Senior New Business Representative (ESC) - Napa

Napa, California
07 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 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

This position is charged with coordinating the installation of new gas and/or electric facilities, WRO projects, overhead and/or underground line extensions and services associated with large residential, commercial and agricultural projects. The position also handles street lighting, traffic controllers, un-metered load and State Highway lighting projects. Assigned SNBRs also act as coordinators for city and county relocation projects, street widening and street repaving that have conflicts with PG&E facilities.

Travel is estimated to be about 10% of the time with some overnight stays. You must have a valid driver's license and insurance coverage if using a personal car. This position includes office work and site visits. You may be required to attend after hours meetings related to projects. Additional consideration will be given to candidates living within 50 miles of the Napa headquarters.

This job is represented by Engineers and Scientists of California (ESC) and is subject to collective bargaining.


You must meet at least one of the following minimum qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or its equivalent in experience as specified below
- 3 years of project management experience

- Project management experience
- Familiar with tariffs, rates, contracts/tools, SAP Work Management module, project approval process, document routing system and estimating and construction work processes
- Work effectively as a member of a team
- Demonstrated ability to work with both internal and external customers/clients


- Manage scope, schedule and cost for all assigned projects, from initiation to meter set, including if/when scope and schedule is adjusted as appropriate to accommodate change (e.g., new customer needs and new regulation).
- Coordinate with all other departments or individuals who are involved with the project and work to define the project's background, objective, design scope, schedule, roles and responsibilities.
- Coordinate with others, such as Planning, Estimating, Construction and Metering, etc., in completing the project in a timely manner, which includes understanding industrial project schedules and working closely with the work and resource group to prioritize work, using available tools or technology.
- Monitor project schedules and prioritize work in coordination with the work and resource group.
- Schedule and conduct pre-engineering meetings, provide all pertinent data and address potential project risks including schedule setbacks, and coordinate actions before setbacks occur.
- Conduct and document pre-construction meetings, ensuring that the project is performed as planned.
- Provide input to the development of the capital and/or expense budget through ongoing validation of project estimating and construction timelines, looking for ways to minimize costs on projects for both the applicant and PG&E.
- Ensure that the correct type of financial order, work category, etc., has been applied and actively monitor costs and proactively addresses potential overrun issues in accordance with Company guidelines.
- Communicate project status (e.g., scope, schedule, cost) to all stakeholders throughout the project, as applicable, which may include Energy Solutions and Service.
- Facilitate resolution of project-related disputes, ensuring that continuous formal communication (both written and verbal) with all stakeholders is given a high priority throughout all stages of the project.
- Prepare contracts, as applicable, to ensure compliance with standards and tariffs.
- Provide applicants, estimating, engineering, clerical and construction partners with complete and accurate information on rate and rule applicability, potential costs, and timelines.
- Ensure that customer's needs and issues are solicited regularly and communicated to project stakeholders, both internal and external.
- To the extent possible, balance customer needs/requests with all internal work including compliance, reliability and capacity projects.
- Negotiate reasonable estimating and construction dates that address customer's anticipated schedules. May provide customer with an initial non-binding cost.
- Ensure that all charges mandated under the applicable tariffs are identified in the contract and secured before beginning construction.
- Ensure correct tariff interpretation and application, and work with Law department on exceptional case projects when required.
- Ensure project is designed and priced in accordance with applicable rates and rules.
- Provide leadership, technical support and guidance to other departments on projects involving Gas & Electric Rules 1,2,3,4,12,13,14,15,16 18 & 20.
- May partner with account managers and/or Rates and Tariffs for application of best rates when appropriate.
- Ensure all applicable project documentation is maintained in an orderly job file.
- Ensure all project dependencies are met prior to allowing a construction start.
- Ensure all permits are obtained and land rights issues are resolved per procedures.
- Maximize public and employee safety by ensuring that job designs are performed to Company and state standards and meet all compliance requirements. Follow USP 22 guidelines.