Project Manager III ( IT Projects)

Job # 8646

Title: Project Manager 3 (IT Projects)

Location : Vancouver, WA

Duration : 1 year + ( multi-year contract)

Application Deadline : 8/23/2018

ieSolutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V. Security Clearance Requirement: Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. US Citizenship REQUIRED

Position Overview

This position will act as a project management technical lead, providing support in several areas of the Control Center capital program within client’s Transmission Services organization. This project manager will, along with key managerial stakeholders, dispatchers, project managers, subject matter experts and compliance staff, facilitate the efforts in the development and execution of a Control Center systems’ program in a multi-year time horizon. ONSIBILITIES

Provide project management expertise and support and facilitate client manager-assigned TT Services Internal Business Operations project or projects, from beginning to end, providing expert guidance on the PMI-based project management methodology, best practices, and internal skill development as requested by and with guidance from the client manager, team lead or other personnel with the authority to do so, including:

  • Facilitate and assist client Management in planning, initiating and implementing various projects that have been defined in the Transmission Technology Strategic Plan.
  • Organize, coordinate and facilitate the work of project team(s) and serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects, which includes planning project stages and assessing business implications for each stage.
  • Monitor progress of assigned projects to track timelines, milestones, deadlines, standards and targets, alerting appropriate client manager / personnel of any obstacles / potential delays to project timelines, targets or success; provide corrective action recommendations.
  • Forecast and recommend / request appropriate project resources to fulfill project needs; recommended resource requests must be submitted to, coordinated with and provided by appropriate client Performance Managers.
  • Plan and coordinate activities for designated project to verify that goals or objectives of the project are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
  • Alert client manager of and obtain appropriate authorization for any potential changes to project cost, schedule or performance.
  • Draft project plans, resource strategies and develop funding estimates required to advance each defined effort.
  • Facilitate project meetings between a variety of departments and disciplines.
  • Provide recommendations regarding assessment approach and deliverables.
  • Help the project succeed by identifying and securing necessary subject matter experts needed during the project.
  • Coordinate the creation and documentation of revised processes, roles and responsibilities.
  • Maintain consistent communication with the project sponsor, performance managers, and clients on the progress of the project versus the plan.
  • Communicate regularly with executive sponsors, key stakeholders, strategic partners, and Tier II managers across the organization independently and in team meetings.
  • With client manager / personnel assistance and guidance, address and navigate politically sensitive issues in a collaborative and professional manner.
  • Provide background information, technical input, options and recommendations for project decisions as requested by client manager / personnel; work with appropriate parties to facilitate resolution of conflicting team positions.
  • Issue project status reports on a regular or as requested basis.
  • Collaborate and work with project sponsors and client performance managers to remove obstacles impacting timely project completion.
  • Draft a final project report, including project “lessons-learned”, for appropriate client management review and approval / acceptance.
  • Take a pro-active stance on project risk management by:
    • Anticipating and identifying potential areas of risk and obtaining guidance from appropriate client manager or Contracting Officer.
    • Tracking, monitoring and facilitating resolution of issues and risks identified within the projects, as well as compliance related dependencies.
    • Maintaining issue, risk, and/or action logs.
    • Developing, drafting and recommending contingency plans to minimize / eliminate risks on an ongoing basis for review and approval / acceptance by appropriate client manager / personnel.
  • Facilitate and/or support the following functions:
    • Written and Verbal Sponsor and Stakeholder Communication.
    • Project Team Coordination, including milestone management and communication of deliverables.
    • Monitor issues and risks identified within the project as well as integrated dependencies and the issues and risk associated with those assumptions.
    • Team Meeting Management and Sponsor Meeting Management.
    • Coordination with the Control Center Planning Office and other TO organizations to include operational and data requirements to support reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System
  • Facilitate and/or support the following deliverables:
    • Scope Definition and Management
    • Business Requirements and Needs Analysis from various stakeholder perspectives
    • Process and System Design requirements
    • Gap Analysis from the “as is” to the “to be” state
    • Implement Organizational Design and Change Management requirements as developed within the Transmission Technology program
    • Implementation Planning including optimizing milestones and building upon successes
    • Integration Architecture Design
    • End User Training
    • When necessary, manage the successful transition of a project or program of projects to another project manager including any training, documentation, or meeting coordination required to bring the new PM fully up to speed on all critical aspects of the work and introduce them to executive sponsors and key stakeholders.
    • Coordinate and assist client management with transitions of identified project resources as needed. This may include gathering information from departing/transitioning resources to identify subject matter expertise, documenting workloads, identifying training requirements to facilitate smooth transitions.

