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Project Manager (ESC) - Concord

Requisition ID # 17001 

Job Category : Project / Program Management 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : Concord



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 is a career or journey level project management position that requires mastery of the Associate level Project Manager skills and duties and is responsible for all aspects of the development and implementation of assigned projects. This position has overall project management responsibility and provides a single point of contact for those projects. Uses independent judgment in applying Project Management fundamentals, working with minimal supervision. Interacts with senior internal and external contacts. External contacts include overseeing contractors and providing information to or exchanging information with third parties (e.g. Government, regulatory, or community groups). Travel is estimated to be about 20%-30% of the time.


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


Job Responsibilities


  • Develops and defines project scope and objectives.
  • Establishes and leads project team with agreed-upon roles and responsibilities.
  • Obtain 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.
  • Ensures project documentation is maintained.
  • Develops, monitors and updates the project cash flow and financial forecasts.
  • Manages dates, operations, tasks and scheduling in current software system (e.g. WM, EPM Microsoft Project Server).
  • Ensures all specialized materials are ordered in a timely manner.
  • Manages the integration of vendor tasks and tracks and reviews vendor deliverables.
  • Communicates project status on a regular basis to all stakeholders.
  • Assesses project risk and formulates mitigative contingency plans.
  • Implements quality standards, reviews project deliverables and communicates variances accordingly.
  • Identify and communicate lessons learned and incorporate prior lessons learned as best practices into projects.
  • Adjusts project scope, with project sponsor approval, and schedule as appropriate to accommodate change
  • Identifies project performance issues, analyzes and addresses them in a timely manner.
  • Effectively completes multiple projects concurrently.
  • Represents and promotes the project and its contribution to company goals.


Is able to perform the job duties of an Associate Project Manager. Additional job duties include:

  • Provides technical and analytical guidance to project team.
  • Recommends and takes action to direct the analysis and resolution of problems.
  • Oversees and administrates low risk EPC contracts per project type table in accordance with ESC Work Oversight Committee.
  • Represents PG&E to government agencies as required for assigned projects.
  • Provides guidance to Associate Project Managers who are assigned Journey Level Projects for developmental purposes in accordance with the Associate Project Manager Job Description.




  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or its equivalent in education and experience.
  • Plus 3 years’ experience in project management, project controls, engineering, and/or construction if PG&E/4 years if outside hire.



  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.
  • Knowledge and experience with electric substations, gas and electric distribution and transmission projects.
  • Uses independent judgment in selecting and applying Project Management methods and techniques to determine cost-effective and practical solutions.
  • Fluent in the use of Project Management tools and current company tools, such as SAP Financials and Work Management modules and Microsoft Project Scheduling Software.
  • Able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


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