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Electric Distribution Operations, Supervisor (Location Flexible)

Fresno, CA, US, 93725

Requisition ID # 52588 

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Supervisor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : Alameda; Alta; Angels Camp; Antioch; Auberry; Auburn; Avenal; Avila Beach; Bakersfield; Balch Camp; Bear Valley; Belden; Bellota; Belmont; Benicia; Berkeley; Brentwood; Brisbane; Buellton; Burney; Buttonwillow; Calistoga; Campbell; Canyon Dam; Capitola; Caruthers; Chico; Clearlake; Clovis; Coalinga; Colusa; Concord; Concord; Corcoran; Cottonwood; Cupertino; Daly City; Danville; Davis; Dinuba; Downieville; Dublin; Emeryville; Eureka; Fairfield; Folsom; Fort Bragg; Fortuna; Fremont; French Camp; Fresno; Fresno; Fulton; Garberville; Geyserville; Gilroy; Goodyear; Grass Valley; Guerneville; Half Moon Bay; Hayward; Hinkley; Hollister; Holt; Houston; Huron; Jackson; Kerman; King City; Lakeport; Lemoore; Lincoln; Linden; Livermore; Lodi; Loomis; Los Banos; Lower Lake; Madera; Magalia; Manteca; Manton; Mariposa; Martell; Marysville; Maxwell; Menlo Park; Merced; Meridian; Millbrae; Milpitas; Modesto; Monterey; Montgomery Creek; Morgan Hill; Morro Bay; Moss Landing; Mountain View; Napa; Needles; Newark; Newman; Non-PG&E Non-US Off Shore Work Location; Non-PG&E US Work Location; Novato; Oakdale; Oakhurst; Oakland; Oakley; Olema; Orinda; Orland; Oroville; Palo Alto; Paradise; Parkwood; Paso Robles; Petaluma; Pioneer; Pismo Beach; Pittsburg; Placerville; Pleasant Hill; Point Arena; Potter Valley; Quincy; Rancho Cordova; Red Bluff; Redding; Richmond; Ridgecrest; Rio Vista; Rocklin; Roseville; Round Mountain; Sacramento; Salinas; San Bruno; San Carlos; San Francisco; San Francisco; San Jose; San Luis Obispo; San Mateo; San Rafael; San Ramon; San Ramon; Sanger; Santa Cruz; Santa Maria; Santa Nella; Santa Rosa; Selma; Shaver Lake; Sonoma; Sonora; South San Francisco; Springville; Stockton; Storrie; Taft; Tracy; Turlock; Twain; Ukiah; Vacaville; Vallejo; Walnut Creek; Wasco; Washington; Washington D.C.; Watsonville; West Sacramento; Wheatland; Whitmore; Willits; Willow Creek; Willows; Winters; Woodland; Yuba City


Department Overview

The men and women of Electric Operations ensure the delivery of clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. 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 Operations Distribution Maintenance and Construction leadership manages teams directly or indirectly involved in maintaining or building parts of the service territory distribution grid. Supervisors and Superintendents may oversee teams working projects throughout the services territory.


The Distribution leaders provide safe and reliable electric service while maintaining compliance with the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) General Orders, all safety regulations and other regulatory requirements. The leaders fully implement safety best practices and manage employee’s accountability.


Leaders must ensure full compliance with the Injury & Illness Prevention Program. and travel at least 10% - 50% of time with occasional overnight stays. Location is flexible but Fresno is preferred.


Job Responsibilities

  • Oversees operational activities to ensure safe, efficient, and effective execution of work to meet business priorities.
  • Positively impacts and supports the increased presence of T&D Supervisors in the field.
  • Responsible for providing job packages to contractors, cost forecasts, accruals, documentation, QA, closeout, and invoicing.
  • Supervises a team that includes clerks and other support staff. Supports the execution team and coordination, tracking and reporting progress on the work plan as needed
  • Ensures readiness of work and implements batching strategies to maximize efficiency. Regularly visits work sites (average 15% of time) to monitor progress and employee performance.
  • Manages, assigns and ensures completion of emergent work, i.e. emergency notifications; cases (help tickets); new business work (break-ins). Serves as lead for external customer needs.
  • Supports Service Planning and Engineering to ensure customer commitments are met, including timely and accurate inspections of New Business applicant projects.
  • Receives and addresses customer cases (“help tickets”) with field visits and follow up to ensure resolution.
  • Serves as lead for special assignments including process improvement and technology implementation.
  • Serves as lead for Fleet/Yard/Tools/Materials coordination. Works closely with T&D Supervisors to ensure prudent use of budget for tools, equipment, and rentals. Ensures availability to support construction activities.
  • Identifies and pursues productivity improvements and implements work practices to reduce operating costs while meeting corporate and regulatory compliance requirements. 
  • Reviews operational gaps and provides feedback to appropriate parties (e.g. Estimating, Sourcing, Engineering Standards).
  • Develops and executes action plans to improve employee knowledge and skills. Ensures all training and audit corrective actions are completed on time.
  • Responds to emails/data requests and re-directs requests to other department owners as appropriate.
  • Proactively prepares for company efforts to reduce system risks, including Public Safety Power Shutoff. May serve as Operations Chief in OEC/EOC major emergency activations.
  • Supervises staff, including bargaining unit employees, to accomplish results through recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, and rewards and recognition.



  • High School or GED
  • Experience in technical environment, job-related, 5 years
  • CA Class C License, or equivalen


  • Cluster-Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or job-related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Utility industry experience, electric
  • Experience as Journeyman or higher in Lineman line of progression
  • Ability to work on-call rotation
  • Project management skills. T-300 and Contracting Supervisors must have strong project management skills to oversee larger construction projects.
  • General computer skills in Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Customer services orientation, including communication skills, initiative and problem solving.
  • Knowledge of various bargaining unit contracts.
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold safety standards and participate in continuous process improvement
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams and/or supervising bargaining unit personnel
  • Ability to influence a team to handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Experience using business metrics to motivate and influence performance
  • Extensive leadership skills including developing and conducting presentations to employees and management
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Must be able to travel and work a flexible schedule, including being on call as well as responding to emergencies that may occur throughout our service territory
  • May work outside in remote areas, steep and/or uneven terrain, and inclement weather conditions.


Our Mission

To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

Our Vision

With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climate change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

Our Culture

We put safety first.
We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
We are here to serve our customers.
We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

More About Our Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that 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, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Employee Privacy Notice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. CCPA grants new and far-reaching privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles  job applicants, employees and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information PG&E collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed through the following link: Employee Privacy Notice

PG&E will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with all state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Fresno