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Pacific Gas & Electric Company Technology Strategy & Planning, Asset Risk, Expert (San Francisco) in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 25679

Job Category : Business Operations / Strategy

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

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

The Electric Operations (EO) Technology Program Management organization (TPM) is an innovative technology strategy/planning, enablement, and governance department within the PG&E’s Electric Asset Management organization. Its mission is to drive the effective and strategic evolution of technology in a rapidly transforming energy industry.

TPM unlocks value for PG&E and its customers by:

  1. Strategically aligning and championing technology investments that advance company goals and objectives;

  2. Providing enablement-focused program management to drive successful project execution;

  3. Shaping the future of the electric grid through innovation and cross-industry collaboration.

The team is highly collaborative and emphasizes cross-functional matrix partnerships across several organizations including Transmission, Distribution, Asset Management, Transportation Services, Customer Care, and IT. As the utility landscape continues to evolve, targeted and effective technology deployment will help PG&E to continue delivering safe, reliable, affordable, and clean energy – while advancing California’s clean energy goals and meeting customer needs.

Position Summary

The Tech Strategy & Planning Expert will report to the Manager of Strategy & Planning.

S/he will support the Strategy & Planning team in developing the technology roadmap and execution plan for Asset Risk associated work. The role will be actively involved in developing the other associated EO Technology roadmaps that drive Safety, Compliance and Risk. S/he will also lead development, collaboration, and resolution of impactful cross-cutting technology/policy issues.

The ideal candidate will have a penchant for technology, ability to learn new and emerging technologies as they apply to Electric Operations and be able to synthesize in to the existing landscape at PG&E. The candidate will bring a blend of curiosity and an ‘art of the possible’ mindset, and understand the overall utility landscape and the evolution of technology driving changes as they impact PG&E in general, and Electric Operations in particular.

The candidate also should be able to set and manage multiple priorities, solve in-depth complex problems, and bring a new perspective on existing solutions. S/he will be able to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds. The candidate should thrive in a fast-paced environment. S/he must be able to work independently and collaboratively as a team.

Job Responsibilities

1. Strategy

Lead the development of targeted Tech Roadmaps such as Asset Risk to inform investment and prioritization decisions in the critical areas of Safety, Compliance, and Risk reduction – e.g. Vegetation Mgmt, and Distribution Pole Inspections.

Collaborate with Wildfire PMO to ensure proper project and business case intake for Wildfire related work Lead technology and process benchmarking efforts as they apply to EO and related functions.

Support or lead initiatives to analyze complex business problems and issues using information from internal and external sources.

Anticipate, influence, and articulate high-level and future-focused technology needs in cross-cutting company initiatives (e.g. Digital Catalyst Analytics) to ensure Safety and Compliance goals are met.

Lead technology and process benchmarking efforts as they apply to EO priorities driven by EO’s key goals on Safety, Compliance, and Risk.

Collaborate with other Utilities to learn best practice approaches to technology adoption and business architecture development supporting the enterprise technology view targeting Safety and Risk Reduction.

2. Planning

Support the gathering, compilation, and analysis of data and information to inform Electric Operations business application technology strategy and incorporation into planning (e.g., roadmaps, strategic planning including “S1 and S2” processes)

Support or lead regulatory activities as related to technology applications, including acting as witness, writing testimony, or developing business strategy for regulatory filings (TO filing, GRC)

Create high quality business cases, help prioritize and champion technology investments to support LoB technology investments

Support the integration of technology roadmaps with program management business case process and be able to drive discussions and outcomes with the EO leadership team

3. Strategic Communications

Support the development and creation of high quality content and materials for director and executive level committee meetings; support or leads meeting planning, attendance, minutes, and action-item follow-up

Support or leads and coordinates tasks for on media related material and outreach

Lead cross department and / or technology focused conferences, ensuring topics are relevant to the larger organization and well aligned with executive priorities

4. Additional

Support or lead department business operations activities (e.g., organizational alignment, staffing decisions, etc.)

Proactively take on substantial ad hoc new tasks as identified/assigned

Drive process improvement and innovation mindset



  • BA/BS in business, IT, engineering or similar

  • Six (6) years of relevant or related work experience

  • One (1) year minimum of utility experience or consulting to utilities


  • Masters degree in Business, Engineering, or similar

  • Demonstrated strong work ethic and exceptional levels of accountability and self-drive

  • Ability to develop deep relationships, and work effectively with key cross-functional stakeholders and senior leadership team

  • Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal and teamwork skills

  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills

  • Outstanding strategic and structured thinking, analytical and creative problem solving skills

  • Ability to handle multiple projects with competing priorities

  • Very high attention to detail

  • Highly skilled in leading/coaching/influencing others in a matrixed environment

  • Experience supporting meetings and Executive presentations

  • Experience in strategy and planning roles in a utility industry or a technology / consulting environment