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Job Description
Job ID: 5767
Category: Engineering
Job Title: Supervising Engineer - Engineering Section
Compensation: $126-$159/Yr
Date Posted: 2012-08-28
Position Type: Direct Hire
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
# of Positions: 1

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***This position is directly responsible for leading a team of Project Engs focused on the design of gas transmission pipeline facilities - successful candidate will have an engineering degree with at least 8 yrs of pipeline engineering experience with a proven track record in a leadership role***





Location - Walnut Creek/San Ramon, California 



Company Overview

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States and is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:  PCG).  The Utility provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 15 million customers throughout a 70,000 square-mile territory in northern and central California.  The company was founded in 1905 and has approximately 20,000 employees.  In 2009, PG&E generated operating revenues of over $13 billion.

PG&E’s power comes from a diverse mix of generating sources, both conventional and renewable, and both small and large.  In addition to buying power from other power suppliers, the company generates power from a large network of hydroelectric powerhouses, a nuclear power plant and natural gas-fired power plants.  PG&E is committed to environmental stewardship and developing innovative renewable energy programs.  PG&E is the nation’s largest solar utility with over 12,000 solar-generating customers; it has the largest alternative energy fleet in the utility industry with over 1,100 alternative fueled cars and trucks; and it has one of the lowest rates of greenhouse gas emissions in the nation (58% below the national average).

Safety is a core company value at PG&E.  Our Vision and Values statement outlines that, “We are accountable for all of our own actions:  these include safety, protecting the environment, and supporting our communities.”  The company drives the priority and awareness of safety in daily communication, weekly reporting throughout the organization, as well as in major programs, events and initiatives.  Protecting the safety of employees and the public is a value lived both at work and at home for PG&E.

Position Summary

This position is located in the Gas Transmission Project Engineering Group within the Gas Operations organization.  Gas Operations is responsible for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of PG&E’s gas transmission and distribution system including over 6,000 miles of gas transmission and 35,000 miles of gas distribution pipelines throughout California.  

This position will support the design and installation of a new gas distribution SCADA system.


  • Responsible for managing the engineering team that will design the equipment needed to upgrade approximately 5000 field locations to provide remote monitoring or control of the gas distribution system.
  • Responsible for managing the engineering contractor who will perform the production engineering and preparation of construction documents for each of the field locations.
  • Represent the Engineering and Design organization as a key member of the Gas Distribution SCADA project team.
  • Work collaboratively with other PG&E groups and organizations that are a part of the Gas Distribution SCADA project team including Project Management, Land, Environmental, Customer Care, Gas Control and Construction to insure the success of the Gas Distribution SCADA project.
  • Ensure all engineering designs meet applicable codes and PG&E gas standards.
  • Create and foster a safety first work environment.  Demonstrate by personal action a total commitment to employee and public safety.
  • Explore and implement innovative solutions that will insure the gas distribution SCADA system is completed on time, on budget and provides best in class performance.


  • Minimum 10 years of gas transmission and distribution Project Engineering experience
  • Gas transmission and distribution operations experience
  • Project management experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Contract management experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of gas industry rules and regulations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage high stress situations effectively
  • Commitment to excellence and action orientated
  • BS in Mechanical, Civil or Electrical Engineering


  • PE License
  • Construction management experience
  • Gas SCADA system knowledge and experience

Opportunity Attributes

  1. Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an AA/EEO employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce
  2. Relocation package available
  3. Travel stipends applied based on specific job needs
  4. This is a direct hire position(s)
  5. Full benefits and retirement packages included

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