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Senior Gas System Planning Engineer- Flexible Location

LocationSan Ramon, California;

Requisition ID # 146082 

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:$128,000

Bay Area Maximum:$218,000


California Minimum:$122,000

California Maximum:$207,000

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

•             Five (5) years of relevant experience

Desired Qualifications:

•             Professional Engineering (PE) license

•             Pipeline Simulation Engineering experience (SynerGEE or equivalent)

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Desired
    • Knowledge and understanding of PG&E’s gas transmission, distribution, and system hydraulics
    • Knowledge, understanding, and interpretation of engineering principles, codes, and regulations impacting gas operations
    • Knowledge and understanding of the relationships between gas operations and environmental impact analysis
    • Ability to interpret engineering practices and determine if proposed work plans meets requirements
    • Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience
    • Results-oriented skills with a balanced emphasis between quality, quantity, efficiency, and effectiveness
    • Forecasting, modeling, and statistical analysis skills
    • Oral presentation skills


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

•             Review cost-efficient and effective facility enhancements and replacements to determine customer needs and operating requirements.

•             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 review and quality assurance for investment recommendations.

•             Provides advanced hydraulic analysis and transmission system engineering expertise to evaluate and monitor backbone and transmission systems.

•             Utilizes hydraulic simulation models and tools to review and track transmission system performance for complex problems.

•             Provides comprehensive analysis to assess and evaluate facility enhancement methods.

•             Ensures impacts within the gas pipeline system meets or exceeds operational requirements.

•             Reviews the calculations of pipeline, station, and compressor unit capacities and provides analysis for design load curves and temperature forecasts and results.

•             Reviews complex customer gas usage, temperature factors, and load curves

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

•             Validates and contrasts models and scenarios compared to gas operations data and develops recommendations to resolve complex issues Identifies new business trends and movements in the gas and backbone transmission systems.

•             Provides technical engineering expertise to assess and support gas planning tools and software.

•             Participates in the development of gas system planning policies and criteria.

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

•             May provide training, guidance, and instruction to less experienced engineers.

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