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Electric Distribution Operations Engineer (ESC) - Rocklin

Rocklin, CA, US, 95765

Requisition ID # 31467 

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : Rocklin

Department Overview


The Distribution Operations Engineering group is responsible for providing support to PG&E’s Electric Distribution Control Centers.  PG&E has over 3,200 distribution feeders, 1,200 distribution substation banks, and 275 distribution substations serving over 5 million customers in northern and central California.  The distribution system is very diverse with 4 KV, 12 KV, 17KV, 21 KV, and 34 KV distribution voltages and is predominantly a radial system, with a network serving parts of the San Francisco financial district and downtown Oakland.  The PG&E service territory stretches over 74,000 square miles.


Position Summary


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


This position will report out of the Northern Electric Distribution Control Center in Rocklin which provides distribution system operations and control for the northern California cities in the PG&E system.



  • Provide distribution facility clearance review/analysis/ and switching plan development.
  • Perform N-1 distribution load at risk analysis and prepare management communications.
  • Monitor/review bank & circuit peak loads and take actions to address overloads.
  • Monitor/review bank & circuit real time power factor and take actions to address poor power factor.
  • Validate inoperable critical operating equipment and determine its disposition.
  • Develop critical operating equipment control device settings.
  • Provide day-day engineering support for distribution line, substation related operational problems, as well as any transmission line problems that result in operational problems on the distribution system.
  • Update load flow models when permanent switching, system re-configuration, and new devices are installed.
  • Provide engineering support for system emergencies during normal and after-hours (includes an on-call requirement).
  • Prepare substation bank and feeder loss studies as required.
  • Provide distribution operations engineering review and recommendations for substation bank/equipment replacement projects.
  • Provide distribution operations engineering support of power quality and voltage related issues.
  • Assist in providing reviews to support the management of distribution system integrity and configuration.
  • Perform detailed technical analysis and design for the interconnection of temporary primary generation for planned and emergency needs.
  • Provide other reliability, protection/coordination related studies as requested.
  • Provide operations engineering support and participate in various emerging grid technology projects (VVO, PV-Smart Inverter, DERM’s, Smart Line Sensors).





  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an institution accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • 30 months of cumulative experience in engineering and design



  • Current California PE license
  • Proficiency with MS Office products including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Ability to work in a team environment and support fellow team members and internal and external customers, contractors and vendors
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Electric utility distribution engineering or protection related work experience

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: Sacramento