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Engineering Assistant I (ESC) - San Ramon

San Ramon, CA, US, 94583

Requisition ID # 46920 

Job Category : Administrative / Clerical; Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : San Ramon

Department Overview


Electric Transmission Line ensures the delivery of safe and reliable electric service to our customers. We are responsible for PG&E's electric transmission design engineering, and we support other LoB for business planning, operations engineering, maintenance and construction, asset management, restoration and emergency response. Under supervision and with latitude for independent action or decision, our team performs engineering work on a professional level in design of engineering jobs, projects, or parts thereof. We prepare designs, calculations, drawings, layouts and/or studies from field inspections, preliminary sketches, rough diagrams, specifications, and/or instructions requiring knowledge of engineering practices and shop and field procedures.


Position Summary


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


This position will be directly responsible for transmission line engineering activities for transmission facilities, including substation, underground transmission facilities, etc. The candidate will provide engineering and technical supports within a team of transmission line design engineering group and will also be responsible for managing engineering drawings and files. Under supervision, performs technical work in connection with the design, construction, maintenance, or operation of the Company's facilities or functions related thereto as an assistant to a group of engineers.


*Please note that a qualifying exam will be given prior to interviews*


Job Responsibilities

  • Preparing graphs, drawings, job packages, and sketches
  • Obtaining, extracting, and analyzing engineering and SAP data
  • Preparing and reviewing computer input and output
  • Assisting in administrative work associated with the technical office activities and contracts
  • Data and file managing in SharePoint, Share drives, D2/WIP/ProjectWise, Clarity, etc.
  • Maintaining project files and providing project documentation and status as requested
  • Supporting the issuance of engineering/design service/consulting contracts including generating shopping carts, change orders, review and processing invoices
  • QA/QC drawing format and extract various drawing attributes for file uploads
  • Prepare, file, audit, Documentum documents and record drawings
  • Coordinating with engineers, sourcing, project management, portfolio, accounting, contractors and various other PG&E stakeholders
  • Performs technical work, under supervision, in connection with the design, construction, maintenance, or operation of the Company's plant or functions related thereto as an assistant to an engineer or group of engineers
  • Significant independent action required
  • Writes and revises computer programs in Excel
  • Willing to travel 20% of the time, depending on business need






  • Associate's degree in Engineering or related discipline or equivalent experience



  • 3 years of clerical or administrative support experience
  • Advanced and demonstrated proficiency with business software products (Microsoft Office Suite, SAP, Adobe Acrobat, Clarity, Documentum, etc.)
  • Ability to understand written technical standards and to communicate readily with others, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to prepare complex forms, reports, records and reference data, including statistical records and computations required for reports and audits
  • Excellent work ethics
  • Strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude, and team player
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Meticulous recordkeeping of items to check for in drawing packages
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

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: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland