Senior Engineer (#22-63999)

San Diego Gas & Electric
Job Description

SDG&E is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by providing its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).

Our highly trained and responsive employees with their diverse skills, talents and ideas are the reason we can deliver on our commitment and are building America’s best energy company. They are also the reason why we have been recognized with the industry’s most coveted awards. Our employees undertake challenging work, and receive highly competitive compensation and benefits. As one of the region’s largest employers, we’re always searching for talented and bright people to join our team. After all, it takes the best to build the best. Learn more about benefits HERE.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of SDG&E. Empowering our employees to be their whole selves at work is our competitive advantage. This is where new ideas come from and meaningful collaboration gets an authentic start. By bringing together people with different perspectives, diverse backgrounds and real commitment to their own individuality, we have built a stronger business. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion HERE

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Primary Purpose:

Normally designated as a lead engineer, particularly focused on advanced clean technologies, such as energy storage, microgrids and distributed resource management systems. As such, provides work direction to subordinate engineers and/or acts as a project leader over the more complex or major engineering projects and/or studies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership/direction for major or complex engineering and construction projects and/or studies, particularly for advanced clean technologies, such as energy storage, microgrids and distributed resource management systems; may serve as cognizant discipline engineer.
  • Conducts complex engineering studies which require advanced knowledge within the assigned discipline.
  • Provides coordination, monitor progress, interpret results and ensure timely completion of assignments.
  • Identifies actual or potential problem areas and develop corrective actions to be taken.
  • Provides leadership, technical advice, training and guidance to lower level engineers as well as clerical, technical and operating personnel; may participate in the selection, hiring and promotion of subordinate personnel.
  • Recommends new and improved practices and procedures related to their assigned area.
  • Keeps informed of technical developments, industry codes and safety and/or regulatory requirements which have impact upon the respective engineering discipline.
  • May be required to testify at regulatory meetings.
  • Represents the Company/industry as a member of outside engineering/standards organizations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Bachelor’s degree in a recognized engineering discipline.
  • 5+ A minimum of five years of engineering experience is required.
  • Must be thoroughly knowledgeable in more advanced engineering concepts, preferably for advanced clean technologies, such as energy storage, microgrids and distributed resource management systems.
  • Uses a high degree of ingenuity, analytical ability and judgment in identifying problems and impacts of complex engineering studies.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Registration as a professional engineer is required.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.