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Engineering Estimator - Electric (ESC); San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA, US, 93401

Requisition ID # 53380 

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : San Luis Obispo

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. We also partner closely with the government agencies for PG&E and their own projects.


Position Summary


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


In this position, you will be required to obtain an Autodesk Certified User (ACU) certificate or a two-year technical degree in Drafting within the first 12 months of hire.



Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare cost estimates and construction plans.
  • Make field sketches and prepare layouts for construction of additions or improvements to electric or gas systems of such a nature that the plans and methods are embodied in existing standards, specifications, rules, and regulations.
  • Estimate labor and material costs; initiate right-of-way procedures, licenses, permits, etc., and perform such other work as required to prepare the estimate in final form.
  • Perform customer to agency contact, project coordination.
  • Prepare final sketch or layout and cost estimates for more complex jobs from field notes prepared by an employee in a higher classification.
  • Possess high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must have a valid Class C California Driver's License or ability to obtain by first day of employment
  • Must obtain an Autodesk Certified User (ACU) certificate or a two-year technical degree in Drafting within the first 12 months of hire
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, civil or related engineering field or any combination of training, education, and work experience
  • 2 years of experience with AutoCAD (2009 or later version)
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Experience with web-based software (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc)
  • 1 year of experience using SAP
  • 1 year of utility operations knowledge and experience
    Pre-employment Tests:
  • Internal PG&E employees: Must have qualified on the Physical Test Battery (PTB) and Work Orientation Inventory (WOI)* exams prior to applying; must qualify on Technical Test (TECH) prior to interviewing
  • External and Hiring Hall applicants: Must qualify on the Physical Test Battery (PTB) and Technical Test (TECH) exams and Work Orientation Inventory (WOI)* exams prior to interviewing
    * Note: Employees applying via URA do not need to meet requirement if held the same or higher classification in the line of progression.

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 climate 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: Bakersfield
Nearest Secondary Market: San Luis Obispo