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Permit Facilitator-ESC (San Ramon)

Requisition ID # 14456 

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Gas Operations

Job Location : San Ramon



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 Enterprise Public Works Coordination Team is a dedicated group of individuals that work locally to ensure PG&E is acquiring the proper permitting for each project, that our internal teams and programs have resources and guidance to ensure compliance with agency permitting requirements and public safety, and that we are constantly striving to improve the relationships and customer experience with the local cities and counties we share our communities with. The Local Agency Permitting Team is the divisional resource that provides an end to end permit process for submission and acquisition of local agency permits, including permit package creation, traffic control plan acquisition, and permit follow up and closeout. 


Position Summary


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


This Permit Facilitator is responsible for the end to end process for the submission and acquisition of local agency permits. Works with local jurisdictions to obtain permits and understand permitting requirements. Communicates and works with internal stakeholders on a day to day basis. Become a subject matter expert for permitting.


Job Responsibilities


  • May review project scopes to identify need for encroachment permit and Traffic Control Plan.
  • May draft permit sketches based upon construction drawings provided by lines of business (LOBs) where applicable that conform to all agency-specific criteria/requirements and complete permit applications. Any changes to drawings that would require Estimator or ADE approval must be made by an Estimator.
  • Coordinates, acquires and renews permits for all assigned projects.
  • Interfaces with all internal stakeholders regarding upcoming permits, permit status, and/or permit requirements/conditions.
  • Support Agency Liaison in coordination of encroachment permitting and public works as needed.
  • Select or acquire (internal or external) appropriate Traffic Control Plan according to PG&E requirements and agency requirements.
  • Provides information on site restoration requirements as needed.
  • May create, run and present reports applicable to the encroachment permitting process.
  • Coordinates with appropriate personnel to facilitate payment of permit fees in support of deadlines.
  • If upfront payment is required, requests a check from clerical staff. (Note: receipt of payment is performed by clerical employees).
  • Ensures all permit application packages are submitted to appropriate agency on or before the Permit Submittal Deadline. If permit application is to be submitted in person, may deliver permit application to agency office.
  • Updates/Tracks permit from pre-submittal to close in SAP (includes managing the permit notification, updating permit status in long text, completing all associated tasks). Clerical employees may also complete certain permit functions in SAP as assigned.
  • Ensures that permit tasks are complete and associated documents are uploaded, and receipt of the permit is communicated to the job owner.
  • Communicates to job owner, Project Manager, GC FE/FET or M&C crew foreman any specific or new/different requirements on the approved permit.
  • Coordinates permit-related job closeout activities with clerical staff.






  • Minimum one year of construction, engineering, estimating/design, or work management experience
  • CADD experience required if hired externally, desired for internal hire.
  • Internal PG&E employees: Must have qualified on the Physical Test Battery (PTB) exam prior to

    applying for the position

  • External and Hiring Hall candidates: Must qualify on the Physical Test Battery (PTB) exam prior to interviewing




  • Functional understanding of Microsoft Office, SAP and other reporting and monitoring tools and software
  • Functional understanding of Primavera P6 desired
  • Ability to communicate with a wide variety of individuals with various backgrounds
  • Be an effective team member by having the ability to work collaboratively with various internal and external stakeholders at all levels and positions.


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