EMF Program Lead, Electrical Engineer Expert

3.4 PG&E Corporation – San Ramon, CA 30+ days ago
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Requisition ID # 1505

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. Its 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

The Applied Technology Services (ATS) organization provides high-value engineering, testing and analysis services and expertise across multiple disciplines to support various company organizations in identifying, diagnosing and solving technical problems. The staff provides consultation and advice to clients to proactively avoid future problems by specifying equipment, materials, and methods that are best practices in the industry. Services include technology demonstrations, inspections, failure analysis, performance assessments, and laboratory and field evaluations of a wide variety of systems essential to supporting a safe, reliable, affordable, and clean utility grid of the future.

Position Summary

This Expert Engineer reports to the Supervisor for the Electrical Testing and Analysis group within ATS. This role will lead the company's Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF) program. As the program lead, the successful candidate will be the primary point of contact to address concerns related to EMF exposure. Additionally, he/she will be responsible for educating and providing the support necessary for all EMF matters throughout PG&E, it's customers, regulators, government officials and/or the general public.

Since the EMF issue emerged as an area of concern in the early 1990's PG&E has had an EMF program. The EMF Program helps PG&E to address customer and employee concern about exposure to electric and magnetic fields in the face of scientific uncertainty of whether or not they have an impact on human health.

Job Responsibilities
  • Perform EMF measurements in the field
  • Respond to customer Inquiries regarding EMF
  • Prepare Field Management Plans for utility construction projects to minimize EMF effects
  • Give EMF presentations to local communities and city governments
  • Provide training to other PG&E employees on EMF
  • Review and stay up to date on the latest EMF scientific research
  • Participate in the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) EMF Program
  • Lead and Provide support for any EMF-related issues at PG&E
  • Continually identify program improvements
  • Work closely with employees and leadership to continue to review and implement EMF policies and procedures, and provide employees with up-to-date information.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Travel required in the position up to 75% of the time.

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or science with an emphasis in a discipline related to assignments
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience (i.e. Transmission Line Engineering, Substation Engineering, Electric Distribution Planning, Electric Transmission Planning)
  • Ability to travel up to 75%
  • Valid Class C California driver's license or the ability to obtain one by day one of employment
  • Professional Engineering (PE) License
  • Experience presenting and speaking to a diverse audiences
  • Strong oral and written communication, interpersonal skills
  • Government/Public relations experience
  • Customer service orientation, adapting to customer needs as appropriate
  • High initiative
  • Broad understanding of engineering concepts, theories, practices, methods, techniques in area of specialty as well as general understanding of other engineering specialties
  • Strong investigative and analytical problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills

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