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Engineer, ESC - DCPP

Requisition ID # 14916 


Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Nuclear Generation

Job Location : Avila Beach






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. It's 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 Engineering Department at Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) is responsible for the design and licensing basis of the plant.  Engineering Department personnel perform the functions of design engineering, system engineering, program engineering, component engineering, reactor engineering and several other specialized engineering functions.  Engineering Department personnel maintain a nuclear safety focus, an operational focus and a quality focus.  Engineering Department personnel manage the configuration of the nuclear power plant and provide the technical conscience function when supporting key stakeholders in other DCPP Departments.


Position Summary

This is an ESC represented exempt classification currently subject to collective bargaining. 


This is a journey-level engineer job that requires mastery of the associate level engineer skills and duties.  You will use independent judgment in applying engineering principles and working with limited supervision.  You will work with operations and maintenance personnel, engineers, outage management, and other business partners in the implementation of scheduled plant work.


Responsibilities beyond those of associate engineer include, but are not limited to: Fulfilling the engineering membership/attendance requirements of the weekly Work Control work schedule review meetings, and supporting engineering adherence to the plant work schedule. 


May be required to fill a rotation in the DCPP Emergency Response Organization (ERO) as necessary.


To obtain and maintain employment and unescorted access at DCPP, you must be able to pass a drug and alcohol screen, a security background check, psychological screen, computer-based training, and be subject to random drug and alcohol screening.


Job Responsibilities

  • Complete assignments of broad scope and complexity, and assignments that require integration of information from a variety of sources.
  • Interact with maintenance personnel, engineers and management on a routine basis to resolve technical issues.
  • Attending weekly Work Control work schedule meetings ("T-week" Meetings) as the Engineering Coordinator.
  • Attending the 0730 Engineering Managers & Supervisor’s meeting daily to relay daily engineering work priorities.
  • Attending the 1500 Plan of the Next Day (POND) meeting to update attendees on engineering work progress.
  • Identifying Outage Coordination Center (OCC) manning requirements for Engineering and scheduling coverage.
  • Supporting Engineering web page maintenance.
  • Assist in implementing Equipment Reliability initiatives and actions.




  • A 4-year BS Degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent as defined in ANSI 3.1-1993 standards
  • A minimum of four years of cumulative experience in engineering and related science or three years as an Associate Engineer (NUC).



  • Demonstrated experience in commercial nuclear power plant engineering.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and SAP
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Previous Maintenance planning experience


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