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Senior Design Engineer (ESC) - San Ramon

San Ramon, CA, US, 94583

Requisition ID # 107162 

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : San Ramon


Department Overview


Substation Engineering is an integral part of Substation Engineering Services Department at Pacific Gas & Electric Company. Substation Engineering supports the Company's $1 billion capital investment in substation and transmission line projects. It is responsible for the preparation of detailed construction drawings for substations. We provide engineering expertise to upgrade, expand and replace the Company's infrastructure in the following:

  • Distribution Substations
  • Transmission Substations
  • Substation design of foundations, structures, grading, and equipment seismic qualification
  • Spill prevention control and counter measure
  • Technical assistance on feasibility studies
  • Construction support
  • Provide valuable input in evaluating and cross-checking projects.


Position Summary


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


As a Senior Design Engineer, you will be the vital link between the company and widespread interconnection of generation, increase in capacity demand (residential, commercial and industrial) and system reliability improvements in California. Your role will be to ensure that the company provides excellent service for these projects.


We are looking for motivated, self-driven individuals who enjoy hands-on engineering, have excellent communications skills, high energy, and enjoy working in a team environment.  If this describes you, the Substation Engineering Services Department can offer you a challenging and rewarding career.


Job Responsibilities

  • Actively promote safe practices and conduct in accordance with the Corporate Safety policy.
  • Accomplish the department goal of zero injuries & avoidable auto incidents.
  • Foster teamwork, innovation and embrace new approaches to accomplish our work more efficiently and effectively.
  • Direct the work of other employees performing design work for jobs and projects
  • Mentor junior employees
  • Ensure delivery of high-quality design products on budget and on time.
  • Prepare Transmission and Distribution Substation designs using Bentley Substation software for indoor equipment (SCADA, relays, meters, batteries, annunciators, metal clad switchgear, etc.) and outdoor equipment (open air bus structures, support structures, circuit breakers, transformers, disconnect switches, etc.).
  • Creating/updating drawings like single line diagrams, AC & DC schematics, indoor & outdoor arrangements, control room layouts, station service, circuit & conduit schedules.





  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or its equivalent in education and experience to include education and design drafting experience totaling six years, or education and experience totaling four years including two years at PG&E as a Design Drafter or Senior Design Drafter
  • Experience in design work or the equivalent in experience and ability
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California Driver's License (or higher) by Day 1 of hire



  • 2 years of substation design engineering
  • Experience with Bentley Substation Software
  • PE/EIT certification
  • Familiarity with Bentley ProjectWise software
  • Strong communication, organizational and leadership skills
  • Familiarity with PG&E standards and processes
  • Fluent with Microsoft office, outlook, word, excel, PowerPoint and access programs


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