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Senior Gas Integrity Management Engineer

LocationOakland, California;

Requisition ID # 140584 

Job Category: Engineering / Science 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Engineering, Planning & Strategy

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: Oakland

Department Overview

Gas R&D purpose is to detect, develop, test and introduce new methods and technologies in all functions of Gas Operations. To optimally perform this mission at the lowest possible cost, Gas R&D operates in collaboration with other utilities and pipelines operators through national and international R&D leading consortia such as: the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI), NYSEARCH, and the Operation Technology Development (OTD) group of GTI, the Gas Technology Institute. It also actively seeks for cooperation with PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration), the California Energy Commission PIER program and other public organizations. Another approach frequently used is to participate in ad-hoc consortia for specific projects called Joint Industry Projects (JIP). When R&D projects are completed and new solutions are made available, Gas R&D initiates their deployment through workshops, training, pilots, etc. in close collaboration with the other Gas Operations teams. Today, Gas R&D manages a portfolio of more than 150 active R&D projects.

Position Summary

The Gas R&D Senior Gas Engineer will be in charge of a portfolio of innovations that this engineer will lead from inception. This engineer will focus on gas usage in the Industry, Transportation and Buildings which is a growing area of interest for Gas R&D. At a time when the future of decarbonized natural gas is being discussed, it is critical to understand and foster innovation in technologies using methane and hydrogen to develop the best solution for PG&E customers, particularly commercial and industrial customers with hard-to-electrify equipment. This engineer will report to the Gas R&D Manager. A successful candidate must have passion for innovation and emerging technologies, the ability to contribute to multi/cross-functional projects in a matrix environment and have strong project management experience.

This position is headquartered in Oakland, but successful candidates must have ability to travel within the service territory and occasionally out of state.

Job Responsibilities

  • Understanding the state of the art of technology using methane and hydrogen for application in the Industry, Buildings and Transportation
  • Identifying needs from PG&E customers and trends in the markets
  • Developing a road map of innovation to prioritize short term and longer-term R&D efforts
  • Assisting in the development of the Gas Operation strategy of PG&E
  • Representing R&D and Innovation to national and international R&D leading consortia such as: the Utilization Technology Development (OTD) group of GTI, the Gas Technology Institute, the California Energy Commission, the Department of Energy, etc.
  • Detecting and screening innovative solutions to address customer needs with optimal efficiency, comfort, flexibility, reliability, carbon reduction and cost effectiveness
  • Organizing and leading the cross-functional assessment of proposed projects including the analysis of their technical merit as well as the qualification and quantification of their business benefits
  • Presenting R&D and Innovation project recommendations to senior management for approval
  • Managing the execution of R&D projects performed by external contractors including technical directions and budget oversee
  • Defining and managing tests and pilots using rigorous scientific protocols to qualify new solutions and prepare their deployment
  • Assisting other teams when expertise is required

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Engineering with emphasis on related/assigned discipline (i.e., mechanical, civil or electrical engineering, etc.)
  • 5 years’ experience with gas transmission or distribution design, operations, and/or maintenance environment
  • Experience in natural gas decarbonization pathways: hydrogen, carbon capture, or renewable natural gas
  • Ability to travel within the service territory and occasionally out of state [Travel required; frequency depends on assignment (10% -75%)]

Desired:

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering
  • Experience in Project Management and Partnership Development
  • Experience in a Research and Development organization
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
  • Passion for innovation and emerging technologies
  • Strong organizational skills to perform and coordinate multiple activities
  • Experience in pipeline integrity management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to contribute to multi/cross-functional projects in a matrix environment

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