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Project Engineer (ESC), Electrical Substation - West Sacramento

West Sacramento, CA, US, 95605

Requisition ID # 46722 

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : West Sacramento

Department Overview


The men and women of Electric Operations ensure 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 & Scientists of California (ESC), subject to collective bargaining.


This is a journey-level project substation engineer job that requires mastery of the Associate level engineer skills and duties and is responsible for leading the engineering and design of more complex projects. Uses independent judgment in applying engineering principles, working with minimal supervision. Works with engineers, project managers, construction personnel, and other business partners in assessing project needs. Responsibilities beyond those of associate Project engineer include, but are not limited to, the following: Develop technical studies and reports, and provide guidance to contractors and outside vendors.


Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates knowledge and abilities required for the Associate level Engineer and in addition:
  • Presents findings to internal organizations, contractors and outside vendors.
  • Provides technical expertise and performs engineering analyses, studies, and develops conceptual designs.
  • Assists in root cause analysis.
  • Develops, evaluates, and recommends alternative project proposals.
  • Conducts walkdowns and design review meetings.
  • Participates in the development of effective restoration plans.
  • Prepares written technical documents such as design criteria, specifications, and reports.
  • Solicits, prepares, and evaluates contracts and proposals from engineering consultants. Reviews consultant contracts for technical compliance.
  • Interprets and applies applicable codes and regulations.
  • Provides guidance to design and contractor team members, and reviews design and technical documents.
  • Provides technical expertise and performs engineering analyses, studies, and develops conceptual designs.
  • Approves reports, new drawings, and revisions to existing drawings for projects.
  • In emergencies, promptly responds to facility failures.
  • Represents PG&E to government bodies as required for assigned projects.
  • Responds, in emergencies, to facility failures.
  • Reviews consultant contracts for technical compliance.
  • Solicits, prepares, and evaluates contracts and proposals from engineering consultants.
  • Resolves problems of moderate scope, typically requiring standard solutions.
  • Assignments typically require standard solutions.
  • Under general direction, independently plans work to meet assigned objectives; progress is reviewed periodically for technical accuracy and adequacy in process and upon completion.
  • External contacts are primarily coordinating with contractors and vendors. Internal contacts are with clients and project team members.
  • May guide the work of less experienced team members.
  • Exchanges information with others outside the team.
  • May partner to solve problems or explore alternative solutions.
  • Capable of coordinating with project team and has basic understanding of the roles and responsibilities of project managers. Able to work with limited supervision and guidance to meet project commitments.
  • Able to work with internal and external customers and suppliers.
  • Able to understand and implement the technical requirements of interfacing engineering disciplines.
  • Demonstrates informed judgment when making decisions and recommendations.
  • Uses judgment in applying engineering principles and techniques to determine cost effective and practical solutions.
  • Ability to manage and complete several projects concurrently, depending on scope and complexity.
  • Interprets applicable codes, industry standards and regulations and educates others.
  • Can provide thorough analysis of issues and justification of recommendations.
  • Takes ownership of problems and their solutions.





  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent from outside the US
  • 3 years of cumulative experience in engineering and design



  • Experience in substation engineering and design
  • 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