Requirements (Education & Corresponding Experience)

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Business Administration or a closely-related technical discipline is preferred. (Master’s Degree in specific or directly-related field can be substituted for 1 year of the required experience.)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Business Administration or a closely-related technical discipline is highly preferred. (Bachelor’s Degree in specific or directly-related field can be substituted for 4 years’ required experience.)
  • This is a Level 3 position: 14+ years direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution for medium to large sized projects ($500K to $2M+ lifecycle cost) is required without a degree. (10 years with a Bachelor’s Degree in a directly-related field).

Required Technical Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated project management experience with business services capabilities projects using industry standard methods and tools for managing schedules, dependencies, resources, funding and developing technical specifications and project plans.
  • PMP certification.
  • Experience with NERC-CIP.
  • Experience successfully coordinating or running multiple projects simultaneously as a program.
  • Intermediate level experience with Microsoft Project, Visio, and SharePoint Server environments.
  • Experience in resource planning. Preferred
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.

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Operational Analyst 3

# 8643 Operation Analyst III (Business Enterprise Architecture)

Located in Vancouver, WA.

Duration start 12 months, lead to multi years contract

ieSolutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V. Security Clearance Requirement: Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. US Citizenship REQUIRED


This full-time contract Operations Analyst 3 (OA) position will provide support Strategy and Business Management (TAS) organization, within the Transmission (T) business line and will specifically focus on providing high-level, complex Business Architecture support for the Transmission business line.

This position will collaborate and work closely with Transmission managers and executives to facilitate the development and implementation of a complete and holistic business strategy including process-driven solutions as well as requirements that support transformation of organizations and functions. The OA will assist in developing a Business Enterprise Architecture clearly wedded to Strategic Goals; as well as provide recommendations and help define a roadmap to advance from current to future state.

Organization & Culture

  • Facilitate, participate, drive and assist the manager and a Transmission management team to:
  • Develop / draft scripted elicitation workshops to gather information from the varied, and often disparate, organizations within the Transmission business line.Information may include org functions, roles and responsibilities; other org relationships / connections; org resources; goals; products; outstanding projects, etc. Initially, this position will focus on assisting a Transmission management team with creation of a high-level Business Enterprise Architecture; eventually becoming more granular in scope.
  • Organize, motivate and facilitate a team of Transmission Tier 3 and Tier 4 managers and subject-matter-experts (SMEs) assembled to produce an executive approved Business Enterprise Architecture and Roadmap.
  • Work with stakeholders, management and subject-matter experts (SMEs), to build a holistic view of Transmission’s strategy, motivations (drivers), mission, culture, products, functions, processes, information, and applications to verify alignment to the wide mission and strategic goals.
  • Arrange, organize, and facilitate regularly scheduled and structured meetings, with focused agendas, productive discussions and timely follow up communications (minutes). This position will facilitate these meetings, keeping agenda topic(s) designed to propel team toward progress on stated goals. Meeting communications should note progress made and any team assignments.
  • Capture the tactical and strategic enterprise-level goals that provide traceability through and are mapped to metrics that provide ongoing governance.
  • Describe the primary business functions of the organization / agency and distinguish between customer-facing, supplier-related, business execution and business management functions.
  • Define the set of strategic, core and support processes that transcend functional and organizational boundaries; identify and describe external entities such as customers, suppliers, and external systems that interact with the business; and describe which people, resources and controls are involved in the processes.
  • Define the data shared across the organization / agency and the relationships between that data.
  • Capture the relationships among roles, capabilities and business units, the decomposition of those business units into subunits, and the internal or external management of those units.
  • Communicate architectural concepts in a clear and easily understood manner using a variety of communication tools, such as Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint. (see Technical Requirements for additional tools that may be required or preferred)
  • Utilize advanced facilitation and modeling tools for engaging executives and stakeholders for developing and revising strategy, implementation planning, and sequencing.
  • Link the business mission, strategy, functions, and processes of the organization to its strategy and enterprise architecture, and document this using multiple architectural models or views to demonstrate how the current and future needs of the organization will be met in an efficient, sustainable, agile, and adaptable manner.
  • Working with Transmission management, operate across organizational "silos" to drive common approaches, and expose information assets and processes across Transmission and
  • Create and maintain a Business Enterprise Architecture model for the Transmission business line that is aligned and compliant with the overarching agency-level Business Enterprise Architecture that is used for strategy development and business transformation planning.
  • Align strategy and planning with business goals.
  • Optimize business functions through an understanding of evolving business needs and technology capabilities.
  • Work with key stakeholders and project managers to provide consensus-based business solutions (people, process, and technology), that are scalable, adaptable, and in synchronization with ever-changing business needs.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of and Transmission’s strategic business plans.
  • In collaboration with Transmission management team, facilitate and assist in the development and maintenance of a 5-year strategic roadmap that delivers on Transmission’s Strategic plan and objectives.
  • Assist team in identifying gaps in current state vs. future state and approaches, methods and plans to address identified gaps.
  • Facilitate, review and analyze risks associated with transformative change.
  • Search for areas where cost reduction opportunities may be available, such as cases where workflow may be duplicated across departments or sectors whose processes may be diverging from corporate mission and strategic goals.
  • Share review findings and recommendations to executives and stakeholders, along with reports showing the progress in implementing new strategies, goals and culture.
  • Maintain record of business enterprise architecture roadmap, plans, to be state, milestones, progress made and project status; provide status updates as requested.
  • Provide input and recommendations to the development of standards, tools, and best practices for managing strategy and implementation.
  • Recommend, create, deploy and maintain a Business Enterprise Architecture repository and tool set.
  • Perform annual business enterprise architectural maturity assessments as requested.


