California hydro power utility seeks generation civil engineers

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California hydro power utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. seeks applications from candidates for two positions, as power generation civil project engineer and senior power generation civil project engineer.

PG&E (NYSE: PCG) operates the largest privately owned hydroelectric system in the United States including 68 powerhouses, 184 miles of canals, 41 miles of flumes, 135 miles of tunnels, 19 miles of penstock, 99 reservoirs, and 142,000 acres of watershed lands comprising 26 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hydropower licenses. It recently recruited candidates to serve as deputy chief dam safety engineer for dams and related facilities.

It now seeks to fill the two power generation civil project engineer positions, both of which are represented by Engineers and Scientists of California (ESC) Local 20 subject to collective bargaining.

The power generation civil project engineer, No. 50865796, must have mastery of associate-level project engineer skills and duties. The position provides complete engineering and design, project management, and technical support for a wide range of facility safety, asset management, and enterprise risk management involving large capital and expense improvements to hydroelectric generation facilities. Qualifications include a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, a professional engineering license, and demonstrated leadership, knowledge, and ability to perform duties of a journey-level project engineer.

The senior power generation civil project engineer, No. 50865794, reports to PG&E's chief dam safety engineer. The senior civil engineer has a leadership role for power generation, providing technical direction and resolution of facility safety and asset management engineering issues. Qualifications include a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, a professional engineering license, and eight years' experience in civil engineering, design, and construction, with at least five years' experience in generation or heavy industry, including understanding of dam safety issues and regulations.

For information or to apply, see PG&E's Internet site under Under "Find a job," enter the job numbers above in the "keyword" search field.

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