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

Requisition ID # 17861

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 information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Position Summary

Seeking a Gas Program Manager to collaborate with the Facility Integrity Management Program (FIMP) team members, Business Finance, Capital Accounting, Project Execution, other Program Managers and Program Specialists to achieve strategic objectives and coordinate projects and manage expense programs. This may include integrated planning and forecasting across multiple years, tracking performance and risk management activities, across programs to achieve strategic and business objectives. This position will also provide project services for FIMP managed projects, including project initiation, monitoring and controlling, facilitation, coordination, documentation, and closure of work.

The position will also plan and manage expense portfolios, on behalf of FIMP Asset Program Managers. This includes oversite of project performance, facilitation and execution of balancing the portfolio on an ongoing basis, consulting the Asset Program Owners (APO’s), and acting as a liaison on behalf of APOs.

The successful candidate will be eager to learn as well as be able to contribute to a culture of continuous improvement. They will be adept at solving problems and addressing issues constructively and efficiently. The individual will build effective partnerships and promote collaborative relationships throughout the organization and will also promote a culture of safety and adhere to all company and regulatory safety practices and policies. This position directly impacts PG&E’s Gas Safety Excellence goals by improving safety, reliability and affordability for one or more asset families and one or more life cycles.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • 3 years of job related experience


  • Professional Program Management (PMP) certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

  • Project or program management experience

  • Experience in Gas utility maintenance and construction

  • 3 years of engineering experience

  • Collaboration and interpersonal skills

  • Communication skills

  • Analytical problem solving

  • Basic financial, budgeting knowledge

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools


  • Assists with and integrates the annual S1/S2 investment planning processes for FIMP 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 Project Execution organization on projects to rebalance programs based on execution constraints

  • Reviews work requests to confirm scope and schedule are complete and accurate; includes: new, emergency, emergent, and in-flight work

  • Assist APO with tracking and reporting project information, and providing recommendations

  • Manages allocation of expense programs, to ensure those programs remain within budget

  • Supports the assigned programs analyzing costs and makes recommendations on cost reduction initiatives based on data on an on-going basis, with expectation to report out monthly

  • Act as liaison on behalf of the Engineers and APOs to resolve project issues, including: emergent/emergency items, Program/Workstream Specialist requests, Project Execution, maintenance organization, Business Finance and other stakeholders

  • Work with Engineers to initiate project: develop scope of work, gather proper documentation, obtain required approval and submit for funding

  • Provide project services support for FIMP-managed work and supports processes including initiation, coordination, execution and closing

  • Generates and manages forecasts, to align with scope and schedule, in support of planning and monitoring assigned at the project level

  • Track and report multi-year project units for Rate Case Assistant

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

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

  • 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

  • Manage and support FIMP with addressing Corrective Action Program notifications and actions

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