Education & Corresponding Experience (required on matrix)

  • Associates degree in business administration, management, accounting, computer science or a related field is highly preferred. Associates degree may substitute for 2 years related experience (see below)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Organizational Development, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline is preferred. Bachelor’s degree may substitute for 4 years related experience (see below)
  • Related Experience –. Experience should be consistent with the specific requirements of business analysis / business architecture and progressively more technical in nature. Associates or Bachelor’s degrees in applicable discipline may be substituted for a portion of the experience requirements.
  • 12+ years of directly related experience (as defined above) is required

Required Technical Skills & Experience (required on matrix)

  • Experience with modeling tools preferably Sparx Enterprise and Archimate 3.0
  • Moderate proficiency with Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • Proven experience with modeling of requirements, verification of deliverables
  • Proven experience with Requirements Engineering
  • Moderate proficiency with SQL querying
  • Proven experience with business modeling and business architecture frameworks

Preferred Skills & Experience (optional on matrix)

  • Experience as a Business Enterprise Architect in the utility industry
  • Experience creating and maintaining MS Access reports
  • Proficiency with VBA coding in MS Access to load and manipulate data
  • Knowledge of the utility industry, specifically the Transmission business
  • Data discovery and analysis skills and experience.
  • Knowledge of complex utility systems
  • Demonstrated expertise with logical process modeling concepts sufficient to aid in the documentation and development of business and system requirements.

Additional Requirements (not required on matrix)


Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.


Must be able to pass a Personnel background check pursuant for Public Trust (SF-85P), for which the selected candidate must qualify to hold or continue to hold the position.

The TAS organization is a collaborative group that provides trusted expertise in strategic planning, portfolio management, and facilitation services to enable Transmission leadership to realize their future.

The group is comprised of highly engaged individuals with diverse backgrounds who foster a positive and inclusive work environment. This position consists of primarily sedentary work.

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Analysis Engineer (vehicle Multi-body Dynamics)

Job # 2591

Job Title: Analysis Engineer (Vehicle -Multibody Dynamics)

Location: Portland, OR

Duration: 2+ year contract

Job Overview

Immediate opening for Analysis Engineer to join a small talented engineering team tasked with performing vehicle dynamic analysis using multi-body simulation tools. This is a long term 2-year contract with option to hire.

