Substation Engineer– Owner’s Engineering, (ESC) - San Ramon

San Ramon, California
18 Nov 2016
09 Dec 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 journey level electrical owner's engineer job that requires mastery of the substation associate level owner's and project engineer duties. The Owner's Engineer oversees our alliance engineering firms to lead simple to medium size substation engineering and design projects. The candidate should have knowledge of substation engineering concepts, principles, and practices to resolve problems with only general direction. Researches and identifies practical solutions to solve complex problems. Reviews and negotiates engineering and design proposals, ensure adherence to the TD-3330P work procedure, check the accuracy and completeness of the final project scope, review and accept construction drawings, provide engineering support during construction, ensure all job close out duties, such as as-built review meeting, etc., are complete. Also acts as a subject matter expert on select substation equipment.


• BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent from outside the US.
• Mastery of the Associate level engineer job duties and demonstrated knowledge in Substation/Electrical Engineering and the ability to perform the basic duties of the
Journey Level Engineer. Meets specific technical requirements gained through a minimum of three (3) years of cumulative experience in substation electrical engineering and design.
• Ability to handle multiple substation projects without supervision and serve as team leader.
• Successfully negotiate cost effective solutions beneficial to our customers and PG&E.
• Complete substation 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 problems.
• Current California PE license highly desirable.


Resolve problems of complex scope. Serve as a key technical resource within area of specialization. Apply creativity or new approaches to assignments that may be unique. Lead others on technically complex projects. Regularly uses discretion and independent judgment in fulfilling these job functions.

• Perform the functions of Associate and Journey level Engineer
• Manage multiple 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.
• Develop technical procedures and contributes to the development of standards, specifications, construction documents, and guidelines. • May represent PG&E at external industry associations, committees, trade organizations and other inter-utility groups.
• Establish and maintain professional relationships with our external business partners.