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IGP Engineer, Principal - Transmission

LocationOakland, California;
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Requisition ID # 153837 

Job Category: Engineering / Science 

Job Level: Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Electric Engineering

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: Oakland

Department Overview

Electric Asset Management is responsible for the electric system engineering and planning, asset strategy, and risk management across transmission, distribution, and substation asset families. This centralized, risk-informed approach allows PG&E to manage electric risk, asset and system health, interconnections, and performance by using consistent standards, work methods, prioritization, and program sponsorship, while leveraging lessons learned from inspections and asset data to inform asset management decisions. Accountable for asset planning and strategy, standards and work methods, and asset data management for Electric.

Integrated Grid Planning is a data-driven approach to planning that seeks to develop stable, multi-year investment plans that solve for multiple needs to achieve our strategic objectives for the electric Transmission and Distribution systems.  Integrated Grid Planning bundles work that addresses multiple system needs, creating efficiencies that reduce the cost of delivering safe, clean, and affordable energy to our customers.

Position Summary

The Principal Engineer provides oversight, strategy, and implementation support for electric grid assets. This position is responsible for leading and managing aspects of the Integrated Grid Planning (IGP) implementation and operations, specifically ensuring processes and programs are operating effectively for the assessment and work plan development for electric grid assets. The incumbent may manage major cross-functional projects and initiatives or focus in depth on specific areas of the Electric Transmission system that require engineering solutions.

Responsible for strategic planning, communications, and/or continuous improvement programs. Oversees and leads complex projects and key initiatives. Represents the organization in various strategic planning processes, communications, and programs that may occur between multiple lines of business (LOBs), other departments, and external organizations.

This position is hybrid, working from your remote office and Oakland based on business needs.

PG&E is providing the salary range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job 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, 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:​

Bay Area Minimum: $136,000​

Bay Area Maximum: $232,000​

Job Responsibilities

  •  Acts as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in various electrical engineering areas and provides oversight to less senior engineers.
  • Plans, architects and designs complete systems in development.
  • Manages multiple internal and external clients and acts as a top tier of support to less senior engineers.
  • Provides high-level advice and expertise on an ongoing basis and serves as company specialist on asset strategy, planning, and project development for electric system equipment (specifically transmission assets).
  • Develops strategies for system wide applications in coordination with Electric Asset Management.
  • Contributes new designs and techniques that are regarded as major advances in the company and/or industry.
  • Applies broad and extensive business understanding of technical issues and impacts the strategic direction and policies of the company.
  • Provides technical support for various PG&E departments, including - Asset Strategy, Asset Planning, Project Engineering, Substation M&C, Electric Operations, Law, Standards, and ATS.
  • Provides technical training on various topics throughout the organization.



  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Experience in engineering, job-related, 10 years


  • Master’s Degree in Engineering
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) License
  • Utility industry experience, electric
  • Expertise in electrical engineering concepts, theories and practices.
  • Depth and breadth of knowledge of electrical engineering as applied to an electric utility.
  • Extensive knowledge of Electric Transmission systems.
  • Familiar with legacy design and equipment along with the latest innovation of design and equipment for Electric Transmission systems.
  • Experience in planning, design, construction, maintenance and/or operation of Electric Transmission systems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of electric utility processes, regulatory requirements, critical success factors, goals and initiatives.
  • Ability to produce technical procedures and documentation.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Strong project management knowledge and skills to effectively lead diverse teams and complex projects.
  • Ability to use understanding of the business to help drive strategic decision making, and to recommend operational improvements
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Experience leading cross-functional project teams. Experience leading cross cutting programs and/or technology deployments.
  • Strong process understanding
  • Competency in developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Competency in planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
  • Competency in providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done
  • Advanced presentation skills to effectively convey complex issues to internal and external parties of various levels.
  • Expertise in communication, interpersonal/collaboration influence and negotiation and process management.
  • Ability to work in a matrixed environment and a positive execution-oriented mentality.
  • Ability to lead large and complex projects working with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to create compelling business cases based on complex business environments and inputs
  • Adept at addressing issues with diplomacy and tact

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