Pacific Gas & Electric Company Operations Systems Engineer, Senior - San Francisco in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 14139

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

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : San Francisco


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States.And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan.It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services.They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

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 informationor any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The mission of the Operations Systems Group within the Electric Grid Operations Department is to provide comprehensive engineering solutions to improve transmission system reliability and enable future growth of the Electric Transmission Grid. In addition, the Group provides outstanding engineering support to Operations by resolving complex issues via implementation of state of the art technology. This position is in the EMS (Energy Management System) Operations team within the Operations Systems group in Electric Grid Operations. The Operations Systems group provides technical support for Electric Grid Operations. EMS Operations provides operational, engineering, and project management support for the EMS platform as well as support for the technologies used by the Grid Control Centers.

Position Summary

The Operations Systems Engineer, Senior, Network Applications will report to the Supervisor, Operations Systems Engineer and be a member of the EMS Network Applications team. This group consists of EMS Engineers who provide operational support of tools utilized by Electric Grid Operations (EGO) and Transmission Operations Engineering (TOE). Coordinate with EMS major project leads. Participate in strategic planning and engineering analysis on EMS infrastructure. Work with program managers and partner with other departments (i.e. IT, System Automation) for their support in completing critical work, managing system performance and controlling costs.



  • 5 years of experience in power system or control system engineering.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Control Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience.

  • 5 years of work experience supporting power system applications and/or power operations within the Bulk Electric System.


  • Advanced level knowledge in EMS advanced applications (state estimation and contingency analysis), voltage stability analysis, transient stability analysis, Synchrophasor based analysis tools.

  • Working proficiency with industry standard power flow analysis applications.

  • P.E.

  • Competitive candidates must have strong technical and analytical skills.

  • Competitive candidates should demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to take initiative.

  • Operational knowledge of the PG&E Transmission System.

  • Extensive knowledge of the GE Grid Solutions/Alstom EMS

  • Working knowledge of power flow analysis process and tools


  • Act as a subject matter expert for supporting the real-time applications used by the reliability coordinators – state estimator, contingency analysis (with RAS/SPS modeled), voltage stability and transient stability. Ensure robust, high quality solutions by tuning the network model and correcting issues with real-time telemetry, models, etc.

  • Responsible for identifying and addressing gaps in EMS processes.

  • Participate in the effort for integration of Synchrophasor data into existing EMS tools such as state estimation. Perform software testing for Synchrophasor applications such as oscillation detection, phase angle monitoring, situational awareness, voltage stability, etc.

  • Assist in the development and operationalization of procedures and ensure compliance with applicable NERC Standards.

  • Provide support to EMS Operations including EMS On-Call duties as needed.