Share this Job

Senior Geosciences Consultant - Engineer

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 31540 

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Generation

Job Location : San Francisco

Organization Overview

The PG&E Geosciences Department is an internal, high-end, consultancy group of engineers, geologists, geophysicists and seismologists providing a wide range of support for geologic hazard evaluation, seismic resiliency program development, geotechnical assessments, seismic risk assessment and management for all company business lines. Our goal is to support safe, reliable, and affordable energy delivery, regulatory compliance, and efficient business operations.

The Geosciences Department has responsibility for providing expert insights on geotechnical conditions and geohazards relevant to existing, potential modifications to, and proposed PG&E facilities and infrastructure.   This group is also chartered with continuing to develop state of the art analytical insights, tools, and assessments of new data and interpretation of existing data with emergent technologies in geosciences, geotechnical engineering, and seismic engineering. In particular, the Department develops the seismic hazard information and performs risk analyses for PG&E’s infrastructure including critical facilities such as the Diablo Canyon NPP, dams, facilities, and gas and electric transmission lines.


Position Summary

The Geosciences Department is looking for a talented civil engineer with geotechnical  experience to assist with both programmatic and project work including field work activities. Anticipated tasks may include but are not limited to:

Assist with field geohazard assessment and report preparation

Review/accept geotechnical reports prepared by consultants

Leverage available public and private programmatic resources to perform preliminary desktop site assessments for geotechnical conditions

Geotechnical instrument data entry, analysis, and interpretation including correlation between instruments

Perform geotechnical analyses and review geotechnical analyses by others (including analyses for slope stability, seepage, retaining wall, shallow and deep foundations, seismically induced ground movements caused by liquefaction or compaction.

Perform constructability review for geotechnical work such as grading, shallow and deep foundations, helical anchors and micro pile installation

The selected engineer will have the opportunity to support activities as described above while working with a team of experienced Geo-professionals. Additionally, the engineer will gain exposure to geologic and geotechnical practice for a variety of utility infrastructure assets, such as pipelines, electric transmission towers, canals, penstocks, and dams. The vast PG&E service territory and diversity of infrastructure assets provides the opportunity for challenging interdisciplinary work in many geomorphic terrains throughout the state of California.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Civil Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of applicable work experience or supplemental study (e.g., applicable internships or advanced degrees)
  • Valid CA Class C Driver’s License Day 1 of hire
  • BS in Civil Engineering with a geotechnical focus
  • PE or GE certification
  • MS in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Experience with subsurface investigation techniques and field classification of geomaterials
  • Construction observation experience
  • Familiarity with constructability challenges for geotechnical construction
  • Familiarity with deep foundation proof testing or pile load testing
  • Geotechnical foundation design experience
  • Familiar with retrofit approaches commonly used for deep foundations
  • Familiar with mitigation strategies for ground movement
  • Able to identify potential failure modes based on distress signs observed in the field
  • Familiarity with or interest in GIS platforms
  • Familiarity with or interest in modeling and analytical computer programs such as Slope/W, Slide, Global Mapper, Sketchup
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills 
  • Excellent interdisciplinary verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and support fellow team members
  • Takes initiative and can work independently with minimal direction


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

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland