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Supervisor, Transmission - Portland, OR - #19382
PACIFICORP | Portland, Oregon
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Job Description

General Purpose

Supervise the real-time operations of a location or segment of a larger department. Implement business objectives, strategies, plans and oversee daily work functions. Responsible for coordinating integrated operational objectives, daily and seasonal operation plans, and ensuring successful completion of objectives by a real-time operating team. Implement and support Company programs and policies. May be a working supervisor.


  • Supervise the real-time operation of the Company transmission grid and balancing authority area operations to ensure safe, reliable service following good utility practice criteria and guidelines set by national electric reliability council, federal energy regulatory commission and the regional reliability council.
  • Supervise the coordination of requests for equipment outages, to ensure the reliability of the interconnected system. This requires the use of network applications.
  • Supervise employees and operational processes.  Delegate work activities related to system operators, communicate expectations, provide training, and work collaboratively with other departments.
  • Assist in the administration of the department budget and reporting the work performed within the department.
  • Supervise the administration of the Company open access transmission tariff as well as the approval of transmission service requests and the national electric reliability council tagging procedure.
  • Observe and enforce safety rules and practices, encourage safe work behaviors and promptly correct conditions and unsafe behaviors which may lead to accidents.
  • Oversee the accounting and reporting of transmission data for billing and reporting purposes.
  • Develop project plans, provide direction and coordinate project activities associated with transmission system operations.
  • Develop and provide training for Company system operators.
  • Select, coach, and develop employees.
  • Review and evaluate employee performance and prepare annual reviews.


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • NERC Reliability Coordinator Operators Certification.
  • A minimum of five years’ transmission operations experience in the utility power industry with at least one year in a senior technical/leadership role.
  • Supervisory skills including the ability to implement action plans for achieving objectives and to oversee daily operations.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills including the ability 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.
  • Expert knowledge of established operational practices and procedures for utility transmission and distribution systems.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications to include word processing, spreadsheets and mainframe applications. 


  • Expert knowledge of PacifiCorp’s transmission system and balancing area.
  • Prior experience in Transmission Planning, Outage Coordination, and/or Transmission Protection and Control.
  • Prior experience in a supervisory role.

Additional Information

Primary Location: Portland

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

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.


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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