Work Plan Portfolio Specialist, Expert - Electric

Location
Rocklin, California
Salary
Competitive
Posted
30 Nov 2016
Closes
04 Jan 2017
Ref
53916398-E01
Sector
Oil and Gas
Category
Maintenance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Company

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.

Department Overview

The men and women of Electric Operations ensure the delivery of safe and reliable electric service to our customers. Electric Operations is responsible for every aspect of PG&E's electric distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, asset management, business planning, restoration and emergency response.

Position Summary

The Work Plan Portfolio Specialist plans and/or monitors an assigned department's annual and/or multi-year work plan portfolio of jobs. Incumbents collaborate with stakeholders to plan and/or track the execution of work related to the overall portfolio by driving the creation of high quality work plans and/or analyzing the work performance and execution efficiency of work in the portfolio. The Specialist establishes methods to gather data from leadership, finance, project management, operations and other stakeholders for the portfolio/work plan. Specialists may utilize customized software and/or ERP systems to manage portfolio/work plan data and may be involved in driving the adoption of new planning systems and related processes cross departmentally. The incumbents strive to keep the portfolio/ work plan balanced with costs and resource availability.

Qualifications

Minimum:
• Bachelor's Degree
• Seven years of related working experience

Desired:
• Advanced data analysis skills, knowledgeable in
collecting data, organizing, synthesizing,
reporting, recognizing trending and anomalies,
drawing conclusions and developing recommendations.
• Advanced knowledge in project/work scheduling concepts, methods and practices.
• Knowledge of electric utility construction processes and practices.
• Thorough understanding of business and or
industry drivers to help influence decision making.
• Strong knowledge of capital budgeting processes
and methods
• Project management skills.
• Team leadership and effective collaboration skills.
• Influence and negotiation to gain agreement from
various stakeholders.
• Advanced technical skills using systems and
applications such as SAP Work Management,
SAP Business Warehouse (BW), Primavera,
Access, Excel, and PowerPoint to develop
reports, analyses, and deliver presentations

Responsibilities

• Applies subject matter expertise to wide-ranging planning processes and challenges. May be assigned to work on annual, long range plans or a combination. Works independently on projects and issues of large scope and high complexity, requiring evaluation of abstract variables.
• Leads peers and stakeholders to develop prioritized and optimized long range and/or annual portfolio/work plans for multiple work categories. Gains buy-in and confirms plans can be executed with stakeholder organization.
• Closely manages work progression. Ensures work packages are advancing through the planning, estimating and scheduling process in order to meet operating plan milestones and requirements. Analyzes issues and develops solutions to resolve.
• Monitors, prepares regular reports and presents status to senior management. Organizes and leads cross functional stakeholder meetings to review analysis of resource plans, gaps in plan and financials/budgets. Discusses and recommends solutions.
• Presents solutions to management and influences resource planning decision making which may
include, utilizing contract labor, shifting resources or changing timing of work.
• Develops recommendations regarding new or better reports or tools based on assessment of stakeholder needs, resource planning trends and to provide better clarity and quality data for effective leadership decision making.
• Participates in and may lead cross-department continuous process improvement efforts to improve efficiencies and quality.
• May lead special initiative project teams as work planning subject matter expert. May assist with
some IT related enhancement discussions. Collaborates with team members on most effective field rollout of process, tool and/or reporting changes.