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PG&E DCPP (Nuc) Financial Analyst in Avila Beach, California

DCPP (Nuc) Financial Analyst Location Avila Beach, California;

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Requisition ID # 145696

Job Category: Accounting / Finance; Nuclear Generation

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Generation

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: Avila Beach

Department Overview

Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) safely and reliably produces electricity that is environmentally responsible and cost effective for our customers and shareholders. DCPP's mission is to be the leading nuclear power plant in the country and to: Inspire and positively influence the industry through our safe, reliable, and excellent operational performance. Embrace new ideas to continuously improve our plant and our work environment. Proactively learn from ourselves and others. Enrich our communities and the environment, increasing the public's trust and confidence in nuclear power.

Position Summary

This is an ESC represented exempt classification currently subject to collective bargaining.

An employee who performs the duties of a Financial Analyst and may be required to perform such additional duties as supporting developing training programs, performing training, directing, reviewing, and/or approving the work, of a journey level Financial Analyst, and reviewing and assisting supervisors in coordinating and scheduling work assignments. It is recognized that such duties may also be performed by non-unit supervisors.

To obtain and maintain employment, you must be able to pass a drug and alcohol screen, a security background check for unescorted access to a nuclear plant, psychological screen, and be subject to random drug and alcohol screening in fulfillment of federal requirements.

PG&E is providing the salary range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This compensation range is specific to the locality of the job. The actual salary paid to an individual will be based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, collective bargaining agreements, and internal equity. Although we estimate the successful candidate hired into this role will be placed towards the middle or entry point of the range, the decision will be made on a case-by-case basis related to these factors.​

A reasonable salary range is:​

California Minimum: $​78,060

California Maximum: $120,192


  • Provide budgeting and cost forecasting based on project assignments

  • Provide project managers and leadership with capital accounting support to insure compliance with corporate policies and standards

  • Support cost accounting processes and report on future targets

  • Provide functional department support to update local policies, financial guidelines, templates, and instructions

  • Proactively monitor costs and coordinate the correction of cost accounting errors

  • Review partner costs on a monthly basis, alert project managers of potential impacts to project forecasts, and make recommendations for corrections

  • Prepare financial reports with analyses of key drivers causing significant variances

  • Prepare budget trade requests and releases

  • Prepare project estimates, cost plans, and work breakdown structures

  • Provide support for annual input and updates to DCPP’s Financial Cost Model and Long Term Plan

  • Provide recommendations on modifications or enhancements related to business control processes affecting internal and/or external organizations

  • Interface with corporate auditors

  • Perform journal entries to correct accounting and project charging errors

  • Participate on Corporate Project Governance teams

  • Provide Corporate Project Governance information and training to project management personnel

  • Communicate regularly with PG&E Officers, managers, and critical project partners

  • Maintain and provide periodic reporting of project financial data to plant management

  • Provide leadership and staff with monthly high level capital and expense reports for all DCPP projects identifying project estimate and budget threats and opportunities

  • Partner with Business and Financial Services to develop and/or monitor corrective action plans

  • Develop and implement analytical techniques and reports to gain insights on operational results

  • Participate on teams to implement best business practices

  • Provide project managers and leadership with project financial support

  • Provide financial support to project managers and leadership in all areas of DCPP’s plant health process

  • Provide cost management support for major capital projects including review and analysis of project cost estimates, expenditures, and forecasts

  • Create and update high level and detail cost reports in order to provide project financial information to project managers and stakeholders

  • Interface with DCPP Business and Financial Services to support and facilitate project management’s financial processes

  • Participate in the continuing development and maintenance of the Project Management Database

  • May participate in an assigned Emergency Response Organization position (may be part of an on-call duty team)



  • 3 years’ experience in finance, scheduling, project management, engineering and/or construction if PG&E or 4 years’ experience from another company


  • Knowledge of DCPP financial processes management programs

  • Knowledge of DCPP plant health and project approval process

  • Knowledge of PG&E budgeting and financial process

  • Business computer skills such as Microsoft Office Suite Programs (emphasis on Excel, Word, and MS Project), SAP Financials, Business Warehouse, Project System, and Work Management modules Strong analytical skills

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong financial understanding

  • Strong quantitative skills with proficiency in data analysis (SAP/MS Access, MS Excel, MS Project, MS PowerPoint)

  • Effective written & verbal communication skills and strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Understanding of integrated cost and schedule management

  • Ability to interface with and across supporting organizations and conduct formal presentations to officers

  • Strong financial management skills

  • Strong strategic and business acumen skills


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