Senior Consulting Electric Transmission Project Engineer/OER (ESC) - San Ramon

San Ramon, California
14 Jun 2016
09 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.

Position Summary

This is a senior consulting-level engineer job that requires mastery of the senior engineer duties and a current PE license. The Senior Consulting Project Engineer leads complex engineering projects, is a recognized expert within their area of responsibility, and applies extensive knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices to resolve complex problems with only general direction. Provides technical leadership and coaching. Researches and identifies practical solutions to highly complex problems. Identifies opportunities and brings in ideas to help improve company performance. Additional responsibilities beyond the senior Project Engineer include, but are not limited to, the following: develops programs in a multifunctional business process, and provides high-level advice and expertise to various PG&E lines of business.


- 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.
-Mastery of the Associate, Journey, and Senior level engineer job duties and demonstrated knowledge in Transmission Line Engineering and the ability to perform the basic duties of the Senior Consulting Level Engineer. Meets specific technical requirements gained through a minimum of thirteen (13) years of cumulative experience in electrical transmission engineering.
-Current California PE license required.

Desired -------------------
- Ability to handle multiple large and complex transmission projects without supervision and serve as team leader.
- Provide leadership, direction, and assistance to engineers and designers. Coach and develop engineers.
- Successfully negotiate cost effective solutions beneficial to our customers and PG&E.
- Complete complex transmission assignments with few or no precedents or standards.
- Apply extensive knowledge of concepts, principles and practices in a specific field or area of expertise to resolve complex problems


May perform the functions of Associate, Journey and Senior level Engineer and in addition:
-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.

Resolves problems of very complex scope. Serves as a key technical resource within area of specialization. Regularly expected to apply creativity or new approaches to assignments that may be unique. May lead others on technically complex projects. Customarily and regularly uses discretion and independent judgment in fulfilling these job functions.

Externally, establishes and maintains good relations with counterparts and higher level representatives in third party organizations, e.g., governmental, regulatory, business partner or community entities, using skilled negotiation, tact and diplomacy. Internal contacts include project team members, company management across various departments. Serves as the most senior level technical expert on the team. Often is a technical coach for others.