Hiring Process Overview

 Welcome to your first step towards an exciting career with us. Below, please find information to help answer questions you may have about our application process and requirements. Feel free to visit this page often as we will address frequently asked questions and provide additional advice on navigating our processes.

Our applicant tracking system was refreshed in November of 2017. The new system has some enhancements that should make your job search easier and clearer than before.

We hope you will consider opportunities with our team, to help us build a better California.

Consider Joining our Talent Community!

Are you visiting us for the first time and are interested but not ready to create a full profile? Stay connected by joining our network! All you need is an email address and to tell us a bit about yourself, and we'll keep you informed about upcoming events and opportunities that match your interests.

Here’s how you get started.

Profile Creation and Requirements
You must have a Talent Profile (My Candidate Profile) with a secure, private password in order to submit an online application.

Completing your profile is very important. The easiest way to create your profile is to upload your resume, the details will be loaded into your profile. In order to be considered for a position at PG&E, you must use your profile to submit an application, with a resume attached.

Don't worry — we've made it easy. If you are new to the system, you will need to create a personal account, which is protected by a username (your email address) and a password.

  • Password must be at least 2 characters long.
  • Password must not be longer that 18 characters.
  • Password must not contain space or Unicode characters.

Your profile will remain active indefinitely, unless you choose to delete it.

Be sure your profile is complete! Another way to complete the fields is to use your social media account (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter.)

Attachments to Profiles
The acceptable file types include: DOCX, PDF, CSV, Image and Text (MSG, PPT and XLS file types are not accepted for Resumes and/or Cover letters.) You can attach a unique file for each application you submit. There is no limit to the file size.

Online Application Process
When applying, and to ensure proper consideration, you must complete an online application (resume is required).

You can submit an unlimited number of applications, however only one application can be submitted per open job posting. We encourage you to be strategic about the positions you apply for, and a wider net is not always an advantage.

Hearing from PG&E after submitting an application
You will receive an email confirmation immediately after submitting your application to confirm your application has been received. From there, the process will vary based on the position, but most applicants should receive additional updates within several weeks. If additional information is needed beyond your application and your resume, you will be contacted directly by a PG&E representative. You may also be contacted if pre-employment testing is required, or when interviews are being scheduled. You can refer to your application status in your profile for details on your progress in the recruitment process.

Understanding Your Application Status
Your application status will appear on each application you have submitted. They appear as tiles, in chronological order, so your most recent application appears at the top. As you progress through the recruitment process, your status will change and you will be notified via email. Please be aware that email delivery can be delayed and you may see a change in your status prior to receiving an email update or being contacted by a PG&E Representative.

Job Alerts
Job Alerts notify you of postings and can be set up from within your profile, based on the parameters you choose. There is no limit to the number of Job Alerts you can set up, however we suggest you set up alerts that are targeted to jobs you are interested in and qualified for. Job Alerts are active for 6 months, after which you will be notified to re-create or update your alert if desired.

Here’s what people are asking about.

How do I reset my password? 
Go to careers.pge.com and click on the View Profile/Sign In link, there is a “Forgot Your Password” option on the login page that will help you reset your password. To change your password, use the “Forgot Your Password” option, you will be prompted to create a new password.

Do you have internship opportunities? How do I apply?
Yes. Visit our website at careers.pge.com and click on the link to University Programs for additional information.

How do I know my application has been received?
You will receive an email confirmation and can visit your profile to view your application status for all your applications in the new system.
 
What happens to my profile after I have applied?
Your profile only changes when you make adjustments to it yourself. Old versions of your profile are not accessible to you or to recruiters. Your current profile is visible to recruiters who are searching for candidates and will remain visible to recruiters, unless you delete it.

If I change my email address should I create a new account with my new email address?
No, that would create duplicate profiles for you, and may create confusion. Instead, you should update your profile with your new email address.

How do I speak to someone about my applications?
Due to the immense volume of applications we receive, individual responses and updates are not available. We hope the new system gives you more clarity into the status of your applications and that email notifications are being sent with greater frequency and detail than in the past.

Here’s Where to Find More Info

Pre-employment Testing
Some positions require that candidates take and pass one or more pre-employment tests. Depending on which test(s) are required, assessments may be delivered online or in-person. For more information about the pre-employment testing process, how to request accommodations in testing under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and information about post-offer physical assessments, go to the Testing Program Website. Available preparation guides can be found here: Test Preparation Guides.

​Power Pathway Programs
As new opportunities for sustainability, efficiency and reliability continue to emerge; both prospective and current employees need new skills and additional training. Programs developed by PowerPathway and our training partners are designed to help both new and experienced workers grow and develop along several skilled craft and apprenticeship career paths in both gas and electric operations. Visit our Power Pathway page for more details on how to apply and what the Power Pathway program has to offer.