Posted: Apr 30, 2021

Supervisor, Deputy Chief Dam Safety Engineering - Auburn Req#96401

Salary: $122,000.00 - $207,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: May 13, 2021

Department Overview

PG&E’s Power Generation Department manages and operates the largest privately-owned hydroelectric system in the nation. These renewable electric generation resources, located mostly at high elevation in California mountain ranges including the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade mountains include 68 powerhouses, 184 miles of canals, 41 miles of flumes, 135 miles of tunnels, 19 miles of penstocks, 99 reservoirs, and 142,000 acres of watershed lands all covered by 26 operating licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).


Position Summary

Provides direction & oversight of all engineering plant activities for PG&E's Dam facilities and ensures appropriate Engineering leadership and GO staff involvement is utilized to ensure technical quality in all work. Responsible for overseeing Dam Safety Engineers in the Central and Southern area Hydro facilities.



  • Reinforce "Safety First" mindset through actively supporting safety culture changes, local & central safety committees, and personal safety accountability for self & each employee. Ensure safety is incorporated into all work.
  • Works with Project Managers, Business Planners, Strategic Alliance Contract partners, and the Engineering staff, ensure all projects, initiatives, and engineering commitments (scope, schedule, cost, quality, & deliverables) are fully met.
  • Initiates hire, fire, performance evaluation, coach, discipline decisions
  • Has budgetary responsibility for a work group.
  • Ensures overall objectives of the group are met.
  • Ensures daily activity is carried out in accordance with established procedures & guidelines.
  • Represent Management in Bargaining Unit grievances.
  • Provides direct supervision, staffing, training, coaching and mentoring to the Power Generation Engineer.
  • Up to 25% travel to various locations in the Central and Southern area.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • 8 years of experience in the discipline


Desired Qualifications:

  • MBA or Masters degree in Engineering
  • Professional Engineering License
  • 1-3 years of supervisory experience