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Pacific Gas & Electric Company Cultural Resource Specialist-ESC-San Francisco in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 24866

Job Category : Environmental Management / Safety

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: General Counsel

Job Location : San Francisco


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.

Department Overview

Land and Environmental is focused on protecting and managing PG&E’s land rights and rights-of-way (ROW), environmental permitting, and compliance by engaging our employees to better understand our clients' businesses and provide superior customer service. Aligning our operations and team with the client organizations we support with: planning, execution and overall service delivery.

The Land and Environmental Management, Wildfire Rapid Review team is responsible for providing land and environmental support to the Company’s approximate 140,000 miles of electric distribution lines, with a specific focus on the approximate 25,000 miles identified as within extreme and elevated wildfire risk areas. We establish goals related to safety, customer service, affordability, land management and environmental compliance that require a collaborative, cross-functional effort of employees across the company. Together, we will become the leading corporate services organization and the leading utility in U.S.

Position Summary

This is a Journey-level Cultural Resource Specialist position that works under the general direction of more senior biologists and/or project managers. The Journey-Level Cultural Resource Specialist is responsible for small-to-moderate size projects consistent with technical background. The Journey-Level Cultural Resource Specialist participates on interdisciplinary teams utilizing intermediate-level knowledge of principles related to job responsibilities, utility operations, PG&E’s environmental management goals and objectives, and business processes. The position is expected to use independent judgment; enhanced verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to work with minimal supervision. The Journey-Level Cultural Resource Specialist possesses an intermediate-level knowledge and understanding of local standards, ordinances, state, and federal laws that pertain to technical job responsibilities and can demonstrate successful management of multiple small to moderate sized Company projects.

In this role, people and other resources are managed indirectly as part of a project team. The Journey-Level Cultural Resource Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of assigned projects, and may spend a portion of time participating in or directing technical work in the field. The position requires a working knowledge of industry practices, standards, and equipment; Responsibilities may include Privileged and Confidential work.

Assignments typically require standard solutions, but may include an increased level of innovation on a periodic basis. Under limited general direction, independently plans work to meet assigned objectives; progress is reviewed periodically for technical accuracy and adequacy in process and upon completion.

This job is represented by Engineers and Scientists of California (ESC) and is subject to collective bargaining.

Job Responsibilities

Some direction and supervision is required. The need for supervision is expected to decrease with increased time in-grade. Job duties will include but are not limited to:

  1. Safety

-Performs all work in accordance with PG&E safety goals and practices

-Completes all required safety training

-Promotes safety awareness

-Conducts work in accordance with all safety procedures

  1. Project Planning and Workload Management

-Ensures that work scope, schedule and cost are accurately defined and approved by the business partner before work proceeds on the project.

  • Actively plan, estimate and manage the cultural or historic work for specific projects

-Provides timely input to project schedules identifying known or likely requirements for seasonal fieldwork and seasonal work constraints due to environmental issues

-Plans and schedules all surveys, monitoring and compliance work to meet regulatory requirements

  • Ensures that Project workload (including in-house and contract labor) is tracked and that targets (both schedule and budget) are met.  Ensure the proper coordination, staff utilization and satisfactory completion of all assigned work.
  1. Project Communication
  • Ensure that consistent cost and schedule updates are provided to project leads for each project supported

  • Ensure that business partners are aware of potential cost over /under runs and any project deliverable schedule delays are identified as early in the project planning and implementation process as possible

  1. Relationship Management
  • Works closely with senior staff and other technical disciplines to develop appropriate permitting/licensing and mitigation strategies

  • Represent the company in agency/stakeholder interactions and negotiations to best meet the goals and objectives of PG&E while maintaining compliance with all state and federal guidelines and laws

  • Develops and/or reviews agency or public meeting presentations for projects you are assigned and ensure that the presentation is factually accurate and based on sound scientific principles  Assists in project communications and negotiations with regulatory agencies and other stakeholders on sensitive biological issues

  1. Technical Project Management
  • As a member of a multidisciplinary project team, develops scope, schedule, and budget as the technical lead for the biological work component

-Assists in development of strategic permitting and licensing guidance for business partners and contractors

  • Develops project cultural resource study plans and evaluate for cost effectiveness

  • Manages and provides technical oversight to contractors

  • Plans and manages project studies and assessments associated with specific cultural or historic work scopes associated with licensing and permitting projects

  • Helps develop technical responses to agency/NGO comments or requests for data

  1. Technical Project Performance
  • Conduct technical work, as required to meet project goals, using the highest standards of scientific investigation and analysis.

  • Participate in design and implementation of technical studies; identify/analyze project impacts; and develop/recommend protection and mitigation measures.

  • Prepare or provide oversight to preparation of technical reports and input for licensing and permitting documents.

  • Work collaboratively with agencies and non-governmental organizations to resolve licensing and permitting issues.

  • Review and comment on environmental documents as requested.

  1. Technical Quality Assurance
  • Ensures that all technical work (contractor or self-generated) meets the current standards required by regulatory agencies

  • Supports technical consistency across lines of business, unit, and multiple projects.

  1. Cost/ Schedule Management
  • Manages cost commitments within the project budget

  • Ensures project budgets are estimated and submitted as required by business partners.

  • Provides technical and administrative oversight for contracted work

  • Ensures that all schedule and deliverable commitments are met on or before the planned due dates

9.Contractor Selection

-Develops technical scope of work and requests for proposals

  • Conducts proposal evaluations and select successful bidder

-Supports company strategic sourcing and diversity supplier initiatives



  • BS/BA degree in Anthropology with emphasis in archaeology and/or cultural resources management with direct application to current job responsibilities.

  • 4-6 years of relevant industry or resource agency experience or 1-3 years company experience at the Associate Cultural Resource Specialist level.