Saturday , January 28 2023

California Energy Commission Internship – Utilities Engineer

Website California Energy Commission

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Energy Resources Specialist III (Supervisory), the incumbent supports interdisciplinary teams focused on the development and deployment of technologies for the CEC’s Energy Research & Development Division’s (ERDD) research programs. The incumbent works under the guidance of the Senior Engineer Team Lead and is part of an integrated technical team that is evaluating and managing new and emerging technologies that will help California meet the future carbon neutral energy system goals while maintaining reliability while also remaining resilient to climate variations and threats such as wildfires, earthquakes, floods, and other challenges to the energy infrastructure. The incumbent performs mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering work in the evaluation, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of emerging electrical or NG energy technology systems designed to improve the operations of the California Utility Grid or to assist in the integration of higher concentrations of renewables and distributed energy resources. Conducts investigations and prepares reports involving engineering economics work which includes studies of capital costs, financial structure, depreciation, physical plant inspections, valuations, revenues, and expenses as they pertain to the ensuring the reliability, resiliency and safety of the utility grid and end customer systems that are connected to the utility grid on both the utility side and the customer side of the utility meter. The incumbent manages research projects that may include advanced energy storage technologies, vehicle/grid integration, clean energy microgrids, and other evolving technologies that may support grid reliability given increased renewable penetration and ensure energy services to critical facilities.  The incumbent may also manage projects that address the future needs of the electric grid. The incumbent may also manage research efforts in the decarbonization of the California gas pipeline system and oversee efforts to evaluate and develop solutions that will result in a carbon neutral system by 2045. The incumbent helps the CEC complete time critical research that will help ensure the future energy systems are clean, reliable, equitable and safe. The incumbent may also conduct analysis on the data collected through these research grants to inform future research grant investments.


Job Requirements:

If submitting your completed application packages by mail or in-person, you must include the following: 1) eligibility (list, transfer, reinstatement, SROA/Surplus, etc.), 2) JC-255546, 3) RPA 330-322 in the “Explanation Section” of the State Examination/Employment Application (STD. 678), and 4) an original signature. Electronic submittal of application package through CalCareers ( is preferred.

Do not include any confidential information within your application package i.e. Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, age, exam results/scores, Limited Examination Appointment Program (LEAP) status, disability information, etc.

Include unofficial transcripts and/or degrees within your application package if you are applying for a classification with an educational requirement on which you are basing your eligibility on. If hired, you may be required to provide official transcripts and/or original degree.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a STD. 678. All applications must include: “to” and “from” dates (month/day/year); time base (full-time/part-time/number of hours per week/month); and civil service class titles where applicable.

Job Details:

Company: California Energy Commission

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: San Diego, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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