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Design Engineer (ESC) T-Line Civil - Oakland

LocationOakland, California;

Requisition ID # 140591 

Job Category: Engineering / Science 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Engineering

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: Oakland

Department Overview

The men and women of Electric Engineering ensure the delivery of safe and reliable electric service to our customers. Electric Engineering is responsible for every aspect of PG&E’s electric distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, asset management, business planning, restoration and emergency response.

The Civil Engineering and Design team of Transmission Engineering is responsible for civil engineering work for PG&E’s transmission poles and towers. Civil design includes structure and foundation analysis and design, as well as reviewing and developing civil drawings.

 Position Summary

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

Under supervision and with latitude for independent action or decision will perform engineering work on a professional level in the design of engineering jobs, projects, or parts thereof.

This is an entry level position where you will work alongside licensed professional engineers and acquire a broad experience in career growth. We are looking for motivated, self-driven individuals who enjoy hands-on engineering, have excellent communication skills, high energy, and enjoy working in a team environment. If this describes you, then Transmission Line Engineering can offer you a challenging and rewarding career.

Job Responsibilities

  • Actively promote safe practices and conduct in accordance with the Corporate Safety policy
  • Prepares designs, calculations, drawings, layouts and/or studies from field inspections, preliminary sketches, rough diagrams, specifications, and/or instructions requiring knowledge of engineering practices and shop and field procedures
  • Participate in field reviews and discuss project objectives with other stakeholders in engineering, construction, operations and maintenance
  • Check drawings, designs, and others’ work
  • Prepare construction drawings using MicroStation and PLS CADD software. You will use a variety of design tools, including but not limited to MicroStation for drawing development, SAP2000, PLS TOWER, PLS POLE, and L-PILE for structural analysis and design
  • Foster teamwork & innovation and embrace new approaches to accomplish our work more efficiently and effectively
  • Travel 10% of the time



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering by December 2022; or its equivalent in education and experience to include education and design drafting experience totaling six years; or education and experience totaling four years including two years at PG&E as a Design Drafter or Senior Design Drafter
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California Driver's License (or higher) by Day 1 of hire


  • 1-2 years of experience in structural engineering
  • M.S. degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • EIT or PE License
  • Experience with PLS TOWER, PLS POLE, L-PILE, and SAP2000 or similar structural analysis software
  • Knowledge of material and equipment including commonly used national specifications and standards, building, or other appropriate codes and fundamental Civil structural engineering principles and techniques
  • Proficiency with MS Office products including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to work in a team environment and support fellow team members
  • Strong communication, organizational and leadership skills


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