Tech Programs Planning, Expert

San Francisco, California
07 Oct 2016
22 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

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. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California.

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

The Electric T&D 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, 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. The responsibility level, expectations, and workload for this this highly motivated group is significant.

Position Summary

The Technology Programs Planning Expert will report to the Manager of Strategy & Planning
S/he will support the Strategy & Planning team and be actively involved in developing the Smart Grid and Technology roadmaps. S/he will also lead development, collaboration, and resolution of impactful cross-cutting technology/policy issues.
The ideal candidate will 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.


• BA/BS in business, IT, engineering or similar
• Minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience
• 1-3 years of utility experience or consulting to utilities
• Proficient in MS Office tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
• Demonstrated strong work ethic and exceptional levels of accountability and self-drive
• Strong oral and written communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
• Experience supporting meetings and Executive presentations
• Analytical and creative problem solving, strategic decision making ability
• Highly skilled in leading/coaching/influencing others
• Analytical and creative problem solving, strategic decision making ability
• Masters degree in Business, Engineering, or similar



1. Strategy
• Support or lead cross enterprise initiatives concerning key technology or policy issues and drive alignment with company/program goals and objectives.
• Support or leads initiatives to analyze complex business problems and issues using information from internal and external sources.
• Anticipates, influences, and articulates high-level and future-focused technology needs in cross-cutting company initiatives
• Keeps abreast of new developments in the utility industry. Benchmarks with other utilities in the industry to obtain more information on technologies and best practices

2. Planning
• Support the gathering, compilation, and analysis of data and information to inform Electric T&D 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)
• Support the integration of technology roadmaps with program management business case process

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

4. Additional
• Support or leads department business operations activities (e.g., organizational alignment, staffing decisions, etc.)
• Takes on substantial new tasks as identified/assigned