Pacific Gas & Electric Company Senior Reservoir Engineer (San Ramon) in San Ramon, California

Senior Reservoir Engineer (San Ramon)

Date: Apr 3, 2018

Location: San Ramon, CA, US, 94583

Company: Pacific Gas And Electric Company

Requisition ID # 8865

Job Category : Engineering / Science

Job Level : Individual Contributor

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 Storage Project Engineering is focused on ensuring the safe and reliable flow of natural gas to our customers. As a whole, the department’s roles and responsibilities for PG&E's natural gas storage wells and reservoirs, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, restoration and emergency response planning.

Position Summary

The Reservoir Engineer evaluates gas reserves, supplies and properties and provides estimates of long-term availability. The position is responsible for designing gas storage well and reservoir engineering, operations, maintenance, and construction including storage well projects from designing and constructing well head repairs to well reworks and new well installation. It contributes toward Gas Safety Excellence goals by improving safety, reliability and affordability for one or more asset families and one or more life cycles.

Job Responsibilities

  • Solves moderate to complex engineering problems and enhances or improves existing approaches through corrective action and continuous improvement processes

  • Serves as liaison for various internal and external departments such as Division of Oil and Gas & Geothermal Resources, facility and controls engineering to ensure compliance with regulations.

  • Conducts annual storage field inventory analysis and reports findings

  • Monitors injection and withdrawal performance of storage fields and provides forecasts and reports.

  • May assist in design philosophy of surface flow and control processes

  • Constructs reservoir simulation models of storage field operations and uses models for performance prediction and performance enhancement studies with assistance

  • Assesses well Integrity and reports anomalies. Develops remedial responses and actions.

  • Implements and maintains geologic and geographic maps and mapping systems

  • Performs geologic and engineering evaluation of storage development or enhancement prospects

  • Administers gas storage data base (GSDB) for reservoir services section

  • Participates in project activity (e.g., well drilling, field development, well workover, asset retirement)

  • Assists in the development of work standards and practices as related to storage wells and reservoirs.

  • Participates on industry roundtables and groups as related to storage


Minimum :

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering

  • 5 years of engineering experience including 2 years in a gas production and reservoir-related field.


  • Bachelor's degree in geological, petroleum engineering

  • Professional Engineer registration

  • Work experience related to natural gas transmission or natural gas distribution

  • Experience on all or part of the project life cycle (from conceptual design to final commissioning and handover) and/or in the front line gas operations

  • Project management experience

  • Reservoir performance analysis experience

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work well in a team environment as well as both an office and field setting

  • Must have a valid California driver's license on day one of employment

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco

Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland