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PG&E Principal IT SAP Functional Analyst - PowerPlan in Oakland, California

Principal IT SAP Functional Analyst - PowerPlan

Location: Oakland, California

Requisition ID # 158845-en_US

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Our IT professionals are at the enterprise's core, leveraging modern technology to deliver safe and reliable energy to our customers. We use AI, the cloud, data science, and the latest tools and programming languages to solve hard, interesting problems and tackle challenges like the ever-growing threat of climate change, wildfires, and breaches of cyber security. Join us and experience the satisfaction of being a technology enabler for a company that leads the industry in innovation.

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PG&E is proud to provide a comprehensive benefits program to help you take care of your physical, emotional and financial health. In addition to the offerings below, you can expect inclusive programs in areas such as performance recognition, training and employee development, mentoring and more.

Paid Time Off

Vacation, Sick Hours, Holidays, Family Leave

Employee Resource Groups

16 ERGs at the core of our DEIB culture that support employee development and foster business relationships

Professional Development

Leadership and Employee Development Courses, LinkedIn Learning, Mentoring Program and up to $8,000 for Tuition Reimbursement


Low-Cost Medical, Dental, Life/Accident/Disability Insurance and Free Vision

Healthcare & Dependent Care FSA

Pre-tax employee-funded accounts that cover certain out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses

Retirement Plans

401(k) Matching up to 8% AND Cash Balance Pension (no Cost to you)

Job Details

Requisition ID # 158845

Job Category: Information Technology

Job Level: Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Information Technology

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: Oakland

Department Overview

Information Systems Technology Services is a unified organization comprised of various departments that collaborate effectively to deliver high-quality technology solutions. The SAP Electric Ops Work Management Delivery organization provides SAP IT services to the Electric line of business. The organization is responsible for strategic technology planning, roadmap development, solution design, solution delivery, and solution support.

Position Summary

The role IT SAP Functional Analyst PowerPlanis to configure, implement, maintain, and upgrade PowerPlan all modules.

The Functional Analyst analyzes business requirements, creates functional design documents, and performs PowerPlan system configuration and localization to provide system solutions for the Line of Business and IT organizations. This role is viewed as an integral strategic partner and business liaison in technology decisions and provides ongoing PowerPlan system support. This includes analyzing business requirements and developing integrated IT and complex business solutions.

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.

A reasonable salary range is:​

Bay Area Minimum: $132,000.00

Bay Area Maximum: $226,000.00

This position is hybrid, working from your remote office and your assigned work location based on business need. The assigned work location will be within the PG&E Service Territory.

This new teammate needs to be able come to Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Oakland headquarters 3 days a week, since all project team is here in person Tuesday to Thursday.


Business Support and Consulting:

  • Define standard processes in PowerPlan and drive adaptation in Finance and Tax areas.

  • Analyze end-to-end complex business processes across all modules within PowerPlan.

  • Understand in detail the current and future business environment of the business organizations; effectively anticipate, identify, and fully meet the business needs using an integrated approach leveraging existing and new PowerPlan capabilities.

  • Identify, propose, and influence IT solutions to complex cross- organizational business problems utilizing ERP capabilities; negotiate requirements and deliverables across multiple business and IT customers and organizations.

  • Evaluate current customizations in the system to help business and IT partners understand risks and costs of customizing vs. using standard functionalities, advocating for using standard functionalities to lower future implementation cost and total cost of ownership (TCO) for solutions.

Functional Analysis:

  • Automate/optimize PowerPlan system

  • Map business requirements to SAP S4 system capabilities and configure to meet requirements

  • Review design and technical specification documents for alignment with business solution

  • Perform PowerPlan configuration and do quality review and testing activities



  • 10 years of job-related experience in Information Technology

  • 8 years of experience as a Functional Analyst in PowerPlan system


  • Familiarity with CR, PM, Asset/ARO, Depr modules and their data flow

  • Project creation, estimating, approval

  • Collecting and classifying charges (derivations and true-up)

  • In-service and completion of work orders

  • PowerTax and Tax Repairs

  • Creating checks and balances to prevent data issues in automated processes

  • Lease Accounting Module** (if PGE uses PowerPlan)

  • Month-End Close Processes

  • PowerPlan Integration Tools

  • SDLC and Integration Best Practices/ETL processes

Additional Desired:

  • SAP - Familiarity with SAP tables and structure - SAP GUI experience and documenting integrations - Hana Experience - SAP settlement process and integration impacts with PowerPlan/capital projects

  • S4HANA ERP Implementation and Upgrades - Large ERP projects, integrations with forecasting and FP&A systems - Dashboarding tools for metric tracking

  • Functional Skills- Accounting Concepts in Asset Management/Depreciation- Mass property accounting- Group depreciation- Various asset retirement methods- ARO accounting- Book vs. tax depreciation

  • GAAP vs. FERC Accounting Concepts- FERC system of accounts and new accounts for renewables and Software/hardware/communications equipment effective 01/2025- AFUDC/CPI/capitalized interest- Managing differing capitalization/recovery schedules for GAAP vs. FERC- Rate cases, depreciation studies, and supporting documentation for assets in GRC - Clauses and tracking recovery costs separately from normal rate base assets- Mergers and Acquisitions/Divestitures

  • Non-Technical Skills - Interacting with both technical and non-technical team members to resolve issues - Communicating success/failure stories to management teams