Gas Clearance Coordinator

Brentwood, California
14 Oct 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

This position supports Transmission system clearances for the gas Transmission Project Clearanece Operations (TPCO) team and Gas Pipeline Operations and Maintenance (GPOM) department. system wide. These positions will be headquartered throughout the PG&E system. This position will require travel system wide as the workload dictates. This position will report to the Pipeline Field Services Department headquartered in San Ramon. The department consists of proud men and women who are responsible for safely maintaining and constructing PG&E's gas transmission facilities. Employees that perform maintenance and construction on gas facilities receive extensive training on PG&E facilities to ensure a safe and productive workforce.

Position Summary

The Gas Transmission Clearance Coordinator reports directly to the Transmission Project Clearance Operations Supervisor and is responsible for writing transmission pipeline clearance procedures. The primary focus of the position involves researching and writing transmission pipeline clearance documents requested by personnel working on project on the gas system. This position is also a technical expert on the clearance process and will be called upon to provide guidance and support to employees in the field.

40% travel within PG&E service territory Schedule: M-F.
This is a DOT position and subjected to random drug and alcohol screening


- High School or General Educational Development-GED Diploma
- Must have 3 years of experience in one or more of the following areas or equivalent work experience: Gas Control and Operations, Gas maintenance/construction, Gas planning, Clearance preparation, Gas maintenance engineering(station/pipeline, division); Gas mapping/estimating, Operations specialists, or Project management
- Bachelor's degree
- Demonstrated knowledge of and/or an ability or willingness to learn the gas system clearance process; gas transmission, collection, and storage system operations; gas mapping and GISsystems
- Must have or have the ability to obtain a strong understanding of maintenance and construction practices for various gas facilities including, but not limited to regulation and over-pressure protection devices, compressors, gas processing, pipeline welding practices, and In Line Inspection operations
- Strong knowledge of personal computing standard software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint
- Additionally, must understand and incorporate customer (end use and marketer/shipper transporters) needs
- Must also possess strong organizational and multi- tasking skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to work with many individuals in gas operations, gas maintenance & construction, gas planning & engineering, marketing & account services


- Contacts PM, Transmission Planner, Distribution Planner & Engineering to gather required data to develop clearance plan.
- Develops an in-depth clearance draft based on system knowledge and project scope to review with the clearance supervisor .
- Develops a comprehensive clearance package that includes, ops maps, ops diagrams, IFC drawings, tap lists, clearance area map with notations, gas venting notifications and gas email notifications
- Provide an authorized clearance package to the clearance supervisor to be used to perform the work.
- Attends walk downs, pre-clearance and clearance review meetings to assure clearances are accurate based on field conditions and to develop expertise
- Works with Transmission & Backbone planner. Requests information in a timely manner to give planners time to respond & provides documentation to aid planners in providing information without having to research themselves
- Works with GSO clearance coordinators. Is responsive to questions & requests to get clearances approved in timely manner.
- Provide written and verbal communications during clearance review process , planning and engineering staff, I&R team and the TPCO Supervisor.