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Power Generation Project Engineer, Senior (ESC) - Mechanical

Auburn, CA, US, 95602

Requisition ID # 21264 

 

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Power Generation

Job Location : Auburn

 

 

Company

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

PG&E’s Power Generation Department manages and operates one of the largest privately-owned hydroelectric systems in the nation. These renewable electric generation resources, located mostly at high elevation in California’s Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade mountain ranges, include 67 powerhouses, 184 miles of canals, 41 miles of flumes, 135 miles of tunnels, 19 miles of penstocks, 98 reservoirs, and 142,000 acres of watershed lands all covered by 25 operating licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Position Summary

Positions located in Auburn and San Francisco

This is a senior-level Project Engineer position in PG&E’s Engineering Specialists group. The job requires mastery of the Journey Project Engineer job duties and includes responsibility for supporting PG&E’s hydro facilities throughout the PG&E system. Duties include; performing engineering analysis, studies, and developing conceptual designs; assisting to finalize contract project specifications and providing technical evaluation of contract project bids; and providing technical support to other departments such as Land, Permitting, and Legal. The successful candidate will lead, coach, direct, and assist technical employees and teams on technical issues, and may act as an engineering mentor. for a wide range of complex issues and power generation and infrastructure facilities.

 

The position requires an extensive knowledge of engineering principles and their application to hydraulic turbines, compressors, valves, and other machinery associated with power generation; extensive contract management skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and sound judgment to independently resolve complex problems with only general direction. The position also requires leadership, coaching, technical direction, knowledge transfer and assistance to technical employees and teams. Job duties will vary by assignment. Responsibilities may include Privileged and Confidential work.

 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

 

-A 4-year BS Degree in Engineering or equivalent from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent from outside the US

 

- Mastery of the Associate and Journey level Project Engineer job duties and demonstrated knowledge, leadership, and ability to perform the job duties of the Senior level Project Engineer

 

-Meets specific technical requirements gained through a minimum of eight years of cumulative experience in engineering, design, and construction; at least five of which must be in power generation or heavy industry.

 

-PE-Professional Engineer license, California

 

 

Desired Qualifications

 

-MS Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

 

-Demonstrates knowledge and abilities required for the Associate- and Journey-level Project Engineer positions and also:

 

  • Demonstrated ability to provide resolution and/or lead efforts to support and resolve issues on projects with complex scope requiring non-standard approaches; without supervision.
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of the generation industry, including extensive understanding, as applicable, of design, construction, and/or operation of rotating machines, dams and water conveyance and experience interpreting applicable codes, standards, regulations, and practices.
  • Provides technical leadership within licensed discipline and demonstrates extensive knowledge of the generation industry, including extensive calculation, modeling, and analysis capabilities. Demonstrates extensive contracting knowledge and contract negotiation and management skills. Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills; utilizes a variety of styles to connect with the intended audience; able to present complex information to upper management on a variety of topics.
  • Demonstrates ability to build consensus around complex and controversial project & technical issues and successfully persuades others to act on agreements reached.
  • Track record of ensuring high quality work by self and others on project team and overseeing work of less experienced team members.
  • Experienced in integrating industry knowledge and best practices into everyday business practices and decision making; provides others with interpretation and guidance on industry standards and regulations.
  • Fully understands PG&E’s financial and business policies & practices, and provides guidance and oversight to incorporate into day-to-day activities.
  • Ability to identify trends over multiple projects or years and take needed action to initiate practical system-wide improvements, provide recommendations, develop implementation plans, and lead implementation.
  • Track record of working to further his or her own professional development through industry associations & conferences, technical workshops, trade publications, and additional formal education, and of mentoring less senior engineers and project managers.

 

Responsibilities

 

Performs functions of Associate and Journey level Project Engineers, but for more complex, larger budget, and higher profile projects. Job duties will vary by assignment. In addition, job duties include, but are not limited to:

 

 

  • Leads and applies extensive knowledge in the design and/or operations/maintenance efforts for multiple complex and/or large generation projects that can be discipline specific, multi-discipline, or programmatic in nature.
  • Providing leadership, coaching, technical direction, oversight and quality control for assigned technical work done in discipline, knowledge transfer, and assistance to many technical and/or O&M employees and teams; some technical services often overlap with those provided by operations & maintenance specialists, but from an engineering/design perspective; may act as an engineering mentor.
  • Approving, leading, and/or performing complex risk management and engineering analyses and studies of generation assets, including dynamic and static modeling of mechanical systems
  • Provides extensive knowledge and guidance to others in start-up testing, inspections, and condition assessment; actively supports complex and/or large project start-up tests and field inspections.
  • Conducting meetings, preparing written technical and regulatory documents
  • Developing and championing company-wide best practices
  • Mentoring and providing guidance to less experienced team members
  • Provides technical support in incident investigations and root cause analysis and makes recommendations to address local and system-wide problems.
  • Provides high-level technical briefings, advice, and recommendations to management.
  • Develops technical policies, procedures, and leads the development and revision of standards, specifications, construction documents, and guidelines.
  • Managing multiple complex issues and projects and resolving problems of complex scope (assignments regularly provide an opportunity for creative or non-standard approaches). Regularly expected to apply creativity or new approaches to assignments that may be unique
  • Under limited general direction, independently planning and conducting work to meet assigned general objectives
  • Supporting Supervising Engineers Project Managers, Principal Engineers, and/or leading the development and implementation of programmatic solutions, process improvements, and large and/or complex projects.
  • Externally, establishes and maintains good relations with counterparts and higher-level representatives in technical organizations, and other generation asset owners. Internal contacts are primarily with Power Generation personnel, PG&E internal services organization, and company management at the director and manager level. May serve as the most senior level technical expert on a team.
     

Our Mission

To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

Our Vision

With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climage change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

Our Culture

We put safety first.
We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
We are here to serve our customers.
We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

Company
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

More About Our Company

EEO
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.


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