PG&E Operations System Engineer, Senior. in San Francisco, California
Requisition ID # 63461
Job Category : Information Technology
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Business Unit: Electric Operations
Job Location : San Francisco
The men and women of Electric Operations ensure 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 Electric Operations Distribution Asset Health and Performance Center Team is PG&E’s innovation hub for improving the safety and reliability of the electric distribution system. The Distribution Asset Health and Performance Center team launches new innovative solutions PG&E needs to safety & reliably operate the grid of the future with a focus on risks created by climate change. It employs and operates technologies/applications that provide data for real time grid monitoring and analytics of asset health & performance to become predictive of developing problems on the distribution system enabling PG&E to implement proactive maintenance activities.
The Distribution Asset Health and Performance Center Operations Systems Engineer evaluates, pilots, and implements cutting edge technologies, which plays a key role in PG&E’s vision of building and maintaining a safe and reliable system in our continually changing environment. This strategically oriented candidate will play a crucial role in defining and executing innovative technology and pilot projects that enable this vision.
This position will serve as a technical lead for evaluating and implementing new technologies that will be piloted and operationalized to keep our distribution system safe and reliable. This position requires a strong ability to work effectively across organizational boundaries and engage with a diverse set of stakeholders and technology users. A strong applicant will be an organized, motivated, and focused consensus builder, who can lead high performing cross-functional project teams in a fast paced environment. The Senior Operations Systems Engineer will be involved with but not limited to Smart Grid Technology (such as Line Sensors, Fault Detection Technology, Smart Meters), and other new emerging technology & applications that support asset health & performance monitoring, better determine fault location, and advanced data analytics.
Works with limited guidance to complete assignments of broad scope and complexity with few precedents or standards, and assignments requiring integration of information from variety of sources.
Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, & practices in Ops. Systems Engineering to resolve complex problems.
Evaluate & influence technology development in the market by engaging industry leaders, peer utilities, & vendors.
Test & pilot new technology to understand implementation opportunities/challenges, driving learning at PG&E.
Implements wider-scale deployment of new Smart Grid technologies within Electric Operations.
Develops, documents, & implements guidelines, training materials, technical specifications, and processes.
Supports planning, architecture, and designs for complete systems in development.
Manages multiple internal and external clients and acts as a second tier of support to less senior engineers.
Engaging PG&E and external stakeholders to develop solutions that create value for end users.
Assists in customizing and upgrading operating & related systems to meet on-going user needs.
Bachelors Degree in Engineering-Electrical or job-related discipline or equivalent experience
Experience in power systems operations, or related, 5 years
PE-Professional Engineer license
Experience in engineering, consulting, project management, product management, vendor management
Familiarity with Distribution Operations focused Smart Grid Technologies such as wireless line sensors, calculated fault location, Smart Meter analytics, FLISR, FAN, and other similar technologies. Familiar with commercial/industrial electrical and/or mechanical prints
Ability to manage and prioritize time appropriately in a time sensitive operations environment
Competency in planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
Ability to take the lead and project manage multiple technical projects
Strong verbal/written communication/presentation skills; Technical writing and documentation skill
Ability to effectively communicate high complex ideas to diverse audiences, including senior leadership.
Familiar with commercial/industrial electrical and/or mechanical prints
Technical understanding of overall challenges of grid modernization
Demonstrated experience supporting initiatives that involve cross-functional engagement to build consensus and influence multiple stakeholders to achieve project objectives.
Ability to be creative, versatile, efficient, and productive in the face of ambiguity
Strong drive for results, continuous improvement, and operational efficiencies
Ability to integrate & analyze complex data from various sources to identify trends/patterns for predictive analytics
Understanding or expertise in system/application integration and interfaces
Proficiency with Microsoft Professional Office Suites; Knowledge of Perl, C++, SQL, Python, Areva systems, Ladder Logic, Programmable Logic Controller, Visual Basic, C/C++, and software testing/integration for real-time systems
Proficient with SCADA Human Interface
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 information or any other factor that is not related to the job.
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