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Supervisor, Substation Design Drafting – Location Flexible

PG&E Corporation

This is a Full-time position in FRESNO, CA posted June 16, 2021.

Requisition ID # 100960 

Job Category : Engineering / Science; Information Technology; Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Supervisor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Department Overview

The Substation Electric Engineering Services team is responsible for electrical project engineering and design work for PG&E substations. This group is an integral part of the Substation Engineering Services organization which is responsible for the engineering and project management of substation projects. The team is responsible for the following:

• Transmission Substation engineering and design

• Distribution Substation engineering and design

• Technical assistance on feasibility studies

• Technical coordination with Transmission Line Engineering and design

• Technical consultation (project options)

• Project scope, detailed estimates, material lists

• Equipment specifications

• Construction support

• Other activities as needed


Position Summary

The Supervisor of Electric Drafting Services will lead a team of Sr Drafters, Drafters & Field Engineers to deliver quality design products for electric substations in all regions on time and cost efficiently. S/he will be responsible to work collaboratively with the Electrical & Civil Project Engineering and Design team to build a balanced engineering plan to ensure timely submission of As-builts and provide support to the engineering supervisors as well as the field personnel.  In addition, s/he will be responsible for developing, tracking and communicating key performance metrics such as Safety, Project Execution (design quality), Work Plan Achievement (financial project performance), Work Plan Schedule Achievement (meeting project milestones). S/he will lead his/her team in adoption and proficiency of new technologies to better support project success




• 5 years of relevant experience in design Drafting (preferably


• Bachelor degree in Engineering or equivalent experience



• Strong communication (written and verbal), organizational and interpersonal skills

• Knowledge of Transmission or Substation engineering, design and construction experience

• Familiarity with PG&E standards and design processes

• Familiarity with ESC, Local 20 – Labor contract

• Strong MS Office skills: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

• Familiarity with Project scheduling tools: MS Project, Primavera (P6), zClarity



• Supervise and lead a team of 12-18, Design Drafters and Field Engineers.

• Actively promote safe work practices in accordance with PG&E’s strong commitment to Safety.

• Ensure a safe work environment and manage overall safety for the team. Provide open and honest communication of Company objectives and initiatives and coach, mentor and lead staff to ensure that Company and Department vision and goals are well understood, and that team performance supports them.

• Foster greater understanding of the key role that Substation Design Drafting plays in supporting project success (scope, schedule and costs). Promote better understanding of both Project Management and Construction practices to better support project work.

• Remove hurdles that impact project support success.

• Promote accountability of team for quality, financial results and schedule attainment in

support of substation projects through employee engagement, recognition and ongoing coaching.

• Plan and maintain a visible and stable short and long term production schedule by

working closely with his/her Drafting team, the engineering Supervisors, the Project Management team and Substation Construction.

• Make timely and effective decisions regarding internal As-built work and work to be contracted (support ARDI metric).

• Foster teamwork and innovation and embrace and support new technologies to improve performance of team.

• Build a strong team by providing ongoing performance feedback and technical support.

• Assist with the Projectwise document uploads related to project

• Assist with the drawing document control (EE/Civil)

• Support Standards team with updates

• Support gate keeping for Drawing Schedule ( Assign new drawing numbers, new conduit/circuit numbers)

• Assist with CAD manual updates

• support the managing 2D/3D libraries

• Support Station clean-up and OAI

• Support request for SLD & SLM&R updates