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Safety & Infrastructure Protection Crew Lead (IBEW)- Multiple Locations

Napa, CA, US, 94559

Requisition ID # 30246 

Job Category : Environmental Management / Safety 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : Napa

Department Overview


PG&E Safety & Infrastructure Protection (SIP) Teams will provide direct defense of utility infrastructure and conduct safety and prevention, mitigation, and maintenance activities on company properties or rights of way year-round. In addition, SIP Teams will provide safety standby services to PG&E employees performing routine work activities. A SIP team is staffed by a SIP Crew Lead and a SIP Technician who operate a PG&E vehicle that meets the minimum capabilities of a Type 6 wildland fire engine. Both the SIP Crew Lead and SIP Technician are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). PG&E plans to have a minimum of 25 teams located throughout our service territory in high fire-threat areas, primarily in the Northern Region with additional teams in the Bay Area Region, Central Valley Region and Central Coast Region.


Position Summary


SIP Crew Leads perform a variety of tasks while supervising the work of SIP Technicians. This includes providing emergency first aid at PG&E work sites, conducting PG&E safety inspections, asset protection standby (during “hot work”) at PG&E work sites, mixing and applying retardant to protect PG&E infrastructure, medical response standby services, and other duties as assigned. In addition, the SIP Crew Lead operates and provides training and instruction in the use of a variety of hand tools and motorized equipment, maintains and performs repairs of equipment, and performs occasional heavy physical work.  The SIP Crew Lead provides field supervision of SIP Technicians, may lead classroom and field training, assists others in performing material management tasks; keeps records; writes and submits reports as required; and other related work as assigned.

Available positions are planned for the following locations: Santa Maria, Templeton, Monterey, King City, Hollister, Cupertino, Santa Cruz, Livermore, Concord, Napa, Santa Rosa, Clearlake, Ukiah, Garberville, Eureka, Redding, Rd Bluff, Willows, Chico, Oroville, Grass Valley, Auburn, Placerville, Jackson, Sonora, Oakhurst, Fresno, Dinuba, and Bakersfield.   These locations may be subject to change due to business needs, but available locations will be in the PG&E service territory.

The position is a General Construction position and individuals must be able to travel and transfer to a new headquarters upon request at any time; throughout the entire PG&E service territory with no guarantees as to how long you will be away from home.

This classification is represented by IBEW Local 1245, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E.

This position is a DOT (Department of Transportation) covered classification and is subject to random drug and/or alcohol screening.


Job Responsibilities


  • Performs all duties of the SIP Technician and leads small groups of Safety and Infrastructure Protection Technicians in the performance of the duties listed below:
  • Provide emergency first aid and medical standby at PG&E work sites
  • Conduct safety inspections including defensible space inspections and fuel hazard assessment at PG&E facilities
  • Support PG&E asset protection efforts including mixing and applying retardant
  • Accompany vegetation management crews during wildfire recovery to suppress incidental ignitions per the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) approval
  • Asset protection at PG&E-owned facilities and may accompany crews, as needed and during wildfires, as permitted by the AHJ
  • Mop up of fire-damaged PG&E assets as authorized by the AHJ
  • May perform PG&E emergency standby duties, as needed by a “competent person” (pursuant to RC 23487) in coordination with the AHJ or Incident Commander
  • Supports monitoring of weather conditions during potential Public Safety Power Shutoff events
  • May provide continuing medical and technical training and build safety awareness of crews (e.g. tailboards and work observations, confined space)
  • Maintain EMT/CPR/AED skills and certification
  • Maintain a status of being physically fit; per the negotiated standard, to include annual testing
  • Maintain all required training as agreed to by the parties
  • Participate in emergency drills including coordination with the AHJ
  • Required to maintain a Class C license
  • Required to participate in the Employer Pull Notice Program (EPN) with DMV
  • Other duties as agreed upon by the parties in support of PG&E Field Operations


Additional Duties:

  • May provide training and instruction of use of a variety of hand tools and motorized equipment, such as chainsaws, weed eaters, mowers, pumps, etc.
  • Maintains and performs repairs of assigned equipment and performs occasional heavy physical work
  • May lead classroom and field training
  • Assists others in performing accounting, budgeting, personnel, and material management tasks
  • Keeps records; writes and submits reports as required
  • Performs other related work as assigned





  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license by day one of employment
  • Ability to work in types of weather conditions
  • Ability to drive safety in all weather and road conditions
  • Ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays
  • EMT-Emergency Medical Technician 1 certification by Day 1 of hire
  • Incident Command System 100, 200 and 300 certifications or equivalent
  • Basic fire safety training which may include Cal Fire Basic Academy, National Wildfire Coordinating Group Firefighter 2 Certification, California State Fire Marshall Firefighter 1 Academy, National Fire Protection Association Firefighter 1 Certification, military firefighter training or equivalent
  • Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior S-290 certification
  • Five (5) years of experience as a PG&E SIP Technician OR three (3) years of experience as a fire captain (volunteer or paid) with a federal, municipal, state or tribal fire agency
  • Qualified fire service driver/operator training which may include California State Fire Marshal Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1A/1B, CA State Fire Marshal FSTEP Basic Emergency Vehicle Operations AND Basic Pump Operations Certification, Engine Boss (ENGB) Red Card Qualification, CA State Fire Marshal Driver Operator Certification or equivalent
  • Ability to obtain other motor vehicle licensing as required by the company based on business need



  • Associate degree in Fire Science, Natural Resources, Forestry, Business or other closely related field
  • Five (5) years of fire protection leadership experience
  • Local government/wildland agency experience
  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group L-380 Fireline Leadership Certification
  • Incident Command System 400 certification or equivalent
  • Other miscellaneous Incident Command System Certifications (e.g. Strike Team Leader, Field Observer)
  • State Fire Marshal Company officer certifications


Pre-Employment Testing

PG&E Employees: You must have qualified on all prerequisite tests prior to submitting an application; and all secondary tests prior to interviewing. For more information on prerequisite and secondary exams, including study guides, please visit the Pre-employment testing program website.


  • Internal PG&E employees: Must have qualified on the Work Orientation Inventory/Physical Driving (WOI_PT) prior to application.
  • External and Hiring Hall Candidates: Must qualify on the Work Orientation Inventory/Physical Driving (WOI_PT) prior to interviewing
  • Post-Offer Physical Assessment for Safety & Infrastructure Protection Jobs

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.

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

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.

Nearest Major Market: Napa