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. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000
employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to
15 million people in Northern and Central California.
PG&E is one of America's largest and most respected utilities proudly delivering some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers. We are planning for the future by exploring new technologies that harvest energy from the sun, wind, ocean waves, tidal currents, geothermal, and agricultural waste. On average, more than half of the electricity we deliver to customers comes from sources that emit no CO2, and an increasing amount comes from renewable sources of electricity.
The Power Generation's Project Management Department is responsible for managing major design/construction projects in PG&E's non-nuclear power generation facilities, which is mostly hydroelectric systems, but also includes fossil generation as well as solar and soon, wind. PG&E operates the largest privately-owned hydroelectric system in the nation.
This is a senior-level Project Manager who has demonstrated mastery of the Journey Project Manager job duties. In this role, people and other resources are managed indirectly as a part of a project team. The Senior-Level Project Manager is responsible for leading all aspects of the development and implementation of assigned projects, and/or water rights management as assigned. Multiple projects are managed simultaneously, with a range of moderate to high complexity. Project duration is generally multi-year, requires significant risk management, and may include formal partnering agreements with outside firms. The complexity, budget, range of internal and external entities involved, and risk to the company increase as an employee gains more experience and expertise. The position requires an extensive knowledge of the power generation or heavy industry; extensive project management skills; extensive contract management skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and sound judgment to independently resolve complex problems with only general direction. Represents and promotes assigned projects and their contribution to company goals. Responsibilities may include Privileged and Confidential work.
This is an ESC Local 20 represented classification currently subject to collective bargaining.
The current vacancy is to be filled either as a Project Manager or Project Engineer.
- Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or a related technical discipline from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent from outside the US. MS Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, scientific discipline or MBA is desirable Or 13 years of experience in significant related work experience in lieu of educational requirements.
- PMP certification is required.
- Valid driver's license.
- Mastery of the Journey level Project Manager job duties and demonstrated knowledge, leadership, and ability to perform the basic duties of the Senior level Project Manager.
- Meets specific technical requirements gained through a minimum of ten years of cumulative experience in project engineering, design, and construction (or water rights, as applicable); at least five of which must be in generation or heavy industry.
- Current and active California PE license
- Knowledge/abilities of Associate and Journery level Project Manager and in addition:
- Demonstrated ability to lead multiple medium to large scale complex projects; provide resolution of complex technical and/or contractual issues; and/or provide Project Management on multiple projects with complex scope requiring non-standard approaches; without supervision.
- Demonstrates extensive knowledge of the generation industry, including extensive understanding of design, construction, and/or operation of rotating machines, and experience interpreting applicable codes, standards, regulations, and practices.
- Demonstrated application of extensive project management skills, including seasoned and experience-based judgment and organizational savvy in applying and adapting traditional project management techniques.
- Demonstrates extensive contracting knowledge and contract negotiation and management skills.
- Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills; utilizes a variety of styles to connect with the intended audience; able to present complex information to upper management on a variety of topics.
- Builds consensus around complex and controversial project & technical issues and successfully persuades others to act on agreements reached.
- Track record of ensuring high quality work by self and others on project team and overseeing work of less experienced team members.
- Experienced in integrating industry knowledge and best practices into every day business practices and decision making; provides others with interpretation and guidance on industry standards and regulations.
- Fully understands PG&E's financial and business policies & practices, and provides guidance and oversight to incorporate into day-to-day activities.
- Ability to identify trends over multiple projects or years and take needed action to initiate practical system-wide improvements, provide recommendations, develop implementation plans, and lead implementation.
- Track record of working to further their own professional development through industry associations & conferences, technical workshops, trade publications, and additional formal education, and of mentoring less experienced project team members.
- Demonstrates extensive knowledge and abilities related to water rights and ability to apply to PG&E's water rights.
- Performs functions of the Journey level Project Managers, but for more complex, larger budget, and higher profile projects. Jobs duties will include but are not limited to:
- Fully understands Power Gen safety program and requirements; looks for and resolves unsafe situations; models safe behavior through personal actions and project leadership efforts; holds themselves and others accountable for safety; and contributes to Power Gen's safety programs.
- Provides leadership, coaching, technical direction, oversight and quality control for assigned projects; also provides knowledge transfer and assistance to many technical and/or project management employees and teams.
- Leads and applies extensive knowledge in project management efforts for multiple complex and/or large generation projects that can be discipline-specific, multi-discipline, programmatic in nature, or related to water rights management.
- As assigned, may perform water rights management, including interpreting, preserving, investigating, tracking, records management, permitting, licensing, filing and responding to protests and complaints, reviewing and responding to water right applications and other filings by entities other than PG&E, preparing and providing expert witness testimony, representing PG&E in regulatory and other proceedings, providing internal expert counsel and direction, reviewing and payment of water right fees, and other tasks related to water rights.
- Develops and/or evolves standards and specifications.
- Proactively controls scope, schedule, cost, and quality of a large portfolio of projects throughout the asset life cycle.
- Interprets, applies, and educates others in applicable industry standards, regulations, and statutes.
- Provides extensive knowledge and guidance to others in start-up testing, inspections, and condition assessment; actively supports complex and/or large project start-up tests and field inspections.
- Assesses project objectives for feasibility and recommends alternatives where applicable.
- Provides guidance to engineering on producing complex risk and alternative analyses, studies and conceptual designs for presentation to project sponsor
- May provide independent oversight and administration of EPC contracts
- Develops and champions company-wide best practices
- Makes presentations to PG&E Officers, various agencies, and the public as appropriate
- Mentors and provides guidance to less experienced team members
- Uses knowledge of hydro systems to take a lead role in long term planning
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