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.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is continually striving to find new ways to improve our processes, measure our progress, communicate our performance, and partner with others to find more resource-efficient and environmentally responsible ways to meet our customers' needs.
Land & Environmental Management (L&EM) includes a staff of approximately 300 land managers, surveyors, land rights and acquisition specialists, resource scientists, and environmental planners. Our goal is to ensure that PG&E's lands are well-managed and our property rights are protected, that we work closely with state and federal regulators to protect the unique landscapes and environmental resources found on these properties, and that we acquire and comply with all environmental permits required to conduct activities on these properties. Our work requires close integration between our team of planners, land specialists, and environmental scientists, as well as with law and environmental policy and the gas, electric, and generation lines of business we support.
This is an ESC (Engineers and Scientists of California) represented position.
PG&E currently has an opening in the L&EM Environmental Planning & Permitting Office for a Senior Level Cultural Resources Specialist. The Cultural Resources Specialist is responsible for ensuring operational impacts to the environment are minimized and/or eliminated. The Cultural Resources Specialist is an interface between PG&E and state/federal agencies as well as interested stakeholders and Non-Governmental Organizations for licensing and permitting proceedings associated with cultural resources. The position requires knowledge of the cultural and historic resource issues associated with utility projects and requires the individual to leverage experience gained and client relationships to help meet PG&E goals and objectives. Additionally, the Cultural Resources Specialist must have an understanding of the laws and regulations pertaining to cultural resource management and archaeological protection including, but not limited to, National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (as amended) and it's implementing regulations found at 36 CFR 800 (Section 106), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, CDF practice rules, CEQA and NEPA guidelines. We are presently seeking a talented and self driven Cultural Resources Specialist to support PG&E in achieving its vision of being the leading utility within the United States.
This position is located in Walnut Creek/San Ramon. Travel is estimated to be about 25% of the time with some overnight stays.
- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills including report writing and oral presentations
- Experience implementing cultural resources field sampling/survey/mitigation methods
- Proficient understanding of state and federal cultural resources laws
- Minimum 8 to 10 years experience in conducting cultural resources investigations
- BA/BS degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Resources Management or closely related discipline.
- MA/MS degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Resources Management or closely related discipline.
- Extensive experience in California Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management
- Demonstrated leadership ability
- Safety: Complete all required safety training in a timely manner, promote safety awareness within and outside of the workplace, maintain a high safety ethic for self and others, and conduct all work in accordance with all safety procedures.
- Project Planning and Workload Management: Ensure that project work scope, schedule and cost are accurately defined and approved before work is initiated. Actively plan, estimate and manage all environmental work for various lines of business within PG&E. Plan and schedule all survey, monitoring and compliance studies to ensure that all regulatory requirements are met .Ensure the proper coordination, staff utilization and satisfactory completion of all assigned workload. Conduct/Manage/Oversee cultural resources studies to satisfy requirements of state and federal environmental permit and license applications and agency regulatory process.
- Project Communication: Ensure that consistent cost and schedule updates are provided to project leads for each project supported. Ensure that business partners are aware of potential cost over /under runs and any project deliverable schedule delays are identified as early in the project planning and implementation process as possible.
- Relationship Management: Works closely with senior staff and other technical disciplines to develop appropriate permitting/licensing and mitigation strategies. Represent PG&E in agency/stakeholder/tribal interactions and negotiations to best meet the goals and objectives of PG&E while maintaining compliance with all state and federal guidelines and laws. Work closely with lines of business to develop appropriate permitting/licensing and mitigation strategies. Develop and/or review agency or public meeting presentations for projects you are assigned and ensure that the presentation is factually accurate and based on sound scientific principles requested by the lines of business, serve as or assist the PG&E representative in communications and negotiations on sensitive environmental and cultural issues with various stakeholders.
- Technical Project Management: As a member of a multidisciplinary project team, develops scope, schedule, and budget as the technical lead for the biological work component. Assists in development of strategic permitting and licensing guidance for business partners and contractors. Develops project cultural resource study plans and evaluate for cost effectiveness. Manages and provides technical oversight to contractors. Plans and manages project studies and assessments associated with specific cultural or historic work scopes associated with licensing and permitting projects. Helps develop technical responses to agency/NGO comments or requests for data.
- Technical Project Performance: Conduct technical work, as required to meet project goals, using the highest standards of scientific investigation and analysis. Participate in design and implementation of technical studies; identify/analyze project impacts; and develop/recommend protection and mitigation measures. Prepare or provide oversight to preparation of technical reports and input for licensing and permitting documents. Work collaboratively with agencies and non-governmental organizations to resolve licensing and permitting issues. Review and comment on environmental documents as requested.
- Technical Quality Assurance: Ensure that all technical reports (contractor or self generated) meet the technical standards required by the regulatory agency guidelines technical quality assurance for contract work. Support technical consistency across lines of business, unit, and multiple projects.
- Cost/Schedule Management: Manage cost commitments within the project budget. Ensure annual project budgets are estimated and submitted as required by business partner. Provide technical and contract administration oversight for assigned environmental workload. Ensure that all schedule commitments are met on or before the planned due dates. Ensure that all key project deliverable commitments are met on or before the planned due dates.
- Contractor Selection: Develop technical scope of work and submit requests for proposals. Conduct proposal evaluations and select successful bidder. Ensure that company strategic sourcing program is implemented on all appropriate projects.
- Environmental Leadership/ Community Involvement: Promote PG&E's environmental leadership and/or stewardship by providing technical presentations at conferences; participate in and/or lead volunteer events; and/or actively participate in professional societies and/or within the community.
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