Pacific Gas & Electric Company Gas Program Manager, Pipeline Services in San Ramon, California

Requisition ID # 14923

Job Category : Project / Program Management

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Gas Operations

Job Location : San Ramon


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

Gas Operations is focused on ensuring the safe and reliable flow of natural gas to our customers. As a whole, Gas Operations is responsible for all aspects of PG&E's gas distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, restoration and emergency response.

This position is situated in the Pipeline Services section of Transmission Integrity Management Program (TIMP), within the Asset Management and Systems Operations (AM&SO) organization. TIMP is responsible for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of PG&E’s gas transmission system including over 6,700 miles of gas transmission pipelines throughout California.

Position Summary

Seeking a career level Gas Program Manager to support and integrate the planning/forecasting, performance management and risk management activities of the assigned programs across projects and programs to achieve strategic and business objectives.

This position measures and analyzes performance and supports process improvement and lean management. The Gas Program Manager reports to the Pipeline Services Manager, and acts as a liaison between the Asset Program Owners (APOs) and other leadership throughout the organization. Collaborate on a regular basis with other Specialists to achieve strategic objectives.

The incumbent will help facilitate, direct and coordinate activities and special projects related to the planning and execution of the pipeline program. The Gas Program Manager will be tasked with solving problems and addressing issues before they are escalated to the APO. The Gas Program Manager will build effective partnerships and promote collaborative relationships throughout the organization and will also promote a culture of safety and ensure staff adheres to all company and regulatory safety practices and policies. This position contributes toward Gas Safety Excellence goals by improving safety, reliability and affordability for one or more asset families and one or more life cycles.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists with and integrates the annual S1/S2 investment planning processes for Pipeline Services to improve safety, reliability and affordability of assigned program assets including:

  • Preparation of inputs and recommendations for APO ranking/prioritization

  • Collaboration with Investment Planning and the PMO on major projects to rebalance programs based on execution constraints

  • Reviews all emergent work requests and in-flight scope and schedule changes for completeness and accuracy and assists the APO in providing recommendations

  • Manages allocation of expense bucket-level planned work to ensure those programs remain within budget

  • Assists in program management support for pipeline managed projects and supports processes including initiation, execution and closing

  • Reviews cost monitoring systems to ensure that adequate controls are in place to uncover and correct erroneous charges

  • Communicates (oral and written) with peers inside and outside of the department, providing information or exchanging data

  • Collaborates with others to identify, analyze and improve existing business processes within department to meet new goals and objectives

  • Supports the assigned programs by analyzing costs and makes recommendations on cost reduction initiatives based on data

  • Provides analysis, governance, research, best practices, project plans to ensure successful implementation of key milestones identified for assigned strategic programs

  • Generates forecasts in support of budgeting processes

  • Gathers, compiles and provides data, reports and information for leadership or regulatory requests

  • Works as a delegate for APO as requested

  • May travel up to 20% for meetings and visits to employees and projects in the field



  • 3 years of program management, project management, and/or project analyst experience

  • Capital and/or expense cost management experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience


  • 2+ years of progressively responsible experience in gas or related industry

  • 2+ years of experience with Pipeline Engineering

  • SAP Experience

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent

  • Experience coordinating cross discipline teams

  • Capital or expense program management experience of moderate size and scope

  • Able to make decisions and action plans to ensure deliverables are achieved even in ambiguous situations

  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with audiences from senior management to construction field forces on financial, work performance and related issues

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to solve problems and influence others without a direct chain of command

  • Experience in the use of industry standard project management tools and/or current company tools

  • Understanding of logic based scheduling and the use of earned value analysis to assess project health

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to determine root causes of work performance problems

This position may be subject to random Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing.