Transmission Line Design Engineer (ESC) – San Ramon

Job Posting Date: May 19, 2017
Requisition #: 54126432-E01
Job Category: Engineering / Science
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Employment Type: ESC
Business Unit: Electric Operations
Schedule: Full-time
City: San Ramon

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 wedeliver 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 knowthat 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 theirquality 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 employerthat 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, protectedveteran 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 thedelivery 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

As a Design Engineer, you will be the vital link between the Company and widespread interconnection of generation, customer capacity (residential, commercial and industrial), andreliability 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, highenergy, and enjoy working in a team environment. If this describes you, the Design Engineering Department can offer you a challenging and rewarding career.

This position is represented by Engineers and Scientist of California (ESC) subject to collectivebargaining.


Minimum Qualifications:
* Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical, Civil, or Mechanical Engineering
* Must have a California Driver’s License or be able to obtain one by first day of employment

Desired Qualifications:
* 1 year of experience in transmission line related design
* Familiarity with PG&E standards and processes
* Experience with PLS CADD (Transmission Line modeling software
* EIT/PE certification


* 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, andembrace new approaches to accomplish our work more efficiently and effectively
* Prepare detailed construction drawings for Transmission Line projects using PLS-CADD and MicroStation software
* Design Transmission structures and foundations
* Ensuredelivery of high quality design products on budget, on time and on purpose
* Ensure Transmission Line infrastructure meets company and industry standards.
* Construction Support – Attend field meetings and provide on-site assistance to constructioncrews
* Quality Control – Provide valuable input in evaluating and cross-checking peers and contractors.

Design Engineering is an integral part of the Transmission Lines Design Engineering Department at Pacific Gas & Electric Company. The designengineering team supports the Company’s capital investment on transmission line projects. This team is responsible for the preparation of detailed construction drawings for transmission lines. We provide design engineering expertise to upgrade, expand and replacethe Company’s infrastructure in the following:
* Transmission line equipment
* Transmission lines
* Design of foundations and structures
* Technical assistance on feasibility studies
* Review design and construction drawings prepared bycontractors
* Construction support
* As-builts and record keeping


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