Senior Engineer – Civil/Structural

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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As part of the Civil/Structural Engineering Transmission Projects Team, the Senior Engineer prepares structural engineering designs, specifications, standards, studies, cost estimates and sound technical recommendations, in support of projects and tasks within the department or other departments. The Senior Engineer is responsible for engineering solutions to solve challenges for new facilities and to design repairs/modifications to existing facilities related to the SDG&E electric transmission system.

  • Provides technical expertise to one or multiple project teams for the evaluation of, and resolution to, Civil/Structural engineering problems and designs involving various engineering disciplines.
  • Manages specific capital projects to ensure that they are built to standards, on schedule, and within budget. Manages and coordinates all Civil/Structural Engineering activities leading to the successful completion of tasks and small projects including, scoping of project, selection of consultants and/or contractors, proposal review, cost estimates, budgeting, design, material procurement, construction support, and project close-out.
  • Gathers data, performs calculations and prepares designs to develop technically sound solutions, recommendations and results.
  • Develops Company standards, specifications and procedures governing selection, design, construction and maintenance of structural components and systems which meet Company needs on a long term basis and with optimum economic considerations.
  • Oversees and coordinates engineering and economic feasibility studies and cost analyses related to the design, construction and permitting of structural electric facilities.
  • Provides leadership and coordinates with other SDG&E engineers, designers, project management teams, other lines of business, and field personnel.
  • 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.
  • Provides direction to contractors, consultants, Company engineers, vendors 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.
  • Stays abreast of the latest changes, trends and technological advancements in the industry through attendance of conferences and seminars, continuing education, literature, etc.  Maintains familiarity with Company operations to effectively support internal client requests.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Normally works in an office environment; however, project assignments may involve periodic field work and job visits.


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or structural engineering is required.
  • An advanced degree in civil engineering, with an emphasis in structural engineering is desirable.
  • Registration as a professional civil engineer in the state of California is required.  Registration with an out-of-state license is acceptable if it is reciprocal to California and if a full California professional civil engineering license can be granted within 1 ½ years of position appointment.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of increasingly challenging civil/structural engineering design experience, with 3 years focused in electrical transmission or distribution design preferred.
  • A background in civil/structural design is mandatory.  Steel, concrete, and masonry design experience and construction management experience is highly desirable.  Familiarity with various foundation types, including pads, drilled piers, and micropiles is preferred.
  • AUTOCAD, PLS-CADD, and MFAD experience is preferred.


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.