Sr. Gas IM Engineer

Oakland, CA, US, 94612

Requisition ID # 155611 

Job Category: Engineering / Science; Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Engineering, Planning & Strategy

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: Oakland



Department Overview

Gas R&D purpose is to detect, develop, test, and introduce new methods and technologies in all functions of Gas Operations. To optimally perform this mission at the lowest possible cost, Gas R&D operates in collaboration with other utilities and pipelines operators through national and international R&D leading consortia such as: the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI), NYSEARCH, and the Operation Technology Development (OTD) group of GTI, the Gas Technology Institute. It also actively seeks for cooperation with PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration), the California Energy Commission PIER program and other public organizations. Another approach frequently used is to participate in ad-hoc consortia for specific projects called Joint Industry Projects (JIP). When R&D projects are completed and new solutions are made available, Gas R&D initiates their deployment through workshops, training, pilots, etc. in close collaboration with the other Gas Operations teams. Today, Gas R&D manages a portfolio of more than 150 active R&D projects.


Position Summary

This Senior Gas Engineer will be responsible for a portfolio of innovations that she/he will lead from inception. At a time when the future of decarbonized natural gas is being becoming a reality, it is critical to understand and foster innovation in technologies using methane and hydrogen to develop the best solution for PG&E customers, particularly commercial and industrial customers with hard-to-electrify equipment. This position will focus on methane emissions reduction and gas distribution operations & maintenance efficiency projects.  She/he will report to the Gas R&D Senior Manager. A successful candidate must have passion for innovation and emerging technologies, the ability to contribute to multi/cross-functional projects in a matrix environment and have strong project management experience.


This position is hybrid, working from your remote office and your assigned work location based on business need. This position is headquartered in Oakland, but successful candidates must have ability to travel within the service territory and occasionally out of state.


This position will require up to 50% travel.


PG&E is providing the salary range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This compensation range is specific to the locality of the job.  The actual salary paid to an individual will be based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, and internal equity.  Although we estimate the successful candidate hired into this role will be placed towards the middle or entry point of the range, the decision will be made on a case-by-case basis related to these factors.​


A reasonable salary range is:

  • Minimum Base Salary (Bay Area)   $128,000.00
  • Mid Base Salary (Bay Area)  $173,000.00
  • Maximum Base Salary (Bay Area)  $218,000.00


Job Responsibilities

  • Engages with external research organizations, consortia, and academia to identify and adapt innovative solutions in the Gas Operations business to improve safety, customer satisfaction, cost effectiveness, and environmental impact.
  • Leads cross functional projects or teams.
  • Collaborates with internal stakeholders and subject matter experts to identify and evaluate new research ideas, and to deploy/implement promising solutions.
  • Partners with and obtain buy-in from internal stakeholders and leadership to organize pilot projects to validate and qualify new solutions.
  • Compiles project test results and prepares presentations, recommendations for internal clients and/or leadership.
  • Completes assignments of broad scope and complexity with few precedents or standards requiring integration of information from a variety of sources. Performs lead role in determining scope, schedule, budget, and resources needed.
  • Provides subject matter expertise in natural gas emissions reduction.
  • Provides coaching and oversight to associate and rotational engineers and interns.
  • Identifies innovations and cost- reduction potential of new and existing technologies while ensuring that new project ideas are aligned with the company’s True North Strategy.
  • Determines customer expectations and ensures project deliverables meet customer satisfaction objectives.




  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering with emphasis in a discipline related to assignments. (i.e., mechanical, civil, electrical engineering, etc.)
  • 5 years in gas transmission or distribution design, operations, and/or maintenance environment



  • Master’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable speaking/presenting to large groups.
  • Ability to influence leaders inside and outside of the department through data analysis, insights, and recommendations.
  • Ability to lead large and complex projects working with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to create compelling business cases based on complex business environments and inputs.
  • Experience in Project Management and Partnership Development.
  • Experience in a Research and Development organization.
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.
  • Passion for innovation and emerging technologies.
  • Strong organizational skills to perform and coordinate multiple activities.
  • Experience in pipeline integrity management.
  • Ability to contribute to multi/cross-functional projects in a matrix environment.



Purpose, Virtues and Stands

Our Purpose explains "why" we exist:

  • Delivering for our hometowns
  • Serving our planet
  • Leading with love

Our Virtues capture "who" we need to be:

  • Trustworthy
  • Empathetic
  • Curious
  • Tenacious
  • Nimble
  • Owners

Our Stands are "what" we will achieve together:

  • Everyone and everything is always safe
  • Catastrophic wildfires shall stop
  • It is enjoyable to work with and for PG&E
  • A healthy environment and carbon-neutral energy system shall be the reality for all Californians
  • Our work shall create prosperity for all customers and investors

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.

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PG&E will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with all state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland