Pacific Gas & Electric Company Senior Meteorologist in San Ramon, California

Requisition ID # 15921

Job Category : Engineering / Science

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

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.

Applied Technology Services (ATS) is an internal service organization that provides high quality technical services and expertise on an as-needed basis to all business lines at Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), including Nuclear, Hydro and Fossil Generation; Electric Transmission and Distribution; Gas Transmission and Distribution; and other internal PG&E departments. Based at PG&E’s San Ramon Technology Center, ATS is a multi-disciplinary team of approximately 120 engineers and technical personnel who perform work in the ATS San Ramon offices and laboratories, and in the field.

PG&E Meteorology Operations and Analytics is a department focused on providing high value operational predictive modeling and targeted meteorological data analytics for a more safe, affordable, and reliable PG&E.

Position Summary.

Functions as a Senior meteorologist with the company by providing operational forecast support during routine and emergency events. Serves on PG&E Emergency Response Teams. Lead and develops projects and interfaces with internal clients and leadership. Provides operational decision and program support to the utility.

Job Responsibilities

• As a Senior Meteorologists for the company, provides a leadership role to the weather forecasting team during severe storm events

• Serves on PG&E Emergency Response Teams for Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Electric and Gas Operations

• Interfaces with Sr. Leadership in the company to provide project updates and propose new projects

• Effectively build relationship networks inside and outside the organization

• Anticipates and helps implement innovations in digital and technology applications

• Provides a leadership role to the weather forecasting team during severe storm events

• Qualifies for internal emergency preparedness teams for gas, electric, and nuclear operations

• Responds to emergency weather and data system events after typical work hours

• Be self-motivated and can work with little to no guidance expect on the most complex projects

• Be a dedicated team member and work collaboratively to solve issues

• Coach and mentor less senior staff



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology or related discipline

  • Minimum of 5 years job-related experience

  • 3 years of weather forecasting experience

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

  • Project/Program leadership experience


  • Masters Degree in Meteorology or job-related discipline or equivalent experience

  • Ability to explain complex scientific concepts and ideas to non-technical audiences

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Operational experience

  • Knowledge of meteorological concepts and models

  • Knowledge and experience with programming languages – SQL, UNIX, C, C#, python, NCL, PERL

  • Knowledge of fire weather concepts and fire danger modeling

  • Experience maintaining and developing operational data and modeling systems

  • Knowledge of project management methodologies and best practices

  • Knowledge of emergency planning, preparedness, disaster recovery, and business continuity methods and best practices

  • Knowledge of electric utility operations

  • Knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local regulations and laws (e.g., FERC, NERC, CAISO, CPUC)

  • Highly adaptable, flexible professional who embraces teamwork, but also enjoys working independently.

  • National Weather Association (NWA) certification, or similar

  • American Meteorological Society (AMS) certification or similar