Pacific Gas & Electric Company Engineering Assistant I (ESC) - San Ramon in San Ramon, California

Requisition ID # 16162

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : San Ramon


Based in San Francisco, 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.And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan.It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services.They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic informationor any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

Electric Transmission Line ensures the delivery of safe and reliable electric service to our customers. We are responsible for PG&E's electric transmission design engineering, and we support other LoB for business planning, operations engineering, maintenance and construction, asset management, restoration and emergency response. Under supervision and with latitude for independent action or decision, our team performs engineering work on a professional level in design of engineering jobs, projects, or parts thereof. We prepare designs, calculations, drawings, layouts and/or studies from field inspections, preliminary sketches, rough diagrams, specifications, and/or instructions requiring knowledge of engineering practices and shop and field procedures.

Position Summary

This position will be directly responsible for transmission line engineering activities for transmission facilities, including substation, underground transmission facilities, etc. The candidate will provide engineering and technical supports within a team of transmission line design engineering group and will also be responsible for managing engineering drawings and files. Under supervision, performs technical work in connection with the design, construction, maintenance, or operation of the Company's facilities or functions related thereto as an assistant to a group of engineers.

Typical assignments include:

  • Chart making

  • Preparing graphs, drawings, job packages, and sketches

  • Obtaining, extracting, and analyzing engineering and SAP data

  • Preparing and reviewing computer input and output

  • Assisting in administrative work associated with the technical office activities and contracts

  • Data and file managing in SharePoint, Share drives, D2/WIP/ProjetWise, Clarity, etc.

  • Maintaining project files and providing project documentation and status as requested

  • Supporting the issuance of engineering/design service/consulting contracts including generating shopping carts, change orders, review and processing invoices

  • Posting good receipts along with tracking and record keeping

  • QA/QC drawing format and extract various drawing attributes for file uploads

  • Prepare, file, audit, Documentum documents and record drawings

  • Coordinating with engineers, sourcing, project management, portfolio, accounting, contractors and various other PG&E stakeholders

  • Performs technical work, under supervision, in connection with the design, construction, maintenance, or operation of the Company's plant or functions related thereto as an assistant to an engineer or group of engineers

  • Performs technical work, under supervision, in connection with contract work.

  • Significant independent action required

  • Makes and checks mathematical computations

  • Writes and revises computer programs

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



  • Associate's Degree in Engineering or job-related discipline or equivalent experience


  • 3 years of clerical or administrative support experience

  • Advanced and demonstrated proficiency with business software products (Microsoft Office Suite, SAP, Adobe Acrobat, Clarity, Documentum, etc.)

  • Ability to understand written technical standards and to communicate readily with others, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to prepare complex forms, reports, records and reference data, including statistical records and computations required for reports and audits

  • Excellent work ethics

  • Strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude, and team player

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Meticulous recordkeeping of items to check for in drawing packages

  • Strong oral and written communication skills