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Field Operations, Superintendent (Cupertino / De Anza)

LocationCupertino, California;

Requisition ID # 108541 

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Department Overview

The coworkers of Electric Operations ensure the delivery of clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. Electric Operations is responsible for every aspect of PG&E's electric distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, asset management, business planning, restoration and emergency response.

Position Summary

The Electric Operations Distribution Maintenance and Construction leadership manages teams directly and indirectly involved in maintaining or building parts of the service territory distribution grid. Supervisors and Superintendents may oversee teams working on small to medium projects within a specific region or may be assigned to teams working on large, complex general construction projects throughout the service territory.

The Distribution leaders provide safe and reliable electric service while maintaining compliance with the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) General Orders, all safety regulations and other regulatory requirements. The leaders fully implement and hold subordinates accountable for safety best practices and adherence to the safety accountability model while ensuring full compliance with the Injury and Illness Prevention Program, working closely with the Safety Program Coordinator.

Job Responsibilities

  • Operates, maintains and construct the electric system in a way that's consistent with all regulatory requirements
  • Ensures maintenance and construction work in assigned area is completed on time, within budget and quality expectations while adhering to safety and regulatory compliance
  • Regularly visits work sites (at least 25% of time) to monitor progress and employee performance
  • Manages approximately $40 million capital and expense budget to ensure work identified in the Operating Plan is completed and unit cost targets are achieved
  • Assesses complex field situations and makes decisions and recommendations for solution
  • Ensures a high customer satisfaction result by always keeping the customer needs at the forefront of decision making. Identifies customer safety issues and communicates those issues under high pressure, time restricted situations to the customer
  • Recommends best practices to subordinate staff, and overrides unsafe decisions in a practical and tactical way                                     
  • Partners with peers, staff departments, matrix organizations and outside agencies to achieve departmental goals and improve overall business results
  • Identifies and influences implementation of best practices to improve productivity and reduce operating cost
  • Establishes assessment systems and monitor activities to ensure compliance with established procedures
  • Develops and maintains regional contacts and Interacts with local government
  • Proactively prepares for and responds to emergency situations and company efforts to reduce system risks. May serve as Incident Commander in OEC/EOC major emergency activations
  • Manages staff to accomplish results through recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, and rewards and recognition
  • Manages Supervisors within assigned area
  • May manage a large construction workforce within the confines of company and union agreements



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 7 years of related experience in electric utility maintenance construction or operations
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Construction, Management or other related field
  • Previous experience in a supervisory role over electric construction, maintenance, and/or operations personnel, including bargaining unit employees


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  • Maintenance / Construction / Operations, Cupertino, California, United StatesRemove