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RAS Operations Engineer, Senior - Vacaville

Vacaville, CA, US, 95688

Requisition ID # 31102 

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

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : Vacaville

Position Summary

As a member of the RAS Operations Team, the Senior RAS Operations Engineer will support PACIRAS and SFRAS system operations, continuous improvement projects, and compliance initiatives in Vacaville, San Francisco and Rocklin. The successful candidate is required to participate in the on-call rotation schedule providing after hours technical support. The successful candidate is expected to hit the ground running and must have detailed hands on experience with the RAS Operations systems, or systems very similar.




  • Support day-to-day maintenance activities for PACIRAS and SFRAS including outage clearances.
  • Support control system projects including system and application design, updates and testing along multiple interrelated technical knowledge areas.
    • HMI graphics, scripting, data flow and communications.
    • Industrial Control System specification, installation, configuration and testing.
  • Perform troubleshooting tasks for all systems.
  • Support project tasks as assigned.
  • Support all NERC CIP related activities including system testing and documentation.
  • Participate in on-call rotation. 




  • 5 years of experience in power systems, industrial automation and control system engineering, teleprotection, or telecommunications.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Control Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent relevant work experience.



  • Experience working in a compliance environment.
  • Must demonstrate hands-on work experience with the following:
    • Advanced HMI/SCADA systems including specification, graphics development, scripting and animation, database integration (MS-SQL) and industrial device communications
    • MS Office tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.
    • Strong Troubleshooting skills with multivendor, multifaceted integrated systems including
      • Serial and Network communications related to industrial automation and utility standardsWindows operating system
      • Active Directory and network communications
      • Control systems device configuration, analog and discrete I/O and communications
      • Sensors and instrumentation
  • Working knowledge of Remedial Action Schemes, Special Protection Systems, data communications, and network communications.
  • Working knowledge of Intelligent Electronic Device (IED) configuration, programming and operation (for example, GE and RFL relays, Eaton SMP Gateways, etc.).
  • Operational knowledge of the PG&E Transmission System.
  • Working knowledge of data communications (IEC 61850 Standard, Generic Object Oriented Substation Events Messaging, OPC, MODBUS, DNP3, ICCP, etc.).
  • Experience with Indusoft Web Studio.
  • Experience with PG&E practices and standards.
  • Experience with Programmable Logic Controllers and ladder logic.
  • Experience with Visual Basic, C/C++.
  • Experience with software testing/integration for real-time systems.
  • Experience with hardware system builds, understanding best practices in order to provide guidance to supporting technicians
    • Wiring and cabling
    • Panel and cabinet builds
    • Labeling
  • Experience with electrical diagrams including
    • Reading and understanding
    • Referencing for troubleshooting
    • Updating/redlining
  • Experience drafting and reviewing customer specifications. Experience working toward customer specifications and expectations.
  • Experience working in a compliance environment.
  • Experience training others on technical and procedural matters.
  • Experience with Human Performance Tools (e.g. three-way communication, phonetic alphabet, etc.)
  • Competitive candidates should demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to take initiative.
  • Experience and skill navigating a large and diverse organization
    • Team player, meaning ability to contribute to team discussions, take on various roles as the work demands, and collaborate with others, while not requiring extensive hand holding.
    • Able to work independently as the work requires
    • Able to work collaboratively with other highly skilled folks, as well as differently skilled folks both within and across departments.

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 climage 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.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento
Nearest Secondary Market: Fairfield