The PG&E gas transmission system delivers clean natural gas energy to more than four million Californians who depend on us for their daily needs. We continue to make improvements by investing in top talent, intensive training and leading-edge technologies that will enhance our gas system, improve our communities and support our goals for the future.
For example, PG&E uses the latest GPS technology to map precisely our entire transmission system. By the end of 2013, PG&E walked and mapped over 42,000 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines in our system.
PG&E also has the distinction of being the first utility to roll out a sophisticated new car-mounted system called the Picarro Surveyor. This system, which was developed in Silicon Valley with help from PG&E scientists and engineers, analyzes air molecules while in transit. The new technology is 1,000 times more sensitive than traditional leak detection equipment, and transmits real-time data back to the team for immediate action.
PG&E is committed to innovating the next generation of gas operations technologies which will continue to create new opportunities for you. Our new Gas Control Center in San Ramon is another example of how we are growing in response to changing needs. Completed in 2013, this advanced facility provides system operators and technicians with the high-tech tools, reporting and displays they need to monitor the entire PG&E gas system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Take a look inside.
Our workplace is driven by innovation, within a culture that’s open, honest and transparent. We invite you to join us in doing the right thing for our customers and our communities, each and every day. Opportunities in Gas Operations at PG&E may include:
Journeymen Welders help plan and execute pipeline repair and maintenance work throughout our 70,000-square mile service area. Current initiatives include our Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan (PSEP) and the retrofitting of transmission lines across the system to accommodate In‐Line Inspection (ILI) tools. Candidates must have previous experience and the ability to pass physical and skills assessment tests.
Supervisors manage diverse workgroups and ensure that work is completed in a manner that leverages safety best practices throughout Gas Operations. Candidates must have gas utility maintenance, construction, or operations experience.
Gas Operations Engineers assist in the construction, replacement and repair of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines, pumps and stations. Candidates must have an engineering degree, active PE license, and interest in the areas of pipeline design, integrity management, corrosion, construction and maintenance, testing, planning, and control.