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Job Description
Job ID: 5773
Category: Engineering
Job Title: Principal Engineer - Pipeline Standards
Compensation: $120-$151K/Yr
Date Posted: 2012-08-28
Position Type: Direct Hire
Location: San Ramon, CA
# of Positions: 1


Full Description:

***Responsible for developing and maintaining effective gas manuals, standards, procedures, and bulletins that enable PG&E to meet or exceed compliance with all applicable codes and regulations, and ensure public and employee safety - 0 years of pipeline engineering or relevant experience - Bachelor’s degree in engineering - PE (Professional Engineer) License Knowledge of 49 CFR Part 192, CPUC GO 112-E preferred***

PG&E DIRECT HIRE OPPORTUNITY 

Location - San Ramon, California

DIRECT HIRE POSTION OPPORTUNITY WITH PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC (PG&E)

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 within the Codes and Standards department within a larger Standards and Policy group supporting all of the company’s Gas Operations.  Gas Operations activities include engineering, construction, maintenance and safe operation of approximately 5,700 miles of gas transmission pipelines and 42,000 miles of gas distribution pipelines serving 4.4 million gas customers located throughout northern and central California.

This position reports to the Manager, Codes and Standards and is a critical role responsible for developing and maintaining effective gas manuals, standards, procedures, and bulletins that enable PG&E to meet or exceed compliance with all applicable codes and regulations, and ensure public and employee safety.  The role requires an individual to have both strong utility experience and the ability to work and communicate effectively.  The expectations for the work products are to provide clear and easily understood manuals, standards and procedures that are in alignment with the company’s guidance document initiative.  They are the foundation for employee training and support and guide work practices on a daily basis.  Excellence in execution of this role is essential for PG&E to become the leading utility in the United States.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate by personal action a 100% commitment to employee and public safety.
  • Responsible for updating and creating gas standards, procedures and specifications for steel pipeline design, construction and repair.
  • Ensure work products are on time and high quality and meet or exceed applicable code requirements.
  • Facilitate solutions to complex issues, involving many interrelated elements, and requiring considerations not previously encountered.
  • Interact regularly with multiple gas departments including Pipeline Engineering, Integrity Management, Pipeline Safety Enhancement, and Gas Maintenance and Construction.
  • Provide oversight and leadership to gas technical teams involved in the standards process.
  • Work effectively with key stakeholders including Technical Teams, QA/QC, Work Methods and Procedures Implementation team, Regulatory Compliance and Support, Process Safety, subject matter experts and the Gas Operations organization overall to incorporate input that results in clear and accurate standards and procedures and implementation of appropriate controls to ensure compliance and safety.
  • Work effectively with the Materials department in executing appropriate materials specification and quality management processes including providing technical expertise to address issues identified from Materials Problem Reporting and review of new products for approval.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of codes and associated issues through understanding of gas regulations (CPUC, DOT, PHMSA).
  • Maintain liaison with key industry and regulatory leaders to ensure PG&E’s Gas Standards and Procedures represents best in class performance.  Perform regular benchmarking with utilities and other industries nationwide to keep a pulse on industry best practices and incorporate into our processes.

Qualifications

Required 

  • 10 years of pipeline engineering or relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering

Desired 

  • PE (Professional Engineer) License
  • Knowledge of 49 CFR Part 192, CPUC GO 112-E
  • Understanding of Pipeline Hazardous Materials & Safety Administration (PHMSA) and California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) codes and regulations.
  • Knowledge of natural gas operations, maintenance, engineering, design and construction.
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and organization 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 benefits and retirement packages included


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