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DCPP (Nuc) Electrical Engineer, Senior - EFIN

LocationAvila Beach, California;

Requisition ID # 144768 

Job Category: Engineering / Science; Nuclear Generation 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Generation

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: Avila Beach; San Luis Obispo

Department Overview

Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) safely and reliably produces electricity that is environmentally responsible and cost effective for our customers and shareholders.  DCPP's mission is to be the leading nuclear power plant in the country and to: Inspire and positively influence the industry through our safe, reliable, and excellent operational performance. Embrace new ideas to continuously improve our plant and our work environment. Proactively learn from ourselves and others. Enrich our communities and the environment, increasing the public's trust and confidence in nuclear power.

Position Summary

This is an ESC Local 20 represented exempt classification currently subject to collective bargaining.

In addition to meeting the criteria for an “Nuclear Journey Level", this category is for an individual that has acquired extensive knowledge of concepts, principles and practices, and works independently with only general direction. This individual will provide technical direction and completes assignments that require integration with other departments and are of broad scope and complexity. Position has wide-ranging expertise and unique experience and “advanced” expertise in the quality area.

To obtain and maintain employment, you must be able to pass a drug and alcohol screen, a security background check for unescorted access to a nuclear plant, psychological screen, and be subject to random drug and alcohol screening in fulfillment of federal requirements.

PG&E is providing the salary range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of thejob posting. This compensation range is specific to the locality of the job.  The actual salary paid to an individual will be based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, collective bargaining agreements, and internal equity.  Although we estimate the successful candidate hired into this role will be placed towards the middle or entry point of the range, the decision will be made on a case-by-case basis related to these factors.​

A reasonable salary range is:

California Minimum: $​142,908

California Maximum: $183,600


The tasks and projects for the team should be of short duration. High impact items, as defined by plant maintenance and operations departments, will be given top priority.  In general,  these high impact items would have a real or potential impact on plant capacity factor or maintenance daily schedule adherence.

Engineering products and services provided by the EFIN engineer are:

  • Design configuration control (Minor Modifications, NMODs, TMODs, FC’s, RPE’s and FCT’s);
  • Equipment/component trouble shooting & problem solving;
  • Setpoint changes and non-complex calculations;
  • Response to maintenance or engineering staff requesting engineering support for work in progress (breaker, thermal overload, instrumentation out of tolerance, degraded condition evaluations, etc.);
  • Minor emergent changes to STP’s and maintenance procedures;
  • Operations single point of contact for equipment OPERABILITY concerns;
  • Emergent work response to PMT, STP and return to service requests;
  • Act as single point of contact for the Engineering Services organization for technical issues.



  • A four-year Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited curriculum in the United States or the equivalent as defined in ANSI/ANS-3.1-1993

  • Mastery of the Associate and Journey level Engineer job duties and demonstrated knowledge and ability to perform the basic duties of the Senior Engineer. Meets specific technical requirements gained through a minimum of eight years of cumulative experience in engineering and related science.


Team members must be knowledgeable of plant SSC’s and design processes and should have a broad maintenance engineering background or prior design experience.  These qualifications are important to the success of the team in that it permits a quick issue turnaround without spending extensive time on research.  Team members should have maintenance knowledge, as well as, design experience. In addition, good communication and decision making skills are imperative. 

  • A current Professional Engineer License (PE) in Electrical Engineering from California
  • A four year degree in Electrical Engineering (BS EE)
  • 8 years experience in electricalical systems design and performance (motors, cabling, breakers, instrumentation, lighting, transformers, etc.) related to systems and components, including analysis and design
  • Ability to troubleshoot system and component problems and utilize fault tree analysis
  • Familiarity with nuclear power plant primary systems
  • Familiarity with nuclear power plant secondary and tertiary systems
  • Familiarity with valves (motors, breakers, wiring, electronics, transformers, etc),  
  • Maintains an absolute commitment to safety for self and others.
  • Investigates/analyzes assigned technical issues, with close supervision of method, progress, and resources.
  • Applies basic analytical and investigative principles and scientific theory to routine problems. Prioritizes, plans, and recommends solutions.
  • Assists other auditors, engineers, project teams, and supervisors by developing, compiling, and providing technical data.
  • Effectively communicates, both written and orally.
  • Approaches and plans work in an organized manner applying established policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates conservative judgment when making decisions and recommendations.
  • Frequently shows initiative.
  • Has good to excellent knowledge of applicable nuclear process principles, IEEE and NEC codes, regulations, policies, and procedures related to the industry and PG&E; and related to their field of expertise.
  • Familiarity with electrical engineering and electronics engineering principles
  • Understanding of electrical and instrument and control interactions with mechanical systems


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