Top 3 Must Have's:

  1. Overall experience with vehicle dynamics, good understanding of how a vehicle responds and what contributes
  2. Use of SimPack
  3. Ability to work in a team environment


  • Conduct multibody dynamic (MBD) analysis of complex full vehicles, systems, and components.
  • Leverage MBD tools to develop solutions that support client’s brand in the areas of safety, reliability and best in class performance
  • Support development and implementation of new Multibody Fatigue Based Durability process (iMage).
  • Assemble full vehicle MBD models and provide system level interface loads using these models in support of system level FEA.
  • Process and leverage test data to correlate and define model input characteristics
  • Document analysis results and provide solutions to design and testing related to vehicle dynamics and system/component performance.
  • Create and present materials to executive management
  • Improve competitive market position by keeping abreast of state-of-the-art developments in the truck industry and applying the new knowledge that continuously improve work environment, systems, tools, and processes.
  • Manage multiple assignments concurrently, and prioritize them in a manner consistent with business goals.
  • Successfully implement projects on time and within budget keeping management informed of project issues, delays and risks.
  • Supervise service providers and ensure project timing and budgets are adhered too.
  • Demonstrate good judgment when working with suppliers, Purchasing, Materials, Manufacturing, Quality, Warranty, Marketing, and other departments in the product development and testing phases.
  • Support the definition of IT processes, hardware and software for CAE applications at client (geometry, models, documentation).

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or related technical discipline with 2 years of related experience; OR an Associate degree and 4 years of related experience; in lieu of a degree, must have 8 years of related industry experience and 1 year group leader, project lead, or mentoring experience required.
  • Experience in the fields of numerical methods and automotive industry required.
  • Demonstrated CAE multibody experience required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in nCode or similar data processing tools required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in SimPack or other multi-body dynamics tools required.
  • Basic programming knowledge in MatLab, Python or similar required to support process development.
  • Experience in structural dynamics or any of the following vehicle dynamics topics: steering, handling, ride or NVH required.
  • Basic understanding and knowledge of common tire modeling methods preferred.
  • Experience preparing & giving presentations to small groups required.
  • Understanding of engineering & upstream/downstream processes required.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal & written skills required.
  • Working knowledge of dynamic system response and demonstrated application of dynamic analysis to structural designs.
  • Knowledge of vehicle assembly plant processes preferred.
  • Experience with client systems preferred.

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Change Manager Authentication

# 1776 Change Manager

(Project on Multi factor Authentication)

Portland, OR

Duration start 1 year (renewable)

To develop, lead and execute full change management strategy and plan for Multi-Factor Authentication project. Change manager will be responsible for developing and leading all communications, communications plan, training plan, adoption metrics, change roadmap; performing readiness assessments; developing stabilization plans.

This role will primarily support the Multi-Factor Authentication project and may also provide support to other IT projects.

The Multi-Factor Authentication project will roll out a new system for users logging in to systems. The change manager will need to advise on overall rollout schedule and determine change, communication, and training approaches necessary to ensure smooth adoption of new login processes for all employees and contractors.

Working with small project team, and previous experience working with utility, engineers, union; IT project experience, Communications, Training

Top 3 skills to be successful in this role:

Familiar with technology, ability to collaborate with multiple partners in different areas of business, able to work with all levels from lineman to executive sponsor

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Front End Software Engineer (Perm)

Job# 7162018

Title: Distributed Systems Engineer / Platform Engineer

Term: Direct Hire / Salaried Perm position

Location: Los Gatos, or SF.

Immediate opening Distributed Systems Engineer / Platform Engineer in SF Bay area. Our client is a well-funded startup that is on the cutting edge of enterprise microservices architecture by building their own engine. Started by some of the best engineers who were instrumental in getting one of the top media sharing companies in the world up and running our client is poised for growth and opportunity for the ambitious, smart and dedicated person to join their team. They offer a competitive compensation package which includes the options for equity ownership, 401k, unlimited vacation, Medical and Dental. Flexible work hours, and the opportunity work with some of the best in the business.

Skill Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience Distributed Systems Engineer / Platform Engineer
  • Experience with distributed systems and non-blocking applications
  • Java or Scala experience
  • Experience in things Akka, Akka Streams, Reactive Streams, RXJava,
  • Experience with distributed algorithms like RAFT or swim, binary protocals, Netty, NIO

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Sr.  IT Project Manager

# 1770 - Sr. Project Manager

5 months end of year(renewable)

Location – Portland, OR

Job Description

The Senior Project Manager is a highly experienced Project Manager with a solid track record of successfully managing several diverse IT related projects to successful conclusions, bringing the projects in “on time, on budget, and in scope” with high approval ratings from their clients and sponsors. The Senior Project Manager may be assigned to manage multiple projects concurrently. This position oversees all aspects of the project life cycle, using formal project management methodology and approved tools to develop a project plan, budget, schedule, risk management approach, change management plan, and communications plan. An Individual serving in this role is responsible for co-ordination of all project related activities, including setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities to members serving on the project team, and communicating work, schedule, budget, risk and issue status to stakeholders and IT management.

