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PG&E Corporation | Rocklin, CA
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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 wedeliver 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 knowthat 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 theirquality 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 employerthat 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, protectedveteran 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 Distribution Operations Engineering work atPG&E is a very challenging, but, yet rewarding, and offers summer interns the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop. PG&E has over 3200 distribution feeders, 1200 distribution substation banks, and 275 distribution substations serving over 5 millioncustomers in northern and central California. The distribution system is very diverse, with 4 KV, 12 KV, 17KV, 21 KV, and 34 KV distribution voltages. The distribution system is predominantly a radial system, with a network system serving parts of the SanFrancisco financial district and parts of downtown Oakland. The PG&E service territory stretches over 74,000 square miles.

Position Summary

The Distribution Operations Engineering group is currently looking for two Electrical Engineering SummerInterns with the desire to learn, grow, develop, and are not afraid of challenges and want to have the opportunity to apply electrical engineering power theory in real world applications. One of the Summer Intern positions will be located in our San Luis Obispooffice, and the other will be located in our Rocklin office. The Summer Interns in both locations will essentially focus on very similar tasks associated with the overall quality and data review of our EDPI Scada Historian System, the Cyme-GIS data integrationquality, and some other records review, quality checks, and updates.


Minimum Qualifications:

* Earning a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering (students MUST be continuing education towards degree during and/orafter internship)
* Must have a valid driver's license or obtain one at least 30 days prior to start date.

Desired Qualifications:

* Completed coursework in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in Power Engineering/Power Systems
* EIT or FE certification
* 3.0 GPA or greater in both cumulative GPA and major GPA
* Engineering experience in utilities, municipalities, construction, or engineering consultation
* Ability to work in a team environment and support fellow teammembers
* Strong problem solving and analytical skills
* Strong communication skills, both oral and written
* Takes initiative and can work independently with minimal direction

PG&E typically is unable to provide VISA sponsorshipto students on an F-1, J-1 or other student visa for this position.


The Summer Interns will be introduced to the core DOE responsibilities, which are as follows:

* Provide Distribution Facility Clearance Review/Analysis/and Switching Plan Development
* Perform N-1 Distribution Load at Risk Analysis and Prepare Management Communications
* Monitor/Review Bank & Circuit Peak Loads and Take Actions to Address Overloads
* Monitor/Review Bank & Circuit RealTime Power Factor and Take Actions to Address Poor Power Factor
* Validate Inoperable Critical Operating Equipment and Determine Its Disposition
* Develop Critical Operating Equipment Control Device Settings
* Provide Day-Day Engineering SupportFor Distribution Line, Substation Related Operational Problems, as Well as Any Transmission Line problems that Result in Operational Problems on the Distribution System
* Update Load Flow Models When Permanent Switching, System Re-configuration, and NewDevices are Installed
* Provide Engineering Support for System Emergencies During Normal and After-hours (includes an on-call requirement)
* Prepare Substation Bank and Feeder Loss Studies as Required
* Provide Distribution OperationsEngineering Review and Recommendations for Substation Bank/Equipment Replacement Projects
* Provide Distribution Operations Engineering Support of Power Quality and Voltage Related Issues
* Assist in Providing Reviews to Support the Management ofDistribution System Integrity and Configuration
* Perform Detailed Technical Analysis and Design for the Interconnection of Temporary Primary Generation for Planned and Emergency Needs
* Provide Other Reliability, Protection/Coordination RelatedStudies as Requested
* Provide Operations Engineering Support and Participate in Various Emerging Grid Technology Projects (VVO, PV-Smart Inverter, DERM's, Smart Line Sensors)

About PG&E Corporation

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (Utility) is a public utility operating in northern and central California. Utility engages in the businesses of electricity and natural gas distribution, electricity generation, procurement and transmission, and natural gas procurement, transportation and storage. As of December 31, 2008, the Company served approximately 5.1 million electricity distribution customers and approximately 4.3 million natural gas distribution customers. (Source: 10-K)