Pacific Gas & Electric Company Senior Electric Qualifications Evaluator in Livermore, California

Requisition ID # 14742

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : Livermore

Company

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 informationor any other factor that is not related to the job.

Position Summary

The Sr. Electric Qualifications Specialist performs observations, assessments, evaluations and

coaches employees in certain technical/trade/craft/operations roles to ensure and promote skill

competence and overall public and employee safety. He/She facilitates and administers various

types of tests or assessments to determine if operations employees in Electric Operations or other

technical operations/service employees are performing their job functions correctly and safely. The

Qualification Specialist provides effective coaching and corrective action advice to employees and

collaborates with other departments with subject matter experts such as PG&E Academy, Work

Methods and Procedures, Utility Operator Qualification Committee, etc. The incumbent acts as a

“supervisor” to employees while participating in the qualification program, which can cover multiple

days away from their normal work site or region.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

• High School Diploma or GED

• 5 years total related electric utility experience, with at least 3 years at the Journeyman Level

Desired Qualifications:

• 5 years total related electric utility experience.

• College degree in engineering or technical discipline

• Foreman status achieved

• Experience in a supervisory or team leadership role.

• Expertise in technical discipline for which incumbent is providing evaluations and coaching

• Thorough understanding of specific work methods and procedures, including all safety practices.

• Strong knowledge of training concepts, methods and techniques.

• Knowledge of state or federal regulatory requirements that affect the nature in which work is

performed, such as GO165, GO128, etc.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP skills

• Leadership and collaboration skills

• Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to effectively coach and provide

feedback

• Customer service skills

Responsibilities

• May be required to build projects in the field. This includes setting poles, stringing wire, installing

equipment on poles and other general line work duties

• During major storm events, evaluators will act as safety observers in the field and or support OEC

operations at any location needed.

• Will be required to travel to support programs at Chico and Clovis facilities.

• Independently performs and administers initial and subsequent complex and non-routine

evaluations, written or computer based qualification tests and field observations of knowledge and

skills including new and/or difficult skills and techniques.

• Prepares employees for the entire process, both written/computer testing and field observation,

through effective communication and Tailboarding. Ensures employees understand the purpose

and process.

• Selects the appropriate field observation assessment projects and scenarios for the employees to

perform. Sets up the project work area, ensuring all parts and or equipment is available.

• Observes employees performing the field work. Utilizes an evaluation form to document if proper

work procedures and techniques are being followed. Coaches employees to resolve knowledge

and skill deficiencies of participants during field observations to ensure understanding and

contribute to behavior change and safer work practices in the future.

• Shares outcomes, observations, trends, gaps and issues with direct supervisor, the employee's

supervisor and/or manager that to contribute to the development and implementation of mitigating

strategies as needed.

• Addresses gaps and issues identified related to training content, process, and/or materials.

Provides recommendations and input to improve evaluation, test, observation and coaching tools

and processes.

• Ensures the evaluation/qualification processes are followed and qualification records are

maintained in compliance with qualification program requirements.

• Contributes to the enhancement and sustainment of new evaluation/qualification tests and

processes. Collaborates with stakeholder groups to ensure appropriate recommendations are

being implemented and maintained.

• Provides input and feedback to curriculum design team to improve training.

• May coach less experienced team members

• May require up to 50% travel within the territory