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Supervisor, Substation Engineering & Design - San Ramon

San Ramon, CA, US, 94583

Requisition ID # 36723 

Job Category : Engineering / Science; Information Technology; Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Supervisor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : San Ramon

Department Overview

The Substation Engineering & Design team is responsible for project engineering and design work for PG&E substations. The team is responsible for the following:

• Transmission Substation engineering and design

• Distribution Substation engineering and design

• Technical assistance on feasibility studies

• Technical coordination with Transmission Line Engineering and design

• Technical consultation (project options)

• Project scope, detailed estimates, material lists

• Equipment specifications

• Construction support

• Other activities as needed


Position Summary

The Supervisor of Substation Engineering & Design will lead a team of Sr. Consulting, Senior and Journey Project Engineers, Senior Design Engineers, Design Engineers, and Design Drafters to deliver quality design products for electric substations in all regions on time and cost efficiently. S/he will be responsible to work collaboratively with the Project Management team to build a balanced engineering plan to ensure project scope, schedule and cost requirements are met. In addition, s/he will be responsible for developing, tracking and communicating key performance metrics such as Safety, Project Execution (design quality), Work Plan Achievement (financial project performance), Work Plan Schedule Achievement (meeting project milestones). S/he will lead his/her team in adoption and proficiency of new technologies to better support project success




• 5 years of relevant experience in electrical engineering and design (preferably substation).

• 2 years of leadership experience (supervision or a lead role)

• Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering



• Strong communication (written and verbal), organizational and interpersonal skills

• Registered Electrical P.E.

• Knowledge of Transmission or Substation engineering, design and construction experience

• Familiarity with PG&E standards and design processes

• Familiarity with ESC, Local 20 – Labor contract

• Strong MS Office skills: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

• Familiarity with Project scheduling tools: Clarity, MS Project, Primavera (P6)



• Supervise and lead a team of 15-18 Project Engineers, Design Engineers, Design Drafters and Engineering Assistants.

• Actively promote safe work practices in accordance with PG&E’s strong commitment to Safety.

• Ensure a safe work environment and manage overall safety for the team. Provide open and honest communication of Company objectives and initiatives and coach, mentor and lead staff to ensure that Company and Department vision and goals are well understood and that team performance supports them.

• Foster greater understanding of the key role that Substation Engineering and Design plays in supporting project success (scope, schedule and costs). Promote better understanding of both Project Management and Construction practices to better support project work.

• Remove hurdles that impact project support success.

• Promote accountability of team for quality, financial results and schedule attainment in support of substation projects through employee engagement, recognition and ongoing coaching.

• Plan and maintain a visible and stable short and long term production schedule by working closely with his/her team and the Project Management team and Substation Construction.

• Make timely and effective decisions regarding internal work and work to be contracted.

• Foster teamwork and innovation and embrace and support new technologies to improve performance of team.

• Build a strong team by providing ongoing performance feedback and technical support.

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.

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PG&E will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with all state and local laws.