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Director, Transmission and Substation Asset Strategy

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 29498 


Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Director/Chief

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : San Francisco; San Ramon


Department Overview


This organization aligns overall Transmission and Substation asset strategies. This centralized, risk-informed approach better allows us to manage assets, system health, performance and prioritization. This organization leverages lessons learned with the wildfire inspections and uses them to inform key asset management decisions.


Position Summary


Responsible for planning, reliability, asset investment and data management policies and decisions and system architecture of the electric Transmission and Substation system to meet safety, reliability and affordability targets. Responsible for determining capital investment levels for PG&E's electric system in close collaboration with multiple PG&E departments and consistent with external regulatory and policy drivers to achieve targeted performance levels.


Job Responsibilities


  • Facilitate the creation of inspection program technical basis documents for Transmission and Substation assets
  • Develop asset management plans that cover all aspects of the electric system
  • Assess transmission and substation asset inspection results and incorporate into asset management plans 
  • Execution of asset management policies and programs including determination of equipment replacement and maintenance schedules as well as development of new equipment requirements.
  • Responsible for risk identification, and risk mitigation approaches to effectively design in safety and compliance, while simplifying work readiness, work execution and enabling effective record keeping.
  • Leads execution of system designs and assets, repair, and replacement strategies to fully integrate energy resources to enable business strategies and investment decisions to achieve safety, reliability, and affordability targets.
  • Leads complex analysis of all aspects of the electric system in compliance with State established and regulated standards
  • Leads and /or oversees application of risk management concepts beyond current regulatory requirements Implements integrity assessment of system.
  • Sponsors projects to assess and improve the integrity of the electric system. Reviews and approves proposals for capital projects and initiatives to upgrade/improve the electric system.
  • Understands, considers and anticipates the customer needs.  Ensure customer needs and expectations are met with current and future service and projects.
  • Ensure alignment within Electric Operations and is responsible to cascade expectations throughout organization.
  • Develops operating plans and performance metrics for the department.  Develops strategy, goals and objectives that are aligned with the needs of internal clients and support the Electric Operations strategy.
  • Partners with the stakeholders to develop long term strategies and actions for asset management, risk assessment and mitigation and community wildfire safety program. Oversees execution of asset strategy management, Risk Assessment and Mitigation Plans, System Safety Action Plans, and Compliance actions.
  • Accountable to create and lead a safety culture organization that empowers employees to speak up and ensure safety is always their number one priority. 
  • Leads and /or oversees application of risk management concepts beyond current regulatory requirements Implements integrity assessment of system.
  • Explores and approves projects and/or services to pursue to achieve forecasts and long-term plans.
  • Manages staff to accomplish results through effective recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, and rewards and recognition.


Leadership Qualities
PG&E expects its leaders to conduct themselves with the highest ethics and integrity and to embody specific leadership qualities.
Strategic Mindset

  • Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.
  • Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.

A Leader in the Community and Industry

  • Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
  • Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

Demonstrates Safety Leadership

  • A safety champion in words and deeds with respect to both employee and public safety.
  • Maintaining an environment of open dialog and free of retaliation.

Influences and Inspires

  • Using various- communications that convey a clear understanding of the needs of different audiences.
  • Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related dynamics.

Optimizes Team Performance

  • Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Creating a climate where people are developed and motivated to do their best to help the organization.

Values Diversity and Creates Inclusion

  • Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.

Fiscally Responsible

  • Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.
  • Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

Leads Ethically and in a Compliant Manner

  • Sponsoring and sustaining a high integrity speak-up corporate culture which prioritizes ethics, safety and compliance.
  • Building on necessary level of industry, company and subject-matter expertise, including laws and regulations.

Provides a High Level of Customer Service

  • Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.


Background Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering-Electrical or job-related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in Asset Management and Analytics
  • Experience in Risk Management and Probabilistic analysis


  • MBA
  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer in the State of California
  • Practical application of modern data analytics techniques
  • Knowledge of industry relevant best practices and trends
  • Industry association engagement
  • Certification in Asset Management Disciplines
  • Knowledge of electric system operations and engineering principles.
  • Knowledge of electric state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Competency in understanding of risk management and safety concepts, methods and practices.
  • Competency in process improvement knowledge and skill including ability to identify issues and opportunities.
  • Competency in leadership and collaboration skills to forge alignment and relationships to accomplish results.
  • Competency in planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
  • Competency in providing direction, delegating and removing obstacles to get work done.
  • Competency in creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
  • Competency is using compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.
  • Competency in making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
  • Competency in business acumen and financial planning and budgeting.
  • Competency in strategic decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Competency in excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively influence and present to senior management.
  • Competency in change management knowledge and skill in addition to ability to take initiative and drive results. Strong results-orientated principles.
  • Knowledge of industry relevant best practices and trends.
  • Knowledge of regulatory and litigation processes as needed to perform at the job level.
  • Knowledge of electric operations processes, procedures, methodologies, and regulatory issues as needed to perform at the job level.
  • Competency in interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decision.
  • Competency in creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.


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 climage 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.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland