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Expert Gas System Planning Engineer- Flexible Location

LocationSan Ramon, California;

Requisition ID # 146073 

Job Category: Engineering / Science 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Gas Engineering

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: San Ramon; Alameda; Alta; American Canyon; Angels Camp; Antioch; Auberry; Auburn; Avenal; Avila Beach; Bakersfield; Balch Camp; Bear Valley; Belden; Bellota; Belmont; Benicia; Berkeley; Brentwood; Brisbane; Buellton; Burney; Buttonwillow; Calistoga; Campbell; Canyon Dam; Canyondam; Capitola; Caruthers; Chico; Clearlake; Clovis; Coalinga; Colusa; Concord; Concord; Corcoran; Cottonwood; Cupertino; Daly City; Danville; Davis; Dinuba; Downieville; Dublin; Emeryville; Eureka; Fairfield; Folsom; Fort Bragg; Fortuna; Fremont; French Camp; Fresno; Fresno; Fulton; Garberville; Geyserville; Gilroy; Grass Valley; Guerneville; Half Moon Bay; Hayward; Hinkley; Hollister; Holt; Huron; Jackson; Kerman; King City; Lakeport; Lemoore; Lincoln; Linden; Livermore; Lodi; Loomis; Los Banos; Lower Lake; Madera; Magalia; Manteca; Manton; Mariposa; Martell; Marysville; Maxwell; Menlo Park; Merced; Meridian; Millbrae; Milpitas; Modesto; Monterey; Montgomery Creek; Morgan Hill; Morro Bay; Moss Landing; Mountain View; Napa; Needles; Newark; Newman; Novato; Oakdale; Oakhurst; Oakland; Oakley; Olema; Orinda; Orland; Oroville; Palo Alto; Palo Cedro; Paradise; Parkwood; Paso Robles; Petaluma; Pioneer; Pismo Beach; Pittsburg; Placerville; Pleasant Hill; Point Arena; Potter Valley; Quincy; Rancho Cordova; Red Bluff; Redding; Richmond; Ridgecrest; Rio Vista; Rocklin; Roseville; Round Mountain; Sacramento; Salinas; San Bruno; San Carlos; San Francisco; San Francisco; San Jose; San Luis Obispo; San Mateo; San Rafael; Sanger; Santa Cruz; Santa Maria; Santa Nella; Santa Rosa; Selma; Shaver Lake; Sonoma; Sonora; South San Francisco; Springville; Stockton; Storrie; Taft; Tracy; Turlock; Twain; Ukiah; Vacaville; Vallejo; Walnut Creek; Wasco; Washington; Watsonville; West Sacramento; Wheatland; Whitmore; Willits; Willow Creek; Willows; Windsor; Winters; Woodland; Yuba City

Department Overview:

The mission of Gas Investments for the Future (GIF) is to create prosperity for all PG&E customers and investors by reducing costs associated with natural gas assets. This is achieved by implementing cost-effective, long-term alternatives to status quo risk reduction and asset spending plans across the system. GIF is part of the Gas Strategy Execution and System Planning Department, which seeks to evolve the natural gas pipeline and storage system to be an affordable energy delivery platform consistent with California’s and PG&E’s decarbonization goals. PG&E’s gas strategy is comprised of four pillars:

•             Reducing costs

•             Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

•             Increasing throughput

•             Policy initiatives

GIF’s primary focus is the “reducing costs” pillar, which builds upon the foundation established by the former Integrated Investment Planning program. This will expand to all asset classes, proactively looking for cost reduction opportunities, and collaborate with other business units for additional GHG reduction and business development opportunities.

Position Summary

Responsible for reviewing forecasted gas asset maintenance plans and identify potential alternative gas system investments that would result in cost-savings. Collaborate with Gas System Planning to identify and develop preliminary recommendations for the most cost-effective system design alternatives and collaborate with Gas Engineering and Operations stakeholders to implement a final recommendation. Perform quality assurance of gas system planning hydraulic analyses and cost analyses. Support GIF process development to maturity and its respective continuous improvement.

Location is flexible within the PG&E Service Territory. Please note hiring leader will make final decision of what are appropriate headquarters for the role based on business need.

Position will require up to 10% of travel time in work schedule.

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, 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


California Minimum:$129,000

California Maximum:$220,000

This job is also eligible to participate in PG&E’s discretionary incentive compensation programs.


Minimum Qualifications: 

•             Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Engineering

•             Valid California driver’s license

•             Seven (7) years of relevant experience

Desired Qualifications:
•             Professional Engineering (PE) license

•             Pipeline Simulation Engineering experience (SynerGEE or equivalent

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Desired
    • Subject matter expertise with gas operations and programs
    • Knowledge and understanding of engineering practices and the evaluation of projects, processes and procedures for alignment with strategies and goals
    • Knowledge and understanding with the research, development, and reporting of environmental impact analysis regarding gas operations
    • Ability to develop various engineering scenarios and resolutions from models and simulations
    • Ability to lead cross functional teams to ensure clear understanding of expected deadlines, accountabilities and responsibilities in order to achieve preferred outcomes.
    • Ability to generate effective results and deliverables within dynamic, ambiguous and fast-paced environments
    • Project management skills
    • Oral presentation and public testimony skills


•             Lead the development and implementation of investments in the right assets to achieve cost savings, asset risk reduction, and GHG reduction.

•             Review recommendations regarding the assessment and evaluation of facility enhancement methods.

•             Serve as the lead contact for assigned GIF projects in execution, providing support to stakeholders such as Gas System Planning, Transmission Engineering, Distribution Engineering, Facilities & Storage Engineering and seek successful execution of these projects.

•             Provide technical direction, leadership, and quality assurance for investment recommendations.

•             Provides technical hydraulic analysis and transmission system engineering expertise regarding complex backbone and transmission programs, processes, and systems.

•             Utilizes hydraulic simulation models and tools to oversee and provides recommendations regarding transmission system performance.

•             Reviews customer needs and operating requirements and develops recommendations to resolve discrepancies. .

•             Reviews recommendations regarding the assessment and evaluation of facility enhancement methods.

•             Reviews all impacts within the gas pipeline system and executes resolutions to minimize operational downtime.

•             Identifies new business trends and movements in the gas and backbone transmission systems.

•             Evaluates the analysis of pipeline, station, and compressor unit capacities design load curves, and temperature forecasts and results.

•             Reviews the most complex customer gas usage, temperature factors, specifications, and load curves.

•             Analyzes winter pressure charts, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) information, and other system performance data.

•             Reviews outcomes of models and scenarios compared to gas operations data and develops recommendations to the most complex issues

•             Identifies new business trends and movements in the gas and backbone transmission systems.

•             Provides expert knowledge and technical advice regarding the planning, operations, performance, and review of all gas and backbone transmission systems.

•             Develops gas system planning policies and criteria.

•             May provide testimony to federal, state, and local regulatory agencies/commissions, e.g., California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) andFederal Energy and Regulatory Commission (FERC).

•             Provides training, guidance, and instruction to less experienced engineers.

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