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Field Engineer (ESC) - Petaluma/Lakeville/San Rafael

Petaluma, CA, US, 94954

Requisition ID # 31980 

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : Petaluma; San Rafael

Department Overview


The men and women of Electric Operations ensure the delivery 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. 


General Construction (GC) Electric Department constructs overhead and underground Distribution and Transmission projects. The General Construction Field Engineering group supports the coordination and execution of this work. The GC Field Engineer will be headquartered in a specific location but can be deployed when needed to accommodate the coordination of priority work throughout the PG&E system. The crews and field engineers are sometimes deployed to where the work is located throughout the PG&E system.


Position Summary


This job is represented by Engineers and Scientists of California (ESC), subject to collective bargaining.


An Electric Field Engineer contributes technical and engineering services for General Construction and field personnel on construction jobs. During initial assignments, the Field Engineer may be required to learn and perform all the duties of a Field Engineering Technician and Senior Field Engineering Technician. With experience, assignments will expand to require supervision of Foreman, other Field Engineers, Field Engineering Technicians, Senior Field Engineering Technicians, and other similar field personnel. This position will work in both field and office capacities, with occasional storm duty and storm response required. Travel within PG&E’s service territory at any time with little notice may be required. An essential function of this role will be to complete electric pre-construction evaluations to ensure constructability at work sites. This will include performing field construction assessments, and coordination with other utilities, and departments. SAP tracking, scheduling and project review to ensure compliance with construction standards and practices. Manage plan to actual charging and project scope milestones.


This position will work in both the field and office capacities, with occasional storm duty or storm response required. Travel of approximately 50-75% within PG&E’s service territory at any time, with little notice, may be required.


Positions are available in the following locations: Petaluma, Lakeville and San Rafael.


Job Responsibilities

  • Recommend and approve changes in construction drawings or specifications
  • Coordinate field engineering work between Contractors, Divisions and General Construction
  • Solve simple and complex engineering problems
  • Layout construction plans
  • May be required to perform duties as an assistant supervisor when size of project requires
  • Direct the activities of employees or crews on job assignments requiring construction engineering expertise
  • Audit work under construction for current construction standards, rules, and regulations
  • Develop Project timelines and milestones; perform scheduling and forecasting.
  • Support construction supervisor and foreman by providing technical and engineering expertise in the construction of the project
  • Inspects and monitors the work of contractors to assure compliance with specifications and plans
  • Supervises foreman, other field engineers, field engineering technicians, senior field engineering technicians and other similar field personnel





  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Construction disciplines; or 2 years experience and supplemental education which establishes the ability to perform the duties.  Supplemental education is defined as coursework emphasizing science and engineering such as those listed with a mix of no less than three areas (transcripts needed for verification): Physics, Principles of Electricity, Chemistry, Statics, Surveying, Dynamics, Math -- including trigonometry and basic calculus, and minimum of 30 quarter or 20 semester units at an accredited college is required.  Acquiring an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificate will satisfy the supplemental education requirement.
  • Must possess a valid California Driver's License or the ability to obtain one by first day of employment
  • Ability to work flexible schedules, extended hours, nights, weekends, and/or overtime (scheduled or ad hoc)
  • Ability to work in all types of weather extremes
  • Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions
  • Ability to travel and transfer to a new headquarter 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
  • Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Fire-Retardant Clothing



  • Construction or surveying experience
  • Previous experience with SAP, scheduling, Electric Construction Field Experience
  • Ability to demonstrate intermediate Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, and Office skills
  • 6 months of previous electric construction background
  • Experience in electric clearance submittals to Distribution Operations
  • Engineer In Training (EIT) certificate
  • AutoCAD or hand draft skills, preferably both
  • Ability to demonstrate strong math and computer skills, strong written and verbal communication and an attention to detail

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.

Employee Privacy Notice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. CCPA grants new and far-reaching privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles  job applicants, employees and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information PG&E collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed through the following link: Employee Privacy Notice

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: Santa Rosa
Nearest Secondary Market: Petaluma