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Pacific Gas & Electric Company Power Generation Outage Manager, Expert in Chico, California

Requisition ID # 25209

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Power Generation

Job Location : Chico


Based in San Francisco, 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. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

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.

Department Overview

Power Generation maintains and operates PG&E's hydroelectric, fossil and renewable generation facilities, providing more than 4,000 megawatts of generating capacity for our customers. We are an organization of nearly 700 men and women dedicated to deliver safe, reliable and cost effective generation to California in an environmentally responsible manner. As an integral and active member of the company team, Power Generation contributes to PG&E's goal of becoming the leading utility in the United States.


Manages outages in Hydroelectric Powerhouses or Fossil Power Plants throughout the PG&E system.


  • Manages medium complexity outages, maintenance activities and some capital projects, typically less than 6 weeks in duration and with cost less than $5 million.

  • Leads Outage Safety Plan development and meetings, pre and post outage as required.

  • Leads outage pre-planning and coordinates all startup activities. Works closely with Project Managers to oversee development of scope and development of comprehensive outage schedules and costs.

  • Ensures appropriate scope freeze deadlines and pre-outage activities are completed as scheduled.

  • Leads scheduling personnel in building schedules related to outage activities.

  • Provides direction, information and advice regarding the schedule to all other groups.

  • Develops and manages resource management plan.

  • Understands the planned project requirements and establish a contingency plan for shifts in resource requirements.

  • Provides oversight for outage scope control, coordinating closely with Plant Management to ensure all scope changes are prudent

  • Responsible for daily site coordination and provides a direct interface between Maintenance, Operations, Engineering, Project Management, Construction, and other auxiliary personnel with the goal of keeping attention focused on completing outage work as scheduled.

  • Performs evaluation of emergent outage work, coordinate and approve all additions to the scope and schedule in accordance with guidelines and applicable procedures.

  • Develops, implements and manages outage documentation and communication plan, including criteria for levels of documentation required and frequency of updates.

  • Responsible for Final Outage Report and transfer of all project documents to the appropriate parties, including documenting lessons learned and implementing corrective actions within the outage management organization for use system-wide as appropriate.Supervises, through a matrix organization, the project team consisting of engineers, maintenance, construction, startup, and other personnel providing onsite support to ensure critical path activities are completed as planned, and cost and scope are controlled. Also includes supervising vendors and suppliers Minimum Qualifications

  • Driver’s license

  • 6+ years of experience in operations, maintenance, project management or construction (outage-related)

  • Travel is required to support outages in Power Generation Desired Qualifications

  • Construction Management experience

  • BA/BS degree in Business Management, Engineering, or Construction, or related field

  • PMP

  • First line supervision experience

  • Hydro generation start-up experience is a Plus

  • Knowledgeable and experience with Power Generating facility systems, structures, and components

  • Knowledge of appropriate Technical Specifications

  • Knowledgeable and experience with work management processes and the SAP system.

  • Knowledge of project management principles and guidelines, and familiarity with industry standards

  • Knowledge of Primavera (P6) scheduling software and all scheduling tools including milestone structure and work monitoring.

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a matrix organization.

  • Ability to communicate technical issues to support organizations and leadership.

  • Ability to recognize and react to emergent issues with the required urgency