The Senior Engineer, in the Civil/Structural Engineering Section, prepares structural engineering designs, specifications, standards, studies, cost estimates and sound technical recommendations, in support of projects and tasks managed by others within the department or other departments, and is responsible for engineering solutions to solve problems for new facilities and repairs/modifications to existing facilities related to the SDG&E electric transmission/distribution system. This position is in the Substation Projects Team and duties largely are associated with specifications and standards, planning, design, contracting, and construction of substation assets in the SDG&E system. Additional engineering responsibilities may include collaboration and participation in expanded/related electric system design such as transmission, distribution, and site development (cross-training).
Duties and Responsibilities
Oversees and coordinates engineering and economic feasibility studies and cost analyses related to the design, construction and permitting of electric facilities.
Provides leadership and direction to designers, planners, analysts and field personnel.
Provides technical expertise to one or multiple project teams for the evaluation of, and resolution to, engineering problems and designs involving various engineering disciplines.
Gathers data, performs calculations and prepares designs to develop technically sound conclusions, recommendations and results.
Follows up on implementation of recommendations and/or acceptance of conclusions to assess accuracy and/or completeness. Evaluates job requests to determine purpose, scope and requirements. May include the assessment of alternative methods, assessment of outside support requirements, and review of Company, City, State, and Regulatory Agency Codes.
Manages specific capital projects to ensure that they are built to standards, built on time, and within budget. Conducts safety and reliability related incident investigations. Manages and coordinates all activities leading to the successful completion of tasks and small projects including, scoping of project, selection of consultants and/or contractors, cost estimates, budgeting, permitting, design, construction support, material procurement and start-up.
Provides direction to contractors, consultants, Company engineers, technical specialists and the remainder of the project team. Utilizes departmental project control systems to maintain budget and schedule and provide timely status reports to the client.
Interprets state and federal codes, industry standards and Company specifications for clients. Participates in, and provides technical input to, review of proposed changes in regulatory requirements affecting codes and standards. Recommends modifications to Company policy and procedures that reflect regulatory changes.
Develops Company standards, specifications and procedures governing selection, design, application and operation of materials, components and systems which meet Company needs on a long term basis and with optimum economic considerations.
Stays abreast of the latest changes, trends and technological advancements in the industry through attendance at conferences and seminars, continuing education, literature, etc. Maintains familiarity with Company operations to effectively support internal client requests.
Normally works in an office area; however, project assignments may involve extensive field work over an extended period.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in civil or structural engineering is required.
Current California Registration as a professional civil engineer is required.
Minimum of five (5) years of increasingly challenging civil/structural engineering design experience, with 3 years focused in substation design preferred.
A background in civil/structural design is mandatory.
Advanced degree in civil engineering, with an emphasis in structural engineering is desirable.
Steel, concrete, and masonry design experience and construction management experience are highly desirable.
Familiarity with various foundation types, including pads, and drilled piers is preferred.
A career at SDG&E is an opportunity to make an impact. Here, you can be part of leading the way in the energy industry, working alongside outstanding colleagues and giving back to the many communities we serve. We are a company that celebrates people and their unique perspectives. For great benefits to ongoing opportunities for learning and growth, this is where hard work, creativity and commitment come together in a career that will make you proud.