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Principal Technical Product Manager

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 44891 

Job Category : Customer Support / Operations 

Job Level : Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : San Francisco


Department Overview

The aim of the Risk and Data Analytics team is to enhance the risk practices of PG&E’s Electric Operation business and thereby address changing external conditions such as climate change. To this end, the Risk and Data Analytics team creates and maintains tools to enable PG&E to close the gap between metrics and electric system performance. These tools provide a multi-layered view of risk across the electric system so that decision-making processes include and empower employees at all levels of the company to manage risk appropriately.


In creating these tools, the team employs a data supported, lean solution process to expand PG&E’s ability to assess and manage risk. The result are assessments and mitigations that are more dynamic, quantitative, and customer-focused, with a multi-layered approach for both short-term and long-term time horizons.


Sample activities include:

  • Interpretation and representation of meteorological data in models that combine a range data sources such as the electric system asset data, vegetation and meteorology
  • Development of computer vision models aimed at accelerating and automating asset inspections processes
  • Predicting electric distribution equipment failure before it occurs allowing for proactive maintenance
  • Supervised and unsupervised machine learning models using Python and Spark, executed on AWS


Position Summary

We are looking for a Principal Technical Product Manager to coordinate projects involving work from one or more of the areas mentioned above. You will have a unique opportunity to develop novel tools and solutions at the forefront of utility industry analytics. In this role you will lead cross functional teams, including data scientists, technology experts, and subject matter experts to develop data driven solutions. It is the perfect role for someone who would like to continue to build upon their professional experience and gain a comprehensive view of the nation’s most advance smart grid.


Job Responsibilities


Project Management

  • Define users’ problem statements, use cases, and functional requirements
  • Development of prioritized project plans and resource allocation needs
  • Facilitate on-time project completion by codifying roles and responsibilities commitments
  • Coordinate and conduct agile/scrum sprint events and cycles as appropriate for the project
  • Identification of project risks, followed by development of contingency plans
  • Solve and document roadblocks the project team faces as part of continuous improvement efforts
  • Conduct user testing sessions as part of an iterative development process
  • Craft regular updates to leadership on project status, successes, and learnings
  • Promote a continuous improvement mindset by conducting after action reviews and sharing learnings
  • Work closely with the Electric and IT leadership teams to identify areas ways to collaborate and meet business objectives


Cross-Line of Business Engagement with Teams, Senior Leaders, and Regulators

  • Develop materials for, and lead presentations to, senior leadership
  • Understand and effectively communicate how individual projects fit into a broad strategic landscape
  • Partner with internal clients to advance business processes, based on analytical findings
  • Support the development of external communications explaining PG&E’s analytical capabilities, current project portfolio, vision for the future, and relevant policy positions
  • Work with team leadership to continually improve analytics at PG&E via demonstrations, mentoring, disseminating best practices, etc.




  • BA/BS or equivalent experience in appropriate technical discipline (computer science, engineering, applied sciences, mathematics, statistics, econometrics or similar quantitatively focused subject areas)
  • 10+ years of related experience or equivalent
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills



  • Project Management certifications (Agile, Lean Six Sigma, PMP, etc.)
  • Advanced degree in appropriate technical discipline (computer science, engineering, applied sciences, mathematics, statistics, econometrics or similar quantitatively focused subject areas)
  • Proven ability to translate business desires into technical requirements
  • History of working on complex multi-stage projects with a diverse team
  • Demonstrated commitment to teamwork and enabling others
  • Experience with relevant project management tools (Jira, Asana, etc.), version control tools (Git, Bitbucket. etc.), data science and machine learning tools/infrastructure (AWS suite of products, Jupyter, etc.), and methodologies (Agile, Design thinking, Kanban, etc.)”
  • Involvement or strong interest in the energy/clean tech industry
  • Expressed interest in learning, experimentation, and incorporation of new techniques
  • Ability to adapt to and improve existing processes

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.

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: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland