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Senior Consulting Electric Standards Engineer (ESC) - San Ramon

San Ramon, CA, US, 94583

Requisition ID # 46522 

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : San Ramon

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.


Position Summary


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


The Senior Consulting level engineer job requires mastery of the Senior level engineer skills and duties. This position is responsible for providing technical standards, strategy and implementation support for the transmission, substation and distribution systems and handles complex problems and issues. The Senior Consulting Engineer is a recognized expert within their area of responsibility, identifies opportunities and brings in ideas to help improve company performance and applies extensive knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices to resolve complex problems with only general direction.




Asset Strategy

  • Lead development, implementation, and management of a complete asset life cycle and system reliability strategies, plans, and programs including asset installation, maintenance, operations, replacement, and removal.
  • Develop and manage major equipment standards and asset strategies
  • Develop the criteria for and support implementation of equipment installation, maintenance and replacement programs.
  • Provide guidance to peers and lower level engineers
  • Address and manage emergency issues associated with assigned assets.
  • Lead root cause analysis, FMEA and Business justification analysis
  • Acts as a subject matter expert in area of field and applies extensive knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices. Develop and provide specialized training on assets within areas of expertise.
  • Provide support or lead on regulatory, governmental and other third-party issues.




Resolves problems of complex scope. Assignments may require complex solutions. Works independently with limited feedback from supervisor. Expected to apply creative solutions, techniques and approaches to work assignments. Customarily and regularly uses discretion and independent judgment in fulfilling these job functions.



Assists lower classification engineers and works with the supervisor. Externally, establishes and maintains good relations with counterparts and higher-level representatives in third party organizations, e.g., governmental, regulatory, business partner or community entities, using skilled negotiation, tact and diplomacy. Internal contacts include project team members and company management across various departments. May have specialized technical expertise and provides information and training as appropriate in the assigned specialized area.






  • BS Degree in Civil Engineering or other related Engineering degree as appropriate from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent from outside the US
  • Current California PE license
  • 13 years of cumulative experience in engineering, planning and/or operations.



  • Project Management experience
  • Effective written and oral communications.
  • Prioritize, plan and perform assigned work in an organized manner
  • Demonstrates good judgment 
  • Shows initiative and is proactive
  • Familiarity with electric transmission and distribution grid
  • Ability to read foundation assessment reports and civil/engineering design drawings
  • Familiarity interacting with contractors, vendors and internal personnel performing foundation assessments, inspections and maintenance work
  • Experience in corrosion and material degradation on steel structures and members
  • Good presentation skills and ability to facilitate meetings
  • Background in Six Sigma process
  • Experience or comfort with tools such as Tableau, Excel, PowerPoint, ET-GIS
  • Experience or ability to manipulate data or find trends

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: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland