Utility Construction Inspector (Multiple Locations: Bay Region)

Walnut Creek, California
27 Jan 2016
26 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

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. Based in San Francisco, with20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursuesand 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

Gas Operations is focused on ensuring the safe and reliable flow ofnatural gas to our customers. As a whole, Gas Operations is responsible for all aspects of PG&E's gas distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, restoration and emergency response.


This is an IBEW Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E.

The Utility Construction Inspector is a qualified Company representative who performs direct oversight ofApplicant or Contractor installed facilities limited to plastic distribution systems and smaller underground projects to ensure compliance with job drawings and specifications; and PG&E standards and specifications over the entire PG&E service territory.

This is a DOT covered classification and subject to random drug screening.

This position will be used to fill vacancies in the Bay Region. Headquarter locations may vary.


Minimum Qualifications:
* Must be atleast 18 years of age
* Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
* Must possess a valid California Driver's License
* Ability to work in all types of weather extremes
* Ability to drive safely in all weather androad conditions
* Ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays
* Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Desired Qualifications:
* Minimum of 1 year of utility, military, or relatedexperience
* Graduation from a PowerPathway® Program
* Relevant current or past work experience with PG&E and/or Hiring Hall
* NACE certification


* May perform oversight and inspection of construction projects,Integrity Management digs, potholing and other work as required. Completes all documentation for associated inspection work.
* Acts as a liaison between the customer, contractor and all other workgroups that may be involved in the successful completion of theconstruction project. The Utility Construction Inspector is authorized to suspend contractor work if necessary to ensure compliance with Company standards and safe work procedures.
* Participates in all Contractor safety and pre-construction tailboard meetingsto ensure compliance with Company safety, standards and work procedures. Collaborates with the Contractor to promote teamwork and resolve obstacles to the completion of the project in a safe, cost effective, efficient, productive manner, and to minimize rework.Ensures that equipment and personnel stay on the Right of Way (ROW). Communicates scheduling and scope changes with PG&E management and Contractors as required.
* Maintains public and employee safety on site at all times by promoting a positive safetyculture, exhibiting an absolute commitment to safety for self and others, and by ensuring all applicable safety rules, regulations and standards are followed.
* Monitors and inspects construction activities during: clearing of Right of Way (ROW), installationof Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and other environmental protection measures, erection of temporary facilities such as fences and other public safety items, site work, excavation, backfill, site restoration, lowering of pipe, unloading and handlingof piping materials, pre-excavation, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and electromagnetic utility location, Electrolysis test station installation, compaction testing, and line markers.
* Required to maintain all required Quality Assurance/Quality Control(QA/QC) and as-built documentation on site as per PG&E Standards and turn over timely, legible, complete, and error-free to the as-built mapping team at the end of the project. Considers, documents, and communicates compliance requirements of project.
* Assists in tracking materials, preparing materials receiving reports and logs, or other duties and tasks as needed. Tracks and documents unit quantities, materials used, and project status.
* Shall be Operator Qualified (OQ) to perform standby at Applicantor Contractor work sites to ensure that all excavation procedures for damage prevention are followed including all applicable standards; that all required prospecting requirements are followed; and that no mechanical equipment is used around existing facilities.
* Contribute toward Gas Safety Excellence goals by improving safety, reliability and affordability for one or more asset families and one or more life cycles