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PG&E Gas Integrity Management Engineer in San Ramon, California

Requisition ID # 53961

Job Category : Engineering / Science

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Gas Operations

Job Location : San Ramon

Department Overview

Gas Operations is focused on ensuring the safe and reliable flow of natural gas to our customers. As a whole, Gas Operations is responsible for all aspects of PG&E's gas distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance, operations, construction, restoration and emergency response.

The Integrity Management organization's vision is to:

• Improve pipeline safety and system reliability with a goal of zero safety incidents.

• Promote a safety culture throughout all levels of the organization with an emphasis on improving learning from the past and anticipating the future.

• Apply integrity management principles on a system-wide basis while engaging our stakeholders, from local communities we operate in to our regulators, so they can understand and participate in reducing our risk.

• Support the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the transmission and distribution pipeline systems through the proactive use of asset knowledge, threat identification, knowledge of threat interaction, data integration and analytical tools to increase operational efficiency, improve system integrity and minimize safety risk to employees and the communities we operate in.

The Gas Transmission Integrity Management organization is responsible for evaluating the risk and threats to the integrity of the gas transmission system then developing and implementing a strategic integrity management plan for the entirety of the gas transmission pipeline assets.

Position Summary

This Direct Assessment (DA) Engineer position will work as a project engineer on a team of direct assessment engineers supporting the direct assessment inspection program and will implement external corrosion direct assessment (ECDA), internal corrosion direct assessment (ICDA) and stress corrosion cracking direct assessment (SCCDA) for gas transmission pipelines inspections. This position will report to the DA Supervising Engineer within the gas transmission integrity management program (TIMP). The DA project engineer is a critical position within the (TIMP) team to help ensure PG&E maintains safe and reliable pipelines which comply with federal regulations.



• Bachelors’ degree in Engineering with emphasis on related/assigned discipline (i.e., mechanical, civil or electrical engineering, etc.)

• 3 years’ experience in gas transmission or distribution design, operations, and/or maintenance environment

• Travel required; frequency depends on assignment (10-75%)


• NACE certified cathodic protection tester or higher

• BS or MS in an engineering field

• NACE certified coatings inspector or higher

• Professional Engineer registration

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

• Pipeline cathodic protection system design and troubleshooting experience

• Pipeline coatings selection and application experience

• Corrosion failure analysis experience

• Knowledge of NACE SP0502, SP0206, SP0169 and ASME B31.8S, 2004.

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

• Understanding of transmission and distribution maintenance practices


The primary responsibility of the DA Engineer is to support all of the DA program assessments as assigned. The engineer’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following items:

• Supports evaluation and application of new technology in order to optimize future developments in terms of cost and operability.

• Provides consultation on one or more specialized area related to pipeline integrity, corrosion control and cathodic protection, as well as provides consultation / guidance to other engineers and the gas organization.

• Specifies needed ongoing assessment/testing activities for long term mitigation and pipeline integrity that will likely be needed before the next assessment.

• Provides support to the pipeline engineers in the creation of repair plans for pipeline anomalies discovered during direct examination

• Develops and writes, in coordination with the other members of the team, the DA Procedures to meet all requirements of the DOT Code.

• Performs 4-step typical DA procedures including pre-assessments (Phase 1), region identification and indirect inspections (Phase 2), dig site selection, excavation and direct examination (Phase 3) and post assessment (Phase 4) activities.

• On an as-needed basis, performs miscellaneous troubleshooting and/or analyses to support problems found in the field during or after direct examinations. These analyses are usually necessary on an expedited basis and cannot be scheduled into the flow of normal work.

Employment Type: Management Schedule: Full-time

Work Location: Bishop Ranch 1, Building Y City: San Ramon

Zip Code: 94583

Hiring Supervisor- Manuel Leija

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an AA/EEO employer that actively recruits and hires a diverse workforce.