Business System Specialist, Senior – San Ramon

Job Posting Date: June 17, 2017
Requisition #: 54118104-E01
Job Category: Maintenance / Construction / Operations
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Employment Type: Management
Business Unit: Electric Operations
Schedule: Full-time
City: San Ramon
Company

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

Help us change the electric utility industry from the inside! Join a small, high-performing team within Pacific Gas & Electric Company that is working on a portfolio ofexciting and innovative projects to transform the electric grid into a smarter grid. We are seeking an experienced energy business professional to join the Electric Business Technology team. This team is PG&E’s application strategy, enhancement and support teamfor the Electric Transmission and Distribution system. Business Technology team supports over x applications and y users as well as participates in the setting the strategic direction of new innovative solutions PG&E need to operate the grid of the future.This results based candidate will play a crucial role in defining and implementing analytics solutions that will turn concepts into reality.

You will be part of a small and motivated team, working on delivering the next generation of tools to our GridOperators and Engineers using tools based on the OSIsoft Pi technology.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
* Bachelor of Science in a technical discipline (Engineering, Computer Science, etc.)
* 5 years of work experience inelectric utility operations and business processes.

Desired Qualifications:
* Familiarity with tools / applications regularly used by electric distribution system Operators, Operating Engineers, and Planning Engineers: SCADA, Outage ManagementSystem (OMS), Distribution Management System (DMS), Power Flow modeling tools (e.g., CYME), Geographic Information System (GIS), operational data historian (e.g., OSISoft Pi).
* Participation in projects of high complexity at an expert level or in a leadershiprole.
* Knowledge of electric transmission and distribution system concepts and methods such as (MW, MVAR, Volts, Amps, etc.) and how to calculate basic power flow and voltage drop
* Ability to apply project management theories, concepts , methods, bestpractices and techniques
* Leadership, communication and persuasion skills with both office and field colleagues
* Ability to work under pressure and overcome obstacles in a dynamic work environment
* Strong drive for results and continuousimprovement
* Exceptional analytical skills
* Strong verbal / written communication and presentation skills
* Proficiency with Word, Excel, Power Point and MS Project
* Experience in management consulting, project management or productmanagement
* Technical understanding of overall electric operations systems, including electric power systems, distribution automation, planning/design, and distributed control systems and communications
* Current and active California ProfessionalEngineer (PE) license
* Demonstrated ability to develop analytic tools, methods, and frameworks to conduct strategic analyses
* Experience implementing waterfall and agile project management approaches, and the knowledge of when to apply eithertechnique
* Familiarity with SCADA
* Programming and advanced statistical knowledge (Python, SQL, R, SAS, etc.)
* Ability to create supplemental materials such as scope and requirements documents, test plans, training documents etc.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:
* Develop a strong understanding of internal customer needs (grid operators, engineers, construction crews, etc.) and prioritize product features and use cases accordingly.
* Support execution ofElectric Operation’s smart grid and data product roadmap, and serve as department power user of business intelligence platforms.
* Build expertise with internal technology platforms including data historian, SCADA, DMS, smart meter, etc.
* EngagePG&E stakeholders and technology solution end users to understand people, process, and technology components of new technology solutions, to prioritize use cases and product features.
* Manage the relationship with PG&E IT personnel to drive successfulimplementation of pilot solutions that meet defined business requirements.
* Collaborate with other PG&E engineers to identify opportunities to evaluate how to leverage advanced technologies to enhance grid monitoring.

Potential projects:
*PI Historian Foundation Implementation leveraging OSIsoft PI Asset Framework
* Import non SCADA data from various source systems into PI, such as equipment inspection data obtained from Field Crews
* Analyze the asset health of field equipment bycreating tools to analyze load trends and net capacity.
* Determine abnormal situation typology by analyzing circuit load transfers, outages, load curves, and temperature correlation when outages occur.
* Analyze root causes of SCADA Alarms fromcommunication failures, low oil in transformers, etc.
* Identify opportunities to analyze existing datasets and prototype products with end users.

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