • Once the training has been completed the successful candidate will be required to apply for all Operation Manager positions within a specific territory.
  • Upon completion of training, accept assignment to manage an operations district under direction of a district manager, or other duties as assigned if no Operations Management positions are immediately secured.
  • Travel may be required.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous utility experience.  
  • Ability to demonstrate management, administrative, supervisory and leadership skills. 
  • Customer service skills including the ability to influence customers and employees actions toward customer requirements and toward customer service guarantees. 
  • Experience working in a related field providing direct support to field operations.
  • Knowledge of safety issues, labor agreements, accident prevention manuals, code requirements, personnel procedures, budgeting, and general company policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of strategic plan and objectives for areas, day-to-day operations of specific area, company policies, procedures and practices, and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • High proficiency with all standard computer applications.

Additional Information

Primary Location: Salt Lake City

Department: 00000759 Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: [[personnelSubarea]]

Hiring Range: $69,800-89,700


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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