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Senior Labor Relations Specialist

Walnut Creek, CA, US, 94598

Requisition ID # 56851 

Job Category : Human Resources 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Human Resources

Job Location : Sacramento; Santa Rosa

Department Overview

The Labor Relations Department provides labor relations support in the areas of negotiations, contract interpretation, grievance administration, performance management consultation, and management of Company/Union relationships. Over 13,000 of PG&E's employees are represented by three labor unions.


Position Summary

The Senior Labor Relations Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day operations of labor administration which includes grievance handling through the third step of the grievance procedure. This position also provides consultation on contract administration, disciplinary process, and providing consistent, timely and accurate advice to supervisors, managers and directors. The position negotiates local agreements and provides labor related training to supervisors as appropriate. The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills and will also have strong analytical, organizational, and consulting skills. The ideal candidate will also have experience in researching, compiling and analyzing data and presenting findings.


This position will be primarily based out of your home office with 20% travel as required to meet with assigned Line of Business clients within PG&E’s service territory (Central & Northern California).


Job Responsibilities 

  • Consult at first step of grievance procedure with supervisor
  • Coordinate and manage second step of the grievance procedure (Local Investigating Committee) Responsible for researching, investigating and answering grievances.
  • Manage joint committee, negotiate settlements and write Local Investigating Report for referral to next step of the grievance procedure
  • Participate in third step of grievance procedure
  • Acts as expert on the Labor Agreements. Provides timely and accurate advice on contracts interpretation to supervisors, superintendents, managers and directors.
  • Researches and makes recommendations to supervisors on performance management and disciplinary action for bargaining unit employees.
  • Negotiates local letters of agreement as delegated by Labor Agreements
  • Participates on Labor-Management Committees
  • Delivers technical training on Labor Relations and the Collective Bargaining Agreements for supervisors/superintendents/managers.
  • Responsible for implementation of negotiated ad hoc agreements, including administration of bargaining unit displacement procedures,
  • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with department leaders and Union Representatives.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business with HR emphasis, or related field or equivalent work experience
  • 4 years’ experience in Labor Relations/Industrial Relations or related HR experience  


  • MS or MA in Labor Relations, Industrial Relations or Human Resources PHR/SPHR
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to build and maintain working relationships
  • Ability to research, compile and analyze data and present findings

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.