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Job Description
Job ID: 5771
Category: Engineering
Job Title: Damage Prevention Specialist
Compensation: $86-$129K/Yr
Date Posted: 2012-08-28
Position Type: Direct Hire
Location: San Ramon, CA
# of Positions: 1

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***This position is responsible for leading technical work procedure efforts associated with Locate & Mark and Protection of Underground Infrastructure - min 6 yrs of gas utility - min 3 yrs of Damage Prevention experience - Proficient MS-Word-Excel-PowerPoint***PG&E DIRECT HIRE OPPORTUNITY


Damage Prevention Specialist (1 Opening)

Location - 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.

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.

Gas Methods and Procedures team is part of Work Methods Implementation within Gas Operations. Gas Methods and Procedures provides technical expertise, procedure development and reviews of PG&E’s natural gas maintenance and construction technical work procedures. This team specializes in the areas of damage prevention, leak survey & response, welding, plastic distribution system, steel transmission & distribution systems, cathodic protection, and new product & tool evaluations.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for leading technical work procedure efforts associated with Locate & Mark and Protection of Underground Infrastructure. Additional responsibilities will be; Technical Team member, field support of procedural execution, new product evaluations, support of incident investigations, and subject matter support of special programs/projects as needed.

Work location for this position is San Ramon, CA.



Damage Prevention and Mark & Locate expertise to perform the following functions:

  • Facilitate the creation of new technical work procedures.
  • Evaluate and recommend new work methods and procedures.
  • Review and update existing technical work procedures following company requirements.
  • Field support regarding execution of technical work procedures and provide subject matter support for special projects.
  • Maintain a working relationship with all associated departments which include Curriculum Development, Maintenance & Construction, and Gas Engineering.



  • A minimum of 6 years of gas utility or relevant experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years of Damage Prevention experience.
  • Proficient with MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint.
  • Self motivated and possess decisiveness in judgment.


  • Demonstrated leadership experience in gas maintenance & operations.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in natural gas compliance.
  • Technical writing experience.
  • Program/Project Management experience.
  • Strong oral and written skills.

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 benifits and retirement packages included


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