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Electric Quality Control Specialist, Expert (Location Flexible)

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 21115 

 

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

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

 

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 we deliver 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 know that 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 their quality 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 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.

 

Department Overview

The Electric Asset Management, Compliance, Quality, and Vegetation Management Organization provides oversight of compliance activities within Electric Operations.  This includes ensuring that all compliance requirements are known, there are documented processes and controls, controls are tested and effective, and that evidence of compliance exists.  The department is the primary liaison with external regulators (NERC/WECC, CPUC, CAISO, etc.), manages new and changing requirements, regulatory audits, incident reporting and review, and customer complaints.  The department is responsible for implementing the Compliance Maturity Model and leading compliance improvement initiatives.

 

Position Summary

The Electric Quality Control (QC) Specialist conducts field assessments on PG&E’s electric transmission line and substation facilities. These work assessments focus on verifying the quality of:

 

  • Overhead (OH) and underground (UG) inspections as required by GO 165.
  • Construction work performed by division construction crews in conjunction with emergency and planned Electric Corrective (EC) notifications to ensure facilities are repaired/constructed per the requirements of PG&E Construction Standards
  • PS&R and construction supervisors completed work verification of the inspectors
  • Ability to travel 50% of time within the PG&E service territory

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Works independently, utilizing advanced knowledge of electric utility regulatory general orders to complete deep reviews and analysis of the construction work, uncovers complex findings and root causes and prepare comprehensive recommendations for leadership.
  • Partners with division leaders on identifying root causes, trends, process improvements and in implementing solutions.
  • Provides assistance and coaching to lower level peers, including on the job training for new Senior Specialists. May handle questions regarding more complex verification situations. Acts as a technical resource for PS&R and construction field supervisors.
  • Validates quality of completed work by construction crews and compliance inspectors using advanced knowledge of construction standards and general orders. Leads cross-division special projects or initiatives. Is the go-to lead and subject-matter expert.
  • Facilitates post verification review meetings. Summarizes and presents complex findings to leaders. Uses advanced communication skills to determine appropriate content for target audience. Conveys findings and recommendations seeking buy in on recommendations. Develops new methods for communicating issues, concerns and best practices.
  • Performs additional audit, quality control and/or validation activities to support compliance with GO 165, 95 and 128 or to support other regulatory audit requirements.
  • Understands, demonstrates and coaches lower level peers on all company and regulatory safety practices and requirements.
  • Responsible for resolving gaps between external requirements and internal standards.
  • Establish new processes for emergent quality control audit requests
  • Lead tailboard discussions with Compliance Inspectors and Construction Crews within all divisions
  • Facilitates updates to Call book with new calls that requires research of General Orders and Construction Standards
  • Conduct quality control audits in Divisions where a Specialist has vacated

 

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Seven (7) years of total relevant experience
  • Valid CA Driver’s License
  • Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW)
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time within the PG&E service territory

Desired:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in job-related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Advanced knowledge of General Orders 165, 95 and 128
  • Excellent understanding of the Electric Distribution Preventive Maintenance Program
  • Advanced knowledge of the requirements of the OH and UG Construction Manual
  • Strong data analysis and reporting skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word skills. Proficiency with PowerPoint
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Broad knowledge of root cause investigation methods and techniques
  • Previous PG&E experience as a Compliance Inspector, Journey Lineman, Field Engineer Technician, M&C Coordinator, Quality Auditor

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.

Company
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

EEO
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