Sunday , January 29 2023

PG&E Careers – Electric Distribution Operations Engineer

Website PG&E

Job Description:

This job is represented by Engineers and Scientists of California (ESC) subject to collective bargaining.

This position will report out of the South Electric Distribution Control Center in Fresno which provides distribution system operations and control for the Southern cities in the PG&E system.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform detailed technical analysis and design for the interconnection of temporary primary generation for planned and emergency needs.
  • Validate inoperable critical operating equipment and determine its disposition.
  • Provide distribution operations engineering support of power quality and voltage related issues.
  • Provide engineering support for system emergencies during normal and after-hours (includes an on-call requirement).
  • Provide distribution facility clearance review/analysis/ and switching plan development.
  • Perform N-1 distribution load at risk analysis and prepare management communications.
  • Update load flow models when permanent switching, system re-configuration, and new devices are installed.
  • Assist in providing reviews to support the management of distribution system integrity and configuration.
  • Provide distribution operations engineering review and recommendations for substation bank/equipment replacement projects.
  • Provide other reliability, protection/coordination related studies as requested.
  • Provide day-day engineering support for distribution line, substation related operational problems, as well as any transmission line problems that result in operational problems on the distribution system.
  • Monitor/review bank & circuit real time power factor and take actions to address poor power factor.
  • Prepare substation bank and feeder loss studies as required.
  • Monitor/review bank & circuit peak loads and take actions to address overloads.
  • Provide operations engineering support and participate in various emerging grid technology projects (VVO, PV-Smart Inverter, DERM’s, Smart Line Sensors).
  • Develop critical operating equipment control device settings.

Job Requirements:

  • Proficiency with MS Office products including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Electric utility distribution engineering or protection related work experience
  • 30 months of cumulative experience in engineering and design
  • Ability to work in a team environment and support fellow team members and internal and external customers, contractors and vendors
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an institution accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Current California PE license

Job Details:

Company: PG&E

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Fresno, California, USA

Application Deadline: N/A

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