Pacific Gas & Electric Company Director, Integrated Grid Platform Progr in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 14772

Job Category : Project / Program Management

Job Level : Director/Chief

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : San Francisco

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a public utility operating in Northern and Central California, is the primary operating subsidiary of PG&E Corporation, a Fortune 200 energy-based holding company (NYSE: PCG).


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States with operations that span power generation and procurement; electric transmission and distribution; and natural gas transmission, distribution and storage. The company’s 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout its Northern and Central California service area stretching from Eureka in the north to Bakersfield in the south, and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada in the east. 


As a California utility, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is at the forefront of changes in the utility industry to support the transition to a cleaner energy economy. The company is ranked among the nation’s cleanest utilities and is one of the industry’s largest investors in infrastructure modernization and technology to support the addition of more renewable resources, strengthen safety and reliability, and build a smarter, more resilient grid to meet customers’ evolving energy-related needs. Thirty-eight percent of the energy PG&E delivered in 2016 came from state-qualified renewable resources, and nearly 70 percent comes from sources that emit no greenhouse gases. The company is also a leading voice shaping clean energy policies at the state and national levels.


PG&E is an integral contributor to California’s economy, supporting jobs, stimulating economic growth and contributing to the tax base in hundreds of communities from Bakersfield to Eureka.  In total, the company’s operations support an estimated 70,000+ jobs and generate more than $22 billion in annual economic output in California. Pacific Gas and Electric Company had approximately $69 billion in assets as of December 31, 2016, and generated revenues of approximately $18 billion in 2016.


Since a highly publicized and very unfortunate explosion that occurred in San Bruno, California along one of PG&E’s natural gas pipelines in 2010, the company has taken full responsibility, making reparations, accepting penalties and fines.  PG&E has redoubled its commitment to create and maintain a business culture centered on employee and public safety, integrity, ethics and compliance.   Additionally, PG&E has made significant investment in its gas system and integrity management, resulting in certification and recertification by Lloyd’s Register on two of the highest internationally recognized safety certifications (ISO 55001 and PAS 55). 


To affirm its commitments to ethics and compliance, PG&E Corporation has a senior-level officer over ethics and compliance reporting directly to both the CEO and the Audit Committee of the Board.  


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.

Department Overview


Electric Grid Operations (EGO) is charged with operating the transmission system safely, reliably, and in compliance with all applicable rules, standards, and regulations. In addition, EGO is responsible for strategic vision and implementation of operating technology solutions that enable capability to manage the T&D Grid of the Future. To accomplish this, the department is organizing into three distinct yet highly-coordinated teams:

  • Grid Control Center at : The real-time operation of the transmission grid is performed by a dedicated team of Operators and Dispatchers at the Grid Control Center (GCC). Facilities are staffed 24/7/365. This team keeps the electricity flowing to enable the safety of our California communities and California economy and works closely with the California ISO to make this happen.

  • Transmission Operations Engineering at : This team conducts engineering analysis to determine the operating rules and procedures for the transmission system. Analysis is impacted by weather, anticipated system load, and equipment in or out of service.

  • Business Applications and Integrated Grid Platforms; This team designs and maintains the real-time technology tools used by T&D Operators and Dispatchers. Tools include the Remedial Action Scheme (RAS) and Energy Management System (EMS), Distribution Management Systems (DMS), Outage Management Systems (OMS) and SCADA (System Control and Data Acquisition systems). The team also is responsible for the development of systems that will be needed to manage the T&D Grid of the Future.

Position Summary


The IGP Lead Director position is the lead responsible for the execution of the Integrated Grid Platform program. This position is responsible for ensuring efficient integration of all funded work streams and product lines within the portfolio into an effective program, delivering on annual execution targets in a quality manner, and aligning with or adjusting the program to meet PG&E’s business goals. The position is also responsible for ensuring proper levels stakeholder and employee engagement as well as change management to support strong business and user acceptance and success. In addition, this position is responsible for: Developing the IGP team into a high performing, empowered organization.

Reporting Relationship

This position reports to the Senior Director of Electric Grid Operations and coordinates with key officers in the corporation.

Job Responsibilities


Overall IGP project implementation scope control and management.

GRC Witness for chapter 19 – Grid Modenrization Executive program performance reporting including schedule, financial, risk/issue management, etc.

Supervises IGP ADMS work stream/product line.

Overall IGP data management/program requirements with assigned lead support.

Collaborating with IT Technology lead as well as Asset Management lead to ensure program alignment and performance.

Collaboration with Strategy and Policy, Electric Operations and IT in developing S1, S2, other strategic planning activities.

Collaborating with Distribution Operations, Strategy & Policy, Asset Management & IT in deployment roadmap plan development.

Collaborating with the Wildfire response organizations to ensure program alignment and mutual support in executing PG&E’s objectives.

Integrating regularly with T&D Business Applications Director to ensure strategic alignment specific to T&D Grid Technology.

Ensuring T&D Business Applications Director is engaged appropriately for key recommendations for review and guidance specific to ADMS for scope confirmation or proposed changes, requirements, change management plan recommendations, communication plan recommendations, etc.

Leading regulatory approval and cost recovery of the internally approved IGP project.

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.

Background Qualifications



Bachelor’s Degree in job-related discipline or equivalent experience.

CA Class C License, or equivalent.

Experience in electric utility, 5 years.

Leadership experience, 7 years.


Master’s Degree in Business Administration or equivalent Experience.

Experience in maintenance and construction, electric.

Experience in project management, or related.

Experience in interfacing with regulatory agencies, 2yrs.

Leadership experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and (Technical) Competencies Desired:  

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

Knowledge of safety policies, theories, concepts, methods, best practices, and techniques as needed to perform at the job level.

Competency in securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.

Knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local regulations and laws -for example FERC, NERC, CAISO, CPUC - as needed to perform at the job level.

Competency in using compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.

Competency in knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.

Skill in negotiating between stakeholders to reach an agreement.

Competency in relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.

Competency in interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.

Competency in consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

Competency in providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.

Competency in building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Knowledge of construction and maintenance terminology, processes, and procedures as needed to perform at the job level.

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

Knowledge of change management theories, concepts, methods, best practices, and techniques as needed to perform at the job level.

Competency in applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization goals.