Design Engineer (ESC) - Clovis

Clovis, California
30 Nov 2016
12 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.

Substation Engineering is an integral part of Substation Engineering Services Department at Pacific Gas & Electric Company. Substation Engineering supports the Company's $1 billion capital investment in substation and transmission line projects. It is responsible for the preparation of detailed construction drawings for substations. We provide engineering expertise to upgrade, expand and replace the Company's infrastructure in the following:
- Distribution Substations
- Transmission Substations
- Substation design of foundations, structures, grading, and equipment seismic qualification
- Spill prevention control and counter measure
- Technical assistance on feasibility studies
- Construction support

Position Summary

As a Design Engineer, you will be the vital link between the Company and widespread interconnection of generation; increase in capacity demand (residential, commercial and industrial); and system reliability improvements in California. Your role will be to ensure that the Company provides excellent service for these projects. We are looking for motivated, self-driven individuals who enjoy hands-on engineering, have excellent communications skills, high energy, and enjoy working in a team environment. If this describes you, the Substation Engineering Services Department can offer you a challenging and rewarding career.

This position is represented by Engineers Scientist of California (ESC) subject to collective bargaining.


- Valid California driver's license
- Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or its equivalent in education and experience, to include education and design drafting experience totaling six years, or education and experience totaling four years including two years at PG&E as a Design Drafter or Senior Design Drafter

- Strong communication, organizational and leadership skills
- Familiarity with PG&E standards and processes
- PE/EIT certification
- Experience in electrical substation design
- Fluent with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access programs
- Experience with Bentley Substation Software


Safety -Actively promote safe practices and conduct in accordance with the Corporate Safety policy. Accomplish the department goal of zero injuries & avoidable auto incidents. Foster team work and innovation, and embrace new approaches to accomplish our work more efficiently and effectively. Promote accountability and drive employee satisfaction through employee engagement, recognition and coaching. Actively recruit to fill vacancies and administer the ESC labor contract.

Production schedule and work assignment- Ensure delivery of high quality design products on budget, on time and on purpose.

Quality Control - provide valuable input in evaluating and cross-checking projects. Prepare
Transmission, Distribution and Substation design using Bentley Microstation and Substation CAD software for indoor equipment (SCADA, relays, meters, batteries, annunciators, metal enclosed
Switchgear): arrangement drawings, single line diagrams, meter, and relay diagram, AC and DC schematics, control room layouts, panel board arrangements, circuit schedules, station service. Prepare
Transmission, Distribution, Substation design using Microstation and Substation CAD software for outdoor equipment (open air bus structures, support structures, circuit breakers, transformers, disconnect switches).