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Senior Consulting Electric Standards Engineer (ESC) - West Sacramento

LocationWest Sacramento, California;

Requisition ID # 101422 

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Department Overview

The Electric Operations team ensures the delivery of safe and reliable electric service to our customers. Electric Operations is responsible for every aspect of 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 Engineers and Scientists of California (ESC) subject to collective bargaining.

The Senior Consulting level engineer job requires mastery of the Senior level engineer skills and duties. This position is responsible for providing technical standards, strategy and implementation support for the transmission, substation and distribution systems and handles complex problems and issues. The Senior Consulting Engineer is a recognized expert within their area of responsibility, identifies opportunities and brings in ideas to help improve company performance and applies extensive knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices to resolve complex problems with only general direction.


Is able to perform the job duties of a Senior level engineer. As assigned, additional job duties include, for transmission, substation and distribution equipment:

  • Develop and manage major equipment standards and strategies
  • Develop the criteria for and support implementation of equipment installation, maintenance and replacement programs.
  • Provide guidance to peers and lower level engineers

For substation equipment, may perform the following tasks as assigned:

  • Develop and manage major substation programs
  • Lead the development and management of Life Cycle Plans


Resolves problems of complex scope. Assignments may require complex solutions. Works independently with limited feedback from supervisor. Expected to apply creative solutions, techniques and approaches to work assignments. Customarily and regularly uses discretion and independent judgment in fulfilling these job functions.


Assists lower classification engineers and works with the supervisor. Externally, establishes and maintains good relations with counterparts and higher-level representatives in third party organizations, e.g., governmental, regulatory, business partner or community entities, using skilled negotiation, tact and diplomacy. Internal contacts include project team members and company management across various departments. May have specialized technical expertise and provides information and training as appropriate in the assigned specialized area.



  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or other related Engineering degree as appropriate from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent from outside the US
  • Current California PE license
  • 13 years of cumulative experience in engineering, planning and/or operations.


  • Project Management experience


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