Sr. Director, Transmission Lines

San Ramon, California
30 Sep 2016
04 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

PG&E Corporation is a Fortune 200 energy-based holding company (NYSE: PCG) whose primary operating subsidiary is Pacific Gas and Electric Company (Utility), a public utility operating in Northern and Central California.

Based in San Francisco, PG&E Corporation is the parent company of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States with operations that span power generation and procurement; electric transmission and distribution; and natural gas transmission, distribution and storage. The company's nearly 23,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout its Northern and Central California service area stretching from Eureka in the north to Bakersfield in the south, and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada in the east.

As a California utility, PG&E is at the forefront of changes in the utility industry to support the transition to a cleaner energy economy. The company is ranked among the nation's cleanest utilities and is one of the industry's largest investors in infrastructure modernization and technology to support the addition of more renewable resources, strengthen safety and reliability, and build a smarter, more resilient grid to meet customers' evolving energy-related needs. Thirty percent of the energy PG&E delivered in 2015 came from state-qualified renewable resources, and approximately 60 percent comes from sources that emit no greenhouse gases. The company is also a leading voice shaping clean energy policies at the state and national levels.

PG&E is an integral contributor to California's economy, supporting jobs, stimulating economic growth and contributing to the tax base in hundreds of communities from Bakersfield to Eureka. In total, the company's operations support an estimated 70,000-plus jobs and generate more than $22 billion in annual economic output in California. PG&E had approximately $60 billion in assets as of December 31, 2015, and generated revenues of approximately $17 billion in 2015.

Since a highly publicized and very unfortunate explosion that occurred in San Bruno, California along one of PG&E's natural gas pipelines in 2010, the company has taken full responsibility, making reparations, accepting penalties and fines. PG&E has redoubled its commitment to create and maintain a business culture centered on employee and public safety, integrity, ethics and compliance. Additionally, PG&E has made significant investment in its gas system and integrity management, resulting in certification and recertification by Lloyd's Register on two of the highest internationally recognized safety certifications (ISO 55001 and PAS 55).

To affirm its commitments to ethics and compliance, the company appointed a new senior-level officer over ethics and compliance reporting directly to both the CEO and the Audit Committee of the Board.

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

Improves reliability and customer satisfaction by providing engineering, project management, and maintenance and construction services for electric transmission lines. Provides leadership to the groups responsible for large capital projects and ongoing expense work and is responsible for strategic planning, resource management, and safety related to the transmission lines. Leads the T-Line department to work closely with the planning, strategy, and standards teams in Electric Asset Management.


Minimum Requirements
Bachelors Degree in Engineering-Electrical or job-related discipline or equivalent experience Experience in Utility Operations, 10yrs

Desired Qualificatons
PE-Professional Engineer license
Experience in transmission operations, 10yrs.
Competency in knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
Competency in planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
Competency in seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.
Knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local regulations and laws - for example FERC, NERC, CAISO, CPUC.
Knowledge of safety policies, theories, concepts, methods, best practices, and techniques.
Knowledge of budget components to ensure funding level is appropriate based on key goals, objectives, implementation technology and strategy, and performance metrics.
Knowledge of operations management concepts, methods, best practices, techniques, processes, and proceduresvel.
Competency in gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

Leadership Qualities
PG&E expects its leaders to conduct themselves with the highest ethics and integrity and to embody specific leadership qualities.

Strategic Mindset
• Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.
• Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.

A Leader in the Community and Industry
• Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
• Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

Demonstrates Safety Leadership
• A safety champion in words and deeds with respect to both employee and public safety.
• Maintaining an environment of open dialog and free of retaliation.

Influences and Inspires
• Using various- communications that convey a clear understanding of the needs of different audiences. • Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related dynamics.

Optimizes Team Performance-
• Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
• Creating a climate where people are developed and motivated to do their best to help the organization.

Values Diversity and Creates Inclusion
• Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.

Fiscally Responsible
• Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.
• Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

Leads Ethically and in Compliance • Sponsoring and sustaining a high integrity speak-up corporate culture which prioritizes ethics, safety and compliance.
• Building on necessary level of industry, company and subject-matter expertise, including laws and regulations

Provides a high level of customer service
• Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.


Ensures strategic plans are in place to accomplish ongoing performance improvement of system reliability, of outage duration and frequency and of overall electric system, public, and employee safety.
Manages staff to accomplish results through effective recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management and coaching, and rewards and recognition.
Provides strategic guidance and direction for the development of the operating plan and budget.
Ensures and ongoing state of readiness and effective plans for emergency response for significant situations and system-wide electrical events.
Builds and maintains strong relationships with internal and/or external stakeholders.
Develops and executes organizational strategy into business plans and metrics to drive accomplishment of goals and metrics.
Works closely with HR business Partners, HR functional managers, Executive leadership to deliver solutions that continue to attract, motivate and retain outstanding employees.
Ensures that the department safety programs and improvement plans are well designed and executed.
Ensures the department meets all legal and regulatory compliance requirements.