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PG&E Director, Standards and Work Methods - Flexible Location in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 68081

Job Category : Project / Program Management

Job Level : Director/Chief

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : San Francisco

Department Overview

This organization aligns overall asset strategies between Transmission and Distribution Operations. This centralized, risk-informed approach better allows us to manage assets, system health, performance, and prioritization. This organization leverages lessons learned with the wildfire inspections and uses them to inform critical asset management decisions

Position Summary

The Director of Standards and Work Methods manages teams in the planning, execution, and ongoing monitoring/management for all system-wide work in a significant work category. Monitors internal and external factors that affect the planning, forecasting, and successful execution of the program work, and determines, recommends and implements adjustments as needed. Ensures work is completed and in compliance with applicable regulations, tariffs, standards, and work procedures.

Reporting Relationship

This position reports to the VP, Asset, Risk Mgmt & Comm Wildfire Safe.

Job Responsibilities

  • Leads the development, review, communication, documentation, and maintenance of electric standards for distribution, transmission, and substation engineering work and equipment used throughout the system and work methods for related standards. Ensures consistency in how the system is designed, providing guidance documents for PG&E and contract employees.

  • Ensures effective review and development of equipment standards, testing, and approval of electrical equipment/products installed throughout the system and work methods for the equipment. Develops and maintains policies and processes around how staff regularly research & identify new equipment, benchmark with other utilities, test and evaluate new products, and recommend/propose new or replacement equipment. Supports the distribution and transmission of new equipment and replacement programs and initiatives.

  • Oversees the creation, documentation, review, publishing, and maintenance of technical documentation and work methods for Electric Operations. Documentation includes instructions and standards regarding the proper installation and maintenance of electric equipment. Ensures electronic document management tool meets the needs of the business. Evaluates and ensures document tool supports compliance requirements related to electric utility technical documentation. Holds staff accountable for publishing required documentation on time and within quality standards & specifications.

  • Collaborates with the partner organizations to improve standards and associated processes. Reviews approve and provide high-level coaching on process improvement projects. Ensures process standardization and that target efficiency and/or cost savings are achieved.

  • Develops long term strategic direction, operating plans, and performance metrics for the department. Develops strategy, goals, and objectives for the department that are aligned with the needs of internal clients and support the Electric Operations strategy. Develops department performance metrics aligned with the rest of Asset Risk Management and CWSP to communicate priorities, direction, and measure and promote success.

  • Regularly prepares summaries and presentations conveying the status of department initiatives and presents to the VP ARM/CWSP, VP of Distribution Operations, VP of Transmission Operations, and/or SVP Electric Operations. Addresses sensitive and complex issues that can have a significant impact on the department.

  • Develops, proposes, gains approval for, and manages the annual department budget. Ensures expenses are within budget. Partners with Business Finance to monitor, investigate, and explain variances.

  • Participates in the long term integrated strategic planning process with other senior leaders in Electric Operations. Department includes managers, supervisors, specialists, analysts, and engineers (both bargaining and non-bargaining).

  • Leads and directs staff to accomplish results through effective recruitment & selection, training & development, performance management, and rewards & recognition.

  • Leads the development, review, communication, documentation, and maintenance of electric standards for distribution, transmission, and substation engineering work and equipment used throughout the system and work methods for related standards. Ensures consistency in how the system is designed, providing guidance documents for PG&E and contract employees.

  • Ensures effective review and development of equipment standards, testing, and approval of electrical equipment/products installed throughout the system and work methods for the equipment. Develops and maintains policies and processes around how staff regularly research & identify new equipment, benchmark with other utilities, test and evaluate new products, and recommend/propose new or replacement equipment. Supports the distribution and transmission of new equipment and replacement programs and initiatives.

  • Oversees the creation, documentation, review, publishing, and maintenance of technical documentation and work methods for Electric Operations. Documentation includes instructions and standards regarding the proper installation and maintenance of electric equipment. Ensures electronic document management tool meets the needs of the business. Evaluates and ensures document tool supports compliance requirements related to electric utility technical documentation. Holds staff accountable for publishing required documentation on time and within quality standards & specifications.

  • Collaborates with the partner organizations to improve standards and associated processes. Reviews approve and provide high-level coaching on process improvement projects. Ensures process standardization and that target efficiency and/or cost savings are achieved.

  • Develops long term strategic direction, operating plans, and performance metrics for the department. Develops strategy, goals, and objectives for the department that are aligned with the needs of internal clients and support the Electric Operations strategy. Develops department performance metrics aligned with the rest of Asset Risk Management and CWSP to communicate priorities, direction, and measure and promote success.

  • Regularly prepares summaries and presentations conveying the status of department initiatives and presents to the VP ARM/CWSP, VP of Distribution Operations, VP of Transmission Operations, and/or SVP Electric Operations. Addresses sensitive and complex issues that can have a significant impact on the department.

  • Develops, proposes, gains approval for, and manages the annual department budget. Ensures expenses are within budget. Partners with Business Finance to monitor, investigate, and explain variances.

  • Participates in the long term integrated strategic planning process with other senior leaders in Electric Operations. Department includes managers, supervisors, specialists, analysts, and engineers (both bargaining and non-bargaining).

  • Leads and directs staff to accomplish results through effective recruitment & selection, training & development, performance management, and rewards & recognition.

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 an 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 the 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.

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or other relevant discipline or equivalent experience.

  • 10 years of relevant experience in areas such as electric construction, maintenance, service planning, compliance, financial planning, or quality control/assurance.

  • 5 years of leadership or team lead experience

Desired:

  • Masters Degree or equivalent experience

  • PMI-Project Management Institute PMP-Project Management Professional certification

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.

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