Type of Project: please provide a short description of the project: Web Fitness - Leverage new CC&B technologies to improve customer experiences in Web and outages systems. Web will improve customer experiences related to account summary pages, outages, alerts and improve PDD online bill experiences.

EV Billing - This project coincides with existing Transportation Electrification 10 Program to enable EV enrollment and billing.

Flex Pricing - Implementation of Flex post pricing program website customer portal into 11 CET. The 2018 Flex Pricing Program consists of 2 components: FLEX Pilots Integration and New Pricing

Program post CET.
Mobile Customer App - Build an initial phase of residential and small business mobile 12 application. A native mobile application will allow for a more streamline device specific experience for mobile users and allow users access to device OS behaviors and features.
What is the size of the team this resource will be working with? Unknown

• Required Skills:

Typically a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Computer Science, Engineering

Management or equivalent work experience in related discipline.

PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

Preferred 8 - 10 years of experience in the development, implementation, and maintenance of large scale IT systems, with 3 or more years in a Project Management role.

Must have a demonstrated ability to work effectively as a leader in a team environment.
Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills.

Solid understanding of current technologies in use a
A good understanding of the software development and system implementation process, including requirements gathering.
A solid background in system design techniques, testing, implementation, release and version control, and training approaches
#years’ experience required: 8 – 10 years
Preferred job skills: Waterfall and Agile SCRUM project management, MS Project, Office Suite

  • Top 3 skills to be successful in this role: Strong communications, able to work with diverse personalities, determined

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Change Manager

Change Manager

(Previous experience working with utility, engineers, union; project experience; exceptional communications & planning skills, knowledgeable in training)

Duration 1 year – renewable ( W2 or 1099)

Location. Portland, OR

Brief Job Description:

Change manager to develop, lead and execute full change management strategy and plan for more technical projects. Change manager will be responsible for coordinating change efforts across multiple projects to ensure alignment and effectiveness. Responsible for developing and leading all communications, communications plan, training plan, adoption metrics, change roadmap; performing readiness assessments; developing stabilization plans.

This role will support multiple technical projects in the Transmission & Distribution and Generation departments. These projects are more technical than our traditional corporate projects as they are driven by our engineer groups.

Ability to successfully work with engineers is critical. One project is for the development and implementation of procedures used by the group of engineers that provide maintenance and improvements on our Generation facilities (power plants). Other projects are related to improvements of our smart grid infrastructure and also to improve our customer reliability. Working with Project Managers and SME

Required Skills-are all listed

Preferred job skills: Previous experience working with utility, engineers, union; project experience; exceptional communications & planning skills, knowledgeable in training

Top 3 skills to be successful in this role: business acumen; strong change management planning and execution; ability to boldly dig into details and also pull up to communicate at a higher level.

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Proposal Writer

Job#: 1751

Title: Business Case Writer

Location: Wilsonville, OR

Duration: 4 months +

Immediate opening for a contract Business Case Writer to research and analyze data and metrics to develop a business case for several training initiatives.

This position will closely partner with members of the training department, subject matter experts, and department leadership.

Applicants should possess a variety of skills and experience including analyzing statistical data, business proposal writing, facilitation and identifying a return on investment (ROI).

Required Skills / Experience / Education

  • 5+ years of professional experience as a business case writer with proven ability to write successful business cases that have led to implementation.
  • Analysis skills for analyzing statistical data for use in business proposal writing
  • Proven track record in facilitation and identifying a return on investment (ROI).
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication, organization and prioritization, project management, analytical thinking, problem solving, decision making and time management

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SQL Server Developer


Title: SQL Developer- Consultant

Location: Portland, OR

Term: long term contract with rate and full benefit package or 1099

Brief Job Description:

Immediate opening for senior level SQL Developer to join a talented client team in Portland, OR for a key project. On this assignment you’ll be responsible for creating MS SQL 2016 SSIS packages, stored procedures, scripts, tables, views, indexes, reports in support of our Customer Analytics Database re-write project.

