ATS Engineer, Expert

Job Posting Date: September 12, 2017
Requisition #: 54191619-E01
Job Category: Engineering / Science
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Employment Type: Management
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

The Applied Technology Services (ATS) Engineering staff provides engineering, testing and analysis services and expertise across multiple disciplines to various companyorganizations to identify, diagnose and solve technical problems. The staff provides consultation and advice to clients to proactively avoid future problems by specifying equipment, materials and methods that are best practices in the industry. Services includeinspections, failure nalysis, performance assessments, and evaluations on a wide variety of systems and components ranging from in-service concrete to hydroelectric turbine blades to distributed generation. The engineering staff partners with management in thecreation of bid proposals for equested client work. The incumbents maintain knowledge of and adhere to all company and regulatory safety and quality processes and procedures.
Travel required: frequency depends on assignment (10%-75%).


* Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with emphasis in a discipline related to assignments
* Minimum of 7 years of related experience in at least 4 areas of the following: SCADA, DMS, EMS, Smart Grid, Sensors,Programming, Operation experience, Lab view, Testing, inverters, Solar, Wind, Grid integration, DER, Electric Vehicle

* 10 or more years of job related experience is highly desired
* Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, PowerSystems or related field
* Masters degree
* Professional Engineering license
* Broad understanding of engineering research and testing concepts, theories, practices, methods, techniques in area of specialty as well as general understanding of otherengineering specialties
* Understanding of quality assurance and control concepts and practices
* Strong investigative and analytical problem solving skills
* Excellent organizational and project management skills
* Competency in teamleadership
* Communication, presentation and teamwork skills
* Proficiency in team leadership and project
* Good customer service orientation


* Completes assignments of broad scope and complexity with few precedents orstandards requiring integration of information from a variety of sources. Performs lead role in determining scope, schedule, budget and resources needed
* Provides some coaching and oversight to lower level peers. Reviews test designs of lower level peers todetermine applicability, feasibility and if objectives of project will be obtained
* May assist higher level peers on the most complex and innovative tests
* Expands knowledge in other areas of specialty or discipline, developing breadth or furtherdevelops expertise and specialization on one area.
* Collaborates with peers to prepare technical reports and specifications and to identify, define, and solve problems.
* Develops test protocols, models, technologies and analyzes data. Evaluatesperformance of parts, assemblies or systems under simulated operating conditions, and records results. Compiles project test results and prepares presentations, recommendations for client and/or ATS leadership.
* Modifies electrical prototypes, parts,assemblies, and systems to correct functional deviations.
* Continually identifies testing or process improvements.
* Identifies innovations and cost-reduction potential of new and existing technologies.
* Determines customer expectations and ensuresproject deliverables meet customer satisfaction objectives


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