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Senior Business Performance Analyst, TO Portfolio Management

Requisition ID # 15135 

Job Category : Business Operations / Strategy; Compliance / Risk / Quality Assurance; Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric 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 mission of Electric Business Operations (EBO) is to advance the Electric Operations business with a strategic, executable, and affordable work plan. Within EBO, the Transmission Work Portfolio team works with a cross functional group of stakeholders, both within and external to the Transmissions Operations (TO) organization, to ensure the following: 

  • Balanced work plans 

  • Leadership in planning processes 

  • Work is ready to execute in a timely and efficient fashion 

  • Internal resources are used most efficiently 

  • IT systems are built and maintained in alignment with Transmission Work Portfolio processes 

  • Changes on our projects are aligned with PG&E and customer interests 

  • Our portfolio of work is aligned with approved budgets 

  • The advancement of more efficient reporting automation 

  • Transparency relating to the above items for our leadership 


We achieve the above objectives through the following departmental functions within the Transmission Work Portfolio team: 

  • Work Planning & Readiness Reporting 

  • Systems & Reporting Automation 

  • Portfolio Management & Change Control 

  • Macro Level Resource Balancing 


Job Summary: 

In Transmission Operations, the capital work portfolio consists mainly of multi-year projects. The Work Plan Portfolio Specialist is responsible for providing transparency for both Transmission Operations and Electric Business Operations related to changes in our portfolio, including data analysis, reporting, and related day-to-day interactions with stakeholders responsible for both planning and executing the work. The role is responsible for three key parameters actions across the Transmission Operations Capital Portfolio: 

  • Working with various stakeholder groups to ensure transparency to the capital portfolio 

  • Summarizing key information for the monthly Transmission Portfolio Council (TPC) meeting 

  • Working with business finance to ensure authorized budget is properly represented  

The candidate possesses the following distinguishing characteristics: 

  • Experience in a portfolio/project/program/work/resource management environment, preferably at a utility 

  • Good communication, facilitation, and presentation skills with various audiences 

  • Determines data needs, collects data, selects from different analytical techniques to achieve desired analytical outcome 

  • Ability to synthesize very large amounts of data into actionable reporting or summarize key takeaways for both operational leadership and upper management, including trending and implications 

  • Understands portfolio management needs and is able to develop new reports, performs custom and ad-hoc reporting, working independently 

  • Able to analyze data and work with stakeholders to have confidence in identified risks to portfolio and subsequent mitigations 

  • Proactively participates on project teams 



  • Provide transparency and actionable items for leadership related to risks to portfolio and their mitigations 

  • Drive adherence between forecasted and authorized spend for 5-year portfolio 

  • Work with lines of business to gather information related to risks to their portfolio and their mitigations, including business drivers 

  • Identify potential portfolio issues for operational leadership and management 

  • Collaborate with points of contact in the Transmission Operations lines of business to summarize drivers for portfolio churn, including the summarization of drivers and specific areas of focus 

  • Prepare reporting and analysis for management reviews and monthly planning processes, including the Transmission Portfolio Council (TPC), DET Planning, S2 planning, and TO regulatory filing deliverables. 

  • Work with the Systems & Reporting Automation team to sponsor the automation of report or tools for the TO portfolio team or stakeholders, in alignment with our vision to increase reporting efficiency and provide real time information for relevant stakeholders 

  • Working with business finance to ensure authorized budget is properly represented 


Travel: Up to 10%, mostly within the Bay Area 



Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering or related discipline or equivalent work experience required. 

  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience  


Desired Qualifications: 

  • Ability to perform analysis with MS-Excel, using charts and tables dynamically (pivot tables, formulas) 

  • Public speaking and presentation abilities 

  • Proficiency in MS PowerPoint and Word 

  • MBA or Graduate degree desired 

  • Good level of understanding in operational business processes 

  • Experience in portfolio/project/program management 

  • Significant hands-on experience in utility planning, budgeting and operations for capital work 

  • Experience in using SAP or other enterprise software 

  • Mastery level in MS Excel (Ability to utilize macros), PowerPoint and Word 

  • Experience in SQL or other comparable relational database coding 

  • Experience with Tableau based coding and configuration 



  • During the interview, skills that related to the qualifications listed in the job description will be tested through a set of exercises. 

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