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Quality Verification Expert T-Line South ( Flexible Location)

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 40803 

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : San Francisco


Position Summary

The Electric Quality Control (QC) Specialist conducts field assessments on PG&E’s electric transmission, substation, and distribution facilities to improve reliability by performing quality verification activities.


These work assessments may focus on verifying the quality of:

  • Transmission Line (T-Line) inspection activities in accordance with Electric Transmission Preventive Maintenance Manual TD-1001M, CPUC G.O 165, NERC Standard FAC-501-WECC
  • Construction work performed by construction crews in conjunction with emergency and planned Line Corrective (LC notifications to ensure facilities are repaired/constructed per the requirements of PG&E Construction Standards and CPUC G.O. 95. Ensure accuracy and completion of construction documentation and proper order closure.
  • Ability to travel within the PG&E service territory
  • Perform quality verification of inspections performed for T-Line prior to CPUC, CAISO, WECC audits
  • Serve as Company liaisons to external regulatory agencies (CPUC, CAISO, WECC, NERC)
  • Overhead (OH) and underground (UG) inspections as required by CPUC 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 and CPUC G.O. 95 and 128.
  • Compliance and construction supervisors completed work verifications of the inspectors and crews completed work.
  • Construction jobs, the associated documentation and proper order closure.


Job Responsibilities


  • Works independently, utilizing advanced knowledge of electric utility regulatory standards including FERC, NERC, WECC, CAISO and CPUC general orders to complete deep reviews and analysis of maintenance construction work.
  • Considered a technical expert in transmission, or distribution line and regularly referenced by the LOB
  • Provides comprehensive recommendations for leadership.
  • Partners with PG&E internal 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. Handles questions regarding more complex verification situations.  Acts as a technical resource for Compliance, T-Line and Construction field supervisors.
  • Validates quality of completed work by maintenance and construction crews and compliance inspectors using advanced knowledge of maintenance and construction standards and CPUC general orders.  Leads cross-functional 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.
  • 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.
  • Establishes new processes for emergent quality control audit requests
  • Facilitates updates to Call book with new calls that requires research of FERC, WECC, NERC, CAISO, and CPUC General Orders and maintenance and Construction Standards
  • Conduct quality control audits in Divisions where a Specialist has vacated
  • Trains all electric lines of business on all PG&E maintenance and construction and inspection standards
  • Leads safety discussions in the field or service centers with Electric Transmission Superintendents, Supervisors, Crew Foremen, Crews, QA Specialist line crews, Compliance Inspectors, and supervisors
  • Interfaces with Senior Leadership to discuss audit scope and relevant audit results.






High School Diploma or GED

7 years of relevant experience in engineering, manufacturing, construction, field maintenance operations, or related electric utility experience Utility industry experience

Valid CA Driver’s License

Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW)



Bachelor’s Degree in job-related discipline or equivalent experience

A minimum of five years of current technical experience as a journeyman electrician or higher AND working with and interpreting technical documents, drawings, and diagrams

Excellent communication skills

Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

Broad knowledge of General Orders 165, 95 and 128.

Thorough knowledge of the Electric Distribution Preventive Maintenance Program

Thorough knowledge of the requirements of the OH and UG Construction Manual.

Proficient data analysis and reporting skills.

Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.

Teamwork and collaboration skills.

General knowledge of root cause investigation methods and techniques.

Good communication skills. 

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.