Pacific Gas & Electric Company Gas Plant Engineering & Design Manager in San Ramon, California

Requisition ID # 13081

Job Category : Engineering / Science

Job Level : Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Gas 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 information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

Gas Operations is on a mission to become the safest, most reliable gas company in the U.S. Gas Operations is responsible for all aspects of PG&E’s gas distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, restoration and emergency response.

The Plant Engineering and Design group is part of the Portfolio Management and Engineering organization within Gas Operations and provides project engineering and design services and support for the operation of over 6000 miles of gas transmission pipeline, nearly 200,000 hp of compression and 3 storage facilities across northern California. The group is focused on the execution of a wide variety of projects to reduce risk, improve equipment reliability, enhance security, and ensure compliance at storage facilities, compressor stations, pressure limited stations, and valve terminals.

Position Summary

Oversees the engineering and design of projects on PG&E's Gas Transmission System. Ensures that team members meet the clients' requirements, deliver projects on time and in compliance with applicable Federal/State/PG&E codes.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manages all engineering and design activities for assigned workstreams, including: resource assignment, scope development, alternative analysis, workstream collaboration, engineering package development and delivery from DBM through IFC, construction support, and as-built review/acceptance.

  • Leads staff to ensure timely and quality delivery of engineering services for a wide variety of plant and station related projects requiring civil, structural, mechanical, process, instrumentation, controls, and electrical engineering resource engagement.

  • Develops individual and team capabilities through effective recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management and coaching, and rewarding and recognizing behaviors that support the PG&E culture.

  • Oversees and manages relationships with engineering service providers (third party vendors) involved in the execution of work.

  • Sets department expectations and goals in alignment (Line of Sight) with Gas Operations goals

  • Develops effective metrics to track, report, and improve department and process performance

  • Demonstrates support of PG&E’s mission, vision, and culture

  • Leads the implementation of Lean Management practices within the department

  • Collaborates across workstreams to improve processes



  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or job-related discipline or equivalent experience

  • Experience in gas industry, or other job-related experience, 8 years


  • Leadership experience, 2 years

  • PE-Professional Engineer license

  • Knowledge of 49 CFR Part 192, CPUC GO 112

  • Experience implementing or working with Lean practices

  • Knowledge of consulting engineering practices

  • Masters Degree in Business Administration or job-related discipline or equivalent experience