Project Engineer (ESC), Civil Engineering

Clovis and San Ramon, California
Up to $156,780 per year + benefits
Apr 22, 2022
May 22, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type

Requisition ID # 112321, #98761

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : Clovis, San Ramon 


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.

The Substation Civil Engineering department is responsible for civil work for all of PG&E’s substations. This includes the design of foundations, structures, grading, equipment seismic qualification, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans and modifications, and seismic retrofit of buildings and equipment support structures.


Position Summary

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

This is a journey-level engineer job that requires mastery of the Associate level engineer skills and duties and is responsible for leading the engineering and design of more complex projects. Uses independent judgment in applying engineering principles, working with minimal supervision. Works with engineers, project managers, construction personnel, and other business partners in assessing project needs. Responsibilities beyond those of associate Project engineer include, but are not limited to, the following: Develop technical studies and reports, and provide guidance to contractors and outside vendors.


Job Responsibilities

  • Assists with or conducts project walkdowns and works with project team, including both internal and external clients, to establish scope of work, schedule, and cost commitments. Gathers technical information from field data and project team.
  • Prepares cost estimates.
  • Investigates resources required to complete engineering and project-related tasks
  • Establishes engineering schedule.
  • Prepares project forecast for engineering, tracks progress, updates as needed, and provides periodic updates.
  • Provides guidance to design and contractor team members, and reviews design and technical documents. Coordinating with other lines of business, ensures designs and technical documents meet appropriate criteria, quality, and job scope.
  • Approves revisions to existing drawings for routine projects.
  • Procures long-lead time material for assigned projects.
  • Under direction, reviews and approves project material procurement list, vendor drawings, equipment specification updates, and engineering material requests.
  • Participates in periodic design review meetings.
  • Coordinates project activities with other disciplines for routine projects.
  • Under direction, provides construction support and evaluates and makes recommendations to resolve field construction problems.
  • May perform functions of Associate level Engineer and in addition:
  • Provides technical expertise and performs engineering analyses, studies, and develops conceptual designs.
  • Presents findings to internal organizations, contractors and outside vendors.
  • Conducts walkdowns and design review meetings.
  • Prepares written technical documents such as design criteria, specifications, and reports.
  • Develops, evaluates, and recommends alternative project proposals.
  • Solicits, prepares, and evaluates contracts and proposals from engineering consultants. Reviews consultant contracts for technical compliance.
  • Interprets and applies applicable codes and regulations.
  • Participates in the development of effective restoration plans. Assists in root cause analysis.
  • Approves reports and stamps calculations, new drawings, and revisions to existing drawings for projects.
  • In emergencies, promptly responds to facility failures.
  • Represents PG&E to government bodies as required for assigned projects.




  • BS Degree in Civil Engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent from outside the US
  • Current and active California PE license required for Civil Engineers
  • 3 years of experience in engineering and design


  • Master’s degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Basic understanding of the roles and responsibilities of project managers
  • Able to work with limited supervision and guidance to meet project commitments
  • Able to work with internal and external customers and suppliers
  • Able to understand and implement the technical requirements of interfacing engineering disciplines
  • Ability to manage and complete several projects concurrently, depending on scope and complexity.
  • Interprets applicable codes, industry standards and regulations and educates others.
  • Can provide thorough analysis of issues and justification of recommendations.
  • Familiar with ASCE 7, ACI 318, AISC 360 and California Building Code
  • Familiar with SAP2000 or similar structural analysis program


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