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PG&E Inspection Review Specialist (IRS), Senior (Location Flexible) in Lodi, California

Requisition ID # 71005

Job Category : Compliance / Risk / Quality Assurance

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : Alameda; Alta; Angels Camp; Antioch; Auberry; Auburn; Avenal; Avila Beach; Bakersfield; Balch Camp; Bear Valley; Belden; Bellota; Belmont; Benicia; Berkeley; Brentwood; Brisbane; Buellton; Burney; Buttonwillow; Calistoga; Campbell; Canyon Dam; Capitola; Caruthers; Chico; Clearlake; Clovis; Coalinga; Colusa; Concord; Concord; Corcoran; Cottonwood; Cupertino; Daly City; Danville; Davis; Dinuba; Downieville; Dublin; Emeryville; Eureka; Fairfield; Folsom; Fort Bragg; Fortuna; Fremont; French Camp; Fresno; Fresno; Fulton; Garberville; Geyserville; Gilroy; Goodyear; Grass Valley; Guerneville; Half Moon Bay; Hayward; Hinkley; Hollister; Holt; Houston; Huron; Jackson; Kerman; King City; Lakeport; Lemoore; Lincoln; Linden; Livermore; Lodi; Loomis; Los Banos; Lower Lake; Madera; Magalia; Manteca; Manton; Mariposa; Martell; Marysville; Maxwell; Menlo Park; Merced; Meridian; Millbrae; Milpitas; Modesto; Monterey; Montgomery Creek; Morgan Hill; Morro Bay; Moss Landing; Mountain View; Napa; Needles; Newark; Newman; Non-PG&E Non-US Off Shore Work Location; Non-PG&E US Work Location; Novato; Oakdale; Oakhurst; Oakland; Oakley; Olema; Orinda; Orland; Oroville; Palo Alto; Paradise; Parkwood; Paso Robles; Petaluma; Pioneer; Pismo Beach; Pittsburg; Placerville; Pleasant Hill; Point Arena; Potter Valley; Quincy; Rancho Cordova; Red Bluff; Redding; Richmond; Ridgecrest; Rio Vista; Rocklin; Roseville; Round Mountain; Sacramento; Salinas; San Bruno; San Carlos; San Francisco; San Francisco; San Jose; San Luis Obispo; San Mateo; San Rafael; San Ramon; San Ramon; Sanger; Santa Cruz; Santa Maria; Santa Nella; Santa Rosa; Selma; Shaver Lake; Sonoma; Sonora; South San Francisco; Springville; Stockton; Storrie; Taft; Tracy; Turlock; Twain; Ukiah; Vacaville; Vallejo; Walnut Creek; Wasco; Washington; Washington D.C.; Watsonville; West Sacramento; Wheatland; Whitmore; Willits; Willow Creek; Willows; Winters; Woodland; Yuba City

Department Overview

The men and women of Electric Operations ensure the delivery of safe and reliable electric service to our customers. Electric Operations is responsible for every aspect of PG&E's electric distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, asset management, business planning, restoration and emergency response.

Position Summary:

The Inspection Review Specialist (IRS), previously known as CIRT SME or Gatekeeper, examines and reviews the findings and data from Desk or Field Inspectors regarding alignment to safety, maintenance and compliance guidelines. Incumbents identify trends in the findings of other personnel, prepare reports and recommendations, and make determinations regarding which maintenance work needs to be completed.

In addition to base work, this individual provides technical support to CIRT leadership, other IRS’, and Inspectors. IRS’ ensure continuity of notifications assessments throughout CIRT. They act as liaison to field teams for additional information or to communicate emergency work. They develop and implement job aids for team and trainings. They ensure the team’s thorough understanding of guidance documents.

This position offers a flexible work location within the PG&E service territory.


  • Reviews completed inspection forms, attached pictures, maps and other information submitted from inspectors in SAP to analyze and evaluate the inspector’s conclusions.

  • Returns incomplete records to the appropriate field employee, desktop inspector or Supervisor for correction, and ensures all records and findings are maintained for potential future audits.

  • Participates in internal inspection quality audit efforts. Assists in the development of reports describing internal quality audit findings, observations and trends.

  • Presents findings and makes recommendations to management on assigned special projects.

  • Reviews, approves and releases staging notifications and updates to pending corrective notifications submitted by inspectors, based on the priority of work tasks.

  • Provides training and/or feedback for Inspectors related to selecting the appropriate FDA (Facility/Damage/Action) for a maintenance issue identified, required information for Line Corrective (LC) or Electric Correction (EC) notifications, general feedback on quality of photos, etc.

  • Assists with the implementation of process improvement and efficiencies.

  • Performs field and/or virtual desktop visits, as applicable, based on the EC/LC field condition and/or any issues with the information provided from the originating inspector.

  • Assists others using established processes, practices and procedures, as needed.

  • Provide technical guidance/support for the development of documents relevant to the CIRT processes and procedures.

  • Support CIRT leadership Supervisors and Managers.

  • Work closely with Compliance Supervisors, Specialists, and Inspectors.

  • Work closely with Maintenance Supervisors, and Electric Maintenance Personnel.

  • Work closely with Engineering, Standards, asset management and Estimating.

  • Provide quick feedback to inspectors

  • Liaison between CIRT and other departments.

  • May be asked to support training, development, and onboarding.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School or GED-General Educational Development – GED Diploma

  • Utility industry experience, or related, 5 years

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Exchange, Excel, Word)

  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time


  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or equivalent experience

  • Experience in engineering, 4 years

  • Experience as electric Journeyman, 5 years

  • Experience as a Compliance Inspector

  • Familiarity with PG&E construction standards, bulletins, and guidance documents.

  • Experience working with the CIRT Team (Substation, Transmission, or Distribution).

  • Interprets applicable codes, industry standards and regulations and educates others.

  • Can provide thorough analysis of issues and justification of recommendations.

  • Knowledge and understanding of GO 165, 95, 128 and construction standards, and the differences/similarities (compelling/regulatory conditions vs. GO 95 or 128)

  • Knowledge and understanding of the EDPM/ETPM Manual and supporting job aids for GO 165 patrol and inspection.

  • Good decision-making skills

  • Ability to build strong working relationships with employees from various departments

  • Proficient in SAP Work Management

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.