Pacific Gas & Electric Company Design Engineer (ESC) - San Ramon in San Ramon, California

Requisition ID # 13892

Job Category : Engineering / Science

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : San Ramon


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 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

As a Design Engineer, you will be the vital link between the Company and widespread interconnection of generation, customer capacity (residential, commercial and industrial), and reliability improvements in California. Your role will be to ensure that the Company provides excellent service for these projects. We are looking for motivated, self-driven individuals who enjoy hands-on engineering, have excellent communications skills, high energy, and enjoy working in a team environment. If this describes you, the Design Engineering Department can offer you a challenging and rewarding career.

This position is represented by Engineers and Scientist of California (ESC) subject to collective bargaining.

Job Responsibilities

  • Safety - Actively promote safe practices and conduct in accordance with the Corporate Safety policy

  • Promote and participate in “Speak Up” Culture by not leaving an unsafe situation or process remain

  • Foster team work and innovation, and embrace new approaches to accomplish our work more efficiently and effectively

  • Communicate effectively to collect requirements from a large and diverse stakeholder group and relay constraints back

  • Prepare detailed construction drawings for Transmission Line projects using PLS-CADD and MicroStation software

  • Design Transmission lines, structures and equipment in accordance with regulations and standards

  • Ensure delivery of high quality design products on budget, on time and on purpose

  • Ensure Transmission Line infrastructure meets company and industry standards.

  • Construction Support – Attend field meetings and provide on-site assistance to construction crews

  • Quality Control - Provide valuable input in evaluating and cross-checking peers and contractors

Design Engineering is an integral part of the Transmission Lines Design Engineering Department at Pacific Gas & Electric Company. The design engineering team supports the Company’s capital investment on transmission line projects. This team is responsible for the preparation of detailed construction drawings for transmission lines. We provide design engineering expertise to upgrade, expand and replace the Company's infrastructure in the following:

  • Transmission line equipment

  • Transmission lines

  • Design of foundations and structures

  • Technical assistance on feasibility studies

  • Review design and construction drawings prepared by contractors

  • Construction support

  • As-builts and record keeping



  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or job-related discipline or equivalent experience. Equivalency may include education and design drafting experience totaling six years, or education and experience totaling four years including two years at PG&E as a Design Drafter or Senior Design Drafter.


  • 1 year of experience in transmission line related design

  • Familiarity with PG&E standards and processes

  • Experience with PLS CADD (Transmission Line modeling software)

  • EIT/PE certification

  • Must have a working knowledge of material and equipment including commonly used national specifications and standards, building, or other appropriate codes and fundamental engineering principles and techniques.