Business Architect, Expert

Job Posting Date: October 6, 2017
Requisition #: 54165999-E02
Job Category: Information Technology
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Employment Type: Management
Business Unit: Information Technology and Supply Chain
Schedule: Full-time
City: San Francisco

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

IT Corporate Services Technology organizationprovides IT support to PG&E’s Safety & Shared Services, Work Management, Sourcing, Supply Chain, Finance, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs and HR organizations. We are part of the Business Technology (IT BT) organization partnering with our business clients todeliver outstanding IT support to achieve PG&E’s business objectives. We maintain and manage technologies and delivery projects for the Shared Services, Finance, and HR organizations

Position Summary

This position of SAP EAM Business Architect iswithin the IT BT Corporate Services team and is an integral strategic partner and business liaison that develops and maintain business architecture of SAP EAM area across all the lines of business. Business Architect will partner with business leads, analysts, andtechnology and information architects to create standardized business process model, activity diagrams; provided functional expertise in development of long term application and information portfolios.

The SAP EAM Business Architect builds and maintainsrelationships with the Asset Management Line of Business and internal IT Teams responsible for EAM solution delivery at all levels for planning, project scope definition, technology solution, future roadmap and overall customer satisfaction.


* B.A./B.S. degree or equivalent work experience in computer science, business administration or other relevant field
* Extensive knowledge of SAP EAM functionality
* Demonstrated experience of 7 or more yearsin leading and delivering SAP EAM technologies and solutions
* Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a collaborative environment and interact with all levels of management within the Business and IT
*Demonstrated ability and influence to effectively navigate complex organizational, process, technical and political challenges
* Ability to foster a work environment in which individuals collaborate in pursuit of a common mission and mutual goals
*Competency in taking board view when approaching issues using a global lens

* M.S. or M.B.A. degree in computer science
* Experience in Utility Industry
* Experience in SAP PS, PPM and Supply Chain modules
* Experience inmanagement of specialized, high impact, and complex projects, systems, and teams
* Experience in managing cloud/SAAS solutions
* Utility industry experience
* Extensive knowledge of process improvement techniques


* The candidate will be responsible for architecting, designing, developing and supporting business solutions leveraging the latest versions of SAP EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) and related products.
* Define solutiondesign practices and standards that link back to SAP best practices. Maintain an awareness of SAP standard functionality, best practices, and SAP trends and directions
* Recommend implementation strategies that are aligned with the company’s business strategyand are consistent with SAP’s enterprise architecture and future product road map
* Develops proof of concepts to demonstrate proposed technical solutions.
* Experience in creating technology strategies, roadmaps, and reference architectures taking intoconsideration innovation and optimization
* Translates business goals into appropriate solutions while assessing feasibility and optimization of the solution. Participates in the development of cost/benefit analysis.
* Develops models that define anddepict the business strategy, governance, organization, and key business processes.
* Leads and provides guidance to the team on walkthroughs of processes and identification of gaps in controls.
* Defines and documents business requirements for complexsystem development or testing.
* Develops and maintains working relationships with a diverse group of business, functional and technical teams.

Key Focus Item:

* Re-architect SAP EAM landscape to enable mobile, analytics andscheduling/dispatch delivery teams

Team Support and Management
* Understand issues within the team to delivering the technology solutions appropriate for the EAM technology space
* Meet with clients and key stakeholders on a regular basis toensure technology solution delivery is appropriate to business requirements / need and is delivered with high quality
* Drive continuous process improvements

* Provide budget estimates for Business Cases and Technologyinitiatives

* This Job Requirement is a foundational job requirement and value shared by all IT employees 100% of the time.
* Actively understand, practice and live our PG&E Safety Pledge and know and keep up to date on allapplicable safety rules and requirements
* Ensure completion of all company and Corporate Services related safety training
* Report safety issues completely and on a timely basis.
* Encourage and support an environment of continuous safety and healthimprovement
* Encourage and support an open and positive environment of learning form ‘near misses’.


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