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Power Generation Project Engineer, Associate (ESC) - Auberry (Electrical or Mechanical)

LocationAuberry, California;

Requisition ID # 69703 

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Generation

Department Overview

PG&E’s Power Generation Department manages and operates the largest privately-owned hydroelectric system in the nation. These renewable electric generation resources, located mostly at high elevation in California mountain ranges including the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade mountains include 68 powerhouses, 184 miles of canals, 41 miles of flumes, 135 miles of tunnels, 19 miles of penstocks, 99 reservoirs, and 142,000 acres of watershed lands all covered by 26 operating licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Position Summary

This Associate Level Project Engineer position is the first in a progression; the job performs tasks of limited scope under the guidance of more senior engineers and project managers. This job provides engineering, project management, and technical support to O&M staff, for small to medium capital and expense improvements to power generation and infrastructure facilities. Projects are normally discipline specific of limited to moderate complexity, and may include upgrades or replacement of turbine/generator, boiler, auxiliary equipment or minor improvements to civil water conveyance or infrastructure features. Job duties will vary by assignment. Responsibilities may include Privileged and Confidential work.


Minimum Qualifications

- A 4-year BS Degree in Engineering from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent from outside the US is required.

- Successful completion of California E.I.T. examination.

- At least 18 months of engineering and/or project management experience and demonstrated performance in related industry; or demonstrated skill development and performance in Power Gen’s EIT program, or completion of PG&E’s college new hire program

Desired Qualifications

-BS Degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Power Systems

-BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering

-Demonstrates knowledge and abilities required for the Associate level Project Engineer and also:

-Able to manage and complete several projects concurrently, depending on scope and complexity.

- Current and active California Electrical PE license desired.

-Able to apply basic engineering and/or project management principles and theory.

-Demonstrated ability to identify information needed to solve a problem; gather and organize information in systematic manner; develop simple analysis and/or support more complex analysis by more experienced engineers; prepare basic reports and displays of data logically and according to established standards and guidelines.

-Demonstrated ability to lead design of a broad scope of multiple medium to large scale complex projects; provide resolution of complex technical and/or contractual issues; and/or provide project management on multiple projects with complex scope requiring non-standard approaches; without supervision

-Experience and working knowledge with Electrical Safety programs and associated standards including NFPA 70E and OSHA.

-Demonstrated experience in arc flash mitigation and grounding.

-Experience and working knowledge with NERC Reliability Standards.

-Demonstrates extensive knowledge of the generation industry, including understanding, as applicable, of design, construction, and/or operation of rotating machines, dams, and water conveyance and experience interpreting applicable codes, standards, regulations, and practices.


Initial assignments from the tasks below will require direction and supervision; with experience the independence and responsibility will expand and the need for supervision will decrease. Jobs duties will vary by assignment and include, but are not limited to:

-Fully understands Power Gen electrical safety program and requirements; looks for and resolves unsafe situations; models safe behavior through personal actions and design efforts; holds themselves and others accountable for safety; and contributes to Power Gen’s electrical safety programs.

-Representative on Arc Flash Hazard and FR Committee.

-Resolve urgent arc flash, grounding, HVP, and other electrical safety field issues.

-Perform arc flash modeling assessments using EasyPower

-Conduct fault duty calculations and modeling for temporary ground installations

-Project lead for creation of arc flash hazard training for PG&E.

-Work with Asset Management on mitigating overstressed equipment

-Work with Electric Compliance team on all NERC violations.

-Work with engineering on all arc flash mitigation and ground grid projects.

-Co-lead on NERC audits and PG&E mock audits.

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