Senior Civil Project Engineer (ESC) - San Ramon

San Ramon, California
14 Sep 2016
22 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, "Together, Building a Better California" is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The men and women of Electric Operations ensure the delivery of safe and reliable electric service to our customers. Electric Operations is responsible for every aspect of PG&E's electric distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, asset management, business planning, restoration and emergency response.

The Electric Transmission Design Engineering team is responsible for civil and electrical project
engineering work; and civil and electrical design work for PG&E transmission lines.
The team is responsible for the following:
•Engineering and design of Transmission line steel towers
•Engineering and design of Transmission line steel and other engineered material poles
•Engineering and design of non-standard wood pole transmission structures
•Engineering and design of structure foundations, site grading, and site improvements
•Engineering and design of overhead conductor lines and associated line equipment
•Engineering and design of underground cables, structures and appurtenances
•Engineering and design for compliance with industry recommendations, i.e. NERC
•Preparation and issuance of construction drawing packages and as-built prints
•Seismic retrofit of equipment
•Technical coordination with Substation engineering and design
•Technical consultation (project options); industry liaison (IEEE, equipment vendors, utilities)
•Project scoping; schedule development; preparation of detailed estimates and material lists
•Equipment specification; schedule vendor production slots; bundle bulk material for pricing advantages
•Construction support; training; follow-up; corrective action process
•Technical assistance on feasibility projects
•Manage contractors and evaluate performance

Position Summary

This is a senior-level civil engineer job that requires mastery of the journey engineer job duties and is responsible for leading engineering and design of complex Transmission Line projects. Applies extensive knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices to resolve complex problems with only general direction. They will work with electrical and other engineers, project managers, construction personnel, and other business partners in assessing project needs.


Minimum Qualifications:
-A 4-year BS Degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent from outside the US.
-Current and active California PE license.
-Minimum of 8 years of cumulative experience in engineering and design.


Provides leadership, coaching, technical direction, knowledge transfer and assistance to technical employees and teams. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Manage large highly complex projects and perform engineering analyses, studies, and develop conceptual designs.
- Develop innovative solutions to solve challenging technical issues.
- Acts as a lead in root cause analysis and makes recommendations to address local and system wide problems.
- Acts as a company witness, liaison, and/or information provider to outside parties.
- Develops technical policies, procedures, and contributes to the development of standards,
specifications, construction documents, and guidelines.
-Represents PG&E at external industry associations, committees, trade organizations and other inter-utility groups.
-Acts as an engineering mentor.
- Provides technical expertise and performs engineering analyses, studies, and develops conceptual designs.
- Presents findings to internal organizations, contractors and outside vendors.
- Conducts walk downs and design review meetings.
- Prepares written technical documents such as design criteria, specifications, and reports.
- Develops, evaluates, and recommends alternative project proposals.
- Solicits, prepares, and evaluates contracts and proposals from engineering consultants. Reviews consultant contracts for technical compliance.
- Interprets and applies applicable codes and regulations.
- Participates in the development of effective restoration plans. Assists in root cause analysis.
- Approves reports, new drawings, and revisions to existing drawings for projects.
- In emergencies, promptly responds to facility failures.
- Represents PG&E to government bodies as required for assigned projects.
- Leads the civil engineering design projects related to Transmission line including wood & steel structures.