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Vegetation Management Work Verification Supervisor - North Coast and Central Valley

Santa Rosa, CA, US, 95401

Requisition ID # 91820 

Job Category : Project / Program Management 

Job Level : Supervisor

Business Unit: Wildfire Risk

Job Location : Bakersfield; Eureka; Fresno; Willits

 

Department Overview

The Wildfire Risk Organization is responsible for assisting the company to act decisively and transparently to prevent fires of consequence from being caused by our equipment.  The organization will develop objectives to 1) prevent fires of consequence originating from our equipment; 2) meet all commitments outlined in our 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Plan; 3) continue to foster trusted relationships with key stakeholders; and 4) Develop consistent processes and work standards through the implementation of the Lean Operating System for sustainable operations going into 2022 and beyond.

 

Position Summary

Leads work verification staff to ensure public safety, electric reliability and regulatory compliance with state and federal vegetation management rules. Serves as a subject matter expert, provides guidance and influence, and acts as an external leader in the industry on regulatory issues and market strategies. Partners with vegetation management operation and public entities to monitor and manage vegetation proximity to PG&E assets to ensure system reliability and safety objectives.

 

Available positions are planned for the following areas:

Central Valley Region - Fresno, Bakersfield

North Coast Region - Willits, Eureka

 

These locations may be subject to change due to business needs, but available locations will be in the PG&E service territory.

 

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Leads a work verification team in an area of the service territory to perform quality audits of the vegetation management team. Operates under general standards set by the Manager and makes short & long term decisions at local level that align with department strategy. Escalates major events like fire, safety or a violation to Manager
  • Provides oversight and mentors assigned Work Verification Inspectors
  • Deals with moderately complex and difficult issues with customers and public entities escalated from subordinates. May speak/present to external entities such as city councils, governmental agencies and community groups, representing PG&E’s position regarding sensitive vegetation issues. Seeks resolutions that balance the customer and business needs
  • Oversees work verification inspections and recommended actions. Ensures checks, audits, inspections of contractor work are completed regularly and corrective action is recommended and implemented to ensure regulatory compliance, safety and reliability
  • Develops and executes project plans and ensures work is on track. Develops performance measures for team. Ensures local performance measures and tactics align with the whole department. Collaborates with department managers on overall department goals for annual and longer term
  • Develops own area forecast and associated budget; updates on monthly basis and provides to the Vegetation Planning group for consolidation and reporting. Monitors expenses and reports on actuals vs. budget. Explain variances to manager Creates new and/or manages existing data models for work forecasting
  • Leads performance improvement teams across Work Verification and continually seeks and recommends opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Collaborates with and influences both internal and external contacts & stakeholders of various levels on issues and developments affecting vegetation management for the company and/or industry. Serves as a subject matter expert, participating in projects or initiatives to positively affect pending legislation or rule making by local, state or federal agencies such as CalFIre, CalTrans, USFS, Park Service. Active in the utility arborist association to influence standards across the industry and may lead large statewide efforts on behalf of PG&E to resolve issues and conflicts or to educate other parties
  • Coaches Work Verification team participating in regulatory and/or industry forums, public hearings or legal proceedings. May provide expert witness testimony in the more high program and coordinate activities for whole department
  • Oversees and reviews the development of new or revised scopes of work for work verification contractors to ensure compliance standards and deliverables are established
  • Reviews budget forecasts and business cases for new, non-routine work related to special initiatives such as public safety, reliability, reclamation or timber harvest plans. Submits to Manager for approval

 

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or job-related discipline or equivalent experience
  • 7 years of related experience with at least 5 years in a leadership role, team leader or project leader
  • CA Class C License, or equivalent

 

Desired:

  • ISA-International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist Utility Specialist certification
  • PMI-Project Management Institute PMP-Project Management Professional certification
  • PMI-Project Management Institute PMP-Project Management Professional certification
  • Strong knowledge of forestry and/or utility vegetation management concepts, methods and techniques
  • Broad knowledge of current utility and energy industry, economic and social & political issues, trends and business drivers
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills
  • Adaptability to work within a heavily regulated environment
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to communicate findings and recommendations to various levels of management
  • Influence and negotiation skills, tact and diplomacy and political acumen to navigate sensitive customer/public issues
  • TRAQ certification
  • Knowledge or experience in quality assurance and quality control programs

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.

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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.

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Nearest Major Market: Santa Rosa
Nearest Secondary Market: Petaluma