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Senior Gas Process Safety Engineer-ESC (San Ramon)

San Ramon, CA, US, 94583

Requisition ID # 75040 

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Gas Operations

Job Location : San Ramon

Department Overview


Process Safety at PG&E is one of the three main pillars of Gas Safety Excellence. The Process Safety team uses a disciplined framework for managing the integrity of operating systems and processes that handle natural gas by applying good design principles, engineering, and operating practices. The team’s focus is on prevention and control of incidents that have a potential to release hazardous materials or energy, possibly resulting in high consequence scenarios.


Position Summary


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


This is a senior-level engineer job that is responsible for leading moderate to complex process safety activities within PG&E Gas Operations.  Applies and imparts extensive knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices to resolve complex problems with only general direction.


Job Responsibilities


  • Coach engineers, project managers, construction personnel, and other business partners in assessing process safety needs
  • Participate in assessing Change Control effectiveness and identify opportunities to improve
  • Facilitate and coordinate (e.g. primary interface with project or facility lead) complex PHAs.  Analyze PHA findings and assist stakeholders in identifying and addressing systemic issues.
  • Facilitate PSSRs for complex projects
  • Take a lead role as Process Safety representative in facility internal or external audits
  • Calculate the physical effects of consequence for specific process safety scenarios using PHAST or spreadsheets to evaluate risk.  This is with respect to facility (compressor stations, gas processing platforms, storage fields, and gas terminals) risk assessments.
  • Conduct Gas Plume Dispersion Consequence modeling using appropriate software for facility siting purposes as well as supporting the hazardous area classification (HAC) study
  • Analyze Process Safety metrics generated by the Process Safety Organization to identify systemic issues and assist with improvement plans.
  • Develop and deliver Process Safety training across Gas Operations.
  • Facilitate appropriate improvement activities based on results of process safety culture assessments.
  • Lead development of Process Safety procedures and guidance documents.
  • Perform process safety risk assessments for emerging issues and develop a mitigation plan with support from the line of business.
  • Identify ISD design options, applying ISD strategies
  • Identify appropriate design options to address human factors/facility siting issues
  • Support improvement activities for Management of Change (MOC)
  • Contribute to the development of company standards, specifications, and guidelines






  • A 4-year B.S. Degree in Engineering from an accredited curriculum in the U.S. or the equivalent from outside the U.S.
  • Meet specific technical job-related requirements gained through a minimum of eight years of cumulative experience in process safety, engineering, design and/or operations, of which four years must have been spent in a position(s) primarily focused on process safety activities




  • Current California PE license
  • Current CCPS Process Safety Professional Certification
  • Familiar with API 500, 520, 521, 754, 1173. And other codes such as: NFPA, ASME, PHMSA.
  • Able to apply layer of protection strategies and identify risk reduction options
  • Demonstrate ability to handle multiple large scale and complex activities without supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate good presentation skills including knowledge transfer presentations
  • Complete assignments of broad scope and complexity
  • Ability to integrate information from a variety of sources
  • Ability to lead process improvement initiatives

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland