Business Performance Analyst, Career – Support for Capital Work Reporting (CWR)

San Ramon, California
05 Oct 2016
21 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 Work and Resource Management Group (within Electric Transmission and Distribution Business Operations) works with a cross functional group of stakeholders, both within and external to the Transmissions Operations (TO) organization, to:
• Generate and facilitate TO and Line of Business (LOB) work planning processes, including multi-year planning, annual planning (DET), strategic planning (S1/S2), and TO regulatory filings
• Govern the systems and tools that TO and Asset Strategy use to plan and manage the efficient execution of work, including ensuring systems alignment with existing business processes, addressing systems or process enhancement requests, monitoring and improving system usage, as well as providing user support, communications and training
• Provide TO-level reporting and analysis for work planning and efficient execution, and drive improvement in work plan quality through analytics
• Provide resource management governance, reporting, and analysis to manage macro-level resource demand and supply, implement resourcing decisions with the LOBs, and drive improvement in resource plan quality

Position Summary

The Reporting & Analysis for Work Planning / Forecasting Career supports decision making in business strategies and operations through analysis, reporting, benchmarking and project management.

The candidate possesses the following distinguishing characteristics:
• Experience in utility work planning / forecasting
• Good communication, facilitation and presentation skills with various audiences
• Determines data needs, collects data, selects from different analytical techniques to achieve desired analytical outcome
• Understands work planning and forecasting management needs and is able to develop new reports, performs custom and ad-hoc reporting, working independently


Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science in Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering or related discipline or equivalent work experience required
• Minimum of 3 years of work experience
• 1 year of experience in using SAP or other enterprise software

Desired Qualifications:
• MBA or Graduate degree desired
• Good level of understanding in Management Accounting
• Significant hands-on experience in utility planning, budgeting and operations for both capital and expense work
• Mastery level in MS Excel (Ability to utilize macros), PowerPoint and Word
• Ability to perform analysis with MS-Excel, using charts and tables dynamically (pivot tables, formulas)
• Public speaking and presentation abilities
• Proficiency in MS PowerPoint and Word


• Support the communication of Work Execution and Readiness analysis for planning and forecasting activities, including DET, monthly and annual reporting processes
• Socialize analysis with other lines of business through e-mails, phone calls, meetings, and other means of interactions
• Support working with business leaders and the Work Planning and Workflow Governance team to follow up and drive planning and other actions derived from the analysis
• Collaborate with Lines of Business to gather information related to the planning, forecasting, and reporting process for work execution and readiness, as well as key unit performance reporting
• Support corrective work execution readiness reporting for LOB to identify gaps in planning processes and/or execution
• Analyze the risks associated with low executability and readiness projects
• Conduct what-if analysis to provide multiple options for the lines of business
• Proactively participates on project teams

Travel: Up to 10%, mostly within the Bay Area