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Dam Safety Civil Engineering Intern

LocationAuburn, California;

Requisition ID # 89781 

Job Category : Administrative / Clerical 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Generation

Dam Safety Civil Engineering Intern

Organization Overview

PG&E’s Power Generation Department manages and operates one of the largest privately-owned hydroelectric systems in the nation. These renewable electric generation resources, located mostly at high elevation in California’s Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade mountain ranges, include 67 powerhouses, 184 miles of canals, 41 miles of flumes, 135 miles of tunnels, 19 miles of penstocks, 98 reservoirs, and 142,000 acres of watershed lands all covered by 25 operating licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Position Summary

This is an intern-level Asset Management Engineer position that will support Journey and Senior level Dam Safety engineers with providing engineering & design, project management, and technical support to Power Generation staff for a wide range of complex issues. Job duties will vary by assignment.

Responsibilities may include Privileged and Confidential work. There will be approximately 30% travel expected for this position.

Potential Tasks include:

  • Update the Supporting Technical Information Document (STID)
  • Review and Update the Dam Operating Plan with Operations in the field
  • Participate and complete the Engineering Dam Inspections with a Project Engineer
    • Participate in O&M follow-up actions from Dam Inspection Findings
  • Perform DSOD and FERC Inspection with a Project Engineer and complete the Dam Inspection Reporting Form
  • Perform small engineering calculations under review of licensed Civil engineer
    • Spillway rating curve
    • Bridge loading analysis
    • Seepage analysis
  • Compile drawing search and inventory for low level outlet program by dam, penstock, intake gates
    • Compile equipment specification information including field validate of name plates on mechanical equipment
    • Update SAP Asset Registry
  • Attend Part12 Inspections and Potential Failure Mode Analysis workshops as a guest
    • Help with P12 preparation, document research for Independent Consultant
    • Help with Records Management to update the document Reference Section of the STID
  • Assist with Dam Equipment trouble shooting on various piezometer types.
  • Support technical report and memorandum preparation as requested
  • SAPWM/ Dam Watch Cleanup and Validation on Part12 items, DSOD Annual Inspections, FERC Annual Inspections, Radial Gate Inspections, etc.
  • Work with Hydro Licensing to prepare outgoing letters to file open action items in progress
  • Review Project Construction Application Packages to DSOD and FERC under direction of a licensed engineer
    • Review Plans and Specifications, Project Description, QCIP, TCEAP, etc.
    • Depending on construction schedule, may participate during DSOD Construction Inspections with Dam Safety Engineer

    • Review Design Change Notifications
    • Review Final Construction Applications for job closeout

The successful intern will have the opportunity to lead and/or support activities as described above working with a team of experienced engineers. Additionally, the intern will gain knowledge of the larger Power Generation organization through the work they will be performing.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earning a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (students MUST be continuing education towards degree during and/or after internship)
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or obtain one at least 30 days prior to start date.
  • Travel 30% of time to field locations.


  • EIT or FE certification
  • 3.0 GPA or greater in both cumulative GPA and major GPA
  • Engineering experience in utilities, municipalities, construction, or engineering consultation
  • Ability to work in a team environment and support fellow team members
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Takes initiative and can work independently with minimal direction

PG&E typically is unable to provide VISA sponsorship to students on an F-1, J-1 or other visa for this position.

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