Electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal are all utility services provided by the Utilities industry.
Within this area, utility services provided entail various activities depending on the utility: electric power generation, transmission, and distribution; natural gas distribution; steam supply provision and/or distribution; water supply treatment and distribution; sewage removal collection, treatment, and disposal of waste through sewer systems and sewage treatment facilities are all examples of wastewater management.
The utilities industry is one of, if not the most, stable industry for employment. Further, the industry pays higher on average than almost every other industry in the United States. That, coupled with the impact utility workers have on their communities, is why it is one of the best industries to work in. That is also one of the primary reasons that for generations the utilities sector was difficult to break into, or even know that employment opportunities were available. All that has now changed.
In California the utilities sector employs over 300,000 people statewide with a payroll of $20 billion. Over the past decade, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) estimated that the state's electric and gas utilities invested between $64-$80 billion in infrastructure improvements. Many of these investments were used to upgrade or replace existing infrastructure while others were used for new construction projects to accommodate population growth.
California utility investments are increasing from those numbers and thus California utility companies are looking to hire individuals at all levels and with varied skill sets to propel them into the future. If you are looking for utility jobs in California or utility jobs near you, they can be found below:
Due to large investments to update the electric grid, utilize renewable energy resources, ensure water pollution and water availability is secure for the future, and rapid technological advancements have placed utilities in a position where obtaining talented professionals is vital to the future of not only the utility industry, but the future of the country. California’s utilities sector is a large and vital part of the state’s economy, and is home to many major utility companies including:
Despite challenges posed by new technologies and market forces, the industry is well-positioned to continue meeting the needs of Californians for years to come. With some of the largest utilities located in California, it has never been a better time to work in the California utilities industry.