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Power Generation Manager, Dam Safety and Asset Management - Auburn

LocationAuburn, California;

Requisition ID # 97050 

Job Category : Accounting / Finance 

Job Level : Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Generation

Department Overview

PG&E’s Power Generation Department manages and operates the largest privately-owned hydroelectric system in the nation. These renewable electric generation resources, located mostly at high elevation in California mountain ranges including the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade mountains include 68 powerhouses, 184 miles of canals, 41 miles of flumes, 135 miles of tunnels, 19 miles of penstocks, 99 reservoirs, and 142,000 acres of watershed lands all covered by 26 operating licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Position Summary

Oversees the management, development, implementation, and evaluation of a centralized dam asset and safety management program. Works extensively with Chief Dam Safety Engineer, Projects Engineering and License Compliance to leads the establishment of strategic, operational, and long-term investment plans, and the creation of performance goals and metrics. Conducts risk assessments and implements corrective actions. Provides consultation to the development and reporting of complex economic analysis, investment decisions, strategic risk management, quality assurance, and workflow deployment. Lead team of four Deputy Chief Dam Safety Engineers covering dam safety for major watersheds.


  • Serve as dam safety programmatic and people lead supporting Chief Dam Safety Engineer as technical authority of dam safety program.  Ensure dam safety priorities are reflected in asset management goals.
  • Work with chief dam safety engineer to bridge dam safety priorities and asset management’s enterprise risk management and conducts risk assessment to ensure all issues are addressed and resolved.
  • Establish interface between Dam Safety Program and License Compliance, Projects and Engineering, Asset Management, and other enterprise initiatives to advance dam safety goals.
  • Responsible for management and review of dam safety and asset management policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Develops and monitors the implementation of dam safety and asset management goals, objectives, and plans.
  • Evaluates and approves corrective actions and recommendations regarding asset management and APL programs and activities.
  • Provides leadership and consultation regarding the development and reporting of complex economic analysis, investment decisions, strategic risk management, quality assurance, and workflow deployment.
  • Directs the development, implementation, reporting, and review of new dam and asset management programs, goals, and metrics.



  • Bachelor’s (BA/BS) degree in Engineering, related discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Institute of Asset Management – Certificate in Asset Management
  • Eight (8) years of experience within utility operations, maintenance, engineering, planning, project management, or related experience
  • Supervisory and/or management experience implementing asset management system framework(s), financial analysis and reporting, operational analysis and reporting, or maintenance workflow


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Engineering, or related discipline
  • Professional Engineer license (PE)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or other certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Certification in Lean Six Sigma (LSS)
  • Institute of Asset Management – Diploma in Asset Management
  • Leadership experience with asset management programs and initiatives
  • Leadership experience with utility technologies and infrastructure
  • Leadership experience with enterprise risk assessment related to asset management
  • Experience to manage and lead multiple cross-functional projects and teams simultaneously, providing resolutions to complex issues, and oversight of projects and teams from conception to review
  • Safety leadership experience
  • Knowledge of asset management systems framework(s)
  • Knowledge of asset information systems and strategies
  • Knowledge of financial analysis and reporting
  • Knowledge of operational analysis and reporting
  • Knowledge of maintenance workflow
  • Ability to build and sustain strong cooperative relationships with various levels of management, leadership, and personnel at PG&E
  • Ability to effectively manage conflicting and competing priorities, interests, and outcomes and generate results

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