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Associate Project Manager (ESC) - Chico

Requisition ID # 14966 

Job Category : Project / Program Management 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : Chico

Company

 

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 informationor 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 project management position is the first in a progression and is responsible for managing the scope, schedule, and cost of low to medium complexity substation electric transmission and distribution projects. In this role, there are no direct reports; rather people and other resources are managed indirectly as part of a project team with limited supervision and guidance. External contacts are typically limited to overseeing contractors and providing information to third parties. Project duration is typically less than 1.5 years and projects do not require CPUC or Agency permits. The level of responsibility of this position increases with experience.

 

Associate Project Managers may be assigned to work on up to three Journey or Sr. Project Manager Projects as defined on the attached table of Project Types by Career Stage. The Associate Project Manager will not have primary responsibility for these assigned projects, but rather work under the guidance and direction of a Project Manager of a higher classification for developmental purposes.

 

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

 

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Adjusts project scope, with project sponsor approval, and schedules as appropriate to accommodate change.
  • Assesses project risk and formulates mitigating contingency plans.
  • Communicates project status on a regular basis to all stakeholders.
  • Completes multiple projects concurrently.
  • Develops and defines project scope and objectives.
  • Develops, monitors and updates the project cash flow and financial forecasts.
  • Ensures all specialized materials are ordered in a timely manner.
  • Ensures project documentation is maintained.
  • Establishes and leads project teams with agreed-upon roles and responsibilities.
  • Identifies and communicates lessons learned and incorporates prior lessons learned as best practices into projects.
  • Identifies project performance issues, analyzes and addresses them in a timely manner.
  • Implements quality standards, reviews project deliverables and communicates variances accordingly.
  • Manages dates, operations, tasks and scheduling in current software system.
  • Manages the integration of vendor tasks and tracks and reviews vendor deliverables.
  • Obtains commitment on detailed work plans, including schedule, cost, resource, contingency and communication plans.
  • Obtains management approval as needed and is responsible for project tracking and analysis of project costs, scope and schedule.
  • Represents and promotes the project and its contribution to company goals.
  • Able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

 

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or its equivalent in education and experience.
  • Plus 1 year experience in project management, project controls, engineering and/or construction if PG&E/2 years if outside hire.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California Driver's License (or higher) by Day 1 of hire.

 

Desired:

  • Ability to work with both internal and external customers/clients.
  • Ability to handle many projects simultaneously and prioritize work effectively.
  • Problem resolution and decision making ability – shows initiative and good judgment in resolving issues.
  • Ability to lead group meetings effectively, influence others and build agreement.
  • Strong communications and analytical skills.
  • Good facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Business computer skills, such as Microsoft Office Suite Programs (Emphasis on Excel, Word, and MS Project)
  • Ability to forecast and manage costs and schedules based on project assignments.

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