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Automation Engineer

LocationSan Ramon, California;

Requisition ID # 145848 

Job Category: Engineering / Science 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Engineering

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: San Ramon

Department Overview

The Electric Operations team ensures the delivery of safe and reliable electric service to our customers. Electric Operations is responsible for PG&E's electric distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, asset management, business planning, restoration and emergency response.

Position Summary

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

This is a journey-level automation engineer position that requires executing routine system automation functional duties with minimal assistance.  This position requires a moderate level of training, direction and review of work from more senior engineers and peers.  This job is responsible for providing technical system automation engineering for routine projects and maintenance/operation support including, but not limited to:  issuing automation requirements, remote terminal unit (RTU) programming, and configure non-protective devices that provide SCADA functions as well as investigating automation equipment failures within the substations.

This position is hybrid, working from your remote office and your assigned work location based on business need. The assigned work location will be within the PG&E Service Territory.

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, collective bargaining agreements, and internal equity.

The annual salary range is:

CA Minimum, $106,956

CA Maximum, $162,660

Job Responsibilities

  • Assigns DNP & IP addresses for various IED substation devices.
  • Engages and collaborates with vendors on training, product development or product troubleshooting.
  • Reviews and approves project scope document, RTU settings and other deliverables from contractor engineers.
  • Assists in the development of new standards and equipment selection for future substation SCADA equipment.
  • Assists senior engineers while they study and approve new equipment and training before rollout.
  • Provides guidance to peers and lower level engineers.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent from outside the US
  • 3 years of cumulative experience in the field of system automation


  • Active CA PE License
  • Basic knowledge of DNP protocol
  • Intermediate MS Office skills
  • Strong oral and written skills
  • Ability to work in a substation environment, walking on uneven and unpaved surfaces
  • Intermediate knowledge of GE Harris RTU hardware and ConfigPro software
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