Must have:

  • extensive experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2012+
  • SQL scripting experience, including creation of views, stored procedures and user functions.
  • Experience with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) development.

Skill and Education requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience designing and maintaining relational databases (any platform).
  • Comprehensive understanding of relational database concepts, including SQL querying.
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2012+
  • Strong knowledge of SQL querying, including complex joins, filters, aggregations and system functions.
  • Proficiency in SQL Server database administration and data modeling
  • SQL scripting experience, including creation of views, stored procedures and user functions.
  • Experience with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, presentation skills and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to present complex and/or technical material in an understandable manner to technical/non-technical audiences and decision-makers.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Demonstrated success in implementing IT technology projects with aggressive time schedules.
  • Experience with data visualization tools like Tableau (preferred)
  • Design and development of data warehouses (preferred)
  • Microsoft SQL Server certifications. (preferred)
  • Programming experience in a language other than SQL (preferred)
  • Oracle querying experience. (preferred)

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Change Manager

Job number: 1771

Working Job title: Change Manager - consultant
Duration: 1 year

Brief Job Description:

Consultant opening for Change manager to develop, lead and execute full change management strategy and plan for Integrated Security Program. Change manager will be responsible for coordinating change efforts across multiple projects to ensure alignment and effectiveness. At the program level, responsible for developing and leading all communications, communications plan, training plan, adoption metrics, change roadmap; performing readiness assessments; developing stabilization plans.

The Integrated Security Program, housed with Cybersecurity, brings together multiple projects with cyber and physical security impacts. The program includes necessary work for continued development of the Integrated Security Operations Center along with projects such as Enterprise Security Awareness, Multi-Factor Authentication, Identity Access Management, etc.

There is a small program team but success will require close collaboration with multiple change and project managers and many stakeholders across the entire organization.

Preferred job skills:

  • Previous experience working with utility, engineers, union; IT and security project experience; exceptional communications & planning skill, knowledgeable in training
  • Top 3 skills to be successful in this role: Teamwork and team leadership; change management planning and execution; coaching.

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Project Control - Procurement

Job# 1764

Title: Project Controls- Procurement & Materials Coordinator

Location: Portland

Duration: 4+ months

Application Deadline: 7/25/18

Position Description:

This person will mainly be working in PeopleSoft to enter purchase requisitions and change orders for services and materials for substation construction projects. Along with the receipting of the goods and services in PeopleSoft.

Required Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of Maximo and PeopleSoft software systems.
  • Utilization of Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Project.
  • Communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Human relations skills, including the ability to negotiate and coordinate.
  • Ability to present and facilitate with small groups or within the work group.
  • Ability to work well with employees/customers internal and external to the department.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.

Preferred Skills & Knowledge:

  • Basic knowledge of substation operations procurement

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Product Specialist II

Product Specialist II

Portland, OR

Duration 2 years

Application Dateline 07/25

ieSolutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V. Security Clearance Requirement: Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. US Citizenship/ Green Card REQUIRED


Provide product support and expertise for assigned product area. Analyze competitors and market data to identify opportunities and recommend product changes.

Support Product Planning Manager within product line related to strategy development and supporting information (data, trends, needs, reactions to competitors’ actions, etc.).

Manage Product Planning’s input for the Option Control System process. Provide data usage analysis for unpublished component coverage in order to determine potential inclusion of new product options as published. Recommend and implement changes as necessary.

Interface with all departments (engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, etc.) to insure assigned products receive regular product maintenance and the Data Books are up to date, reliable and contain the appropriate product option coverage. Insure marketing input is regularly funneled to the pricing activity, and that market-sensitive published pricing is maintained.

Provide product technical support and material suggestions for the development of content for FABS, product promotions and training materials.

Analyze competitive brand product lines, options, pricing strategy, product positioning, application, strengths/weaknesses, opportunities, threats and customer focus.


