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DCPP (Nuc) Engineer, Senior - ESC

San Luis Obispo, CA, US, 93424

Requisition ID # 103461 

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Generation

Job Location : San Luis Obispo

Department Overview

Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) safely and reliably produces electricity that is environmentally responsible and cost effective for our customers and shareholders.  DCPP's mission is to be the leading nuclear power plant in the country and to: Inspire and positively influence the industry through our safe, reliable, and excellent operational performance. Embrace new ideas to continuously improve our plant and our work environment. Proactively learn from ourselves and others. Enrich our communities and the environment, increasing the public's trust and confidence in nuclear power.




Position Summary

This category is for the engineer that has acquired extensive knowledge of concepts, principles and practices, and works independently with only general direction. This senior engineer provides technical direction to engineers and completes assignments that require integration with other departments and are of broad scope and complexity.


May be required to fill a rotation in the DCPP Emergency Response Organization (ERO) as necessary.


To obtain and maintain employment and unescorted access at DCPP, you must be able to pass a drug and alcohol screen, a security background check, psychological screen, computer-based training, and be subject to random drug and alcohol screening.




  • A four-year Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited curriculum in the United States or the equivalent as defined in ANSI/ANS-3.1 – 1993, MA/MS/PHD desired
  • Mastery of the Associate and Journey level Engineer job duties and demonstrated knowledge and ability to perform the basic duties of the Senior Engineer. Meets specific technical requirements gained through a minimum of eight years of cumulative experience in engineering and related science.



  • Current and active California PE license desired, or technical equivalents for positions for which a PE/EIT is not applicable (e.g. Radiation Protection engineer, Chemistry engineer, etc.)
  • Experience with rotating electrical equipment
  • Experience with specifying equipment and maintenance strategies for substation equipment





  • May perform functions of Associate and Journey level Engineers and in addition: (This list is not all-inclusive and all items may not be applicable to all sections and disciplines.)
  • Applies extensive knowledge of concepts, principles and practices in a specific discipline, field or area of expertise to resolve complex problems.
  • Works independently with only general direction.
  • Provides technical direction to entry and journey employees.
  • Completes assignments of broad scope and complexity with few precedents or standards.
  • Completes assignments that require integration of information from a variety of sources.
  • Leads large, complex (multi-discipline, multi-group) technical projects for DCPP.
  • Perform as on-the-job (OJT)/task-performance-evaluation (TPE) evaluator as assigned.
  • Provide support to other departments in technical and engineering areas.
  • Acts as a mentor for journey or associate engineers.
  • May lead troubleshooting o problem resolution teams.



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.

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Nearest Major Market: Bakersfield
Nearest Secondary Market: San Luis Obispo