Gas Project (Plant) Engineer – ESC (San Ramon)

PG&E Corporation
September 22, 2021
San Ramon, CA
Job Type


Requisition ID # 110740 

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Gas Operations

Department Overview

Gas Operations is on a mission to become the safest, most reliable gas company in the U.S.  As a whole, 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.

Position Summary

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

This a journey-level engineer job that requires mastery of the Associate level engineer skills and duties and is responsible for performing or 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, provide guidance to contractors and outside vendors, select and manage engineering contractors in the design of gas transmission station facilities.  The responsibility level of this position increases with experience.

Job Responsibilities

Initial assignments from the tasks below will require direction and supervision; with experience, the independence and responsibility will expand and the need for supervision will decrease.

  1. Assists with or conducts project walk-downs 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.
  2. Supports development of cost estimates.
  3. Provide engineering review and input on designs, design reviews, perform calculations, and develop engineering and construction documents.
  4. Develops, evaluates and recommends alternative project proposals.
  5. Support Facility Engineering in investigation, troubleshooting, research, and resolution of equipment or systems issues.
  6. Responsible for participating in FAT (factory acceptance testing) or supplier inspections for equipment on projects.
  7. Investigates resources required to complete engineering and project-related tasks
  8. Establishes engineering schedule
  9. Review designs and provide technical guidance for code compliance
  10. Manage and control design scope and meet the design schedule
  11. Obtain key engineering disciplines resources required to complete the design, with support from the PM, if needed
  12. Functions as “Lead Engineer” when appropriate and in this role oversees and directs the engineering team
  13. Continuously identify opportunities to improve the engineering work project including the design, constructability, operability and maintainability of gas transmission facilities
  14. Performs engineering for commissioning procedures and participates in on-site commissioning activities for assigned projects
  15. Prepares project forecast for engineering, tracks progress, updates as needed, and provides periodic updates
  16. Provides 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
  17. Recommends revisions to existing drawings for routine projects
  18. Specifies long-lead time material for assigned projects
  19. Under direction, reviews and approves project material procurement list, vendor drawings, equipment specification updates, and engineering material requests
  20. Lead or participates in periodic design review meetings
  21. Coordinates project activities with other disciplines for routine projects
  22. Under direction, provides construction support and evaluates and makes recommendations to resolve field construction problems
  23. Participates in PHA (Process Hazard Analysis) & PSSR (Pre Startup Safety Review)
  24. Supports process improvement initiatives and other special projects
  25. Support Maintenance & Operations Group once facility has been commissioned
  26. Prepares written technical documents such as design criteria, specifications, operations and maintenance instructions, commissioning procedures, strength test pressure report, and various technical reports or evaluations
  27. Oversees completion and recording of all engineering record documents
  28. Mentor other less experienced engineers
  29. Assist in development of design standards and new processes, procedures and tools
  30. Provides technical expertise and performs engineering analyses, studies, and develops conceptual and detail designs
  31. Presents findings to internal organizations, contractors and outside vendors
  32. Conducts walk-downs and design review meetings
  33. Solicits, prepares, and evaluates contracts and proposals from engineering consultants.  Reviews consultant contracts for technical compliance and reviews the work of consultant and contract engineers
  34. Interprets and applies applicable codes and regulations
  35. Participates in the development of clearance procedures
  36. Assists in root cause analysis
  37. Approves reports, new drawings, and revisions to existing drawings for projects
  38. Evaluate innovative and practical design solutions for the project with a focus on cost reductions, safety and reliability
  39. Performs engineering for commissioning procedures and participates in on-site commissioning activities for more advanced facilities
  40. With appropriate training, may lead low complexity PHA’s and PSSRs for assigned projects

Resolves problems of moderate scope.  Assignments typically require standard solutions.  Under general direction, independently plans work to meet assigned objectives; progress is reviewed periodically for technical accuracy and adequacy in process and upon completion.

External contacts are primarily coordinating with contractors and vendors.  Internal contacts are with clients and project team members.  May guide the work of less experienced team members.  Exchanges information with others outside the team.  May partner to solve problems or explore alternative solutions.



  • A 4-year BS Degree in Engineering from an accredited curriculum in the US, or the equivalent from outside of the US
  • Mastery of the Associate level Engineer job duties or equivalent and demonstrated knowledge and ability to perform the basic duties of the Journey Level Engineer.  Meets specific technical requirements gained through a minimum of three years of cumulative and relevant experience in engineering and design


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Current and active California PE license
  • Able to apply basic engineering principles and theory
  • Prioritizes, plans, and recommends solutions for routine projects
  • Effectively communicates both written and orally
  • Approaches and plans work in an organized manner to meet project commitments
  • Demonstrates good judgment when making decisions and recommendations
  • Frequently shows initiative and takes action proactively
  • Demonstrate ability to handle multiple large scale and complex projects without supervision
  • Demonstrate good presentation skills including knowledge transfer presentations
  • Ability to serve as the leader for an engineering team including outside contractors
  • Complete assignments of broad scope and complexity
  • Ability to integrate information from a variety of sources
  • Ability to lead process improvement initiatives
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