Power Gen Project Engineer
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) - Paradise, CA

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Power Generation operates and maintains a diverse fleet of assets that provide power to California using hydroelectric, fossil fueled and solar technologies.
PG&E owns and operates one of the largest hydro generation systems in the country. It covers approximately 2/3 of the Sierra Nevada range from Burney to Bakersfield, and includes 68 powerhouses operating in 16 river basins, generating approximately 3,896 MW. The generating plants range in age from 10 years to over 100 years. In addition, there is a very extensive water system, consisting of 99 reservoirs, 174 dams, 76 diversions and over 380 miles of conveyance systems.
PG&E's fossil fleet includes our 590 MW Gateway Generating Station in Antioch, CA; our 668 MW Colusa Generating station in Maxwell, CA and our 10-unit 122 MW Humboldt Bay Generating Station in Eureka, CA. PG&E's currently has only one large-scale solar facility, a 2.5 MW Vaca-Dixon Generating Station in Vacaville, CA; however we are in construction on 3 new stations in the San Joaquin Valley totaling 50 MW. This is just the first phase of our 250 MW Solar Generation program which will be owned and operated by PG&E

Position Summary
The Associate Project Engineer is based in and reports to the engineering supervisor. This position is the first in a progression; the job performs tasks of limited scope under the guidance of more senior engineers and project managers. This job provides engineering, project management, and technical support to O&M staff, for small to medium capital and expense improvements to power generation and infrastructure facilities. Projects are normally discipline specific of limited to moderate complexity, and may include upgrades or replacement of turbine/generator controls and protection systems, transformers and circuit breakers, plant auxiliary equipment or minor improvements to water intake control structure features. Job duties will vary by assignment. Responsibilities may include Privileged and Confidential work.

This position is represented by the ESC (Engineers and Scientists of California) union. The position is approximately 50 miles Northeast of Chico.

Qualifications

Required:
? A Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
? Successful completion of the California EIT examination
? Minimum of 18 months of engineering and/or project management experience and demonstrated performance in related industry; or demonstrated skill development and performance in Power Generation's EIT program, or completion of PG&E's college new hire program
? A Valid California driver's license

Desired:
? BSEE with Power Option
? Familiarity with heavy industry or generating equipment/rotating machines

Responsibilities
Initial assignments from the tasks below will require direction and supervision; with experience the independence and responsibility will expand and the need for supervision will decrease. Jobs duties will vary by assignment and include, but are not limited to:

? Actively participate on a small number of Power Gen project teams as the discipline engineer or project manager, or in support of more experienced engineers. Coordinates project activities with other disciplines as needed.
? Provide appropriate design criteria and calculations; ensure proper checking, design reviews, approvals, and documentation.
? Investigate resources required to complete engineering and project-related tasks
? Prepare project forecast for engineering, track progress, update as needed, and provide periodic updates.
? Under direction, reviews and approve project material procurement list, vendor drawings, equipment and construction specifications, and engineering material requests.
? Under direction, provide construction support and evaluate and make recommendations to resolve field construction problems. Support start-up tests and field inspections as assigned.
? Procure long-lead time material for assigned projects, working with more experienced engineers and project managers.
? Ensure all drawings affected by design changes are updated in a timely manner to reflect as-built conditions.
? Ensure field design changes are properly managed.
? With the support from supervisors and more experienced engineers and project managers, provide technical direction/oversight to consultants and contractors.
? Ability to provide technical and/or project oversight and direction to consultants, suppliers, and construction firms to meet routine to moderately complex project needs; understands contracting principals and options; ability to contribute to the favorable negotiation and resolution of contract disputes.
? Ability to function as a project manager on projects with limited or routine scope and/or supports more experienced project managers on larger or more complex projects; has good understanding of project management concepts, principals, and practices; able to provide clear and effective leadership to project team; able to develop scopes, schedules, cost plans and obtain job authorizations; able to coordinate team activities and analyze, manage, and communicate project progress on simple projects or in support of more complex projects.
? Provide technical direction to Design Engineers and Drafters; ensure quality checking of all work; engineer may perform duties of Design Engineers as needed for training and delivery on project commitments.
? Provide and/or works with more experienced engineers and project managers to provide technical assessments and/or project management services for operating and/or maintenance problems, where needed.
? In emergencies, promptly respond to facility failures to support assessment and corrective actions
? Support more experienced engineers and project managers and/or provides traditional project management services for small to medium projects, including:
? Develop and define, document, freeze, and obtain stakeholder concurrence of project scope and objectives
? Establish and lead project team with agreed-upon roles and responsibilities
? Obtain commitment on detailed work plans including schedule, cost, resource, contingency and communication plans
? Obtain management approval as needed and is responsible for on-going project tracking, analysis and resolution of project cost, scope, resource and schedule issues
? Ensure project documentation is maintained
? Collaboratively with supervisor, prepare, evaluate and negotiate contracts and proposals from consultants, equipment vendors, and construction firms, and manages resulting work.
? Communicate project status on a regular basis to all stakeholders
? Assure implementation of applicable quality standards
? Ability to apply basic engineering and/or project management principles and theory.
? Demonstrated ability to identify information needed to solve a problem; gather and organize information in systematic manner; develop simple analysis and/or support more complex analysis by more experienced engineers; prepare basic reports and displays of data logically and according to established standards and guidelines.
? Has basic understanding of utility industry, general knowledge of design requirements and industry standards, and proven ability to develop simple designs and specifications.
? Ability to combine technical & business judgment in applying engineering and project management principles and techniques to determine cost effective and practical solutions.
? Understand PG&E's basic financial and business policies & practices and tools, and ability to apply appropriately to the cost estimating, economic analysis, justification, and approval of routine moderately complex projects.
? Strong communication and analytical skills; effectively communicates orally and in writing; able to present basic information in informal and formal group settings; able to facilitate project team meetings.
? Able to build consensus with team members and contractors around basic project and technical issues that involve limited controversy.
? Approach and plans work in an organized manner to meet project commitments.
? Demonstrate good judgment when making decisions and recommendations, including solicitation of guidance from experienced personnel.
? Work with more experienced engineers and project managers to further their own development.
? Proficient business computer skills such as Microsoft Office Suite Programs (Emphasis on Excel, Word, and MS Project).
? Other duties as assigned as related to Engineering and Project Management

Company Description:
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation
(NYSE: PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric
utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000
employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to
15 million people in Northern and Central California.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. There are approximately 20,000 employees who carry out Pacific Gas and Electric Companys primary business the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 15 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California. Pacific Gas and Electric Company and other utilities in the state are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. The CPUC was created by the state Legislature in 1911. Fast Facts * Service area stretches from Eureka in the north to Bakersfield in the south, and from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Sierra Nevada in the east. * 123,054 circuit miles of electric distribution lines and 18,610 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines. * 40,123 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines and 6,136 miles of transportation pipelines. * 5.1 million electric customer accounts. * 4.2 million natural gas customer accounts.

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