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Senior, Engineer - ATS

San Ramon, CA, US, 94583

Requisition ID # 115522 

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Engineering, Planning & Strategy

Job Location : San Ramon


Department Overview


Applied Technology Services (ATS) has been providing technology-based, innovative, high-value services to the Company for over 40 years. ATS is a multidisciplinary team of over 120 engineers, scientists, and technicians. The ATS vision is to be a forward-thinking, technological leader providing high-value solutions and services needed across the Company. ATS high-value services also help proactively avoid future problems through solutions and methods that are best practices in the industry.



Position Summary


The Applied Technology Services (ATS) Engineering staff provides engineering, testing and analysis services, and expertise across multiple disciplines to various company organizations to identify, diagnose, and solve technical problems. The team provides consultation and advice to clients to proactively avoid future problems by specifying equipment, materials, and methods that are best practices in the industry. Services include inspections, failure analysis, performance assessments, and evaluations on a wide variety of systems and components ranging from in-service concrete to hydroelectric turbine blades to distributed generation and power system devices and components. The engineering staff partners with management in the creation of bid proposals for requested client work. The incumbents maintain knowledge of and adhere to all Company and regulatory safety and quality processes and procedures.


The ATS Electrical Engineering staff provides:

  • Electrical Engineering Testing, Analysis, and Consulting Services
  • High Voltage (up to 720,000 Volts) and High Current (up to 90,000 Amps) Testing
  • New Equipment Validation Testing and Acceptance
  • Equipment Post Failure Inspection and Failure Analysis
  • Incident Recreation
  • Grounding Grid Measurements and Analysis
  • Arc-Flash Studies
  • Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Program Management
  • Power Factor Testing
  • Underground Cable Testing
  • IR Infrared, SF6 Leak and UV Corona Field Inspections
  • Vehicle Dielectric Testing (T-Line Barehand trucks)
  • Travel required; frequency depends on the assignment and is typically 10% - 25%.




Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with peers to prepare technical reports and specifications and to identify, define, and solve problems
  • Completes assignments of broad scope and complexity with few precedents or standards requiring integration of information from a variety of sources
  • Performs a lead role in determining scope, schedule, budget, and resources needed
  • Establishes customer expectations and ensures project deliverables meet customer satisfaction objectives
  • Develops test protocols, models, technologies and analyzes data
  • Evaluates the performance of parts, assemblies or systems under simulated operating conditions, and records results
  • Compiles project test results and prepares presentations, recommendations for client and Leadership
  • Expands knowledge in other areas of specialty or discipline, developing breadth or further develops expertise and specialization in one area
  • Identifies innovations and the cost-reduction potential of new and existing technologies
  • May assist higher-level peers on the most complex and innovative tests
  • Modifies electrical prototypes, parts, assemblies, and systems to correct functional deviations.
  • Continually identifies testing or process improvements
  • Partners with senior peers and Leadership to prepare estimates for client bid proposals
  • Provides some coaching and oversight to lower level peers
  • Reviews test designs of lower-level peers to determine applicability, feasibility and if objectives of the project will be obtained







  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering or related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Job-related experience, five years or more
  • Ability to work safely around high voltage test equipment, in substation and power plant environments.


  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Power Emphasis desired)
  • Professional Engineer’s License
  • Broad understanding of engineering research and testing concepts, theories, practices, methods, techniques in the area of specialty, as well as a general knowledge of other engineering specialties
  • Understanding of quality assurance and quality control concepts and practices
  • Strong investigative and analytical problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Communication, presentation, and teamwork skills
  • Project management skills
  • Good customer service orientation

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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