Pacific Gas & Electric Company Gas Engineer, Strength Test in San Ramon, California

Requisition ID # 13992

Job Category : Engineering / Science

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Gas 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 information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

This Gas Pipeline Engineering position is located within the Pipeline Engineering and Design (PED) Section of the PG&E Gas Transmission Engineering and Design (GTE&D) organization. GTE&D is responsible for providing engineering project support for capital improvements to PG&E's gas transmission system, which operates at pressure between 60 to 2160 psig.

Position Summary

This Gas “Pipeline” Engineer will be responsible for providing engineering, technical support, and pipeline design for the gas transmission assets across the PG&E system. The engineer will be responsible for reviewing and approving pipeline project designs for compliance with applicable codes and standards, as well as ensuring a constructible project. This position provides primarily project engineering and technical support for the Strength Test Section of the PED Department. The most qualified candidates for this position shall have an understanding and technical background working with gas distribution and transmission pipelines, pipeline engineering, and pipeline construction and have effective interpersonal and communication skills.

The base work headquarter location is in San Ramon, CA. Training opportunities during the first year might require more travel than that would be required during the normal course of business.

Job Responsibilities

Gas Transmission Pipeline Design: You will be responsible for the engineering and design of the gas transmission facilities, which include gas pipelines, metering facilities, regulating facilities, and transmission service extensions. Knowledge of 49CFR Part 192 and PG&E Gas Standards and Specifications is critical to success. Ensure that all designs meet applicable codes and gas standards. Work with Estimators and Design Engineers to develop construction drawings which you will approve and issue for construction. Develop and maintain a high level of expertise in gas transmission pipeline design, maintenance and operations. Become a subject matter expert in your area of expertise and provide oversight, consulting, technical support and document updates. You must be able to work independently and/or as a member of a team with limited supervision and guidance.

Field Technical Support: Engineering support of projects in construction: 1) manage issues with 3rd parties and other conflicts that arise with the installation of gas transmission facilities. Examples include reviewing 3rd party development plans for impacts to GT pipelines and easements, verify P/L class location, wheel loading, encroachments, etc. 2) Work with the M&C Supervisors and crews and Sr. Gas Distribution Engineers on the design and construction of pipeline facilities. 3) Provide real-time day-to-day engineering solutions and project scoping, technical support.

Planning, Budgeting and Project Management: Responsible for managing gas transmission project engineering for pipeline projects as part of the overall project team managed by Project Management Services. Project phases include: evaluating problems, developing a job scope, evaluating alternatives, justification, budgeting, and pipeline routing, procuring and specifying materials, assisting acquisition of land and right-of-way, providing engineering and estimating, preparing specifications and contracts, and providing construction support and record keeping.

Process Improvement: Participate as needed on business strategy teams, process improvement teams, etc. Work collaboratively with other work groups and departments to achieve desired results. Continuously identify opportunities to improve the way work is done.

Communication: You must proactively communicate with numerous organizations throughout PG&E. Specifically, Transmission System Planning, Project Management, Engineering & Estimating, Gas Distribution Engineering and Planning, M&C T&R and Construction, New Business, General Construction, Real Estate Management, Materials, Applied Technical Services, Gas System Operations, etc. External contacts consist of various third parties such as Cal Trans, Cities, Counties, real estate developers, landowners and construction contractors.



• 3 years of experience in engineering and/or underground construction to include background working with gas distribution, gas transmission pipelines, and pipeline construction

• Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical, civil, metallurgical or materials engineering

• Valid California Driver License


• Professional Engineering Registration in Mechanical or Civil Engineering in State of California

• Understanding of Department of Transportation (DOT) 49CFR Part 192 codes and regulations, California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) GO 112E, and ASME B31.8

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

• Ability to work well in a team environment as well as both an office and field environment

• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Power Point, and Outlook

• Project management experience

• Working knowledge or experience in gas operations or gas system planning

• Experience in developing and administering contracts and specifications

• SAP experience in job ownership, materials, financials