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Power Generation Project Management Analyst, Senior (ESC) - Chico

I'm Interested Date posted 12/17/2020

Requisition ID # 74271 

Job Category : Business Operations / Strategy 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Generation

Job Location : Chico

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.


The Power Generation Department’s Dam and Hydro Facilities Safety group is led by PG&E’s Chief Dam Safety Engineer (CDSE) and is responsible for performing analyses and inspections and collecting, reviewing, and interpreting monitoring data to evaluate the condition of PG&E’s dams. The group also reviews and provides regulatory compliance support for maintenance and capital improvement projects to improve the condition and performance of water storage and conveyance facilities within PG&E’s Hydroelectric system.

This is a Senior level Project Management Analyst who provides support to a broad portfolio of Hydro Facilities Safety Engineers, CDSE, License Coordinators, Hydro Licensing Director and a supervisor.

The position provides project oversight, control and analysis for capital and expense improvement projects and/or FERC relicensing and license compliance projects for hydro power and infrastructure facilities.

Multiple projects are supported simultaneously.

 The employee also coaches and mentors others, and initiates and leads process improvement efforts. The position requires expert level understanding of project cost and schedule controls and project management, exceptional computer skills, and enhanced verbal and written communication skills. Employee works independently with limited direction and applies judgment to set priorities and complete tasks. Responsibilities may include Privileged and Confidential work.

Minimum Qualifications


A 4-year BS/BA Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, a scientific discipline, economics, finance or business administration from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent from outside the US is required. Or a minimum of 8 years of applicable work experience (such as in accounting, construction management, project scheduling or controls) with responsibilities similar to those required for this classification is acceptable in lieu of formal education.

If the degree requirement noted above is satisfied, five years of cumulative work experience supporting project engineering, design, and construction, including demonstrated successful leadership of these activities. If the degree requirement is not satisfied, a total of 10 years of similar work experience.

Desired Qualifications


-Project Management Certification

-Exceptional computer skills, including expertise with SAP, MS-Word and Excel, and with databases and project scheduling software.

-Able to complete assignments independently and meet commitments based on limited direction, including when tasks are complex and require significant experience-based judgment to accomplish.

-Applies extensive knowledge of project management concepts, principals, practices, and requirements for power generation assets to help with development and documentation of project scopes and implementation plans.

-Can create and provide novel and complex analysis of SAP reports and is able to identify key dates or missing information within the Hydro Licensing SAP Compliance System.

-Demonstrates experienced judgment when making decisions and recommendations; uses technical & business judgment to determine cost effective and practical solutions.

-Able to communicate a variety of topics effectively; and utilize a variety of styles in order to connect with the intended audience; able to present complex project information in informal and formal group settings; promotes greater understanding by providing background information and analysis rational.

-Able to facilitate and lead cross functional teams for the purpose of tools, processes and methodologies.

-Demonstrates mastery of written and verbal communication skills.

-Able to facilitate routine and non-routine project meetings & walk downs.

-Thoroughly understands PG&E's basic financial and business policies and practices, and is able to apply them appropriately to the cost estimating, economic analysis, justification, and approval of large and complex projects. Demonstrates mastery of company systems including but not limited to SAP, EDRS, Documentum and SRM.

-Identifies process improvements, and takes ownership of problems and their solutions.

Job Duties

Position responsibilities include assisting project leads with management and successful completion of projects, on time and within budget, and assisting supervisors and managers through analysis and

reporting on projects and programs.

Job Duties will vary by assignment and include those of a Journey level PM Analyst, but demand more in-depth skill and knowledge, involve more complex projects and analyses, and significant autonomy. Duties for Senior level PM Analyst are completed under general direction from project leads and supervisors; complexity and autonomy of assignments increase even further as an employee gains more experience and expertise.

In addition, job duties include, but are not limited to:

- Proactively assist project leads to obtain management approval of projects and budgets, including independently drafting and developing project authorization requests, cost estimates, economic analyses, project justification, and other supporting documents with limited direction from project lead.

- Coaches less senior PM Analysts in their development and maintenance of project schedules, cost plans, and other project controls. Perform complex and customized SAP queries to extract financial performance data. Develops new tools and templates for other PM Analysts to use in their work.

- Provides review, edit and comment upon work products of less senior PM analysts on behalf of the job lead and/or supervisor.

- Takes lead in maintaining and updating Project Management Guidelines, including recommending process improvements.

-Identifies opportunities to improve analyst tools, methodologies, or processes and proactively works with supervisors or other team members to implements improvements.

-Provide mentoring and leadership to less senior PM Analysts to support attaining Departmental objectives.

- Assist project leads with coordination and documentation of project kickoff meetings, walk downs, lessons learned meetings, and design review meetings.

-May function as project lead on small or short duration projects, and/or when a project lead is away (e.g., on vacation).

-Support SAP Work Management and work closely with IT for any bugs or enhancements.

-Process all incoming agency letters and tasking out any action items as needed.

- Will support management on analyst related job duties as needed.

-Scope Supports multiple projects by providing cost and schedule reporting and analysis and other project documentation. Assignments typically require expert knowledge of company systems and analysis techniques and require very limited direction from project leads and supervisor. Work requires limited review for technical accuracy and adequacy in process and upon completion. Represents project lead when he or she is not available.

-Routinely provides guidance and/or review of work of less experienced team members.

-Partners with internal or external stakeholders to solve problems or explore alternative solutions.

-Interaction External contacts primarily include project-related work and support contract administration with contractors and vendors. May include some interaction with agencies or non-governmental organizations. Internal contacts are primarily with Power Gen personnel, including O&M clients, business planners, project team members, IT, and PG&E internal services organizations and typically include supporting project-related work, documenting and reporting progress, exchanging and coordinating information, documenting meetings and providing appropriate documentation.

-Relationship management skills

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