This team is part of the marketing and strategy group. They handle marketing, pricing, sales support to the organization. Within Product Strategy; this team handles all the market analysis, trend analysis, product dev, and product management for the product development programs.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 1 year of related experience OR an associate’s degree with 2 years of related experience OR 6 years of related experience required (experience should be similar to project management in a technical environment and some commercial truck industry experience would be preferred.)
  • Technical Acumen is a must
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Ability to work in team setting required
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required (2 years of experience)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities required
  • Training and/or experience in lean principals, problem solving techniques and waste elimination preferred

This person will manage multiple medium sized product development projects. They will take over from the approval through the implementation stages. The candidate will have ownership and be able to make recommendations on improvements. Must be able to work well in a team, communicate well, collaboration is huge, detail oriented.

There will be job shadowing to start to ensure that items are being completed. They'll be reviewing the content to learn the departments, processes, and products.

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IT Infrastructure Change Project Manager - Consultant

Job Number: 1760

Job title: IT Infrastructure Project Manager – Consultant

Duration: 1 year. Location in Portland, OR

The primary objective of the Transition Planning and Support role is to coordinate resources to ensure specifications for the service design are realized and starting with the transition phase, to identify, manage and limit risks that could interrupt the service in operation.

Engages with technical design and project managers or Project Management Office, to ensure correct products are produced, in a timely fashion. Evaluates the quality of project outputs against agreed acceptance criteria.
Evaluates and independently appraises the internal control of automated business processes, based on investigative evidence and assessments undertaken by self or team. Ensures that independent appraisals follow agreed procedure and advises others on the review process. Provides advice to management on ways of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of their control mechanisms. Identifies and evaluates associated risks and how they can be reduced.

Required Experience:

8+ years’ experience with delivery of Service Management for a large scale business operation with demonstrated experience with related discipline responsibilities.
8+ years’ experience with development of policies, processes and procedures for Knowledge Management
Strong experience with Infrastructure Project Management
Prefers ITIL Certification
Describe the project this resource will be working on: Various capital/new build infrastructure projects that support the rest of the organization.

Infrastructure background is a MUST .
Server builds – windows and/or UNIX and VM
Corporate networking
Data Center support needs
IT Service Desk support needs
Infrastructure operations team needs

• Top 3 skills to be successful in this role:

Other than one or more of the above…
1. Ability to bring clarity from chaos
2. Well organized (as we are not yet)
3. Flexible – we are still forming what this role looks like

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Technical Writer 3

Job#: 8593

Title: Technical Writer 3

Location: Portland, OR

Duration: 1 year+/ multi- year contract

Application Deadline: 7/15/18

Position Overview:

This full-time (up to 40 hours) contract position will provide documentation and technical writing support to the Infrastructure Services (JN) organization within the Information Technology organization at our client. JN operates and maintains the enterprise IT infrastructure and operational environments that support delivery of applications services to internal and external customers. The team’s responsibilities include the planning, design, coordination, configuration, installation, maintenance, and operation of data center services, network services, platform services, and internal operations services to meet business outcomes. The Technical Writer will draft, coordinate, and organize system security plans, continuity of operations documentation, installation guides, operational run-books, and similar IT-related documentation through engagement with technical experts across various IT disciplines. This position is located at client Headquarters in Portland, OR.

This position is NOT open to Foreign National Candidates.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: This position requires confidentiality, professionalism and requires passing a higher level background investigation, for which the incumbent must qualify to hold or continue to hold the position.

Contract personnel are not allowed to direct Federal employees, nor are they allowed to authorize expenditures or make decisions on behalf of client; these functions are specifically assigned to client employees. Contract personnel provide analysis, information and input to those functions. Additionally, contract personnel may only represent client (such as at seminars, industry events, etc.) with written authorization from a Vice President.

Position Responsibilities include:

Note: all official drafts, documents, materials and recommendations, as listed below, must be reviewed, finalized and approved / accepted by appropriate manager and/or other federal personnel with the authority to do so.

