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PG&E Veg/Electric Operations, Chief in Dublin, California

Veg/Electric Operations, Chief Location Dublin, California;

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Requisition ID # 137158

Job Category: Project / Program Management

Job Level: Director/Chief

Business Unit: Operations - Other

Job Location: Dublin

Position Summary

Manages aspects of program implementation and operations. Ensures program is operating effectively. Responsibilities typically include some or most of the following in support of Program Management to ensure attainment of program metrics/objectives.

  • Managing relationship with and providing direction to vendor(s)

  • Developing and monitoring budgets and forecasts

  • Developing, measuring and reporting on success of the program

  • Partnering with the Marketing organization, vendors and external partners to develop and implement strategies to reach appropriate customer audience at the appropriate time

  • Identifying and maintaining strong working relationships with all strategic programs and partners

  • Partnering with Regulatory and Compliance staff to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and support regulatory activities by supplying information for filings, data requests, and meeting with regulators.

  • Identifying stakeholders and communicate within and outside of PG&E

  • Developing and/or implementing policies and procedures

  • Identifying new partners, technologies, and delivery channels

Reporting Relationship

The Quality Control Program Manager, Chief reports into the Sr. Director, Quality and Inspection.

Job Responsibilities

  • Understands the interdependencies between risks and helps identifies mutually beneficial mitigation strategies.

  • Develops and delivers process improvement recommendations to Manager and/or Directors. Gains agreement for changes. May deliver presentations to Managers, Directors, or VP.

  • Develops and/or provides significant input to PG&E leadership, as well as other utilities with similar programs, industry and/or regulatory decision makers to influence marketplace and regulatory strategies impacting PG&E and its customers.

  • Demonstrates strategic leadership with internal stakeholders to support company goals. Collaborates across organization, and with other departments and teams to ensure alignment of goals to support program.

  • Provides leadership, direction, and assistance to technical employees and cross-functional teams. Coaches and develops others

  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with business units and external agencies.

  • Develops and implements effective business strategies in support of the company and department.

  • May manage major cross-functional projects and initiatives.

  • Maintains Leadership-level relationships to discuss strategy and status of work efforts.

  • May manage major cross-functional projects and initiatives.

  • Maintains Leadership-level relationships to discuss strategy and status of work efforts.

  • Recommends and implements process and business changes to accomplish program goals.

  • Program owner who is individually responsible for its success

  • Responsible for program ownership of one or more programs which require complex interface with customers, regulatory agencies, or programs which have the ability to greatly affect PG&E’s business

  • Solves unique and complex problems, anticipating issues and developing innovative solutions

  • Leads development of program goals and metrics to meet company goals and objectives.

  • Organize and lead cross-utility project teams to influence utility, regulatory and/or industry decisions

  • Facilitates cross-functional sessions to align major LOB and IT stakeholder groups.

Leadership Qualities

PG&E expects its leaders to conduct themselves with the highest ethics and integrity and to embody specific leadership qualities.

Strategic Mindset

  • Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

  • Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.

A Leader in the Community and Industry

  • Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.

  • Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

Demonstrates Safety Leadership

  • A safety champion in words and deeds with respect to both employee and public safety.

  • Maintaining an environment of open dialog and free of retaliation.

Influences and Inspires

  • Using various- communications that convey a clear understanding of the needs of different audiences.

  • Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related dynamics.

Optimizes Team Performance

  • Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.

  • Creating a climate where people are developed and motivated to do their best to help the organization.

Values Diversity and Creates Inclusion

  • Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.

Fiscally Responsible

  • Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.

  • Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

Leads Ethically and in a Compliant Manner

  • Sponsoring and sustaining a high integrity speak-up corporate culture which prioritizes ethics, safety and compliance.

  • Building on necessary level of industry, company and subject-matter expertise, including laws and regulations.

Provides a High Level of Customer Service

  • Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Technical Competencies

  • Exceptional knowledge of forestry and/or utility vegetation management concepts, methods, and techniques. Demonstrated subject matter expertise.

  • Exceptional ability to work within an environment that is heavily dependent on laws and regulations and the expertise to interpret and apply them

  • Knowledge of California and Federal regulatory requirements such as Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and California Independent System Operator (CAISO).

  • Competency in developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences

  • Competency in consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances

  • Competency in painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action Competency in using compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others

  • Competency in adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations

  • Competency in seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies

  • Expert with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Background Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 12 years of related experience or equivalent


  • ISA Arborist/Utility Specialist Certification

  • PMP Certification

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, 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:

Bay Area Minimum: $151,000

Bay Area Maximum: $257,000


California Minimum: $143,000

California Maximum: $244,000

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