Pacific Gas & Electric Company Gas Outage Scheduling Engineer in San Ramon, California

Requisition ID # 15310

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

Gas Operations is focused on ensuring the safe and reliable flow of natural gas to our customers. Overall, Gas Operations is responsible for all aspects of PG&E's gas distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, restoration and emergency response.

Gas System Operations' mission is to operate PG&E's gas system to deliver natural gas safely and reliably to customers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by controlling, routing, and continuously monitoring the flow, pressure, and quality of gas. The Gas System Planning department models and analyzes gas infrastructure and system loading, to identify conditions which may adversely impact service reliability or safety, and to recommend system improvements.

Position Summary

The Outage Management Gas Engineer, within Gas Control Strategy & Support, Operations Engineering works with a small team consisting of one supervisor, one operations specialist, and several engineers who are responsible for maintaining the schedule of record for planned maintenance and construction work (planned outages) on PG&E's gas transmission system.

The Gas Outage Scheduling Engineer is responsible for interfacing with various project teams across PG&E's service territory, leading outage scheduling for jobs impacting PG&E's backbone, storage and local transmission system. This individual will coordinate and prioritize needs, act as a program manager in developing and maintaining an integrated/optimized planned outage schedule, and monitor activities of various pipeline, station, and storage projects. As part of scheduling transmission system outages, the Engineer will ask probing questions of project teams, gas system planners and other parties in order to balance the needs of our internal clients and our external clients. The Engineer will maintain the official outage schedule and convene monthly meetings, where the impacts of all transmission system outages are discussed with our internal clients and stakeholders. Additionally, the Gas Engineer will support Outage Management's efforts to continually improve and enhance our outage management tools and

processes in Gas System Planning.

Job Responsibilities

  • Acts as a program manager for the development and maintenance of the integrated/optimized planned gas outage schedule.

  • Oversees the official gas transmission outage schedule.

  • Provides final approval for the timing, sequencing, and duration of planned gas outages.

  • Collaborates to mitigate scheduling conflicts in order to facilitate the completion of all workflow within the system, and maximize the safety and reliability of the system.

  • Leads meetings with internal clients and external stakeholders regarding planned gas outage work and provides resolutions to impacts.

  • Researches outage schedule issues and provides recommendations to gas system planners, project teams, and other parties to balance the needs of internal and external clients.

  • Reviews recommendations regarding risk and mitigation strategies.

  • Evaluates methodologies, best practices, processes, and procedures from the impacts of planned gas outages.

  • Determines and documents all scheduling interdependencies of the gas outage schedule.

  • Continuously monitors and initiates revisions (when necessary) to scheduling interdependencies and ensures the gas outage schedule supports all dependencies.



  • Must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university.

  • Must have 3 or more years of experience in the gas industry, or related experience

  • Ability to obtain a valid California Drivers’ License

  • Occasional travel within PG&E Service territory Desired:

  • Experience in utility, gas transmission and/or distribution, gas operations or gas maintenance.

  • Experience in the scheduling of jobs or goods and services

  • Experience in the facilitation of meetings and issue resolution.

  • Experience in the use of an ERP (Enterprise Planning Resource) Systems such as SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, UNIX, Microsoft Dynamics, etc.

  • Experience in Business Metrics/Analytics for developing, quantifying and evaluating the transformation of internal and external information into business intelligence.

  • Microsoft Suite user including but not limited to Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Visio

  • Experience with Professional Scheduling Software such as: Oracle P6 (Primavera), SAP RPM, Tenrox, ZOHO, Conclusion, MS Project, etc.