Associate Power Systems Engineer Gas-ESC (San Ramon)

PG&E Corporation
June 10, 2021
San Ramon, CA
Job Type


Requisition ID # 91080 

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Gas Operations

Department Overview

The Instrument, Controls & Electrical Group (ICE) is focused on ensuring the safe and reliable flow of natural gas to our customers.  As a whole, ICE is responsible for all aspects of PG&E's Gas Transmission electrical designs and aspects of projects that require electrical engineering.

Position Summary

This position is represented by Engineers & Scientists of California (ESC) subject to collective bargaining.

This is an entry- level power systems engineer job that works under the general technical direction of more experienced engineers. This position trains in all job duties in its respective discipline and requires a high level of training, direction and review of work. This job is responsible for providing electrical technical engineering for routine projects and maintenance/operation support for gas transmission facilities, including compressor stations, underground storage facilities, pressure limiting and metering stations, etc. including but not limited to: create design criteria, review drawing, issuing protection requirements for station electrical equipment and review electrical clearances.

Job Responsibilities

Job duties

  • Develop and provide engineering review and input on designs, design reviews, calculations, perform calculations and develop engineering and construction documents.
  • Provide “hands on” technical support and advice to maintenance, construction and operations personnel.
  • Ensure all engineering products incorporate industry best practices with an emphasis on safety and compliance with AGA, NEC, NFPA, OSHA and other applicable safety codes and regulations while ensuring a reliable and cost effective end result.
  • Work closely with project managers or act as project engineer to ensure that the designs will meet project electrical requirements.
  • Participate and assist others in root cause analysis of problem, scope of work development, engineering analysis of alternatives, preparation of Design Criteria, cost estimate, overseeing preparation of design drawings and engineering documents, calculations, specifications, commissioning procedures.
  • Assist and collaborate with the field personnel in investigation, troubleshooting, research, and resolution of equipment or system issues.
  • Create sketch and review grounding grid drawing and BOM based on the grounding analysis or criteria.
  • Review hazardous area classification drawing.
  • Participate in job walk-downs.
  • Participates in PHA (Process Hazard Analysis) & PSSR (Pre Startup Safety Review).
  • Participates in FAT (factory acceptance testing) for equipment on projects.
  • Determine/Review the electrical equipment hazardous classification.
  • Conduct short circuit studies, load flow analysis and arc flash analysis.
  • Conduct coordination studies.
  • Conduct electrical load analysis to:
    • Size ATS, switchboard/switchgear, generator, battery, UPS, cables, breakers, transformer, fuse, capacitor bank for power factor correction, etc.
    • Provide protection relay or breaker trip unit settings.
  • Update and maintain records, such as EasyPower data base, transformer, Low /Medium Voltage switchboard/switchgear, generator, uninterruptable power supply ‘UPS’, battery, generator, etc.
  • The engineer at this level is also assigned to provide normal and emergency maintenance and operation support. The engineer may perform, but not limited to, the following tasks:
    • Investigate questionable electrical operations.
    • Review electrical clearance request and provide specific electrical isolation points
    • Provide engineering assistance to technicians, operators for routine maintenance and operation work.


  • Resolves problems of limited scope.
  • Assignments typically require standard solutions. Assignments are regularly reviewed.


  • Will work with internal engineering, operations, construction and maintenance organizations to implement various aspects of the above job requirements.



  • A 4-year BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent from outside the US


  • Current and active California EIT Certificate desired
  • 1-2 years’ experience in engineering desired


  • Able to apply basic engineering principles and theory
  • Basic understanding of symmetrical component theory and ability to perform fault calculations and load flow analysis.
  • Basic knowledge of control circuitry
  • Effectively communicates both written and orally
  • Approaches and plans work in an organized manner to meet project commitments
  • Able to read and understand Operating, Single line, Three lines and Schematic diagrams
  • Assess and recommend solutions for routine projects.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical codes & standards such as IEEE, NEC, NFPA, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical installation in hazardous area requirement.
  • Basic knowledge of hazardous area classification standards API, AGA, IEC, etc.
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