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Power Generation Outage Manager, Expert - Flexible Location

LocationChico, California;

Requisition ID # 144327 

Job Category: Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Work Type: Onsite

Job Location: Chico

Department Overview

Power Generation maintains and operates PG&E's hydroelectric, fossil and renewable generation facilities, providing more than 4,000 megawatts of generating capacity for our customers. We are an organization of nearly 700 men and women dedicated to deliver safe, reliable and cost effective generation to California in an environmentally responsible manner.  As an integral and active member of the company team, Power Generation contributes to PG&E's goal of becoming the leading utility in the United States.

Position Summary

Manages outages in Hydroelectric Powerhouses or Fossil Power Plants throughout the PG&E system.

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:​

Bay Area Minimum: $​122,000

Bay Area Maximum: $​194,000


California Minimum: $​116,000

California Maximum: $​184,000

Job Responsibilities

  • Understands the planned project requirements and establish a contingency plan for shifts in resource requirements.
  • Supervises, through a matrix organization, the project team consisting of engineers, maintenance, construction, startup, and other personnel providing onsite support to ensure critical path activities are completed as planned, and cost and scope are controlled. Also includes supervising vendors and suppliers.
  • Responsible for Final Outage Report and transfer of all project documents to the appropriate parties, including documenting lessons learned and implementing corrective actions within the outage management organization for use system-wide as appropriate.
  • Responsible for daily site coordination and provides a direct interface between Maintenance, Operations, Engineering, Project Management, Construction, and other auxiliary personnel with the goal of keeping attention focused on completing outage work as scheduled.
  • Provides oversight for outage scope control, coordinating closely with Plant Management to ensure all scope changes are prudent
  • Provides direction, information and advice regarding the schedule to all other groups.
  • Performs evaluation of emergent outage work, coordinate and approve all additions to the scope and schedule in accordance with guidelines and applicable procedures.
  • Manages medium complexity outages, maintenance activities and some capital projects, typically less than 6 weeks in duration and with cost less than $5 million.
  • Leads scheduling personnel in building schedules related to outage activities.
  • Leads Outage Safety Plan development and meetings, pre and post outage as required.
  • Leads outage pre-planning and coordinates all startup activities. Works closely with Project Managers to oversee development of scope and development of comprehensive outage schedules and costs.
  • Ensures appropriate scope freeze deadlines and pre-outage activities are completed as scheduled.
  • Develops, implements and manages outage documentation and communication plan, including criteria for levels of documentation required and frequency of updates.
  • Develops and manages resource management plan.



  • High School or GED-General Educational Development-GED Diploma
  • Experience in O&M-Operations and Maintenance
  • Job-related experience, 6 years
  • CA Class C License, or equivalent


  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or job-related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Construction Management certification
  • PMI-Project Management Institute PMP-Project Management Professional certification
  • Experience in hydro generation
  • Leadership experience, job-related
  • Competency in adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations
  • Knowledge of project management tools - for example Primavera, PGE work scheduling and management - as needed to perform at the job level
  • Knowledge of project management theories, concepts, methods, best practices, and techniques as needed to perform at the job level
  • Competency in developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Competency in building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Knowledge of database and information systems - for example SCADA,
  • EMS, OMT, OIS, SAP, ERP, COSO, Teradata, COBIT, QuestionMark – as needed to perform at the job level


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