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Business Analyst

LocationOakland, California;

Requisition ID # 98482 

Job Category : Business Operations / Strategy 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Wildfire Risk

Position Summary

The position is a member of the Vegetation Management Operations Team within the Vegetation Management (VM) program in the Community Wildfire Safety Program.

The Vegetation Specialist position requires significant coordination with several stakeholders across the organization, as well as other lines of business. The position requires a strong ability to work effectively across organizational boundaries and engage with a diverse set of stakeholders. This position often requires thorough analysis on complex data models, and creation of customized reports which depict findings and recommendations in clear concise presentations. 

The Wildfire Risk Organization is responsible for assisting the company to act decisively and transparently to prevent fires of consequence from being caused by our equipment.  The organization will develop objectives to:

1) prevent fires of consequence originating from our equipment;

2) meet all commitments outlined in our 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Plan;

 3) continue to foster trusted relationships with key stakeholders; and ) Develop consistent processes and work standards through the implementation of the Lean Operating System for sustainable operations going into 2022 and beyond

Minimum Requirements:

- An Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or job-related discipline or GIS technology or environmental sciences


- 2 years of work-related experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational, prioritization and multi-tasking skills
  • Adaptable to changing business conditions and ambiguity
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Project, Visio or similar software Intermediate to advanced proficiency with MS Office tools.
  • Experience with MS SQL and Access; including ability to extract and summarize data for reporting purposes. Requires understanding of VM databases, table relationships, and ability to mine data.
  • Typically receives general instructions on new assignments or projects. Receives little instruction on recurring assignments.
  • Ability to quickly learn the mechanics of the VM Applications and become VM’s subject matter expert on the VM Applications’ reports and functions
  • Basic knowledge of vegetation management concepts, practices, and methods.
  • Creative problem skills to develop solutions
  • Qualitative and quantitative analytical skills to justify any business changes
  • Strong presentation and communication skills to deliver findings and recommendations to various levels of management
  • Knowledge and understanding of key drivers affecting business results
  • Strong project management knowledge and skills to lead project teams
  • Background in ArcCollector, ESRI software, GIS and Vegetation Management and Project Management databases


  • An analyst is responsible for managing the various analytical projects that may involve budget, forecasts and special projects. These projects require detailed knowledge of VMDB used with PG&E’s Vegetation Management program including receiving downloads of data from field personnel, transferring data in various computer programs, generating and closing out Work Requests, creating pre-load files, tracking refusals and FACT tags/Help tickets, EC notifications/cases, trouble-shooting the database, printing reports, copying, distributing data, filing reports and performing analyses. 
  • The analyst must be able to effectively communicate procedures for use of hand-held computers to field personnel, resolve user problems.
  • Maintain the Project Management Data Base as directed by the PG&E Representative,
  • Maintain an area equipment inventory and facilitate the completion of timely and accurate reports. 
  • Support and ensure the quality of contracted Database Management Specialists.
  • Electric Incident Report and Escalated Customer Complaint Lead: Facilitates incident investigations, including research and collection of data needed to support responses to CPUC Incidents and escalated complaints.  Performs research, compiles findings, and prepares responses on behalf of the VM Department.
  • VM Data Requests and Miscellaneous Activities:Collects and links data from various sources including databases and data sets provided by analysts outside of VM and LOBs. Validates data integrity, and creates custom reports based on business needs.
  • Ability to pull reports from Arc GIS Online, analyze the report for important data points, compare against previous data points for delta reporting and make this information available for staff
  • Ability to pull and issue work packets and information necessary for field staff from Arc GIS Online


  • Conduct business in a safe and ethical manner in accordance with company standard practices
  • Meet all Safety, Compliance and Ethics, and other training requirements
  • Conduct work consistent with all Employee Core Competencies
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