Senior Project Manager-Esc, Gas Distribution (San Jose)

Pacific Gas And Electric Company San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 2 weeks ago

Requisition ID# 30944

Job Category : Project / Program Management

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Gas Operations

Job Location: San Jose

Department Overview

The Gas Distribution Project Management Department is a team of professionals working throughout the service territory to manage a portfolio of capital projects for the Gas Distribution functional areas. We are responsible for the execution of projects from start to finish.

Project Management ensures projects are managed safely and efficiently, with clear objectives, proper authorizations, within company policies and procedures, and with assigned resources to meet scope, schedule, cost and quality commitments. Throughout the project life cycle, we maintain clear communications to all stakeholders up to and including appropriate Officers.

Position Summary

The Senior Project Manager position requires mastery of the journey level project manager job duties, and in addition, under general direction, exercises judgment and discretion and is responsible for all aspects of the development and implementation of assigned projects and provides a single point of contact for those projects. Project duration is generally multi-year, requires significant risk management, and may include formal partnering agreements with outside or agency firms. Assignments will have high visibility, require extensive project management skills and often require specific discipline and areas of expertise. Will contribute toward Gas Safety Excellence goals by improving safety, reliability and affordability for one or more asset families and one or more life cycles.

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

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and define project scope and objectives.

  • Establish and lead project team with agreed-upon roles and responsibilities.

  • Obtain commitment on detailed work plans including schedule, cost, resource, contingency and communication plans.

  • Obtain management approval as needed and is responsible for project tracking, analysis and communication of project costs, scope and schedule.

  • Ensure project documentation is maintained.

  • Manage dates, operations, tasks and scheduling in current software system (e.g. WM).

  • Ensure all specialized materials are ordered in a timely manner.

  • Manage the integration of vendor tasks and tracks and reviews vendor deliverables.

  • Assess project risk and formulate mitigative contingency plans.

  • Implement quality standards, reviews project deliverables and communicates variances accordingly.

  • Identify and communicate lessons learned and incorporate prior lessons learned as best practices into projects.

  • Adjust project scope, with project sponsor approval, and schedule as appropriate to accommodate change

  • Identify project performance issues, analyze and address them in a timely manner.

  • Effectively complete multiple projects concurrently.

  • Represent and promote the project and its contribution to company goals.

  • Provide technical and analytical guidance to project team.

  • Represent PG&E to government agencies as required for assigned projects.

  • Determine that project objectives are achievable.

  • Provide guidance to engineering on producing complex risk and alternative analyses, studies and conceptual designs for presentation to project sponsor.

  • Oversee and administer Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) contracts in accordance with ESC Work Oversight Committee.

  • Negotiate third party contracts, in support of other departments when appropriate.

  • Develop and champion company-wide best practices.

  • Make presentations to PG&E Officers as appropriate.

  • Arbitrate and resolve conflicts within the project.

  • Mentor and provide guidance to less experienced project managers.



  • 8 years of experience in project management, project controls, engineering, and/or construction at PG&E or 9 years if outside of PG&E

  • Possess Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or its equivalent in education and/or experience.

  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) and maintenance required.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Project Management or Engineering from an accredited college or its equivalent in education and/or experience.

  • Current or previous PG&E gas distribution project management experience

  • Fluent in the use of PM tools and current company tools, such as SAP Financials and Work Management modules.

  • Knowledge and experience with gas distribution projects.

  • Knowledge and experience in working with P6 Scheduling.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of land acquisition, CPUC, and environmental permitting and EPC contracting procedures.

  • Demonstrated ability to interface with and across supporting organizations.

  • Uses independent judgment in selecting and applying Project Management methods and techniques to determine cost-effective and practical solutions.

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Senior Project Manager-Esc, Gas Distribution (San Jose)

Pacific Gas And Electric Company