  • Confer with and interview customers and subject matter experts (SME) to draft/establish technical specifications, and recommend material to be developed.
  • Work with internal teams to obtain in in-depth understanding of the product and documentation requirements.Produce high-quality documentation that meets client and industry standards and is appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Observe production, developmental, and experimental activities to recommend improvements to operating procedures.
  • Research and analyze workflow and processes for IT Help Desk, IT Client Support, IT Asset Management, and IT Operations.
  • Research, develop and document technical design specifications and test scripts.
  • Document, edit, review, organize, publish, and present information to include requirements, design, business processes, policy, user manuals, reference manuals, and user-based scenarios (a workflow that describes all the steps, actions, and attributes taken to accomplish a specific task).
  • Research and document Federal Information Security and Management Act (FISMA) 800.53 security controls for general support systems (GSS) as a part of the systems authorization process.
  • Document and maintain responses to Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) items identified within Security Assessment Reports (SAR).
  • Elicit requirements to understand complex business systems and interdependencies with the upstream and downstream systems and put these concepts into a form readable and understandable by individuals with varying backgrounds and understandings.
  • Conduct technical interviews to obtain knowledge for documentation.
  • Organize material and complete assignments according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.
  • Review published materials and recommend revisions or changes in scope, format, content, and/or methods of reproduction.
  • Edit, standardize or make changes to material prepared by other writers or client staff.
  • Maintain records and files of work and revisions.
  • Select photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material.
  • Study drawings, specifications, mockups, and product samples to integrate and delineate technology, operating procedures, and production sequence and detail.
  • Communicate complex technical information effectively with a wide variety of technical and business experts in both individual and in group settings.
  • Organize, refine, and document technical and functional concepts into a useful fashion.
  • Write logical instructions:
    • Decompose high-level information into details.
    • Abstract up from low-level information to develop documentation, clarify requirements and organize library for use amongst the project teams.
  • Arrange for typing, duplication, and distribution of material.

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications or a closely related field is required.
  • This is a Level 3 Position: 10+ years of demonstrated technical writing experience or equivalent is required.
  • Experience communicating with a wide variety of technical and business experts in both individual and group settings is required.
  • Proficiency in the use of the full Microsoft Office Suite 2010, 2013, and/or 2016 for the purposes of creating infrastructure architecture diagrams, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and Visio diagrams is required.

Technical Requirements:

  • Effective technical interviewing skills within an Information Technology environment.
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to organize and present information in various forms such as textual, graphical, and statistical.
  • Advanced knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the IT working environment, sufficient to explain technical issues to a disparate range of technical and non-technical clients.
  • Knowledge of NIST standards and cybersecurity guidance.
  • Demonstrated experience with FISMA security control documentation and testing practices.
  • Familiarity with the security authorization and Authority to Operate (ATO) process.
  • Familiarity with applying security controls under a risk management framework.
  • Experience with technical writing in a network or telecommunications environment.

General Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently to complete tasks.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills for working with senior level business clients and technical client personnel.
  • Display calm and a customer oriented attitude in fast-paced and sometimes stressful conditions.
  • Excellent communication skills including facilitation and problem/conflict resolution.
  • Meet timelines, milestones, and deliverables to provide timely (weekly) status updates.
  • Carry out assigned tasks with a professional demeanor reflected in excellent written and oral communication skills, listening skills, patience, analytical reasoning and problem solving abilities.
  • Understand and follow established processes and procedures, including change management, work/task tracking, and time management.
  • Support a sustainable infrastructure by maintaining adequate documentation of activities, including cross-training of employees as necessary.
  • Ensure proper identification of self as a contract worker in all communications, correspondence, etc.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a Personnel background check pursuant for Public Trust (SF-85P), for which the selected candidate must qualify to hold or continue to hold the position.
  • The selected candidate will be required to sign a client Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) as a condition of the contract assignment.
  • Offsite Work may not be performed without prior approval from the client Manager.
  • All information associated with work performed offsite must be maintained in the client network environment. No client information will be allowed to be transmitted, stored and created, etc., on the contract worker's personal devices. Contract personnel must follow all client and government-wide security, asset management, and cyber security policies and procedures.
  • Offsite work may only be performed within the client service area unless approved by the Labor Management Office.Contract personnel must keep their employer informed of their work location at all times and must coordinate any changes with their employer and our client before the change occurs.
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.
  • Upon selection of the assignment, the contract worker may be required to complete internal/external training to support assigned programs or software, software upgrades, or to learn new client technology.

*Note: Attendance at all conferences, workshops, training, etc. must be pre-approved by client. For any such events, requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis; approval is subject to the most current guidance provided to client and is subject to change. Client reserves the right to negotiate attendance on billable/non-billable hours and reimbursement of travel costs with the supplier. Reimbursable travel costs must adhere to the Federal Travel Regulations and be submitted via an expense sheet in Fieldglass.

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