Senior Project Manager, ESC – San Ramon

Job Posting Date: March 18, 2017
Requisition #: 53988716-E01
Job Category: Project / Program Management
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Employment Type: ESC
Business Unit: Electric Operations
Schedule: Full-time
City: San Ramon

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And wedeliver some of the nation’s cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, ‘Together, Building a Better California’ is not just a slogan. It’s the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We knowthat the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve theirquality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employerthat actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protectedveteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The men and women of Electric Operations ensure thedelivery of safe and reliable electric service to our customers. Electric Operations is responsible for every aspect of PG&E’s electric distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, asset management,business planning, restoration and emergency response.

Position Summary

The Electric Transmission Line Senior Project Manager position requires mastery of the journey level Project Manager job duties, and in addition, under general direction, exercisesjudgment and discretion and is responsible for all aspects of the development and implementation of assigned projects and provides a single point of contact for those projects. Project duration is generally multi-year, requires significant risk management, and mayinclude formal partnering agreements with outside or agency firms. Projects include but are not limited to capacity, reliability, and SCADA projects often requiring CPUC permits.

Assignments will have high visibility, require extensive project managementskills and often require specific discipline and areas of expertise. The successful candidate must be able to travel at least 25% of the time with some overnight stays.

This position is represented by the Engineers and Scientists of California (ESC)subject to collective bargaining.


– Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or its equivalent in education and experience
– Minimum of 8 years of experience in project management, projectcontrols, engineering and/or construction within PG&E or 9 years outside of PG&E
– Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified

– Experience using Microsoft Project and/or Primavera
– Knowledge ofland acquisition, CPUC and environmental permitting and EPC contracting procedures
– Experience managing construction projects
– Experience working in the Utility Industry, preferably Electric Transmission and/or Substation
– Superior ability tointerface with and across supporting organizations
– Excellent communication and presentation skills
– Ability to conduct formal presentations to company officers


– Schedule Development and Analysis.
– Develop and defineproject scope and objectives.
– Establish and lead project team with agreed-upon roles and responsibilities.
– Obtain commitment on detailed work plans including schedule, cost, resource, contingency and communication plans.
– Obtain managementapproval as needed and is responsible for project tracking, analysis and communication of project costs, scope and schedule.
– Ensure project documentation is maintained.
– Manage dates, operations, tasks and scheduling in EPM.
– Ensure allspecialized materials are ordered in a timely manner.
– Manage the integration of vendor tasks and tracks and reviews vendor deliverables.
– Assess project risk and formulate contingency plans to mitigate the risks.
– Implement quality standards,review project deliverables and communicate variances accordingly.
– Identify and communicate lessons learned and incorporate prior lessons learned as best practices into projects.
– Adjust project scope, with project sponsor approval, and schedule asappropriate to accommodate change.
– Identify project performance issues, analyze and address them in a timely manner.
– Effectively complete multiple projects concurrently.
– Represent and promote the project and its contribution to company goals.
– Provide technical and analytical guidance to project team.
– Represent PG&E to government agencies as required for assigned projects.
– Determine that project objectives are achievable.
– Provide guidance to engineering on producing complexrisk and alternative analyses, studies and conceptual designs for presentation to project sponsor.
– Oversee and administers Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) contracts in accordance with the ESC Work Oversight Committee.
– Negotiate third partycontracts, in support of other departments when appropriate.
– Develop and champion company-wide best practices.
– Make presentations to PG&E Officers as appropriate.
– Arbitrate and resolve conflicts within the project.
– Mentor and provideguidance to less experienced project managers.


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