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Senior Project Engineer (ESC), Electrical - West Sacramento

West Sacramento, CA, US, 95605

Requisition ID # 110002 

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : West Sacramento


Department Overview


The Electric Operations team ensures 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.


This is a senior-level engineer job that requires mastery of the substation journey owner’s and project engineer duties. The Senior Engineer oversees our alliance engineering firms to lead simple to complex substation engineering and design projects. The candidate should have extensive knowledge of substation engineering concepts, principles, and practices to resolve complex problems with only general direction. Provides technical leadership and coaching to junior engineers. Researches and identifies practical solutions to solve complex problems. Reviews and negotiates engineering and design proposals, ensure adherence to the TD-3330P work procedure, check the accuracy and completeness of the final project scope, review and accept construction drawings, provide engineering support during construction, ensure all job close out duties, such as as-built review meeting, etc., are complete. Also acts as a subject matter expert on select substation equipment.




  • Resolve problems of complex scope. Serve as a key technical resource within area of specialization. Apply creativity or new approaches to assignments that may be unique. Lead others on technically complex projects. Regularly uses discretion and independent judgment in fulfilling these job functions.
  • Perform the functions of Associate, Journey and Senior level Engineer
  • Manage large highly complex projects and perform engineering analyses, studies, and develop conceptual designs.
  • Develop innovative solutions to solve challenging technical issues.
  • Acts as a lead in root cause analysis and makes recommendations to address local and system-wide problems.
  • Develop technical procedures and contributes to the development of standards, specifications, construction documents, and guidelines.
  • May represent PG&E at external industry associations, committees, trade organizations and other
  • inter-utility groups.
  • Act as an engineering mentor to junior engineers.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with our external business partners






  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent from outside the US
  • 8 years of cumulative experience in engineering and design



  • Experience in multiple large and complex substation projects without supervision and serve as team leader
  • Experience in completing complex substation assignments with few or no precedents or standards
  • Current California PE license



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 Major Market: Sacramento