Director, T&D General Construction

San Ramon, California
07 Oct 2016
23 Nov 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

Gas Operations is on a mission to become the safest, most reliable gas company in the U.S. As a whole, Gas Operations is responsible for all aspects of PG&E's gas distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, restoration and emergency response.

The Gas Transmission & Distribution General Construction (GC) department is responsible for providing construction services to the PG&E gas transmission and distribution facilities in Northern and Central California. The Department is also responsible for safely and efficiently executing an annual capital spend of over $600 million and an expense spend of over $300 million. Additionally, the department installs electric distribution substructures and assists in storm response when required. The department is comprised of over 800 dedicated men and women working as a team to achieve the mission of the organization.

Position Summary

The Director, Gas Transmission & Distribution (T&D) General Construction, North is responsible for leading the Gas Distribution General Construction organization within Gas T&D Maintenance and Construction (M&C) for PG&E's north region. This Director is responsible for safely and efficientily installing new and replacing existing gas pipelines and facilities in accordance with the investment plan. Construction work includes hydro testing, pipeline replacement, Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure validation digs and in line inspections. Pipeline replacement includes the replacement of plastic, steel and cast iron using the most efficient trenchless method of excavation such as horizontal directional drilling, pipe bursting, inserting, and pneumatic drilling.

The Director must be able to travel 25% of the time with occasional overnight stays.

The position reports to the Senior Director of Gas T&D Construction. The Director's organization is primarily comprised of the erfollowing:
- Gas Transmission & Distribution General Construction superintendents, supervisors, field engineers, various physical works, and clerical and support employees (the majority of the workforce is represented by IBEW 1245 and Engineers and Scientists of California (ESC).
- Contract resources perfroming inspection and construction work on behalf of PG&E.


Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

10 years of experience with increasing responsibility in the utility industry or other construction-related field, including:
5 years of experience in gas utility maintenance and construction organization
5 years of experience in a leadership role
Experience working in a unionized environment

CA Driver's License

• Subject to random DOT drug and alcohol testing
• Travel within PG&E service territory is required

Desired Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Management, Construction Management,or other technial discipline.
Experience interfacing directly with regulatory agencies
Program management experience
Construction management experience

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 a Compliant Manner
• 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.


Leads and mobilizes geographically distributed teams in the timely and safe accomplishment of gas distribution construction work.
Improve Safety and Human Performance to include OSHA Recordable Rate, Lost Work Day Case Rate, Motor Vehicle Incident Rate, Premier/Pulse Survey, Performance Management and Process Improvements/Execution.
Deliver on Budget, on Plan, and on Purpose the Gas Distribution Capital Budget, Gas Distribution Expense Budget, Unit Costs, Labor Costs, Overtime, Project Schedule Milestones, Complete Critical Projects, and Complete Maintenance Plans.
Improve Reliability/Drive Customer Satisfaction by completing Capacity /Reliability Improvement Projects and connecting new business customers.
Partner with and empower employees and union representatives to enhance employee satisfaction and engagement.
Partner with peers, staff departments, matrix organizations and outside agencies to improve overall business results.
Oversees projects contracted to outside vendors and the associated work inspections. Maintains effective relationships with contractors and ensures work is completed within company and regulatory quality and safety standards.

 A keen business leader who understands broader implications and opportunities and translates that understanding into effective strategies to advance the business
 A leader who consistently demonstrates a commitment to the success and development of their team
 A leader skilled at forging alignment, relationships, and communication across the organization, and with external entities, to achieve successful results.
 A proven leader who has driven projects involving significant continuous process improvement, and behavior change management.
 A leader who lives and demonstrates the company's values around safety at work and at home, for both employees and the public.
 A leader who exhibits a passion for excellence and superior customer service standards
 A results-oriented leader with a strong sense of accountability
 A leader capable of creating an environment supportive of diversity and inclusion
 Demonstrated experience in successfully managing large budgets
 Demonstrated ability to influence and inspire others to perform at their full potential
 Naturally operates in a manner that is accountable and transparent  Commitment-oriented and results-driven individual
 Proven track record in driving a strong safety culture
 Demonstrated ability to lead and influence others in a matrix organization