SAP Portfolio and Project Systems Functional Analyst, Expert

San Francisco, California
26 Jul 2016
30 Oct 2016
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 SAP Department of Pacific Gas & Electric Company is responsible for Enterprise Wide SAP Portfolio and Project Management (PPM) and Project Systems (PS) implementation and usage. This department is under the umbrella of Business Technology Shared Services.

Position Summary

This expert position is in the SAP Enterprise Project Management Tools Design Team supporting Electric and Gas Transmission and Distribution, Energy Supply, Information Technology, and other lines of business. This position works closely with IT Architects, Requirements Analysis, Developers, Testers and business subject matter experts to design, implement and maintain the SAP PPM and PS systems. This position will be focused on project-level continuous improvement and will mentor junior staff for on-going O&M support. Candidate must be highly motivated and take initiative to work with other members on application issues openly, directly and respectfully.


•BA/BS in Computer Science/ Information Systems, Business, Engineering, etc. or equivalent work. Advanced degree is a plus.
•7- Or more years of SAP functional or technical experience in Project Systems and Portfolio and Project Management
•5 years of experience in business analysis
•Expert knowledge of the Application Development Lifecycle •Skill and experience leading solution design and development on multiple SAP PPM and /or PS implementation projects
•Experience in integration of Portfolio and Project Management and Project Systems with Business Warehouse and BPC, Finance, and Enterprise Asset Management.
•Hands-on configuration experience and solid technical understanding of PS and PPM objects and portal application
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Experience with Analysis for Office and Integration Planning capabilities
•Experience in integration of PS with external project management tools (e.g. Primavera P6)
•Experience in Utility Industry


•SAP Portfolio and Project Management System Functional Expertise & Strategy - Work with IT and Business to provide strategic guidance within the overall SAP technology roadmap and promote standard SAP solutions and best practices
•SAP Project Systems Module Functional Expertise & Strategy - Work with IT and Business to provide strategic guidance within the overall SAP technology roadmap and promote standard SAP solutions and best practices
•Provide expert consulting in information technology to the client to identify and satisfy the business needs Projects
•Demonstrates understanding of business processes for several business functional areas, and can effectively coordinate the work on analysis and requirements for several projects
•Demonstrates good understanding of the following areas: testing, project management, related Lines of Business, software development, SOX compliance, regulatory compliance, operational/disaster recovery, operations, maintenance, etc.
•Demonstrates a level of expertise to act as a recognized authority for a project or initiative
•Analyze end-to-end complex business processes and information needs for multiple business functional areas
•Provide expert consulting in information technology to the client to identify and satisfy the business needs, while help anticipate potential problem and issues
•Facilitate, influence and build agreements on IT requirements and deliverables for multiple business clients
•Take initiative to understand in detail of current and future business environment
•Define and document business requirements for projects
•Evaluate and document effective solution alternatives to business problems
•Build Functional Designs for SAP PPM and PS processes based on business requirements
•Performs system functionality gap analysis and provides RICEFW inventory for assigned projects
•Work with Development and Implementation Team to build technical designs and configure applications
•Assisting with data conversion/migration, testing, training, and cutover activities
•Provide knowledge transfer/training to other team members

•Serves as key technical and functional resource within the areas of SAP PPM and PS
•Participate in defect management process, set priorities, research issues, and discuss compliance impacts and timelines
•Provide estimates for new development and enhancements
•Incident Response and end user support - Provide Level 3 support to the TSC. Provide expertise for issue resolution
•Mentors the senior, associate, career, and entry level team members
•Provide timely responses to client inquiries or delegate as appropriate
•Interact with third party interface providers for end-to-end solution support