Work Plan Portfolio Specialist, Principal - Electric

Rocklin, California
30 Nov 2016
08 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

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.


Bachelors Degree
10 years of relative working experinece
• Advanced qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills, knowledgeable in collecting data, organizing, synthesizing, reporting, recognizing trending and anomalies, drawing conclusions and developing recommendations.
• Subject matter expertise in project/work
scheduling concepts, methods and practices.
• Deep knowledge and expertise of business
and or industry drivers to help influence decision making.
• Strong financial acumen and capital expense
budgeting knowledge.
• Project management skills to lead large
complex projects.
• Team leadership and effective collaboration
• Advanced influence and negotiation skills to
gain agreement from leaders inside and outside of the department.
• 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


• Applies high level expertise, works independently and applies breadth and depth of knowledge to the most complex, largest scope and highest impact work planning
processes and challenges. May work on both annual and long term planning issues and projects, analyzing situations with many abstract variables, using a holistic, big picture approach.
• Develops, influences and governs planning processes for multiple major work categories in the assigned department. Solves unique and complex problems, anticipating issues and developing innovative solutions.
• Develops integrated planning methods and systems that have wide ranging impact and application across multiple departments. Oversees the consolidation of information to develop integrated work plans, project updates, and presentation materials for regular department work plan meetings and leadership teams.
• Works with executives and senior management to support strategic planning, decision making, and to address high levelwork planning prioritization.
• Leads peers and stakeholders to develop
prioritized and optimized long range and/or annual portfolio/work plans for multiple work categories. May oversee forecasting activities and ensure alignment with line of business deadlines. Gains buy-in and confirms plans can be executed with stakeholder organization.
• Develops appropriate monitoring mechanisms
and metrics to understand actuals vs. plan. Prepares regular reports regarding annual and/or long term work plan/project portfolio completion and issues. Determines causes of issues and recommends solutions. Presents
to senior leadership; Director level or higher.
• Leads cross-department continuous process
improvement efforts to improve efficiencies and quality.
• Identifies needs, develops ideas and
establishes system requirements for work
planning tools. May plan and implement the
delivery of user training on systems/tools.
• Manages major cross-functional projects and
• May participate in industry benchmarking,
seeking ideas and opportunities from other utilitites.