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Operations Supervisor (Sierra Division)

LocationAuburn, California;

Requisition ID # 144369 

Job Category: Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level: Supervisor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Work Type: Onsite

Job Location: Auburn; Grass Valley; Placerville

Department Overview

Electric Operations is responsible for every aspect of PG&E's electric distribution and transmission operations and maintenance, as well as Power Generation operations. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Team manages over 100,000 circuit miles of electric distribution lines and over 18,000 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines, and operates and maintains PG&E's hydroelectric, fossil, solar generation and battery storage facilities, providing approximately 5,300 megawatts of generating capacity for customers.  Electric Operations is comprised of approximately 6,500 coworkers.

Position Summary

Manages teams involved in maintaining or building parts, command & control outage response, and monitoring and restoration efforts of the system-wide service territory distribution grid. Provides safe and reliable electric service while maintaining compliance with the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) General Orders, and all procedures and safety regulations and other regulatory requirements. Analyze and prioritize outages to determine most efficient restoration needs. Implements safety policies and best practices and manages employee’s accountability. Ensures full compliance with the Injury & Illness Prevention Programs.

PG&E is providing the salary range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This compensation range is specific to the locality of the job.  The actual salary paid to an individual will be based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, and internal equity.  Although we estimate the successful candidate hired into this role will be placed towards the middle or entry point of the range, the decision will be made on a case-by-case basis related to these factors.

A reasonable salary range is:

California Minimum: $120,000

California Maximum: $190,000

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversees operational activities to ensure safe, efficient, and effective execution of work to meet business priorities.
  • Positively impacts and supports the increased presence of T&D Supervisors in the field.
  • Ensures readiness of work and implements batching strategies to maximize efficiency.
  • Regularly visits work sites (average 15% of time) to monitor progress and employee performance.
  • Manages, assigns and ensures completion of emergent work, i.e. emergency notifications; cases (help tickets); new business work (break-ins).
  • Serves as lead for external customer needs. Supports Service Planning and Engineering to ensure customer commitments are met, including timely and accurate inspections of New Business applicant projects.
  • Receives and addresses customer cases (“help tickets”) with field visits and follow up to ensure resolution. 
  • Serves as lead for special assignments including process improvement and technology implementation.
  • Serves as lead for Fleet/Yard/Tools/Materials coordination. Works closely with T&D Supervisors to ensure prudent use of budget for tools, equipment, and rentals. Ensures availability to support construction activities.
  • Identifies and pursues productivity improvements and implements work practices to reduce operating costs while meeting corporate and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Reviews operational gaps and provides feedback to appropriate parties (e.g. Estimating, Sourcing, Engineering Standards).
  • Develops and executes action plans to improve employee knowledge and skills. Ensures all training and audit corrective actions are completed on time.
  • Responds to emails/data requests and re-directs requests to other department owners as appropriate.
  • Proactively prepares for company efforts to reduce system risks, including Public Safety Power Shutoff. May serve as Operations Chief in OEC/EOC major emergency activations.
  • Supervises staff, including bargaining unit employees, to accomplish results through recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, and rewards and recognition.



  • High School or GED-General Educational Development-GED Diploma
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in engineering, manufacturing, construction, field maintenance operations, or related electric utility experience
  • CA Class C License, or equivalent
  • Ability to travel up to 50 percent of working time
  • Willingness to work in extreme conditions
  • Willingness to work in remote locations
  • Ability to work flexible schedule


  • Associates Degree in Engineering or job-related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Cluster-Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or job-related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Utility industry experience, electric
  • Experience as Journeyman or higher in Lineman line of progression
  • Ability to work on-call rotation


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