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Senior Project Controls Analyst-ESC (San Ramon)

San Ramon, CA, US, 94583

Requisition ID # 25863 

 

Job Category : Business Operations / Strategy 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Gas Operations

Job Location : San Ramon

 

 

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

 

Gas Operations is focused on ensuring the safe and reliable flow of natural gas to our customers. As a whole, Gas Operations is responsible for all aspects of PG&E's gas distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, restoration and emergency response.

Position Summary

 

A senior level analyst position able to work and to provide analytical support on any transmission projects. The Senior Analyst will have excellent computer skills and knowledge of the various tools and software of Project Services Management.

This classification is represented by Engineers & Scientists of California (ESC) and is subject to collective bargaining.

 

Job Responsibilities

 

Job Functions: May perform all the functions of the Journey Project Controls Analyst and in addition:

Project Support Functions Schedule Development and Analysis:

  • Attend, actively participate and at times assist in leading the project and job kick-off and walk down meetings
  • Lead the project team to develop project plans
  • Educate and ensure team members understand and utilize appropriate project accounting. Conduct project status meeting, collect progress data and revise project plan, as needed.
  • Use the schedule plan as the basis for developing, maintaining and controlling the cost plan. Manage project forecast by collecting, coordinating, monitoring and tracking project forecasts from project players, vendors and contractors to ensure that expenditures are within the agreed-upon costs.
  • Provide cost variance explanations to program managers or planners when necessary
  • Work in collaboration with the Project Manager and project team to develop, maintain and control project schedules.
  • Analyze schedule start, completion, and duration variances utilizing the baseline schedule as the approved plan. Identify schedule variance and provide Project Manager with recommendations for corrective actions.

 

Cost Plan Development and Analysis:

  • Analyze and trend cost variances by comparing the current cost plan against the actual cost to date.
  • Forecast costs to completion up to approved or authorized cost budget amount.
  • Identify cost variances and investigate suspicious charges and provide recommendations for corrective action. Analyze and validate actual charges to project orders and notify responsible individual(s) of cost issues; take corrective actions as necessary.
  • Manage controlling orders which may include order creation, order status changes, entry of asset settlement rules, etc. and ensure team members understand and utilize appropriate project accounting.
  • Ensure that responses to budget and cost requests reflect correct project cost information and stakeholders are in concurrence.
  • Create Work Management System Notifications as needed to identify future work and resources.

 

Project Documentation & Reporting:

  • May provide special reports for supervisor or manager upon request.

 

Central Data Management Functions

Data Management

  • Maintain Project Management and Construction Management databases for tracking Operational Metrics.
  • Work with the Project Management Leadership Team to automate data gathering and reporting.
  • Act as the point of contact for Project Management group for any Project Management software (e.g. PMD or CMP) updates or modifications to order groups.
  • Work with the appropriate departments to resolve issues and implement solutions.

 

Quality and Analysis

  • Provides direction and advice to Project Managers on Project Work Breakdown Structure set-up; Target and Performance reporting; and Project Scheduling.
  • Create and maintain Electric Transmission work, in the “SAP Project System” module.

 

System Support

  • Provide technical support for the PMD system, for the Department.
  • Provide computer installation advice to the Department.
  • Act as the Project Management User Rep, for all new project management software developments and enhancements, that impact Project Management work.

 

Special Projects

  • Coordinate, lead, and participate in meetings, and/or task force teams, in regards to accounting issues, system, or process changes, that impacts Project Management.
  • Central Financial Analysis Functions Project Budget & Cycle Forecast Planning:
  • Work with Business Planning in preparing the Annual Budget Plan, for all three Project Management Departments – Electric and Gas Transmission, and Distribution.
  • Document, monitor, and communicate the Budget plan with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Attend all department-related planning meetings, and revise project plan, as needed.
  • Oversee the Budget planning with appropriate software tools (currently in BW, ensuring the PRJ planning version data is properly rolled up to RES.
  • Work with Management Reporting to ensure the PCC rates are accurate and are copied correctly into all planning versions in financial tracking software (SAP/BW).
  • Act as the point of contact, for Project Management, for financial software (BW) and for Budget forecast planning issues. Work with the appropriate departments to resolve issues and implement solutions. 

 

Project Budget & Cycle Forecast Monitoring/Reporting:

  • Set up and maintain SAP Order Groups, and also is responsible to work with Controllers on any process or maintenance changes on the Order Groups
  • Financial and Performance Management:
  • Monitor, analyze and report out on the Department’s Forecasting Performance, with weekly performance reports, utilizing the SAP/BW system and Project Management reporting systems.
  • Analyze financial results on a monthly basis, providing explanations of significant cost drivers to PM Leadership – reports such as the Green-Red Scorecard and Lessons Learned Reports.
  • Create new and maintain existing BW reports, for use with upper Management, and for Project Manager/Analysts, to review forecast performance.

  

Accounting Support:

  • Single point of contact for all Capital Accounting data requests (Various)
  • Coordinate the department responses, for Monthly capital accounting data requests such as Plant in Service Report for projects that are operative
  • Prepare accurate and timing responses to all internal and external accounting/financial data requests, related to T&D project work, including GRC/TO filings to the CPUC.
  • Reviews Project Services work for compliance with accounting standards (e.g. Capital Accounting Standard, GAAP, FASB, FERC and CPUC requirements).
  • Researches and resolves accounting and financial issues, impacting Project Services work.
  • Acts as the Subject Matter Expert on Asset Settlements and the asset management software (e.g. Power Plant).
  • Reviews for accuracy Job Estimates forwarded to the Central Team.

 

            System Support:

  • Act as the User Rep in developing, testing, and troubleshooting technical issues with the financial tracking system (SAP/BW) for the Department.
  • Create new and maintain existing BW reports, for use with upper Management, and for Project Manager/Analysts, to review forecast performance
  • Serves as the Department Hot Line, for resolving technical bugs and systems errors. This involves working with programmers in ISTS; developing and testing solutions; or creating new financial tracking (BW) reports; and communicating resolutions.
  • Develop and provide training on financial tracking software (SAP/BW) to the Department.
  • Act as the Project Management User Rep, for all new project management and financial software (SAP) developments and enhancements, that impact Project Management work.

 

Qualifications

 

Minimum:

 

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or its equivalent in education and experience, Plus 5 years as a Project Controls Analyst; or 7 years PG&E experience in an electric or gas transmission and/or distribution business operations area, business planning, accounting, finance, construction management and/or project management; or 8 years of related experience if hired externally.
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification required.

 

Desired:

 

  • Experience with appropriate software tools, currently SAP Work Management & Project Systems, Unifier, SRM/Ariba, BW, AO, and Primavera P6
  • Project Management, Project Controls, or Construction Management experience
  • Capable of developing & maintaining cost and/or forecast plans
  • Experience in managing contracts, accrual and budget management 
  • Mathematical skills  and strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Analytical, communicative, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience with diverse Programs/Portfolios
  • Risk Management and Earned Value Analysis experience and understanding
  • Experience with (WBS) Work Breakdown Structures
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects with demanding time constraints
  • Demonstrated ability to examine a problem from different perspectives without losing sight of the big picture
  • Demonstrated ability to present findings, make recommendations and influence decisions
  • Successful track record of working collaboratively with teams
  • Ability to deliver on Key Performance Indicators

 

 

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